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ABOUT LOCAL 1621

Established in 1947, and located in San Jose, California, Glaziers, Architectural Metal, and Glassworkers Local Union 1621 is the Union home to many of the finest mechanics working in this industry throughout the Greater San Francisco Bay Area and specifically California’s Silicon Valley and the coastal Santa Cruz and Monterey Peninsula’s.

Working in daily harmony with our sister glazing local’s #718 of San Francisco, #169 of Oakland and #767 of Sacramento as affiliates of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 16 of Northern California and Northern Nevada, we represent these members. Our union craftsmen enjoy the benefits of a longstanding beneficial relationship with many of the Western United States most established Glazing firms. This partnership has led to the most rewarding wages and benefits found in our industry.

WHAT IS A GLAZIER?

The Glazing industry is comprised of many facets and applications of construction technology. Glaziers cut, install and replace all types of glass related products in commercial and residential window, storefront, skylight, architectural panel and curtain wall systems. They are proficient in the installation of all types of aluminum and glass doors, understand the intricacies of waterproofing and flashing, as well as the ability to perform quality custom shower door and mirror work.

The Journeyman Glazier possesses an understanding of math and layout skills, an ability to read shop drawings and blueprints and is trained to feel comfortable with a builder’s level, laser level or the use of today’s most sophisticated power tools to perform their work. Naturally the Glazier is safely at home in or on most scaffoldings, aerial stages, lifts and platforms. Journeyperson status is achieved after completion of a five (5) year- state certified apprenticeship.


Anyone interested in learning more about the opportunities or benefits of a Union Glazing Career is encouraged to contact our office.