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
Election Information Moved
In respect to the privacy of union business, current election information can now be found under the Members section.
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: 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
Blue Light Special: Medical Gas Code/Recert 5/16/15
TWIC Card Information
FAQ's about TWIC Cards
Richard Barnes Group
See below for an ongoing page of our Richard Barnes group and what they've been up to!
Weld Shop Closure
The Weld Shop will be closed Monday, March 23rd - Saturday, March 28th 2015.
Up to date class information
BT Exam Application
The next Building Trades Exam is in June 2015. Applications will be available here, starting the first week of April 2015.