Why should you join UA290?
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.
Union jobs ensure you and your family opportunities, and provide for a secure and dignified retirement.
Group health plans, retirement pensions, scholarships for your children, and assistance when you need it...
UA Local 290...
Working hard for you!
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
Updated Contract Negotiation info, as well as contact info for the Negotiating Committee can be found in the Members drop down menu.
The 2014 application term for the Plumbers and Steamfitters Apprenticeship is April 22nd – 24th. Applications will be filled out upon completion of a mandatory orientation session.
Those sessions are held at the Matt J. Walters Training Center in Tualatin and the following outlying Training Centers: Eureka, Bend, Eugene & Medford
Tuesday, April 22nd 9:00 AM & 1:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23rd 9:00 AM & 1:00 PM
Thursday, April 24th 9:00 AM & 1:00 PM
UA Local 290 Annual Golf Tournament
Sunday, June 22 2014
Sign-up 6:45 am– 7:45 am then Shotgun Start
Gresham Golf Course
2155 NE Division St. Gresham, OR 97030
Cost: $55.00 for each player - Includes: Greens fee, cart, golf shirt,
bucket of range balls, food, soft drinks and beer only. Trophies & prizes afterwards.
Building Trades Exam Application
DEADLINE Fri, May 9, 2014