The birth of the United Association dates back to the year 1889, when a Boston plumber named P. J. Quinlan addressed a brief letter to Richard A. O’Brien, a plumber in Washington, D.C.

The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States, Canada (UA), affiliated with the national building trades, represents approximately 355,000 plumbers, pipefitters, sprinkler fitters, service technicians and welders in local unions across North America. We also honor a federation agreement with both the Australian Plumbing Trades Employees Union (PTEU) and Irish Technical, Engineering Electrical Union (TEEU).

The UA has been training qualified pipe tradesmen and women longer than anyone else in the industry. We provide the premier training programs available in the industry today, including five-year apprenticeship programs, extensive journeyman training, a comprehensive, five-year instructor training program, and numerous certification programs. We help our signatory contractors grow their market share by identifying new opportunities, providing support and connecting them to the safest, most skilled and most highly trained workforce in the industry.

UA Local 162

“In the recruitment, selection, employment, treatment, and training of apprentices Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 162 Apprenticeship will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, Hispanic ethnicity, or age above forty years. The Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 162 Apprenticeship will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30, and the equal employment opportunity regulations of the state of Ohio.”

Next Membership Meeting:

Monday, August 12, 2024:  Regular Meeting

REMINDER:  The meetings are now held on the 2nd Monday of every month instead of the 1st.

Apprenticeship News:

Training Center is Hiring!  Looking for a full time MES Instructor.  Reach out to the Training Center or email them your resume.

Local 162 Jurisdiction Counties:

Montgomery, Greene, Preble, Darke, Miami, Clinton, Fayette, Clark and Champaign.

50 Years of Membership:

Congratulations to our Lifetime Members:


John Kindell, Hobert Kendrick, Jerry Boyer, Larry Newsome


John Jones, Robert Gels, William Furlong, Kenneth Morris, James Prenat

Deceased Members

Our deepest condolences to the families of our deceased:


Lamont Dennis, Zachary Atkins, James Key, Jason Cumpian, Larry Inman


Gerald Peacock, Stephen Seitz, Robert Wise, Lloyd Bennett, Bobby Marcum, Robert Wise, Ronald Carpenter, Ralph D Willis, Jr., Douglas Bush, Henry Robinson, Ralph Willis, Johny R Smith, Larry Fraley

The UA has been at the forefront of the fight for worker’s rights for over 100 years. Now, as we move into a new millenium we are faced with many new and imposing obstacles. To prepare our membership for the rapid advancements in technology and the way business is conducted, the UA has developed one of the most extensive training programs of any union in the world, spending more than $200 million dollars a year ensuring that our members are prepared for the future.