Local UA290UA Local 290 - Serving Oregon, SE Washington and Northern California
Why Join UA Local 290?

Why should you join UA290?

Training Opportunities.

Earn while you learn.

Whether you're a new apprentice, or looking to upgrade your skills, our training facilities and programs can help you succeed.

Good Jobs with good pay.

A fair day's work for a fair day's pay.

Union jobs ensure you and your family opportunities, and provide for a secure and dignified retirement.

Outstanding Benefits.

Outstanding benefits.

Group health plans, retirement pensions, scholarships for your children, and assistance when you need it...

UA Local 290... Working hard for you!

Protecting the health
and welfare of our region.

Welcome to Local 290

Local 290 is a local union member of the United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters. We are a multi-craft union made up of more than four thousand active and retired members specializing in the fabrication, installation and servicing of piping systems. From master plumbers, to certified welders, and specialized pipe fitting journeymen, our union is proud to have such a diverse background of tradesmen. This website is dedicated to the men and women, both past and present, helping to ensure the health and welfare of our nation.

The United Association has been training qualified pipe tradesmen longer than anyone else in the industry. Our Local boasts one of the premier training programs in the nation. The Matt J. Walters Training Center has 10 training facilities and over 70 instructors, bringing in a vast range of knowledge and experience that is unmatched in the industry. Curriculum includes five-year apprenticeship programs, extensive journeyman training, organized instructor training and certification programs. Our signatory contractors offer apprentices valuable on-the-job experience. Under the careful guidance and instruction of journeymen, apprentices will apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to the jobsite.

We work on projects like OHSU on the South Waterfront in Portland and the server farm in Central Oregon for Facebook. With a large jurisdiction stretching all the way to Northern California, we also work projects such as the decommissioning of the Humboldt Bay Power Plant.


Online Course Registration

Sign up for Journeyman classes
online with Eventbrite.

Dispatch Information

Check job openings by trade and download jobsite maps.

Monthly OJT Report

Enter your apprentice OJT hours here.

Go Green - Go Paperless.

News and Events

Poker Tournament

There will be a poker tournament held February 13th in the Local 290 meeting hall from 7:30 PM to 12:00 AM. 25% of all proceeds will benefit the Members Assistance program.Click below to learn more details, such as the buy amounts!
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2015 Election Results

The election results are available! Click the "Election Results" tab in the top navigation to view them.
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Marine Fitter Apprentice Tina Stafford featured in Tradeswomen Tuesday


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Bluelight: Mitsubishi VRF Training

Variable Refrigerant Flow-The CITY MULTI Service Course
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Bluelight: Ammonia Training

Saturday course that will include a 4-hour Ammonia Awareness class, including use of ammonia leak simulator software and a 4-hour Ammonia Refrigeration Basics class.
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Richard Barnes Group

See below for an ongoing page of our Richard Barnes group and what they've been up to!
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Casi Johnson, a Steamfitter Apprentice, featured in Tradeswomen Tuesday


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Weather Update

Up to date class information
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BT Exam Application

The next Building Trades Exam is in June 2015. Applications will be available here, starting the first week of April 2015.


UNITED ASSOCIATION LOCAL UNION 290
20210 SW Teton Ave, Tualatin, OR 97062
(503) 691-5700

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