Shane Howell Drywall Finisher, Local 2012 since 1998. Shane is approaching 20 years as a member of IUPAT DC3, where he has earned the highest wages and benefits that allow him to take care of his family with dignity. Shane knows what all Union members know: the Union is Family.
“I grew up in the historic Northeast of Kansas City, in a pretty rough neighborhood. The unions were one of the few ways all of us in the neighborhood knew we could get a good wage with benefits and take care of our families. I've raised 5 kids pretty much on my own, on the union salary. Union people stick together; just like all of us in the neighborhood still do. Together we have a voice, separated we beg for scraps.” Shane H.