Local 130 UA

Misericordia Annual Jelly Belly Candy Days

Please, please, please consider helping us for this!

10,000+ volunteers are needed throughout Chicago and all the suburbs. It’s your typical “tag day”. Volunteers are needed to work the streets, sidewalks and store fronts of Chicago and the suburbs Friday & Saturday, April 25th & 26th. Volunteers simply pass out candy and informational tags in exchange for donations. Any minimum 2 hour shift would be greatly appreciated. Learn more or sign up to volunteer online at www.misericordia.org or call Tessa Garcia at 773-273-2768.

Job Openings

The Department of Water Management has 2 job openings for the following positions:

  • Assistant District Superintendent
  • Foreman of Water Pipe Construction

More info > Plumbing Positions

Job Opening

John Baethke & Son Plumbing Inc has a Service Plumber position:

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!

More info > Plumbing Positions

New Web Site Redesign

No your eyes aren’t deceiving you. This is the right place.

We are updating the way the web site looks and works over the new few weeks. We’ll be adding new features to better server our members and the local 130 community. We’ll also be simplifying how to find the information your looking for making it fast and east to get exactly what you need.

Pay your dues online!

Online Membership Dues Payment is now available! You can now pay your dues from the comfort of your home. No more unnecessary trips to the hall.

More info > Online Dues Payment

Data Center Phone Number Changed!

Please note that the Data Center phone number has changed. The new number is (312) 970-1122

Rebuilding Together Event

Volunteer for the annual “Rebuilding Together” event and extend a helping hand to Chicago-area homeowners in need. Click on the link below and register for the event.

Info and Registration > Rebuilding Together

For more information, please contact Michael Shea at (708) 935-5017.

Thank you!

Job Opening

Garces Plumbing Contractors LLC has an Estimator position:

To Apply, submit Resume to: Cathy Landerholm at garcescontractorsllc@yahoo.com

More info > Plumbing Positions

Job Opening

The Illinois Department of Central Management Services has three plumbing positions open in various facilities:

  1. Pontiac Correctional Center
  2. Vienna Correctional Center
  3. Menard Correctional Center

More info > Plumbing Positions

Job Opening

Member Mechanical, Inc is looking for a estimator/ project manager.

More info > Plumbing Positions

2014 Stephen M. Bailey Scholarship Available

The Stephen M. Bailey Memorial Scholarship application is now available for the sons and daughters of Local 130 U.A. members graduating from High School in the Spring of 2014.

Click for more info > 2014 Scholarships

2014 Plumbing License Exam Schedule

Retrieve an Application Package and Study Guide from www.cityofchicago.org Department of Buildings.

Applications for examinations are to be mailed to:

City of Chicago – Trade Licensure,
P.O. Box 388249,
Chicago, Illinois 60638

Written Exam Contact:

Cheryl Stavropoulous
Email: cstavro@continentaltesting.net
Phone: 800‐359‐1313 ext. 105

Written Test Deadline City Fee
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
Practical Test Deadline City
April 12, 2014 TBD Chicago
August 2, 2014 TBD Chicago
December 6, 2014 TBD Chicago

Dues Check Off Rates

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

Contract Negotiations

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:

  • The total economic package includes a $1.05 increase (One dollar & Five cents). Please note: The Wage and Fringe benefits Package allocations are now available below.
  • There is new bonding language for the Fringe Benefits through the Data Center and a separate wage bond to be held by Local 130.

New Wage Packages and Effective Dates

  • West Suburban Association of Plumbing Contractors (WSA) Effective June 2, 2013 thru May 31,2014
  • Plumbing Contractors Association of Chicago and Cook County (PCA) Effective June 3, 2013 thru May 31,2014
  • Kankakee and Iroquois Counties Plumbing and Piping Contractors Association (K&ICP&PCA) Effective June 4, 2013 thru May 31,2014

Technical Engineering Division

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

National Agreement for Residential and Light Commercial Construction

The National Agreement for Residential and Light Commercial Construction is now available online.

More info > Local 130 Agreements

Joint Apprenticeship Committee News

The 2013-2014 Day & Night School Training Calendar available.

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

New JAC Night and Day Courses Available

The new course catalogs and registration form are available for the 2012 to 2013 training period.

more info > Night & Day School

JAC 4 Hour C.E.U. Non Member Price Increase

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

Laminated Plumbers License with Photo

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:

Continental Testing
City of Chicago Trade License
PO Box 388249
Chicago, IL 60638
Attention Cheryl.

If you have any questions, please contact Mike Tierney at (312)421-1010 x150

License Renewal Process Moves Online

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

Local 130, UA Service Members

With honor and gratitude, we salute all Local 130, UA members for their service to our country, past and present.

Active Duty

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

Welcome Home!

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


Union Meeting

Tue, Apr 8, 2014, 7:00pm

Chicago Plumbers Hall

Tech Engineers
Union Meeting

Thu, Apr 10, 2014, 7:00pm

Chicago Plumbers Hall

Rebuilding Together
Volunteer Dinner

Thu, Apr 24, 2014

Chicago Plumbers Hall

Rebuilding Together
Event Day

Sat, Apr 26, 2014

For information please call Michael Shea at (708) 935-5017