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:

February 8, 2021 – SPECIAL MEETING – Nominations 5 pm

March 5, 2021 – ELECTION 11 am – 6 pm

March 8, 2021 – Regular Meeting 5 pm

March 12, 2021 – Possible Run-Off Election in event of a tie 11 am – 6 pm

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

Local 162 Jurisdiction Counties:

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

50 Years of Membership:

Congratulations to our 2020 Lifetime Members:

Tommie Barton, Billy Barton, Lloyd Posey, Eugene Rhoads, Timothy Weinert, Charles Calvert, Scott Hogan, Michael O’Hearn, Joseph Belmaggio, Charles Duckro, Walter P Lipinski, Robert Ullery, Tommy Barton, Jerry Waugh, Jerry Lee

Deceased Members

Our deepest condolences to the families of our 2020 deceased:

James Brooks, Thomas Ricketts, Robert Diehl, Frank Fannin, Ken Klein, Michael Bergman, Joseph Battle, Richard Dials, Thomas Marshall Sr., James Mobley, James Scott, David Drake, Billy Barton, Richard Seubert, William Wessel

Womens Auxilliary News:

*   Meetings are held every second Tuesday of the month.

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.