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
WILL YOU BE THERE?
Stop Fast Track Rally in Portland This Saturday
WHEN: Saturday, April 18, 1 p.m.
WHERE: Terry Schrunk Plaza,
Between SW 3rd Ave. and 4th Ave. on Madison St., Portland, OR
Building Trades Exam Application
Click below to download the Building Trades Exam Application. Deadline – Friday, May 15th 2015.
Election Information Moved
In respect to the privacy of union business, current election information can now be found under 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
2015 Member's Golf Tournament
The 2015 golf sign-up information is now available. Click below to view the flyer.
New Wage Distribution April 1, 2015
Total = $1.50
Bluelight Special: C-Stop Training
Tuesday DAY CLASS 4/28/15
Bluelight Special: Basic Life Support/First Aid Saturday Class
Saturday 8:00am - 4:30pm
Bluelight Special: Backflow Device Testing
Starts Saturday, May 2, 2015 8:00am - 5:00pm
Bluelight: Building Trades Review Plumber
Thursdays 5:30 - 9:30 pm May 21 - June 25
Bluelight Special: Building Trades Review Pipefitter
Saturday: May 2nd, 9th & 16th, 24 hrs
Bluelight Special: Building Trades Review HVAC
May 6, 20 (Evening)
June 6, 13 (Saturday)
Blue Light Special: Medical Gas Code/Recert 5/16/15
Up to date class information