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How we serve our members

Apprenticeship and Training
No Cost to Membership No Cost to Apprentices. All of our training, offered at our Labor-Management Training School, is FREE. Training is a member benefit. The free training also extends to those who want to become apprentices.

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Well-Trained Work Force
Our member contractors are furnished with workers who are well trained in their craft, are safety certified, and have been taught to present a professional image on the job site. Our State Certified Apprenticeship School has a full time staff with professional instructors who train the apprentice in all aspects of the industry from preparation to product application and safety. Currently 500 painter apprentices attend evening classes or on Saturday at the main facility in Commerce or at one of the five satellite schools located throughout Southern California.

Our Safety Training and Certification Program, which meets or exceeds OSHA standards, began in 1992 because of LAP FCA and District Council #36 working together to improve the industry. Well over 3,000 journeyman and apprentice painters have successfully completed the certification classes.

Our Safety Training and Certification Program includes:

  • Respirator Medical Certification
  • Respirator Protection Education Certification
  • Respirator Fit Testing and Certification
  • Education and Certification
  • CPR First Aid Training and Certification

Additional training includes but is not limited to: Fall Protection, Confined Space, and Lead Training. The result of this safety training has proven that union contractors have significantly fewer workplace injuries than the non-union workforce does.

Your Legislative Advocate
We actively support or oppose legislation at the local, state, and national level that is in the best interest of our members, the professional union painting contractor.

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Watchdog on Environmental Regulations
Although the painting industry contributes less than one percent to pollution in Southern California, it has often been unfairly targeted by the SCAQMD. LAP FCA works to insure that fair and reasonable environmental regulations are enacted. LAP FCA is a strong supporter of improving the air that all Californian’s breathe.

Green Technology
LAP FCA is an active member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USBGC). USGBC is a non-profit organization committed to expanding sustainable building practices with it’s mission being is to transfer the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life. Fifteen-thousand organizations from across the building industry belong.

Active and Visible in the Communities in Which We Do Business
LAP FCA is active in charitable and other organizational activities in the communities in which we do business. This reinforces our visibility and is a goodwill gesture for our communities, our members, associate members, and union trades people. The painting of historic Angels Flight in Los Angeles and the Kids Cancer Center in Woodland Hills are two recent charitable projects in which the Chapter coordinated and participated in. For 16 consecutive years chapter members, family and guests have donated hundreds of toys annually to a local charity to be donated to many of Los Angeles’ needy children during the holidays.

Membership Meetings Feature Topics of Importance
Our members meet the second Tuesday of every other month to learn about a topic of importance to their business. Recent topics featured: Consensus Docs, Workers Comp. Update, Environmental Regulations, Do You Know What a Verified Certificate is. Indemnity Clauses and new California Laws that affect your business.
Meetings are Free to the first two members of each company.

Our QUARTERLY NEWSLETTERS contain a wealth of information.

Active Associate Membership
Our Associate Members meet before the Membership Meetings and help plan many of our successful meetings and events throughout the year. We encourage you to visit our Associates site for the location of these invaluable members who make our chapter an even stronger association.
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