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Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' International Association of the United States and Canada, AFL-CIO

Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee
Present These Apprenticeship Standards For The Trade Of
PLASTERER


Developed In Cooperation With The U.S. Department Of Labor, Bureau Of Apprenticeship And Training
and The Pennsylvania State Apprenticeship Council

APPRENTICESHIP STANDARDS

This Apprenticeship Program is established to promote the orderly, systematic and effective training of apprentices in the trades set forth in these standards. The operation of the system will be administered by the Plasterers' Local Union No. 31 Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee provided for in these standards. The Committee shall see that the provisions of these standards, adopted by the participants are observed as uniformly as possible.

ARTICLE 1: DEFINITIONS

  1. APPRETNICE: Means a person who has signed an agreement to learn the trade under the provisions of these standards.
  2. APPRENTICESHIP AGREEMENT: Means the written agreement between the apprentice, the committee and the registration agency as described in these standards.
  3. CLASS: Shall mean a regularly scheduled related and supplemental training session.
  4. COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT: Shall mean the Collectively Bargained Agreement between the Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' International Association, Local Union No. 31 and the contractors and contractor associations signatory thereto.
  5. CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS: Shall mean the Constitution and By-Laws of the Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' International Association and Plasterers' Local Union No. 31.
  6. CONSULTANTS: Shall mean a representative of the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, U.S. Department of Labor, the Pennsylvania State Apprenticeship Council, or any other person qualified to act as a consultant to the committee on problems of apprentice training, without having a vote.
  7. EMPLOYER and EMPLOYER ASSOCIATION: Shall mean any contractor of group of contractors who are collectively signatory to a collective bargaining agreement with the Union.
  8. JOINT APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAINING COMMITTEE: Means a committee composed of an equal number of representatives of the employers and the union selected by the parties to this agreement.
  9. JOURNEYPERSON: Means a skilled specialist thoroughly versed on the theory and practice of the trade.
  10. PROBATIONARY PERIOD: Shall mean the period of time at the beginning of apprenticeship when the committee can terminate the apprenticeship agreement for what it deems good and sufficient cause.
  11. REGISTRATION AGENCY: Means the Bureau of Apprentice and Training, U.S. Department of Labor (BAT) and/or the Pennsylvania State Apprenticeship Council.
  12. SPECIAL CLASS: Shall mean any related and supplemental training session at a time or place other than the regularly scheduled related and supplemental training sessions.
  13. SPECIALLY CALLED MEETING: Shall mean a meeting of the membership that is called for by written notice to the members.
  14. SPONSOR: Shall mean the parties signatory to these standards.
  15. STANDARDS OF APPRENTICESHIP: Shall mean this entire document including these definitions.
  16. UNION MEETING: Shall mean the regularly scheduled meeting of the membership of the Local Union.

ARTICLE 2: PURPOSE AND POLICY

The Sponsors of this Apprenticeship Program hereto declare it to be their purpose and policy to continue an organized planned system of Apprenticeship, conducted as a joint labor and management industry undertaking. These Standards have, therefore, been adopted and agreed upon by the Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' International Association Local Union Number 31 and the Unions' signatory contractors and associations, to govern the employment and training of apprentices who have signed an Apprenticeship Agreement and Apprenticeship Loan Agreement with the Union.

ARTICLE 3: TRADE

Plastering

ARTICLE 4: ORGNIZATION

We hereby continue the above-named Joint Apprenticeship and Training Program, known as the Plasterers' Local Union No. 31 Joint Apprenticeship and Training Program (FEIN 25-6373820) located at 1900 Andrew Street, Munhall, PA 15120, covering thirty one (31) counties in Western Pennsylvania, consisting of a four (4) member Board of Trustees, two (2) of whom shall be selected by and represent the Employer and two (2) of whom shall be selected by and represent the Union. There may be one (1) Apprenticeship Coordinator and such other advisors as the committee shall determine.

ARTICLE 5: JURISDICTION

These Standards shall apply to the Employers and the Employer Associations and Union signatory hereto, to their members, to other Employers or Employer Associations who subscribe hereto or who are party to a Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Union, and to all Apprentice Agreements hereunder.

