County and Queens, Kings County, and Hudson River Counties; Oh'o, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Columbus; Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh; Texas, Dallas and Houston; Quebec, Montreal.
Local unions: United States — Alabama, 11; Arizona, 5; Arkansas, 12; California, 76; Colorado, 13; Connecticut, 27; Delaware, 1; District of Columbia, 6; Florida, 34; Georgia, 10; Idaho, 4; Illinois, 117; Indiana, 52; Iowa, 24; Kansas, 18; Kentucky, 16; Louisiana, 12; Maine, 9; Maryland, 7; Massachusetts, 70; Michigan, 24; Minnesota, 16; Mississippi, 6; Missouri, 33; Montana, 12; Nebraska, 6; Nevada, 4; New Hampshire, 6; New Jersey, 49; New Mexico, 4; New York, 110; North Carolina, 5; North Dakota, 4; Ohio, 67; Oklahoma, 33; Oregon, 14; Pennsylvania, 78; Rhode Island, 6; South Carolina, 1; South Dakota, 2; Tennessee, 11; Texas, 63; Utah, 4; Vermont, 6; Virginia, 10; Washington, 25; West Virginia, 10; Wisconsin, 27; Wyoming, 8; Canal Zone,
1; Porto Rico, 1. Canada — Alberta, 2; British Columbia, 2; Manitoba, 1; Nova Scotia, 2; Ontario, 15; Quebec, 7; Saskatchewan, 2. Total, 1,201.
Affiliated to the American Federation of Labor.
Organized in 1864 as the National Plasterers' Organization of the United States. The name was changed in 1889 to Operative Plasterers' International Association of the United States and Canada. In 1916 the American Brotherhood of Cement Workers was dissolved and the cement finishers belonging to that organization were transferred to the plasterers' union. The name was again changed to signify amalgamation with the cement finishers, and the present title was adopted in 1916.
Object. —The object of this association shall be to facilitate the organization of the trade it represents, for mutual benefit, protection and education.
Territorial jurisdiction. — United States and Canada.
Trade Jurisdiction. — Plasterers. — "All interior or exterior plastering of cement, stucco, stone imitation or any patent material when cast, the casting and setting of same, also corner beads when stuck must be done by practical plasterers of the Operative Plasterers and Cement Finishers' International Association. This includes the plastering and finishing with hot composition material in vats, compartments, or wherever applied; also the setting in place of plaster boards, ground blocks, patent dots, cork plates. Also the sticking, nailing, and screwing of all composition caps and ornaments. The preparing, scratching, and browning of all ceilings and walls when finished with terrazzo or tile shall be done by plasterers of this association, allowing sufficient thickness to allow the applying of the terrazzo or tile and the application of any plastic material to the same must be done by members of the Operative Plasterers and Cement Finishers' International Association who are practical plasterers. All casting must be done by members of 'shop-hand locals.' The applying of any plastic materials to soffits, ceilings or perpendicular work is recognized as the work of the plasterer, except a base 6 inches or less when the same is of the same material as the floor. * * * No member of this association shall be allowed to work to any corner beads that are put on beams, arches, or groin ceilings.
"All casting and finishing of all imitation stone shall be the work of the membership of the Operative Plasterers and Cement Finishers' International Association."
Cement finishers. — "All concrete construction, including the foremanship of same, such as buildings, bridges, elevators, smokestacks, curbs, and gutters, sidewalks, street paving, alleys and roofs, of mass or reinforced concrete, slabs and all flat surfaces of cement, rock asphalt, mastic in block or any other form, composition, terrazzo, granitoid, mosaic and nail coat, whether done by brush, broom, trowel, float, or any other process. The rodding, spreading and tamping of all concrete, and the spreading and finishing of all top materials, sills, coping, steps, stairs, and risers and running all base 6 inches or less