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

Next Membership Meeting:

Monday, December 12, 2022:  Regular Meeting

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



Retiree Christmas Luncheon:  Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 12:00 Top of Market, 32 Webster Street, Dayton, OH (Noon)

Children’s Christmas Party:  Saturday, December 17, 2022:  1200 E. 2nd Street, Dayton, OH (9 am – Noon)

Click below link to view the fact sheet regarding federal contractors paid sick leave important facts: Order 13706 Fact Sheet.pdf

Click link below to see if you have an award certificate and pin waiting for you at the union hall.  If so, congratulations and thank you for your dedication!

2021 Years Of Service Awards.pdf


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United Association letter regarding the Cares Act:

UA_ CARES Act Summary of UI provisions.pdf

Local 162 Jurisdiction Counties:

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

50 Years of Membership:

Congratulations to our 2022 Lifetime Members:

Garry Beair and Ronald Kellar

Congratulations to our 2021 Lifetime Members:

Robert Bowersock, James Conley, John Hirby, Jerry Reece, Frederick Riggs Jr., Dennis Schock, Larry Sheets, David Moody

Deceased Members

Our deepest condolences to the families of our deceased:


Raymond Fernandez, Gerald Corbett, Charles Hoblit, Henry Parks, Bertus Weaver, Robert William Peacock, Patrick Baird, Warren Wolf, Robert Ullery, Fred Jones, Jay Comer, Thomas Pepiot, Paul Gudorf, William McCane, Darin Woods, Kaleb Carlton, Jimmie Powell


Earl Seippel, Earl Woolf, Rickey Fisher, Leonard Kuhn, Patrick Kurtz, Willborn Smith, David Deger, Larry Fogle, Joseph Young, Dale Cotterman, Eugene Rhoads, William Sturgill, Ronald Denton, Lowell Schenck

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.