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. With free tuition and a job in hand, apprentices “earn while they learn”.
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 information re: Contract Negotiations can be found in the MEMBERS drop down menu> and click the top link: CONTRACT NEGOTIATION
Click below to view the members on the Negotiating Committee and updates
The 2014 Apprentice Contest will be held on Saturday, April 12th and Sunday, April 13th at the Matt J. Walters Training Center in Tualatin. Sign up at your nearest meeting hall March 5th and 6th from 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Intel Culture Class
We will be holding Intel Culture Class on the following dates:
The 2014 application term for the Plumbers and Steamfitters Apprenticeship is April 22nd – 24th. Applications are accepted only after the completion of a mandatory orientation session.
Those sessions are held at the Matt J. Walters Training Center on:
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