STARs, or Safety Training Awards Recognition, is an incentive program that rewards members who take advantage of continuing education classes in health and safety, and work accident- and illness-free. Those who qualify receive many chances to win items such as cell phones, televisions, stereo equipment, gift certificates, and even a new pick-up truck.
The goal of the Drug-Free Program is to establish and maintain a drug-free, safe, and healthy work environment for all members of Painters District Council No. 30.
To do so, PDC 30 offers members a voluntary drug-testing program that provides you with an opportunity to prove to your employer that you are “drug-free” and available to work on construction projects requiring a drug-free workforce.
To participate, call the District Council at (630) 377-2120, and indicate that you wish to apply for a Drug-Free Card. Information will be sent on how to schedule a test at a participating drug-testing facility. If the test is negative for drugs and alcohol, you will be issued a Drug-Free Card.
Click here to download the Drug Test Guidance pamphlet.
Member Benefits Protection Program
The Member Benefits Protection Program was created to aid in the event that your employer fails to properly pay you and/or report your work hours. The program makes certain that your income and benefits are not interrupted while delinquency collection efforts are underway.
This program works to verify your claim and seek to immediately resolve the matter. If a quick resolution is not possible, the LMIDF will pay you the wages owed. Additionally, we make the necessary contributions to maintain your eligibility for benefits while delinquency collection policies are being enforced. Amounts paid to you, or on your behalf for benefit contributions, along with appropriate interest and penalties, will then be collected from the delinquent employer.
If your employer fails to pay you for hours worked—either by never paying you or by paying you with a check that does not cash—or fails to make proper or timely contributions to the Health & Welfare and Pension Funds on your behalf, you should contact the LMIDF, at (630) 377-2120.
Membership Assistance Program
The goal of the Membership Assistance program, or MAP, is to help you and your family deal with home and/or workplace challenges that can disrupt your life, as well as the lives of your family members.
To do so, PDC 30 has created a Member Assistance Program (MAP) that offers you counseling services designed to help you and your family deal with a variety of life situations such as:
- alcohol and drug abuse
- marital and family conflicts or issues
- adolescent and child difficulties
- divorce and separation adjustment
- job-related stress
- legal and financial difficulty
- death of a loved one
- other personal and emotional challenges
MAP services include access to online information resources at www.ers-usa.org(Username: painters, Password: DC30), or licensed mental health professionals with experience helping people get through difficult times. Either over the phone (at 800-292-2780) or in person, MAP counselors will evaluate your concerns. Through the MAP, you and your family members can receive up to six confidential counseling sessions with a counselor, per incident. All costs for these sessions are covered by the LMIDF.