ARTICLE 6: FUNCTIONS

The functions of the Apprenticeship Committee shall be to:

  1. Develop an efficient program of apprenticeship through systematic on-the-job training, coupled with related and supplemental instruction and periodic evaluation of each apprentice.
  2. Make periodic evaluations of each apprentice relative to their progress in on-the-job training and related and supplemental instruction.
  3. Serve in an advisory capacity with employers and employees in matters pertaining to these Standards.
  4. Adjust all Apprenticeship disputes.
  5. Establish and implement rules and regulations governing the selection, qualifications, education and training of all apprentices.

ARTICLE 7: REQUIREMENTS FOR APPRENTICESHIP

Section (A): GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Applicants must appear in person to register and obtain an application for apprenticeship and complete such application at this time.
  2. Applicants must be of legal working age.
  3. Applicants must be physically able to perform the manual work of the Trade. The Plastering Industry demands heavy lifting and strenuous physical exertion.
  4. Applicants must provide, at the applicant's own expense, a Doctor's Certification of Examination.
  5. Applicants must take and pass a Certified Drug Test, administered at the Joint Apprenticeship Program's expense and must maintain "Drug Free Status" with the Master Builders Association Drug Program, or its equivalent, throughout his/her apprenticeship.
  6. Applicants must be a citizen of the United States, or legal alien and be a resident of one (1) of the thirty one (31) counties in Western Pennsylvania under the jurisdiction of the Union and open for Apprenticeship, for at least six (6) months prior to application.
  7. Applicants must submit to a "Mathematical and Reading Assessment" to be administered by the Joint Apprenticeship Program.
  8. Applicants must submit a non-refundable processing fee of $25.00 along with a completed application. (Money Order or Certified Check only)
  9. Applicants must have a High School Diploma of a G.E.D. equivalent.
  10. Applicants must have and maintain through their entire apprenticeship, a valid Pennsylvania Drivers License and own dependable transportation.
  11. Applicants must appear, when called, for all tests and interviews in connection with this application.

Section (B): SELECTION PROCEDURE

Applicants to be accepted into the Plasterers' Local Union No. 31 Apprenticeship & Training Program will be selected base on the following criteria:

  1. Applicants will be scored based on their interview with the Board of Trustees and/or the Apprenticeship Coordinator with a score of zero (0) being the lowest score and ten (10) being the highest score an applicant can receive.
  2. Applicants must complete the "Mathematical and Reading Assessment" which will be scored in the following manner.
    • 0 – 49% correct will receive zero points
    • 50 – 59% correct will receive 3 points
    • 60 – 69% correct will receive a score of 6 points
    • 70 – 79% correct will receive a score of 9 points
    • 80 – 89% correct will receive a score of 12 points
    • 90 – 99% correct will receive a score of 15 points
    • 100% correct will receive a score of 18 points
  3. Applicants will be scored based on previous related work experience with a score of zero (0) being the lowest score and five (5) being the highest score
  4. Applicants will be scored on their punctuality for their interview with a score of zero (0) being the lowest score and ten (10) being the highest score an applicant can receive.
  5. Applicants will be scored on their punctuality for their basic knowledge test with a score of zero (0) being the lowest score and ten (10) being the highest score an applicant can receive.
  6. Applicants will then be placed on a list based on their score in consecutive order with the applicant receiving the highest score listed first.
  7. The applicant score list will be presented to the Board of Trustees for their review.
  8. The Board of Trustees will decide how many applicants will be offered apprenticeship with the Plasterers' Local Union No. 31 Apprenticeship Program based on the current need for apprentices in the Trade.
  9. The number of applicants to be accepted into the Apprenticeship Program will be selected from the applicant score list starting with the applicant scoring the highest being number one and proceeding in descending order until the total number given by the Board of Trustees have been offered an apprenticeship.
  10. If one or more of the applicants who have been selected for apprenticeship do not accept apprenticeship, the Board of Trustees shall be immediately notified.
  11. If, upon notification, the Board of Trustees decides to offer apprenticeship to applicants not previously selected, they shall do so by offering apprenticeship to the applicant immediately following the last applicant on the applicant score list to be offered apprenticeship and continue in descending order until the total number of applicants to be offered apprenticeship has been reached.
  12. This selection process shall be used at all times, except for applicants who have applied under the guidelines outlined in ARTICLE VII, SECTION (C)

SECTION (C): ORGANIZING

The Board of Trustees on a case-by-case basis will review applications for apprenticeship and the acceptance of those applicants into the Apprenticeship Program, which are made as a part of, or in conjunction with, an on-going Organizing Effort.

