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
Labor Notes School
Any Local 290 member wanting to attend the Labor Notes School on Saturday, May 30th, please see below for more information.
Voice Your Support for Pembina!
Please read more to see how you can tell Mayor Charlie Hales you support Pembina by emailing him and filling out a poll. He has made a poor decision by withdrawing his support, but we shouldn't!
2015 Member's Golf Tournament
The 2015 golf sign-up information is now available.
DEADLINE is this Friday, May 22nd! Click below to view the flyer.
E-mails in Support of Jordan Cove/Pacific Connector Pipeline Projects
Please take a moment to send an email in support of Jordan Cove/Pacific Connector Pipeline. Click below for more information from Brother Coplin.
New Election Information
Current election results now available the Members section.
APPRENTICE MONTHLY OJT REPORTS:
Apprentices may ONLY submit their OJT Reports online between the 1st - 10th of each month. After the 10th, apprentices must contact Erin at the Training Center @ 503-612-4915 to submit.
TWIC Card Information
Transportation Worker Identification Credential Card Locations & Information
New Wage Distribution April 1, 2015
Total = $1.50
Training Center Closed for Memorial Day Weekend
The Training Center and Weld Shop will be closed Saturday May 23rd through Monday May 25th in observance of Memorial Day.
A listing of all current Bluelight Specials
Up to date class information