Local 514

Plasterers and
Cement Masons

What We Do

For over 150 years the Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons International Union (OPCMIA) have represented and trained plasterers and cement masons for the purpose of protecting and promoting the quality of our industry and the livelihood of our members.

Plaster and concrete are ageless building materials that will not fall out of favor as long as there is a sufficient amount of workers who are skilled in the arts of installation and finishing. These materials are as unforgiving as they are durable and beautiful.

Skilled hands and competent management must work together to achieve the desired result and to promote and protect this vital construction resource.

Cement Masons

The principle work of a Cement Mason is finishing the exposed concrete surfaces on many types of construction projects. Cement Masons also work with concrete after it cures with epoxy floors and floor polishing.

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Plasterers primarily work on exterior finish systems, restoration work, cornice/ornamental plastering, plaster mold making, modern veneer & hard coat applications, sculpturing & molding work, swimming pool surface application and more.

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Our Mission

We dedicate ourselves to the promotion of cement and plaster as building materials, the recruitment and training of skilled craftsmen to meet the demand of our industry, and hold ourselves responsible to this commitment for the future of our industry and the welfare of all those who earn their living in it.

Member Benefits