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
Jordan Cove Survey
Stop TPP Rally
Help Stop the Trans Pacific Partnership
Building Trades Exam
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, December 11, 2015
TWIC Card Information
Transportation Worker Identification Credential Card Locations & Information
Training Center CLOSED for Thanksgiving Holiday
The Training Center will be closed Thursday, November 26th through Saturday November 28th 2015 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. The Training Center office and the Weld shop will reopen Monday, November 30 2015.
Weld Shop houirs for Wednesday, November 25, 2015
The Weld Shop and the Training Center Office will be open from 7:30am - 4:30pm on Wednesday, November 25, 2015.
Up to date class information
A listing of all current Bluelight Specials
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.
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).
Local 290 Christmas Parties
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