Apprenticeships' offered under this section do not have to meet the requirements of ARTICLE VII, SECTION (B).

ARTICLE 8: RESPONSIBILITIES

The responsibilities of the Apprenticeship Committee shall be to:

  1. Supervise the administration and enforcement of these Standards, policies, rules and regulations.
  2. Adopt such rules and regulations as are necessary to govern the program, provided however, that the rules and regulations do not conflict with these standards.
  3. Determine the number of apprentices needed to keep the area supplied with qualified journeypersons, after considering all the factors that have a bearing on the number needed.
  4. Pass upon the qualifications of applicants for apprenticeship.
  5. Establish and maintain an accurate record-keeping system for on-the- job training and related and supplemental instruction.
  6. Conduct ongoing training concerning safety and health, illegal discrimination and sexual harassment.
  7. Evaluate the on-the-job training and related and supplemental instruction of each apprentice at least once every six months.
  8. Upgrade apprentice wages and request Certificates of Completion at appropriate times.
  9. Use every effort to keep the apprentice employed in a reasonably continuous manner and adequately instructed.
  10. Adopt and use disciplinary procedures to enforce training attendance and other rules and regulations.
  11. Approve all expenditures of monies for the operation of the Apprenticeship Program.
  12. Adopt changes to these standards, as necessary, subject to the approval of the signatory parties hereto.
  13. Meet at least once each calendar quarter, or at other times as called by the Chairperson, and to record the minutes of each meeting.
  14. Appoint an Apprenticeship Coordinator. The Coordinator shall assume the responsibility and authority for operation of the Apprentice Training Program as delegated by the committee. With committee approval, the Coordinator may sign any and all documents, which are approved by the Committee.
  15. In order to properly and fairly instruct all apprentices, the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee shall have the authority to rotate apprentices and withdraw apprentices from certain jobs and replace them with others when work is slack and there is not sufficient openings for all apprentices.

ARTICLE 9: DUTIES OF AN APPRENTICE

Each apprentice shall satisfactorily perform all work and learning assignments both on-the-job and in related and supplemental instruction and shall comply with the rules, regulations and the decisions of the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee.

ARTICLE 10: APPRENTICESHIP AGREEMENT

  1. Before being employed as an apprentice or being enrolled in related and supplemental instruction classes, the selected applicant shall complete and sign the Apprenticeship Agreement. The Apprenticeship Agreement shall be filed with the appropriate Registration Agency.
  2. Each Apprenticeship Agreement shall conform to the State Laws governing Apprentice Agreements, and shall be approved and signed by the Apprenticeship Committee and the apprentice.
  3. Each apprentice shall be furnished a copy of, or be given an opportunity to study, these Standards before indenture. These Standards shall be considered a part of the Apprentice Agreement as though expressly written therein.

ARTICLE 11: TERMINATION OF AGREEMENTS

During the probationary period, an Apprentice Agreement may be terminated by the Apprenticeship Committee at the written request of either party. After such probationary period, an Apprentice Agreement may be terminated by the Apprenticeship Committee by unanimous vote by all four (4) Committee Members.

ARTICLE 12: RELATED AND SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTION

  1. Apprentices shall satisfactorily complete prescribed courses of related and supplemental instruction, which will be not less than one hundred sixty (160) hours per year for a period of four consecutive years.
  2. Apprentices shall not be compensated for attending classes of related and supplemental instruction, except as provided for and approved by the Apprenticeship Committee.
  3. The Apprenticeship Committee shall secure such material and equipment as may be necessary to provide quality instruction.
  4. The Committee shall, in cooperation with the educational provider, secure competent Instructor(s) whose knowledge, experience and ability to teach shall be carefully examined.
  5. The Instructor(s) shall give periodic examinations and report to the committee so that the apprentice's progress may be checked and corrective action taken when necessary.

ARTICLE 13: LAYOFFS/UNEMPLOYMENT

The Apprenticeship Agreement and the Apprenticeship Loan Agreement shall remain in effect during any periods of layoff or unemployment.

