Please note that there is no Technical Engineers Meeting this Thursday, December, 12, 2013. The original event posting was in error.
John F. McDonough named Grand Marshal!
The Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Committee is excited to announce that the 2014 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal is Chicago Native and President & CEO of the Stanley Cup Champions Chicago Blackhawks, John F. McDonough!
Halfway to Saint Patrick’s Day Event Raises $10,000!
The Halfway to Saint Patrick’s Day Committee is proud to have raised $10,000 as a donation to the Misericordia Heart of Mercy Home for individuals with developmental disabilities. Misericordia’s mission is close to our hearts and we ask that any you continue to support them in any way possible.
Pictured above from left to right, Michele Scaccia-Coyne, 1994 Grand Marshal – Sister Rosemary Connelly, Local 130 Business Manager – James F. Coyne, Assistant Executive Director – Lois Gates.
For more info > Misericordia Heart of Mercy Home
Save the Dates!
Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Queen Contest
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Saint Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Both events will be held at The Stephen Bailey Auditorium:
The Stephen Bailey Auditorium
1340 W Washington Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60607
call (312)421-1010 x112 or email email@example.com for more information.
Retrieve an Application Package and Study Guide from www.cityofchicago.org Department of Buildings.
City of Chicago – Trade Licensure,
P.O. Box 388249,
Chicago, Illinois 60638
Phone: 800‐359‐1313 ext. 105
|January 18, 2014||December 20, 2013||Hillside||$149.00|
|June 7, 2014||May 2, 2014||Hillside||$149.00|
|October 18, 2014||September 19, 2014||Hillside||$149.00|
|April 12, 2014||TBD||Chicago|
|August 2, 2014||TBD||Chicago|
|December 6, 2014||TBD||Chicago|
There has been much confusion surrounding the new “Dues Restructuring” process taking effect on October 1st, 2013. To help clear up things up, we added the “Dues Check Off” rate used by WebCore to the “Wage Packages” on our web site. Please use these rates within your accounting systems. By doing so, we’ll prevent many rounding and calculation problems by using the same common set of rates.
Select the wage package related to your agreement from the links below and scroll down to the ‘Payroll Deductions’ table. The two far right columns show the current ‘Working Dues’ rates and the new ‘Dues Check Off’ rates effective October 1st.
Updated Wage Packages
The Department of Water Management has 2 job openings for plumbers on the City of Chicago Careers Bid Site:
1 FOREMAN OF PLUMBERS Full-time
1 FOREMAN OF SEWER CLEANING Full-time
Click on the link below and scroll down to the job listings.
More Info > City of Chicago Careers Bid Site
John Baethke & Son Plumbing is looking for a Licensed Journeymen Plumber who can do service work or is willing to learn how to do service work. Backflow License is a-plus!
John W. Baethke III
John Baethke & Son Plumbing Inc.
I apologize that it’s taken us this long to post information recognizing this years rebuilding together volunteers, participating contractors, and our sponsors, but we’ve been a bit busy with everything currently going on.
We will get a full participant and company listing posted, but in the mean time, here is a link to the event photo gallery. The password for the gallery is 130:
More Info > Photo Gallery
Financial Secretary Treasurer
The Union Boot Pro web site has 27% discounts for union members. Use the following union member discount code when ordering:
Go to www.TheUnionBootPro.com for more information.
The City of Naperville currently seeks an Inspector for the Transportation, Engineering & Development (T.E.D.) Business Group. This part-time Plumbing Inspector will assist the City’s inspection team when needed throughout the year. (opened 8-8-13) This position will remain posted until filled.
More Info > City of Naperville Job Opening
The Village of Itasca is seeking to fill a part time position within the Community Development Department for a licensed plumber as a municipal inspector and plans examiner.
More Info > Village of Itasca Job Opening
The Village of Lombard is seeking a part-time dependable and multi-task oriented person to perform the operations of Village Plumbing Inspector.
More Info > Village of Lombard Job Opening
The Dues Restructuring Vote passed by 82%!
The dues restructuring is part of the U.A. consolidation of locals 130, 501 and 93. This will bring all of our Union brothers and sisters onto the same level playing field regarding dues payments. At this time, the dues at all three Locals are not compatible. The U.A. requires a single dues structure to alleviate any confusion. The restructuring will be dues check off rate of 3.5% per hour worked and window dues (per capita) of $30.00 per month for all active members. Retiree dues will be $10.00 per month. Fifty year members will not pay dues. This is scheduled to go into effect by October 1st, 2013.
