On April 1, 2017, long time Local 1904 representative James “Jim” Micks celebrated his retirement from the IUPAT. During his retirement celebration, he was joined by family, friends and colleagues, who all wished him well as he takes the next step in his life. Jim was also honored by the presence of Native Indian and spiritual healer Ted Recollet, who gave Jim a spiritual cleansing to wish him success, health and happiness for his future.
Jim joined our union on July 1, 1985, working as a certified industrial/commercial painter. During his time in the trade, he conducted safety training and spent much of his time as a supervisor. Later in his career, he was appointed to the position of representative for Local 1904. Now that he is officially retired, Jim plans to spend more time with his wife and grandchildren, do some wood working, and get back into playing bluegrass music with his guitar.
The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades thanks Brother Micks for his 32 years of service to our organization. We wish you the best in your retirement.