ARTICLE 14: CONTROVERSIES

  1. The Apprentice Committee shall act on all controversies or differences pertaining to the Apprenticeship Program.
  2. Any apprentice shall have the right to appear before the Apprentice Committee, with prior notice in writing.
  3. All controversies or differences concerning the Apprentice Agreements which cannot be adjusted locally by the Apprentice Committee or otherwise, or which are not covered by a Collective Bargaining Agreement among the sponsors hereto, shall be submitted to the appropriate Registration Agency for determination.

ARICLE 15: PROBATIONARY PERIOD

  1. The first six (6) months and five hundred (500) hours of on-the-job training shall constitute the Probationary Period.
  2. During the Probationary Period, the Apprenticeship Committee shall make a thorough and periodic review of the apprentice's ability and development. Prior to the completion of the Probationary Period, the Apprenticeship Committee has the right to take action to cancel the Apprenticeship for good and sufficient reasons, without Right of Appeal by the apprentice. All interested parties shall be notified of such an action.

ARTICLE 16: TERM OF APPRENTICESHIP

  1. The Term of Apprenticeship for a Plasterer shall be at least five (6) years and four thousand (6000) hours of on-the-job training.
  2. The Apprentice shall attend at least one hundred sixty (160) hours of Related and Supplemental instruction per year for a period of four (4) years and any such class directed by the Board of Trustees.
  3. The Apprentice must abide by and live up to all rules and regulations as set forth by the Apprenticeship Committee.
  4. All Apprentices indentured prior to the effective date of these Standards shall continue their original term of apprenticeship.

ARTICLE 17: RATIO OF APPRENTICES TO JOURNEYPERSONS

Apprentices shall be employed in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement for the jurisdiction that they reside in. Currently Plasterers' Local Union No. 31 is signatory to three (3) Collective Bargaining Agreements, Erie, Johnstown and Pittsburgh.

ARTICLE 18: WAGE AND FRINGE BENEFIT SCHEDULE

The apprentices Health and Welfare and Payroll Deductions are to be paid at the full journeypersons rate as stated in the Collective Bargaining Agreement. All other hourly wages and fringe benefits will be not less than the following percentages of the journeypersons wage rate as stated in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

  • First Six Month (6) Period and Five Hundred (500) Hours:
    50% of the Journeypersons wage rate and fringe benefits as described above.
  • Second Six Month (6) Period and Five Hundred (500) Hours:
    60% of the Journeypersons wage rate and fringe benefits as described above.
  • Third Six Month (6) Period and Five Hundred (500) Hours:
    65% of the Journeypersons wage rate and fringe benefits as described above.
  • Fourth Six Month (6) Period and Five Hundred (500) Hours:
    70% of the Journeypersons wage rate and fringe benefits as described above.
  • Fifth Six Month (6) Period and Five Hundred (500) Hours:
    75% of the Journeypersons wage rate and fringe benefits as described above.
  • Sixth Six Month (6) Period and Five Hundred (500) Hours:
    80% of the Journeypersons wage rate and fringe benefits as described above.
  • Seventh Six Month (6) Period and Five Hundred (500) Hours:
    85% of the Journeypersons wage rate and fringe benefits as described above.
  • Eighth Six Month (6) Period and Five Hundred (500) Hours:
    90% of the Journeypersons wage rate and fringe benefits as described above.

ARTICLE 19: APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING

  1. The Committee shall make every effort to assure that all apprentices are working under the supervision of a qualified journeyperson or instructor and that the Employer shall devote the necessary time and interest and provide the necessary diversified experience and training in order to train and develop the Apprentice into a skilled worker, proficient in all the work processes of the Plastering Trade as outlined herein. Apprentices shall also be trained in the proper use of new equipment, materials and trade processes as they become available.
  2. The major work processes that the apprentices will be trained, although not necessarily in the order listed below, and the approximate hours, although not necessarily continuous, to be spent on each process through on-the-job training and Related and Supplemental training are as follows:

ON THE JOB TRAINING HOURS
Conventional Plastering 400
Veneer Plastering 1 Coat 800
Veneer Plastering 2 Coat 800
Dry-Wall Taping 300
Level 5 Finishing 400
EIFS 600
Spray Fire Proofing 600
Acoustical Finishes 350
Ornamental Plastering 600
Laboring 800
Synthetic & Decorative Finishes 350
TOTAL HOURS: 6,000
(with a minimum of six years)

