Local UA290UA Local 290 - Serving Oregon, SE Washington and Northern California

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.


Online Course Registration

Sign up for Journeyman classes
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Dispatch Information

Check job openings by trade and download jobsite maps.

Monthly OJT Report

Enter your apprentice OJT hours here.

Go Green - Go Paperless.

News and Events

Election Information Moved

In respect to the privacy of union business, current election information can now be found under the Members section.

Poker Tournament

There will be a poker tournament held February 13th in the Local 290 meeting hall from 7:30 PM to 12:00 AM. 25% of all proceeds will benefit the Members Assistance program.Click below to learn more details, such as the buy amounts!
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New Wage Distribution April 1, 2015

Total = $1.50
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Bluelight Special: C-Stop Training

Remote Class 3/03/15
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Bluelight Special:***DAYTIME*** AutoCAD Level 1

March 2-6, M-F 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Bluelight: Building Trades Review Plumber

Thursdays 5:30 - 9:30 pm
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TWIC Card Information

FAQ's about TWIC Cards
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Local 290 Plumber Apprentice Kelly Kennedy newest feature of Tradeswomen Tuesday


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Women of Local 290

The women of Local 290 are invited to gather for a photo and meet film maker Lorien Barlow whose film, Hard Hatted Women, features our own Zory Hill. Feb. 25th 7:30pm Tualatin Training Center

Richard Barnes Group

See below for an ongoing page of our Richard Barnes group and what they've been up to!
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Weather Update

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BT Exam Application

The next Building Trades Exam is in June 2015. Applications will be available here, starting the first week of April 2015.


UNITED ASSOCIATION LOCAL UNION 290
20210 SW Teton Ave, Tualatin, OR 97062
(503) 691-5700

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