Local 130 Happenings
Dear Brothers and Sisters:
At the regular monthly meeting on May 12, 2015 the nominations for Election of Officers was conducted. During the nominations, James F. Coyne was nominated for the office of Business Manager. This nomination received a second. At the same meeting, Ulick Sweeney nominated himself for Business Manager; however his nomination did not receive a second.
While the custom and practice of this Local Union is to require a second for nominations, the Local 130 By-Laws and the U.A. Constitution do not directly address the issue. As a result, the Election Judge has approved the nomination of Ulick Sweeney as a candidate for Business Manager.
All other offices had single nominations and are uncontested.
Therefore, an election for the Office of Business Manager will be held on Tuesday, June 9th, in the Plumbers Local 130 Hall, 1340 W. Washington Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Please remember to bring your U.A. Card and a valid picture I.D. card with you.
In the event of a tie vote, thereby making a runoff necessary, such runoff will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 between the hours of noon and 8:00 p.m. at the Plumbers Local 130 Hall, 1340 West Washington Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois.
Please come out to vote and participate in the democratic process of your Union.
Thomas E. Gavin
The Illinois Valley Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO Union Families Scholarships are available to Union members and their dependents, who are in good standing and affiliated with the Labor Council.
The deadline for this scholarship is June 1st
More Info > Union Families Scholarships
On Thursday, May 14, the Illinois House will be calling a vote on a Right-to-Work bill. Please take a moment to call your representative and urge him/her to vote NO to this legislation. Right-to-Work laws mean lower wages and reduced benefits for all workers.
Call the hotline (888.412.6570) to be patched through to your representative.
Hello, my name is ______________ and I live in your district. I am calling today to urge you to vote against Gov. Rauner’s so-called “Right-to-Work” zones. “Right-to-Work” drives down wages and benefits for all workers. Rauner’s proposal will make it harder for people like me to make ends meet. Please vote NO on Rauner’s “Right-to-Work” zones proposal Thursday. Thank you.
We’re famous! The above image is a screenshot taken from the television show “Jeopardy”.
Is now available for download.
More Info > Local 130 Newsletter Vol 1 No 3
The Plumbers’ Joint Apprenticeship Committee of Local 130, U.A. (JAC) will be accepting applications for the plumbing apprenticeship program. Applications must be completed in person at one of the following locations:
1400 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60607
2114 S. I-80 Frontage Rd.
Joliet, IL 60436
31855 N. U.S. Hwy 12
Volo, IL 60073
Last November, many organized labor families stayed home on Election Day; now we have the most aggressively anti-union Governor in the Country. Don’t let history repeat itself. Rahm Emanuel is the Labor Candidate for Mayor. During his first term, Rahm has made the creation of Union jobs a priority; if we want to continue to put our members back to work, we must re-elect Rahm Emanuel.
More Info > Rahm Emanuel Rally
4th year Apprentice Brian Lundy, who works for B.Bruce Plumbing, just won the IPTA/COTE State of Illinois Apprentice Contest on March 12th representing Plumbers’ Local Union 130, UA. The contest took place at Pipefitters’ Local Union 597 Training Center in Mokena March 11th & 12th. He will continue on to compete in the UA 4th District Apprentice Contest June 10th & 11th. The contest will be held at Pipefitters’ Local Union 597 Training Center in Mokena. We are very proud of him!!
Will County announced a position for a General Combination Inspector II. Click the link below for more details.
More Info > Job Openings
The Stephen M. Bailey Memorial Scholarship applications are now available. Please click on the link below for more information.
More Info > Plumbing Industry Scholarships
Online Membership Dues Payment is available to all members. You can pay your dues from the comfort of your home. No unnecessary trips to the hall.
More info > Online Dues Payment
Notice to interested parties:
An application is to be made to the Internal Revenue Service for an advance determination on the qualification for the Pension Fund – Technical Engineer Division Local Union 130, U.A. pension benefit plan.
Please find the document here:
The 2015 City Plumbing License Examination Schedule is now available.
More Info > 2015 City Plumbing License Exam Schedule
Local 130 Business Manager Jim Coyne with 4th year Apprentice Bill Lukasik in front of the bathroom project he just completed for the UA 4th District Apprentice Contest. Bill competed against other 4th District State Contest winners.
The outcome was another victory for Plumbers’ Local 130 in the UA 4th District Regional Contest. We are very proud of him. He will compete in the UA Contest in August. His competition will be 4 other UA regional champions in the US, the Canadian champion and Australian champion. We wish him success in that competition.
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
Joint Union Meeting
Tues, Jun 9th, Noon to 8:00pm
Chicago Plumbers Hall