Jeff Stark

Jeff Stark

Jeff Stark is the Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer of IUPAT DC 82, the union representing more than 3,500 workers in the finishing trades across Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and western Wisconsin. He has more than 30 years of experience in the finishing trades, starting his career as a painter and drywall finisher in 1996.


Minnesota’s got big infrastructure goals. Now we need to train the next generation of workers.

By: - September 1, 2023

As a young single mom, Laura Wolnik knew she needed to support her son. Wolnik always had an interest in following in her dad’s footsteps after growing up watching him build a successful career in construction with a good-paying union job and strong benefits. She enrolled at the Finishing Trades Institute of the Upper Midwest […]