Craftsmanship. Prosperity. Responsibility.

Operative Plasterers', Cement Masons', and Restoration
Steeplejacks' International Association Local 598

Our Core Business Values



There are leaders, and then there's everyone else. At Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' Local 598, we take immense pride in driving the industry standards forward, focusing on efficiency, quality, and safety.

No one ever complained about hiring the best.​



Our standards are high. So high, in fact, we're in a league of our own, moving the construction industry forward. Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' Local 598 has become synonymous with the highest quality craftsmanship.

No one ever complained about having their work executed perfectly.



When you're dealing with many different situations, your tools can be the difference between moving forward and spinning your wheels. At Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' Local 598, we're continually finding the best new technology to help keep our contractors competitive.

No one ever complained it was too easy.



It's old fashioned now, but we do what we say we're going to do. Plain and simple. Our word is bond.

No one ever complained that we had too much integrity.

Why Join?

It is important to note that this Union Local belongs to its' members. We elect our own leaders from within our membership, so our Representatives understand our trade and the issues that matter to us because they have done the front line work. As a Union member, you will have the protection of a union contract with basic rights, including: 

  • Improved work conditions,
  • The right to a fair hearing,
  • The ability to speak out for yourself and other workers on work-related issues.

We have collective bargaining agreements with employers. Our representatives are committed to providing a better way of life for our members, including:

  • Better wages,
  • Health and Welfare to protect you and your family when you are sick or injured,
  • Dental and vision care,
  • Pension benefits that protect your ways of life upon retirement, and,
  • Normal working hours, shift work, travel pay, overtime, and many more.

Union Meetings

General meetings are held on the last Monday of each month at 6 pm. There are no meetings held in June, July, August, and December. 


Monday April 24, 2023 - Union Meeting Cancelled