Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ Local 132 is combined and made up of the 4 major areas of Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton and Portsmouth Ohio. There are respected offices and training centers in all 4 areas. The financial office is currently in Dayton, Ohio.
How we all became one. In 1993, the Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association merged Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton together to become Local 1. In 1998 the International Association put Local 1 under the guidance of the International and looked at the need to add Portsmouth’s local into Local 1. The number 132 came about as they took Local 1 and Portsmouth’s Local 232 and they came up with the number 132. The newly formed Local came into existence and the Charter dated August 1, 1998 currently hangs on the wall in the Financial Office in Dayton, Ohio.
How the past all come together and how Local 132 came to cover and represent 90 counties in 3 different states:
Indeed we are from different areas of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana and from different walks of life but we are one Local! In order for us to thrive, we must be productive for the contractors we work for in a way that keeps our members in demand. This will also enable our members to make a solid living wage with excellent fringe benefits. We must stay competitive in our market and our industry and we must continue training and advancing in our knowledge and our skills. We are Local 132 Proud, Strong and United. We must work together to continue to build on our great history.