Your Help Is Needed to Secure the Future of UA Apprenticeship Programs


PLEASE TAKE ACTION TODAY! The UA spends $250 million each year on training. In doing so, we’ve created the best workforce in the world of piping professionals. We’re Built on Excellence and that’s rooted in our apprenticeship training. We get the job done on time and on budget because of the level of skill our members bring to every job.

Now greedy anti-union contractors want to destroy our apprenticeship programs so they can cut corners and boost their own profits. They want the DOL to undermine every element of our apprenticeship programs.


Don’t let them be the loudest! Have your voices heard and stop the assault on our training programs.

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Every UA member knows the importance of our apprenticeship programs and how they build the best tradespeople in the industry. BUT, greedy anti-union contractors want to destroy them! See attached for more information and HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD BY the DOL NO LATER THAN AUGUST 26TH!

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UA Local 469 Members Give Time & Talents to Make Community Plumbing Challenge a Success

Arizona Plumbers and Pipefitters Join International Team of Volunteers to Bring Clean Running Water and Waste Disposal Systems to Remote Navajo Mountain Community

Members of the United Association Local 469 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union participated in the International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation’s (IWSH) Community Plumbing Challenge project to bring clean running water and safe waste disposal systems to homes in the remote Navajo Mountain community near the Utah-Arizona border. Local 469 members Larry Savage, Paul Delaware, Michael Savage, Gary Nez, and Major Tso spent five days in the remote high-desert area installing plumbing systems and providing relief to families who had to travel long distances to bring bottled water into their homes, and had to heat water on wood-burning stoves.

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UA Local 469 Recognized by PALF

UA Local 469 Business Manager Aaron Butler received the Labor Leadership Award from PALF (Pima Area Labor Federation) on Saturday, May 11, at the Community Partnership Award Ceremony. The award recognizes those who exemplify the mission of PALF in supporting the labor community through their time and service.

“This award isn’t about me … it’s about our entire membership,” Butler said when he accepted the award. “You have to have the support of your officers and your membership to do this kind of work.”

Click here to watch the video of Aaron Butler accepting the award.


UA Scholarship Application

Scholarships are available for dependents of United Association members to assist with paying for expenses related to their education at an accredited college or university.

This generally includes children, grandchildren and spouses of United Association members who are in good standing and who are dependent upon that UA member’s financial support and maintenance.

In order to be eligible, an applicant must be a full time student and awards must be used for education-related expenses for the 2019-2020 school year. Additional details on eligibility and award criteria are available in the application.

Please click here for instructions UA Scholarship Application Instructions that will help you navigate the scholarship application at this link: UA Scholarship Application.