Upcoming Events

Start Date: 1/23/2018 5:30 PM
Event Location
The Edge
Central Chapter General Membership Meeting
Start Date: 2/15/2018 5:30 PM
Event Location
Maggiano's Little Italy
FCAI Annual Membership Meeting With Comedian Sean Donnelly
Start Date: 2/20/2018
Event Location
Johnny's Italian Steak House
Central Chapter Annual Membership Meeting
Start Date: 3/19/2018 8:00 AM
Event Location
Painters District Council #30
LMCI 'Estimating Essentials' Course
Start Date: 4/12/2018
Event Location
The Westin, Lombard
FCAI Supplier Trade Show

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Providing professional development programs and resources forms the foundation of FCAI. This association is dedicated to furthering the educational development and training of its members and delivering that training in a variety of formats. We will continue to produce quality seminars in our excellent educational center. In the future, we hope to expand our formats to utilize the Internet as a vehicle for education. We are also conduct webinars on various new topics to keep members on the cutting edge of this industry.

FCAI members receive state legislative information from our involvement with IMSCA in Springfield representing subcontractors in the construction industry. A digest of only those pieces of legislation which directly affect finishing contractors changes often and is available by contacting us, along with helpful hints on contacting and talking with legislators. Of course, links to learn more are also included!

Members regularly receive a bi-monthly newsletter and a weekly electronic newspaper. These crisp, colorful and timely publications are designed to keep reader informed of industry trends, important news, valuable programs and upcoming events. These publications will tell you about advertising and subscriptions.

Because FCAI's concern for worker safety is a vital part of the association's mission, FCAI provides links that can put you in direct contact with the agency and can provide the latest detailed regulations and recommendations to keep a job site safe. View our safety page and all the resources available there.

The networking nature of associations is a big reason so many professionals join their trade groups. That exchange of and constant search for a guide to doing your job better can often be accomplished by comparing notes with professionals in related fields. FCAI provides links to other associations engaged in varying aspects of construction and finishing to provide members with additional sources of information that can help them better manage their businesses. 

Collective Bargaining Agreements

The Collective Bargaining Agreement, or CBA, is an agreement between FCAI and the Painters District Council #30 on the hourly wages craftspersons will be paid, contributions to be made for fringe benefits, and working rules and conditions. Signatory employers, like the members of PDC #30, select a group of representatives to negotiate a contract which shall be in effect for an established period of time. PDC #30 negotiates with representatives of the Finishing Contractors Association of Illinois (FCAI).

The following CBAs are in force between labor and management within the jurisdiction of PDC #30:

PDC #30 & FCAI

Glaziers & FCAI

"What's New in the 2016 Agreement"

2018 Associate Members

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