Join the IUPAT Glazing Apprenticeship Program!
Learn your new career in the IUPAT – and get paid for it!

Glaziers (or glassworkers) are responsible for selecting, cutting, installing and replacing all types of glass used in construction.

Residential glazing involves work such as replacing and installing glass in home windows and installing mirrors, shower doors and bathtub enclosures.

On commercial interior projects, glaziers often fit glass for tabletops and display cases and install decorative glass walls, storefront windows and security windows.

Glaziers also work on the glass exteriors of large commercial buildings.

Benefits of Being an IUPAT Glazier


Painters and Allied Trades members and their families are eligible to participate in our affiliate health insurance plans.


The Painters and Allied Trades Industry Pension Fund provides you with a secure retirement plan. Members qualify for full retirement benefits at age 55 with 30 years of credited service.


Your union will make certain your rights are protected on the job. That means you’ll get paid what you’re supposed to get paid, on time. It also means you’ll have the right training and equipment to get the job done safely.


All members of the IUPAT are eligible to pursue advanced career training and even college credits in our program. The Finishing Trades Institute offers continuing education programs for its members that allow them to earn college credits toward an Associate or Bachelor’s Degree.