Local 132 Monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month beginning at 6:30pm.
The meetings are currently held online over zoom. Meeting ID: 889 8712 4603


Cement Masons

The Cement Masons work primarily on industrial, commercial and highway projects.  Concrete and its related products are used as an effective durable product to safely support your offices, schools, homes, restaurants, churches as well as any of the structures that you may inhabit on a daily basis.   The Cement Masons utilize the strength and versatility of concrete for the foundation of your roadways, power plants, airport runways and dams.   They also perform work on driveways, sidewalks, walls and ceilings, curbs, gutters and slabs on grade.  Additionally, the Cement Masons do specialty work such as self-leveling gypsum and epoxy floors.


Plasterer work has been around for centuries and is as durable and long-lasting as the ancient pyramids and can also serve as a delicate and decorative ornamental cornice in a museum.  During the early years, gypsum and hair (normally horse hair) was introduced to add strength and endurance to plaster.   Research shows that many of the modern tools in the present day are not far from the design, shape and intention of those early tools for plastering techniques.  Today’s Plaster and its related products are more refined and resilient than ever and are used as a building material for interior and exterior applications.

Why Attend Your Union Meetings?

As a member of Local 132, I’m sure that you are a hard working individual, possibly traveling some distance to work each day, and trying to keep employed in order to make a respectable living for you and your family. Sometimes you have to work late and can’t get off work, maybe you have to be home or take your child somewhere. It could be hard to find the time or you just feel like saying, Why Go?

Your hard work and payment of dues is what keeps Local 132 operating. We are asking you to be involved with your union; it would also be nice to have you there and to be able to see you in person.

   Here are 10 top reasons why you should attend your union meetings

  1. Union meetings are what helped build the unions. By everyone discussing what is happening, or how to deal with what is coming, union meetings keep us aware, knowledgeable and keeps us strong.
  2.  To be informed on what is going on in your particular area, and to find out what the work load is and what to expect in the future.
  3.   To find out what is going on in the business and political world of your area and to be able to ask questions.
  4.  To hear the business reports of what is going on in other areas of local 132. To also hear and understand the differences of the many areas of our local.
  5.  To get first hand answers to any of your questions or hear the truth first hand of what is happening, not to just listen to the gossip of what is said in the field.
  6.  Meetings are a good place to ask about your benefit packages. Also to find out what else is going on with other local unions around Ohio.
  7.  Union meeting involvement helps keep the union strong in unity.
  8.  At your union meeting you have a voice, and you can express your feelings or opinions without fear of retaliation.
  9.  It is nice to have a relationship and rapport outside of work with your fellow brothers & sisters.
  10.  The members make our Union strong, come and participate, become involved, and let us know how you feel.

The officers and staff of Local 132 look forward to seeing you at our monthly local union meetings.

Benefits of Membership

  • Earnings:

    Members of a Trade Union traditionally make more earnings in their lifetime than counterparts that are not under a Collective Bargaining Agreement in the same occupation.   The Union representatives and contractor representatives from multi-employers negotiate on your behalf to secure for you a living wage, reasonable employment terms, work place rights and safe working conditions.  This also includes time off for Holidays and overtime premiums for working over the agreed normal work day.

  • Health Insurance: (Also known as Health and Welfare)

    Regardless of your past health history, the Union makes available to all of its members health insurance to protect you and your family during a health crisis or for just a preventative care visit to the doctor.  With the sizeable membership in the state of Ohio, we are large enough to be considered a self-insured group.  We work with a third party administrator that is knowledgeable in working with other multi-employer Taft-Hartley Trust Funds.  They understand the needs of our members and follow the rules and regulations as set by the Board of Trustees.  If you are faced with an unforeseen injury, you may qualify through our Health and Welfare Plan for possible benefits during your recuperation.  Additionally upon death, members are entitled to a benefit that will help your family with your final expenses.

  • Retirement: (Also known as Pension Plan)

    During the collective bargaining process, your Union representatives work on your behalf to insure that you will have a respectful Pension upon retirement.  Our Pensions are considered Defined Benefits.  These retirement plans are not like most of the plans with other employers (such as a 401K Plan), where your employer will only match a small portion of what you’ve already invested.   Your Pension will offer you and your family the security and confidence to know that you will be able to maintain your lifestyle until the end of your life.  Additionally, many of our bargaining agreements offer an Annuity Plan as an extra benefit for those participants.

  • Education and Training:

    As a member, you will have the ability to continuously be informed with the latest advances and trends in your industry.  You will be able to upgrade your skills at no cost to you through our annual Journeyman Upgrade Classes.  These classes may include OSHA-10 or OSHA-30 hour classes, new emerging and green technologies, and any specialty classes that are requested by our membership and/or contractors.

    If you are new to the industry, our apprenticeship programs are registered with the Ohio State Apprenticeship Council.  Each apprentice is required to take related classroom training following a defined curriculum and also to reach the requirement for on the job training hours in order to advance through the apprenticeship program.

    With our 3-4 year apprenticeship programs, we offer a scholarship program which gives the apprentice free tuition, and college credits for the duration of their apprenticeship.   Going through the apprenticeship programs gives the member the skills, knowledge and abilities to have a long-term successful career in the construction arena.   Throughout the years, apprenticeship has often been referred to as “Earn while you Learn’ education for the construction industry.

  • Other:

    Unions offer unity, solidarity and a brother and sisterhood that is unequaled in other industries.  Know that through your Union Business Representative you can always be assured that you will have a voice.   Our leaders come from among our own ranks, so they are well versed on the workings of the organization.   Each Business Representative works on your behalf and will help you resolve work issues and will act as the liaison if needed.

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