Building a Stronger Future

Cement Mason Local 148, situated in Atlanta, Georgia, proudly stands as a distinguished entity within the Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons International Association (OPCMIA). Our paramount objective revolves around the diligent representation and comprehensive training of adept plasterers and cement masons, ultimately safeguarding the excellence of our industry and the prosperity of our esteemed members. Armed with an extensive repertoire of skills and rigorous training, our members possess the necessary expertise to competently undertake any project that comes their way.

Established in 1864, the OPCMIA is a reputable organization that represents and provides training for plasterers and cement masons. Our primary objective is to safeguard and enhance the quality of our industry, as well as the livelihoods of our members. Plaster and concrete, timeless construction materials, will continue to be in demand as long as there is a proficient workforce proficient in installation and finishing techniques. These materials demand precision and resilience, necessitating the collaboration of skilled artisans and competent management to achieve desired outcomes and safeguard this crucial construction resource. We are wholly committed to advocating for these materials, recruiting and training proficient craftsmen to meet industry demands, and ensuring our unwavering dedication to the future of our industry and the well-being of those who depend on it for their livelihoods.

The Southeast Louisiana Building & Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO

The South East Louisiana Building & Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO is a reputable organization that proudly represents highly skilled building trades workers across all construction crafts. Our members are known for earning the highest wages and receiving top-notch benefits within the construction industry. Whether you are currently employed in this field or aspire to join it, we would greatly appreciate the opportunity to connect with you.

Extensive Experience

With extensive industry experience, our team members have refined their expertise, guaranteeing impeccable craftsmanship in all endeavors.

Dedicated to Quality

We are dedicated to providing exceptional outcomes. Our unwavering commitment to excellence and meticulous approach distinguishes us from our competitors.

Safety First

Ensuring the utmost safety of our esteemed workforce and valued clientele remains our paramount concern. Our unwavering commitment to maintaining a secure work environment is fortified by our steadfast adherence to rigorous safety protocols.

Unleash Your Potential: OPCMIA Local 148, the Catalyst for Construction Excellence in the Southeastern Region


Are you encountering difficulties in sourcing and retaining proficient personnel? 

Are you spending an excessive amount of time rectifying errors? 

Are you desirous of advancing and pursuing projects of a superior standard?

 Are you seeking to undertake additional projects but lack the necessary workforce?


You have dedicated countless hours and poured your heart into building your reputation and business. You are a force to be reckoned with, and your determination knows no bounds. So why should you ever settle for a workforce that doesn't match your level of professionalism and commitment to success? You deserve a team that mirrors your drive and passion, a group of individuals who are as dedicated to your bottom line as you are. Surround yourself with like-minded professionals who share your vision and will stop at nothing to help you reach new heights. It's time to raise the bar and embrace the power of a workforce that elevates your business to extraordinary levels. 


The OPCMIA firmly believes that in order to uphold the rights of our hardworking members, we must provide unparalleled value to our industry employers. In this cutthroat marketplace, where competition is fierce, it is imperative that we stand together and offer nothing but the best. 


The OPCMIA is your key to unlocking the potential of your business, fueling its growth, and propelling it towards unparalleled profitability. With our unwavering support, you can rest assured that you will always be equipped with an exceptional and skilled crew, ready to conquer any task that comes your way. Together, let us embark on a journey of success, where your dreams become a reality and your aspirations soar to new heights. Embrace the power of the OPCMIA and watch as your business flourishes, leaving a trail of triumph and accomplishment in its wake. It's time to seize the opportunity, take action, and witness the extraordinary transformation that awaits you.


Staying in Touch

URGENT: Struggling to find work? Overspending on retirement? No voice at work? Paying for healthcare alone? Listen up! It's time to take action NOW! Union workers know the secret to success: collective bargaining means BIGGER pay, BETTER benefits, and a say on the job! But here's the kicker: you have NO idea just how MASSIVE the difference is! We're talking wages, health coverage, retirement plans – the WORKS! Don't miss out on securing a brighter future for you and your loved ones! Discover how the OPCMIA can TRANSFORM your life! Act fast, time is running out!

About our Industry

Building Together, Building Strong

Cement Mason Local 148 takes immense pride in being a vital part of the OPCMIA, a revered organization committed to safeguarding and advancing our industry. Our illustrious history, dating back to the 1900s, establishes us as the pioneering black labor-management organization in the United States. Our members boast unparalleled expertise and training, guaranteeing the utmost excellence in every project we undertake. OPCMIA members excel in the art of placing and finishing concrete for a diverse range of applications. The utilization of this indomitable material necessitates a workforce that is not only well-trained but also highly skilled. Concrete structures of global renown, such as the Hoover Dam, the Panama Canal, and the Roman Pantheon, stand as testaments to the enduring strength and versatility of this remarkable substance. Concrete and its associated products permeate every facet of our lives, often taken for granted. Presently, it stands as the most extensively utilized human-made material, measured by tonnage. It serves as the very foundation of your abode or workplace, constructs the thoroughfares and sidewalks that facilitate your transportation, and empowers the construction of dams and power plants to illuminate your path.      EMBARK ON A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide our members with top-notch training, enabling them to become outstanding craftsmen and responsible citizens, benefiting not only their own livelihood but also the union, the industry, and the United States of America and Canada.

Skill Training

As a Union Apprentice, you will have the opportunity to participate in a cutting-edge technical training program meticulously designed to equip you with the utmost proficiency required for your forthcoming profession. Upon joining a Union Contractor, you will be remunerated with a competitive wage that will progressively augment as you successfully complete your training regimen. As you progress, you will also gain eligibility for comprehensive medical benefits and a pension plan, ensuring a secure future.

Advantages of Becoming a Union Contractor