Two East Boston residents win a Pick Up each at STAR Awards (October 2017)

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Local union members, Julia Cora and Oscar Mendoza each win new Pickup Truck as part of Safety Training and Recognition festivities.

BOSTON, MA (October 13, 2017)- Members of the Painters and Allied Trades District Council 35 celebrated safety recently with an afternoon full of fun and recreation. The annual “STAR” awards – short for Safety Training and Recognition — were held to acknowledge workers who had completed key industry safety training. One example would be the PFT training (Pulmonary Function Testing) to ensure proper use of respirators on the job to keep workers safe and healthy.



The event hosted over 1,400 IUPADT DC 35 members and family. There were two winners of the grand prize, Julia Cora and Oscar Mendoza, both from East Boston and each one took a Pickup Truck home. Jose Acevedo of Lawrence won an Indian Motorcycle, while Salvatore Gutierrez of Nashua, New Hampshire, won a Boston Whaler.  Door prizes this year included a new pair of Red Wing Boots, T-shirts, YETI travel mugs and drink koozies.

The Union hosts this event every year as a way to bring together the members and their families and to celebrate the importance of safety and training.

“Community and safety are a big part of our values here at IUPADT DC35. We organize this event so that our hardworking members have a chance to let loose and have fun with their families while also underscoring the importance of safety training. We want to ensure that training is incentivized and adhered to so that our members can stay safe and healthy on the job – and come home every day to their families,” said Jeff Sullivan, IUPAT DC 35 Business Manager.

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