Local 130 UA

Wade Blocker wins UA Apprentice Contest!

Local 130’s own Wade Blocker wins the 2016 UA International Plumbing Apprentice Contest in Ann Arbor Michigan! Congratulations from all of us Wade!

2016 Summer Edition of Plumbers Local 130 Newsletter

Is now available for download.

More Info > Local 130 Newsletter Summer 2016

Job Openings

  • City of Chicago – Plumbing Inspectors – 6 Positions
  • AMS Mechanical Systems, Inc. – Commercial Service Plumber
  • Core Mechanical – Commercial Service Plumber
  • John Baethke & Son Plumbing – Residential Service Plumber

More Info > Job Openings

(From left to right) Senate President John Cullerton, House Speaker Michael Madigan, Business Manager, James F. Coyne and Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Plumbers Local 130 Training Center Groundbreaking Ceremony

Thank you to all elected officials who attended the Plumbers Local 130 Training Center Groundbreaking Ceremony today especially Mayor Rahm Emanuel, House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton.

Mayor Emanuel Breaks Ground On Plumbers’ Local 130 Training Center

Mayor’s Press Office 312.744.3334

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today joined Business Manager James Coyne and leadership from Plumbers’ Local 130 to break ground on the union’s new training center in the West Loop. When complete the center will provide a modern, green learning environment for more than 4,000 journeymen and apprentice plumbers.

“Skilled workers are a part of the fabric of Chicago,” Mayor Emanuel said. “From the success that comes with advanced training to the values that come from vital work, this new center is building a strong foundation for the City of Chicago.”

The 50,000-square-foot new training center will be complete in July 2017. When complete the center will offer a number of technology-related and green, as well as traditional plumbing skills courses.

“Plumbers Local 130 is raising a green building within the City of Chicago which is creating jobs by using local contractors. This state-of-the-art Plumbers Training Center insures the future of skilled labor in a fifty thousand square foot, three story building;” says Business Manager and JAC Chairman James F. Coyne, “and this facility looks to and will pave the way for the future by showcasing rainwater harvesting, solar energy and grey water systems which will train thousands of Apprentices and Journeymen who will continue to honor and practice our motto “The Plumber Protects the Health of the Nation”.”

The center will also prepare apprentices to work on projects involved appliances, fixtures, rain and gray water harvesting systems and solar systems. Plan reading will be taught, as well as the safe, correct and efficient installation and maintenance of systems including underground water supply, storm water, sewer drainage, fixture installation, and waste and vent piping both inside and outside of commercial buildings and residential homes

Press Release on City of Chicago Web Site

Plumbers Local 130 made the Mayor’s twitter feed!

ChicagosMayor (@ChicagosMayor) tweeted at 10:57 AM on Tue, Jun 28, 2016:
Apprentice plumbers across Chicago will have a state-of-the-art training center next year!

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2016 National Residential Wage Packages

The 2016 National Agreement for Residential and Light Commercial Construction Wage and Fringe Benefit Packages effective June 1, 2016, can be found at the links below:

2016 Plumbing Wage Packages

The Plumbing Contract Wage and Fringe Benefit Packages effective June 1, 2016, can be found at the links below:

2016 Technical Engineering Wage Packages

The Technical Engineering Contract Wage and Fringe Benefit Packages effective June 1, 2016, can be found at the links below:

Local 130 needs Skilled Construction Surveyors

Local 130 needs skilled construction surveyors for placement at your skill level in the commercial construction industry. We offer the top wage and benefit packages available.

Send resume and/or call:

Business Agent Brian Dunn
Cell: 312-841-9712
Email: BDunn@ualocal130.Org

2016 Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

Front Line Photo, From Left to right: Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle, Govenor Bruce Rauner, Major General Paul Hurley, State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, Alderman Edward Burke, Mary Dempsey (President of DuPaul College Prep), Jimmy Deenihan, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and wife Amy Rule, Michele Scaccia-Coyne and Business Manager James F. Coyne, Speaker of the House Michael J. Madigan, Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza. (Image Courtesy of Chicago Tribune)

Second photo is the Shoreline Sightseeing crew spraying the dyed water into the River from their Cityview boat. The Parade committee hosted hundreds of guests on three Shoreline Sightseeing boats. (Image Courtesy of Chicago Tribune)

2015 Winter Edition of Plumbers Local 130 Newsletter

Is now available for download.

More Info > Local 130 Newsletter Winter 2015

Pay your dues online

Online Membership Dues Payment is available to all members. You can pay your dues from the comfort of your home. No unnecessary trips to the hall.

More info > Online Dues Payment

Brother Joe Midonna (left) and Business Agent Jim Mansfield (right)

Brother Joe Middona

On the morning of October 23rd, there was a terrible jobsite accident in the South Loop that killed Brother Joe Middona. Joe, only 38 years old, was a 16-year Member of Local 130/Local 501 but more importantly was a husband and father. Joe is survived by his wife Miranda and three young sons.

Friends of the Joseph Middona Family have set up a GoFundMe account to help his family. If you wish to show your support of Joe’s young family please use the following to send a donation and your condolences or send a check to the Scholarship Fund below set up for his sons.

Joseph Middona Family Donations Link

The Middona Boys Scholarship Fund

Contributions may also be made to “The Middona Boys Scholarship Fund” at Fifth Third Bank.

Congratulations to our own Brian Lundy!

Brian won 1st Place at the 2015 International Apprentice Contest in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Congratulations to the United Associations Number 1 Apprentice!

Benefits Improvements Announcement

The Board of Trustees of the Plumbers’ Welfare Fund, Local 130 U.A. (“Active Plan”) and the Trustees of the Plumbers Local No. 130 Retiree Welfare Fund (“Retiree Plan”) are pleased to inform you that they have made improvements to the Active and Retiree Plan.

Click the links below for details.

More info > Active Plan Benefit Improvements

More info > Retiree Plan Benefit Improvements

Online License Renewal Process

The Chicago Department of Buildings’ License Bureau reported an important service improvement that should make license renewal efforts for plumbing contractors more convenient and efficient. Effective immediately, electrical contractors and supervising electricians, plumbing contractors, journeymen plumbers, apprentices and masonry contractors with “A” and “B” and “C” licenses will be able to take advantage of the Department’s new Online License Renewal System. Use of the new online license renewal system is mandatory.

If you have not already renewed your license, you must log into the online licensing renewal system and renew your license. Simply log onto the City of Chicago Online Permits page. You will then be prompted to create a new login number for your account if you do not already have an existing online permitting login. Please click the link below for instructions on how to create a new account.

more info > Chicago License Renewal


Technical Engineers

Thursday, September 8th, 7:00 pm

Chicago Plumbers Hall

Plumbers Union Meeting

Tuesday, September 13th, 7:00 pm

Chicago Plumbers Hall