SUPPLEMENTAL AND RELATED TRAINING

TRAINING HOURS
Lathing & Conventional Plastering 46
Veneer Plastering 1 Coat 46
Veneer Plastering 2 Coat 46
Dry-Wall Taping 46
Level 5 Finishing 46
EIFS 46
Spray Fire Proofing 46
Acoustical Finishes 46
Ornamental Plastering 46
Laboring & Plaster Tending 46
Synthetic & Decorative Finishes 46
Safety Training 30
Unionism 8
Math 40
Blue Print Reading 40
Sexual Harassment Training 8
Anti-Discrimination Training 8
TOTAL HOURS: 640
(With a minimum of four years)

ARTICLE 20: APPRENTICEHSIP RULES AND REGULATIONS

  1. All apprentices must notify the Union before securing employment.
  2. All apprentices must report to work when called by the Union or Contractor.
  3. All apprentices must notify the Union when they become unemployed.
  4. Apprentices shall not work overtime if they have a class scheduled during that time period.
  5. Apprentices must notify the Union if unable to attend class.
  6. Apprentices are required to be well-groomed, neat and clean in appearance, with hair length that will not create a safety hazard while working.
  7. Apprentices must follow instructions given by the Instructor during class.
  8. Apprentices must follow all safety rules while at class, reporting any hazards to the Instructor immediately.
  9. All apprentices must solicit contractors for employment.
  10. Apprentices must travel to any jobsite regardless of location.
  11. All apprentices must remain in GOOD STANDING with dues payments to the Union as outlined in the Constitution and By-Laws of the Union.
  12. No apprentice shall be permitted too quit any job without permission from the Union.
  13. All apprentices must attend the Labor Day Parade.
  14. All apprentices must abide by the Plasterers Local Union No. 31 Apprenticeship Program Disciplinary Point System.
  15. All apprentices are required to attend at least twenty (20) classes per school year, ten (10) per semester, and all Special Classes scheduled by the Apprenticeship Committee. Apprentices who have completed their four years of regular schooling are required to attend Special Classes.
  16. No apprentice is entitled to a point deduction unless points have been accumulated.
  17. All apprentices residing in the twelve (12) county MICA area are required to attend at least five (5) Union Meetings per year. Each additional meeting is worth a five (5) point deduction.
  18. Apprentices residing in the twelve (12) county MICA area are required to attend all Union Specially Called Meetings.
  19. Apprentices volunteering to participate in activities approved by the Apprenticeship Committee can receive up to a fifteen (15) point deduction.
  20. Apprentices must have accumulated less than sixty (60) points through their Apprenticeship to graduate from the Apprenticeship Program.
  21. There will be four (4) make-up classes per year, two (2) per semester.
  22. Apprentices shall graduate this apprenticeship program once he/she has completed the Eight Six Month Period's as required in Article 18, and, is in compliance with all of the Articles of these Standards for Apprenticeship, and, he/she has completed an additional 2000 hours and 2 years of on-the-job training at 90% of the Journeypersons wage rate and fringe benefits as described in Article 18.

ARTICLE 21: APPRENTICESHIP DISCIPLINARY POINT SYSTEM

VIOLATION POINTS
Absent from Apprentice Class 15
Late for Apprentice Class 5
Leaving Apprentice Class before being excused by the Instructor 5
Poor report from a Contractor 5
Poor report from a Business Agent or Business Manager 5
Poor report from Apprenticeship Instructor 5
Layoff for habitual tardiness or absenteeism 15
Absent from Special Apprenticeship Class 15
Absent from required number of Union Meetings(points per meeting) 5
Absent from Specially Called Union Meeting (points per meeting) 5
Two months delinquent on submitting Tracking Cards (per offense) 5
Not having required tools upon completion of Apprenticeship 10
Not obtaining required minimum of seven hours per class 15
Absent from Labor Day Parade 15
Not brining appropriate tools to Apprenticeship Class 15
Not reporting to work when called 15
Not reporting to Union upon layoff 15
Not reporting to Union when changing jobs 15
Quitting any job for any reason not approved by the Union 30
Not remaining in Good Standing with the Union (per offense) 15

POINTS PENALTY
15 Delay in the apprentices next schedule wage rate percentage increase.
30 Repeat entire year with appropriate wage rate percentage deductions.
45 Immediate expulsion from the Apprenticeship Program

