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 2, 2019 at 5:00 PM

Upcoming Events:

Mass Mutual Appointments:

The Client Engagement Manager, Nicole Wharton, assigned to Plumbers’ and Pipefitters’ Local 162 Retirement Savings Plan will be onsite December 4, 2019 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. for one on one plan consultations. This is a great opportunity for participants  to ask questions about the Plan and receive assistance in logging on to the Mass Mutual website. The Fund Office will also be open for anyone who would like to discuss their Local Pension hours or contributions.  Call Shanna w/Healthscope to schedule.

Children’s Christmas Party:  Saturday, December 14, 2019 @ the hall

Retiree Christmas Party:  Wednesday, December 18, 2019 @ Top Of The Market

Local 162 Jurisdiction Counties:

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

50 Years of Membership:

Congratulations to our 2019 Lifetime Members:

George Bayless, Ellis Charles, Donald Hines, Fred Johns, Jerold Lawrence, Donald Lightcap, Bobby Marcum, Noel McGinnis, Craig Murdock, William Rice, David Schenck

Deceased Members

Our deepest condolences to the families of our recently deceased:

Allen Burger Jr., Frank Fannin, Douglas Kramer, Michael Marsh, Chris Miller, Jack Sabins, Elmer Tincher, Robert Walker, Harold Cornett

Womens Auxilliary News:

*   The next Ladies Aux meeting is November 12th at 6:00 p.m. at the Amber Rose. Meeting are held every second Tuesday of the month.

*   We are looking for volunteers to help with Kids Crafts at this year’s Christmas party. If interested in helping out please contact Janet White or Shanna Terrill at

*   The Ladies Aux will be hosting a food drive to benefit the AFL CIO again this year. Dates for the drive are November 11 – 22, 2019. The brown barrel should be arriving this week.  See the flyer below for more info.:

2019 Ladies Aux Thanksgiving Food Drive Flyer.jpg

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.