On September 14, 2016, District Council 81 held an orientation class for its newest members. The class was made up of a mixture of glaziers from Local 581 (Rock Island, Illinois) and Painters from Local 447 (Cedar Rapids, Iowa). During the orientation, a representative from DC 81’s signatory contractor spoke to the class about what they expect from our members on the job. The representative was very clear in conveying the message that IUPAT workers are held to a higher standard than their non-union counterparts and that he expects these potential employees to not only work efficiently on the job, but to produce high quality work. We know our members at DC 81 will rise to the challenge and continue to show the industry why the IUPAT is the best in the industry.