ARTICLE 22: APPRENTICE'S RIGHT OF APPEAL

  1. If a penalty is imposed on an apprentice he shall be notified in writing via registered mail of the penalty and the reasons for the penalty within fifteen (15) days after the penalty has been imposed.
  2. If the apprentice does not agree with the penalty, the apprentice has the right to appeal the penalty by making a written request for hearing to the Apprenticeship Committee within fifteen (15) days of receipt of the registered letter.
  3. Upon receipt of the appeal the Apprenticeship Committee shall set a date, time and location, no less than fifteen (15) days and no more than thirty (30) days from receipt of appeal, for the apprentice to present his or her rebuttal of the penalty to the Apprenticeship Committee. The apprentice shall be notified via registered mail, within ten (10) days of receipt of appeal the date, time and location his or her appeal will be heard by the Apprenticeship Committee.
  4. The Apprenticeship Committee's decision shall be final and binding.

ARTICLE 23: MODIFICATION AND REVIEW OF THESE STANDARDS

These Standards may be amended, modified or revised, subject to the approval of the parties hereto, and the appropriate Registration Agency. In addition, whenever the parties signatory hereto agree to a valid Collective Bargaining Agreement which modifies any wages, hours or working conditions, such changes shall immediately be made a part of these Standards and any Apprentice Agreement hereunder, even without an express amendment hereto, provided that such changes do not violate any provisions of the Apprenticeship Laws of the State of Pennsylvania.


All parties signatory hereto upon ratification of new Collective Bargaining Agreements shall review these standards.

ARTICLE 24: EQUAL OPPURTUNITY APPRENTICESHIP

  1. The recruitment, selection, employment and training of apprentices during their apprenticeship shall be without discrimination because of race, religion, national origin, age, sex or sexual preference. The Committee will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate this Apprenticeship Program as required under applicable law and lawful regulations issued thereunder.
  2. The Committee shall adopt fair and impartial procedures for the selection of apprentices in accordance with applicable Local, State and Federal Law.

ARTICLE 25: SAVINGS CLAUSE

If and when any part of these Standards become illegal, as pertains to Federal and/or State Laws, that part and that part alone shall become null and void. The remainder of these Standards shall remain in full force and effect.

ARTICLE 26: CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION OF APPRENTICESHIP

Upon satisfactory completion of the requirements of Apprenticeship, established herein, the Apprenticeship Committee shall certify the names of the completed apprentices to the Registration Agency and the Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' International Association and recommend that Certificates of Completion of Apprenticeship be issues.

ARTICLE 27: AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PLAN – TITLE 29, CFR 30

It is understood that affirmative action is not merely passive nondiscrimination, but includes principals, methods and programs for the identification, positive recruitment, training and motivation of present and potential minority and female (minority and non-minority) apprentices. The Sponsors Affirmative Action plan shall include dissemination of information concerning apprentices, availability of trainee openings, source of applications and the equal opportunity policy of the Sponsor. Such information shall be to the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, local schools, State Employment Commission, community organizations that effectively reach minority and women's (minority and non-minority) groups, and newspapers circulated in the minority community if appropriate.

In addition, the Sponsors shall accept applications, and test the qualifications of applicants on a bi-weekly basis. Every other Friday beginning January 7, 2011, unless unusual circumstances prevent, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., the Sponsors will make applications available and test the qualifications of any and all applicants in accordance with ARTICLE 7 and all other applicable procedures contained in these Apprenticeship Standards.

ARTICLE 28: ADOPTION OF THESE STANDARDS

It is mutually agreed by all parties signatory hereto that for the purposes of execution of these standards, the two (2) Management Trustees of the Plasterers' Local Union No. 31 Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, shall be chosen by the Master Interior Contractor Association of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The foregoing Standards are hereby agreed to and adopted on the 8th day of DECEMBER, 2010


EMPLOYER REPRESENTATIVES EMPLOYEE REPRESENTATIVES
Fred Episcopo
Wyatt Incorporated
4545 Campbells Run Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
W. Shawn Potts
Plasterers' Local Union No. 31
1900 Andrew Street
Munhall, PA 15120
David Balmert
J.J. Morris & Sons, Incorporated
P.O. BOX 14038
Pittsburgh, PA 15239
John P. Swenglish
Plasterers' Local Union No. 31
1900 Andrew Street
Munhall, PA 15120

REGISTRATION AGENCY
Pennsylvania State Apprenticeship Council