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
Wage Increase Proposals
All members are welcome to submit proposals for the wage increase disbursement at the Union Meeting on Friday, September 18, 2015.
Bylaws Amendments Election Results
Proposed Amendment 1 passed with a simple majority. Proposed Amendment 2 failed as it didn't receive the required two-thirds majority. See below for the documents.
Travel Opportunity - Local 30 Journeyman Plumber
Please click below to view the Journeyman Plumber Application for Local 30 Billings, MT.
Training Center Fall/Winter Hours
Beginning Monday, August 17th, the NEW Training Center and Weld Shop hours will be: Mon-Thur, 9:00am - 6:00 pm, Friday 7:30am - 4:30 pm, closed daily 12:30 - 1:30 pm for lunch.
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 in 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
Up to date class information
A listing of all current Bluelight Specials
NEW Retiree Wellness Class Schedule
Washington County Crisis Line
Washington County offer a free crisis line that is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week for people experiencing a mental health crisis. It is staffed with experienced counselors and provides assessment, crisis intervention and referrals to local resources and treatment where necessary. The line is also available for concerned family, friends, co-workers, etc. and they are encouraged to call (this is a great resource for Local 290 first responders).