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.
News and Events
Trustees’ Recommendation for Wage Allocation of $1.25
$0.10 Pre-Funded Retiree Medical
$0.10 Training Fund
$0.56 Pension Fund
$0.49 13th Check for Retirees
At the September 19, 2014 union meeting a vote will be taken to allocate the $1.25 to our wages or benefits effective October 1, 2014.
Check back here for more information and updates from your Trustees. If you have any questions, please contact the hall.
Washington County, Hillsboro approve $100B Intel tax plan
The Washington County Board of Commissioners and the Hillsboro City Council have enthusiastically backed Intel's newest strategic investment program agreement.
Journeyman Training Online
You can now sign up for Journeyman Classes online.