The Chicago Park District has a job opening for a plumber. The position requires a minimum of four years journeyman plumber and/or plumber apprenticeship experience and must be licensed by the City of Chicago Board of Plumbing Examiners.
For more information and to apply for the position, please click on the click on the link below and scroll to the bottom of the page:
More Info > Chicago Park District Job Opening
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
|When||3 Wednesday evening classes, March 27th, April 3rd and April 10th at 5:00pm until 9:00pm.|
|Benefits||Earning your 10 hour OSHA card. Opening the door to more possible employment opportunities and continuing a tradition of Plumbers’ Local 130, UA of having not only the best but also the safest licensed plumbers.|
|Location||Plumbers’ Local 130, UA, J.A.C. Joliet Training Facility: 2114 S. I-80 Frontage Road Joliet, IL 60436|
|Contact||Plumbers’ Local 130, UA, J.A.C. office for registration information: (312) 421-1028|
|Class Size||Must meet a minimum class size of 4 in order to conduct the class; maximum of 40.|
Please note our Joliet location has scheduled a number of 4 Hour Continuing Education courses. For more information and to sign up please call the Chicago office at (312) 421-1028 and remember spaces fill up soon; we need at least 12 members to run the class but no more than 80!
|December 19, 2012||5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.|
|February 7, 2013||8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.|
|February 20, 2013||5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.|
|February 27, 2013||5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.|
|March 7, 2013||8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.|
|March 27, 2013||5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.|
The new course catalogs and registration form are available for the 2012 to 2013 training period.
more info > Night & Day School
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.
We are entering the third year of 3 year collective bargaining agreements between the Plumbers’ Local 130 U.A. and:
The third year Wage and Fringe Benefit Packages effective June 1, 2012 through May 31, 2013 are available below:
more info > Chicago – PCA of Chicagoland
more info > Kankakee & Iroquois Counties – K&IPPCA
more info > Illinois – MARBA
more info > Indiana – NWICA
The wage and benefit package for Technical Engineers in Illinois includes a $0.48 mandatory contribution to the Plumbers’ Retirement Savings Fund, Local 130, U.A. (the “401(k) Plan”) effective June 1, 2012. This is a three cent ($0.03) increase from $0.45 for the prior wage package which expired May 31, 2012.
More Info > Tech Illinois mandatory $0.48 contribution
All Local 130 Contractor Remittance Reporting is required to be done through WebCore, the Local 130 electronic reporting tool. If you do not have web core installed, please call the Data Center (312) 226-4200 to schedule an appointment for installation and training.
In March of 2012, a letter was sent to all signatory contractors stipulating that monthly reports and payments postmarked by the 15th but not received until after the 15th will be considered delinquent.
This change was implemented as of April 2012. Please ensure that all reports and checks are mailed so that they will be received and processed prior to the 15th of the month. Submitting the payments for weekly and monthly reports by ACH through the Contractor Reporting Tool (WebCore) can avoid any problems that may occur with delays in the postal system and can help your office avoid delinquencies.
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 City of Chicago License Exam Schedule is as follows:
|Written Test||Application Deadline|
|January 26, 2013||December 28, 2012|
|June 1, 2013||May 3, 2013|
|October 12, 2013||September 13, 2013|
|Practical Test||Application Deadline|
|April 6, 2013||March 3, 2013|
|August 3, 2013||July 5, 2013|
|December 7, 2013||November 8, 2013|
Please note that there is a new License Exam Application Service implemented by the Bureau of Trade Licensing and Registration.
more info > First-Time City License
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
Friday, May 3, 2013
Deadline for the June 1st, 2013 written portion of the City of Chicago Plumbers License Exam.
Thur, May 9, 7:00 pm
Chicago Union Hall
Plumbers Union Meeting
Tue, May 14, 7:00 pm
Chicago Union Hall
Saturday, Jun 1, 2013
Written portion of the 2013 City of Chicago Plumbing License Exam