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
Ratification Vote February 13, 2016, 9:00am - 2:00pm
Your Negotiating Committee is pleased to announce that they have reached the following Tentative Agreement with the PMCA and unanimously recommends ratification. Details of the ratification vote will be announced by the Election Committee after the details are worked out.
WELD SHOP CLOSURE
The Weld Shop will be closed SATURDAY, February 13, 2016 due to the Ratification Vote. The weld shop will reopen on Monday, February 15 2016, 9:00am.
Milwaukee Tool Apprentice Contest
Apprentices will have the opportunity to win an iPhone 6 with a compatible M18 Fuel ONE KEY Drill/Impact Kit
The Credit Union remains OPEN!
Exam Results from the Jan 23rd test
Friday, February 12th 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Donald Dunn Seminar March 5, 2016
The Donald Dunn Seminar has been Scheduled for March 5, 2016
Financial & Pre-Retirement Seminar
March 26th 2016
PAC Committee Candidate Questionnaires
All candidates seeking the endorsement of UA 290 in 2016 elections will be asked to complete a candidate questionnaire. The PAC will also conduct candidate interviews for candidates who have not been endorsed by UA 290 in the past or if there is a particular issue the PAC wants to raise based on a candidate’s responses to the questionnaire or voting record. All first time candidates should expect to have an interview with the PAC. Candidate interviews will happen on a rolling basis at PAC meetings each month beginning in January.
NEW Retiree Wellness Class Schedule
NEW Health & Welfare and Benefits Office
Zenith American Solutions will be managing Health & Welfare and Benefits beginning November 2, 2015.
TWIC Card Information
Transportation Worker Identification Credential Card Locations & Information
Washington County Crisis Line
Washington County offer a free crisis line that is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week for people experiencing a mental health crisis. It is staffed with experienced counselors and provides assessment, crisis intervention and referrals to local resources and treatment where necessary. The line is also available for concerned family, friends, co-workers, etc. and they are encouraged to call (this is a great resource for Local 290 first responders).