James F. Coyne
Area wide agreements have been signed with the Plumbing Contractors Association of Chicago and Cook County (PCA ), the West Suburban Association of Plumbing Contractors (WSA), and the Kankakee and Iroquois Counties Plumbing and Piping Contractors Association (K&ICP&PCA), as outlined below:
New Wage Packages and Effective Dates
The Illinois and Indiana contracts have been signed effective June 1, 2013, The Wage and Fringe Benefit Packages can be found at the links below:
More info > Illinois – MARBA 2013 Wage Package
More info > Indiana – NWICA 2013 Wage Package
The National Agreement for Residential and Light Commercial Construction is now available online.
More info > Local 130 Agreements
We are excited to announce that the 2013-2014 Day & Night School Training Calendar is now view-able on our new website.
more info > JAC Website
The new course catalogs and registration form are available for the 2012 to 2013 training period.
more info > Night & Day School
NOTICE: Starting May 14, 2013 all NON U.A. Members will be charged a $200.00 fee to attend any Four Hour Continuing Education Course offered by Local 130’s J.A.C.
More Info > J.A.C 4 Hours C.E.U
A message from our General President, William Hite to members of Congress and the Senate regarding comprehensive immigration reform and the state of our industry:
Local 130 Business Manager, James F. Coyne, speaking at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago project launch.
“This initiative will move major construction projects forward much sooner than would otherwise be possible, including several in the pipeline that are shovel-ready. In short, this is a great program for our Illinois workforce! – Jim Coyne”
CHICAGO – February 11, 2013. Governor Pat Quinn today awarded a $250 million low-interest loan to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) to move forward with crucial projects to update the region’s water infrastructure, clean up area rivers and improve public health. Financed through the governor’s Illinois Clean Water Initiative (ICWI), the projects will create 2,000 construction-related jobs and support an additional 8,000 jobs in local communities.
In October 2012, Governor Quinn launched the $1 billion Clean Water Initiative to help local governments overhaul aging drinking water and wastewater treatment plants and pipelines. The Illinois Clean Water Initiative, which does not use any new state tax dollars, will create an estimated 28,500 jobs across Illinois.
More Info > Illinois Clean Water Initiative
There has been a recent group of plumbers licenses that are not laminated and have no photo. If your license is not a laminated card with photo, then please mail a letter with your license number and name to:
City of Chicago Trade License
PO Box 388249
Chicago, IL 60638
If you have any questions, please contact Mike Tierney at (312)421-1010 x150
The 2013 Plumbing Industry Scholarship Application is now available.
more info > 2013 Plumbing Industry Scholarship Application
Please note that the Data Center phone number has changed. The new number is (312) 226-4200.
Plumbers’ Local 130, U.A. and Express-Scripts welcome back Walgreens! That’s right, Walgreens is once again accepting Express Scripts prescription insurance as of September, 15th 2012.
The Plumbers’ Welfare Fund, Local 130, U.A. would like to remind participants about the services available through the Member assistance Program (MAP). As a participant in the Welfare Fund, you and your family members have access to counseling, support services, and resources including:
more info > Member Assistance Program
The Chicago Department of Buildings’ License Bureau reported an important service improvement that should make license renewal efforts for plumbing contractors more convenient and efficient. Effective immediately, electrical contractors and supervising electricians, plumbing contractors, journeymen plumbers, apprentices and masonry contractors with “A” and “B” and “C” licenses will be able to take advantage of the Department’s new Online License Renewal System. Use of the new online license renewal system is mandatory.
If you have not already renewed your license, you must log into the online licensing renewal system and renew your license. Simply log onto the City of Chicago Online Permits page. You will then be prompted to create a new login number for your account if you do not already have an existing online permitting login. Please click the link below for instructions on how to create a new account.
more info > Chicago License Renewal
With honor and gratitude, we salute all Local 130, UA members for their service to our country, past and present.
Brother Scott E. Allen
Brother Robert Dills
Brother Elijah Gray
Brother Byron Leger
Brother Wayne Mutnansky, U.S Army
Brother Corey Nunez
Brother L J Taylor
Brother Michael Coughlin, U.S. Army
Brother Patrick L. Fissette, U.S Navy
Brother Daniel J. Klein, U.S Army!
Brother Joseph A. Merkel, U.S.M.C
Brother Michael C. Wolowinski, U.S Army
No Technical Engineers
Thu, Dec 12, 2013, 7:00pm
Please note that there is NO meeting this Thursday!
Chicago Plumbers Hall
Written License Test
Fri, Dec 20, 2013
Chicago Plumbers Hall
Tue, Jan 14, 2014, 7:00pm
Chicago Plumbers Hall