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12.3.21Partners in safetyMCAA and the United Association (UA) have a very effective cooperative partnership in mechanical industry safety and health. For the past several years the U...Read More

12.2.21Women in Trades: PlumbingUA Local 290 member Leslie Cotton was recently featured in the U.S. Department of Labor Women in Trades blog. Check out Sister Cotton's story on the US Depar...Read More

7.23.21UA VIP Graduates Get Ahead Of The Transitioning CurveWhile many programs help military veterans succeed after completing their time in the service, graduates of the United Association Veterans in Piping Program...Read More

6.10.21OSHA's Emergency Temporary Standard made availableOn June 9, 2021, Secretary of Labor, Marty Walsh announced in a hearing before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions that OSHA's Eme...Read More

1.14.21UA /MCAA Partners Building the FutureThe UA/MCAA Partnership has endured for decades, with a strong commitment to excellence, fairness and solidarity on both sides. We're proud that our contract...Read More

1.13.21From Navy Petty Officer to UA Local 342 ApprenticeUA Local 342 Brother James Dhaveloose is working hard as an apprentice following his Navy career, where he left as a Petty Officer Second Class. Learn how th...Read More

3.19.20Guidelines for Worker HealthThe UA General Office has put together Guidelines to Protect Worker Health in Plumbing and HVAC Systems as it relates to coronavirus (COVID-19).Read More

3.18.20Protect Yourself From COVID-19As you are very aware, the U.S. and global communities are experiencing a global pandemic of the coronavirus (COVID‐19), originating in the Wuhan province of...Read More

2.18.20Free College Benefit!Click for details about this exciting new college benefit...Read More

2.14.20USA Conservation Dinner Program Kicks Off 2020 SeasonThe Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) Conservation Dinner Program’s 2020 season is off to a fast start,...Read More

1.31.20Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Honors Glen Kirkham as United Association Conservation Steward of the YearThe Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) has honored United Association (UA) Local 68 member Glen Kirkham with the UA Conservation Steward of the Year Award...Read More

1.24.20Derrick Kualapai Named to Serve on California Apprenticeship CommitteeBrother Kualapai Named to Serve on California Apprenticeship Committee...Read More

9.26.19UA's New LinkedIn Page!The UA has a new LinkedIn page...Read More

8.30.19Graduation Honors Members of UA VIP Camp Pendleton Welding Class 30The UA VIP program celebrated the 30th welding class to graduate at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton since the program began in 2009...Read More

8.30.19UA's New Instagram Page!The UA has a new Instagram page!...Read More

8.2.19Open House Ceremony Commemorates Five Years of United Association Veterans in Piping Program at Camp LejeuneOpen House Ceremony Commemorates Five Years of United Association Veterans in Piping Program at Camp Lejeune and Celebrates Welding Class 13 Graduates...Read More

8.2.19Urgent Message from General President McManusPlease click the Read More link to view an urgent message from General President McManus...Read More

6.4.19The UA’s New Digital Strategy Panel MeetsThe newly appointed UA Digital Strategy Panel met...Read More

4.18.19Passing of George Bliss, IIIIt is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of retired UA Director of Training, George H. Bliss, III...Read More

4.1.19UA & IAFF Join Together to Improve Worker Health and SafetyUA & IAFF joined together to improve worker health and safety...Read More

3.27.19New UA Videos on Careers - Pipefitting and WeldingCheck out new UA videos on careers Pipefitting and Welding!...Read More

3.4.19Women in Construction WeekUA Celebrates Women in Construction Week...Read More

2.13.19UA Apprentice featured on news showSee the great things Savannah has to say about the benefits of being a UA member!Read More

1.28.19Norfolk VIP Class Tours Local HospitalStudents in the UA VIP Program in Norfolk recently took a trip to a nearby hospital...Read More

1.23.19Pipeline Growth & SuccessesPipe Line Contractors Association (PLCA) had a busy and productive year in 2018...Read More

1.23.19Moving Forward with Infrastructure PlanningPresident’s top aides brainstorm on a bill for infrastructure products...Read More

12.20.18Appointments and Retirement AnnouncedClick here for a message from General President McManus regarding new appointments and a retirement...Read More

12.12.18Proud Partner of IWSH Community Plumbing ChallengeThe UA is a proud partner of the International Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Foundation’s (IWSH) Community Plumbing Challenge bringing plumbing to the Navajo N...Read More

12.7.18Conservation Steward of the YearBrother Branson, LU 434, honored as “Conservation Steward of the Year”... Read More

12.6.18UA apprenticeship programsGetting the word out about the UA apprenticeship programs is as important as ever. Check out this article from a school system on the journey to apprenticesh...Read More

11.21.18Thanksgiving 2018Read More

11.8.18A Message from the General PresidentClick here for a message from the General President to all UA members regarding mid-term elections…Read More

11.7.18Thank you for voting! You made a difference!Thank you for voting! You made a difference! Click Here for UA message on election.Read More

11.6.18Today is the day – Election Day!VOTE! It’s your right – so use it. Need to know where your candidate stands? Visit Read More

11.5.18Election Day is tomorrow!There is too much at stake for you to stay home. Some races will be decided by only a handful of votes. Make sure you know what the candidate you intend to v...Read More

10.23.18UA Rolls Out New Water Quality ProgramThe MSCA Education Conference is underway in Huntington Beach, CA where the UA Water Quality Program (WQP) was introduced during a workshop attended by many ...Read More

