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 Town Hall Meetings
Please see below for information, times, and dates for the Town Hall Meetings taking place regarding Jordan Cove. It would be helpful to get as good a turnout for these as we possibly can:
Weld Shop closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
The weld shop will be closed from Nov. 27th - 30th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Weld shop will reopen Dec 1st.
New Election Committee Member: Mike Mehrens
At the special Executive Board meeting held last night, the board interviewed candidates and appointed Mike Mehrens as their representative on the Election Committee. Congratulations Mike!
Up to date class information
BT Exam Application
Click below to learn about and download the UA 290 Building Trades Exam Application.
Wage Disbursement - $1.25
$.10 to Pre-funded Retiree Medical
$.10 to Training Fund
$.56 to Pension Fund
$.49 Retiree 13th Check
252 voted, 6 ineligible
Proposal passes with 149 votes.