10.15.18Almost 200 women of the UA attend 2018 Women Build Nations ConferenceAnd that’s a wrap! An amazing weekend of solidarity and camaraderie among women in the trades who attended the 2018 Women Build Nations...Read More

10.11.18Celebrating 129 Years of the UA!Click here for a special message from General President McManus celebrating the 129th anniversary of the UA...Read More

10.5.18UA Names new Director of Information Technology and Special Representative for CA & HIUA Names new Director of Information Technology and Special Representative for CA & HI...Read More

8.13.18UA Instructor Training Program and Apprentice Contest UnderwayUA Instructor Training Program and Apprentice Contest Underway- Live Feed of Graduation and Awards this Thursday 8/16...Read More

6.29.18Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Approves Need and Route for Line 3 Replacement ProjectMinnesota Public Utilities Commission Approves Need and Route for Line 3 Replacement Project...Read More

6.27.18Supreme Court Rules Against UnionsSupreme Court rules against unions...Read More

6.7.18UA Endorses Maryland Governor Larry Hogan for Re-electionUA Endorses Maryland Governor Larry Hogan for Re-election...Read More

5.11.18UA Rolls Out New App!The UA is extremely pleased to announce our new UA App available for Iphone and Droid...Read More

4.27.18United Association & other Building Trades unions defeat hostile Davis Bacon amendmentUnited Association & other Building Trades unions defeat hostile Davis Bacon amendmentRead More

4.13.18Statement by John J. Murphy Denouncing Nixon's Plan on Gas Fired PlantsStatement by John J. Murphy, International Representative for New York for the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Denouncing Nixon's Plan on Gas ...Read More

3.16.18State Primary Election Information Now AvailableAs the election year gears up, we have added a button on our political action homepage listing the dates of all the state primaries...Read More

3.13.18Senator Stabenow Visits UA 333 Training CenterSenator Debbie Stabenow visited the UA 333 Training Center on Monday, February 19, 2018 to promote existing private business skilled trade union partnerships...Read More

3.7.18Congratulations to Our New UA Special Representative for Indiana and KentuckyWelcome Robert Johnson, former Business Manager of Local 452 in Lexington, as our new Special Representative for Indiana and Kentucky...Read More

3.7.18Congratulations and Welcome to Our New United Association Business ManagersCongratulations and welcome to our new United Association Business Managers...Read More

1.29.18Congratulations to our new UA Special Representatives for OrganizingChris Inghram from the Southwest Pipe Trades and Jason Pope from Ohio Pipe Trades.Read More

1.29.18GP McManus calls upon President Trump to review RFSs and RINsGP McManus calls upon President Trump to review RFSs and RINsRead More


11.7.17Thank you for your Courage & Bravery Brother Stephen WillefordThe horrific shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas is beyond comprehension. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of the victims of t...Read More

10.4.17UA Brother Killed in Vegas ShootingIt is with the heaviest of hearts that I, along with Local 364, share with our UA family that we have lost one of our own in the Las Vegas shooting. Read More

8.30.17UA Charitable Fund TrustDonate to the UA Charitable Fund Trust for our Brothers and Sisters impacted by recent tragedies....Read More

6.1.17TAUC Infrastructure ReleaseTwo members of Congress, who are part of the Congressional Building Trades Caucus, recently spoke out in support of infrastructure investment...Read More

6.1.17American Standard's "Plumber Know How" Contest Winner!Congratulations to Brother Roger Wakefield, LU 100, on winning American Standard's "Plumber Know How" contest!...Read More

2.24.17General President McManus Addresses CURTGeneral President Mark McManus recently addressed the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) at their recent National Conference...Read More

1.31.17UA Fights for Drinking Water InfrastructureThe UA fights not only for its members and their families, but for all citizens of the U.S. and Canada...Read More

11.9.16The Future is Bright: Three UA Leaders Converge in WashingtonToday, three UA officers converged in Washington, D.C. in an historic meeting of UA leadership. General President Emeritus Bill Hite officially retired this ...Read More

10.27.16Veterans in Piping (VIP): Eight Marines Graduate at Camp LejeuneToday, eight active-duty Marines will graduate from the Veterans in Piping® (VIP) welding program at Camp Lejeune. This is the sixth class to graduate from t...Read More

10.20.16Veterans in Piping (VIP): 5th Class Graduates at Fort CampbellToday, 19 soldiers graduate from the Veterans in Piping (VIP) Program in welding at Fort Campbell....Read More

10.13.16VIP Graduations at Naval Station Norfolk & Fort HoodToday, there are two Veterans in Piping (VIP) graduations. Five sailors will graduate from the HVACR program at Naval Station Norfolk, and 13 soldiers will g...Read More

9.15.16Veterans in Piping (VIP): JBLM Welding & HVACR GraduationsToday, 25 soldiers participating in the Veterans in Piping (VIP) Program at Joint Base Lewis-McChord will graduate from the programs in welding and HVACR....Read More

5.5.16Training E-News: ASSE ConferenceThe UA Training Department's E-News episodes are brief informational updates to showcase the installation, service and technologies that affect our work....Read More

4.22.15UA Training Department: Yes, There's an App for That!The UA’s latest Training App is designed to meet the needs of our membership by serving as a resource for easy access to important Training Department inform...Read More