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2015 Spring Edition of Plumbers Local 130 Newsletter

Is now available for download.

More Info > Local 130 Newsletter Vol 1 No 3

Notice: The Plumbers’ JAC will be accepting applications

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
(312) 421-1028


2114 S. I-80 Frontage Rd.
Joliet, IL 60436
(815) 725-0278


31855 N. U.S. Hwy 12
Volo, IL 60073
(815) 759-5900

For more information, download the following document:

2015 JAC Registation information

Saturday, March 28, 2015, 3:00 P.M.

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

Brian Lundy wins State of Illinois Apprentice Contest

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!!

Job Openings

Will County announced a position for a General Combination Inspector II. Click the link below for more details.

  1. Will County Land Use Department – Plumbing Combination Inspector II
  2. Garces Contractors LLC – Full Time/Part Time for Active Military/Plumber
  3. Chicago Park District, 3 Positions: – Plumber General Foreman, Plumber Foreman and Plumber.
  4. McHenry County, Planning and Development – Plumbing Inspector
  5. Caldwell Plumbing – Experienced Plumbing Estimator / Project Manager
  6. Calumet City Plumbing – 2 Positions: Plumber and Project Manager
  7. John Baethke & Son Plumbing – Residential Service Plumber
  8. Geiser-Berner Heating and Air Conditioning – Service Plumber

More Info > Job Openings

Stephen M. Bailey Memorial Scholarship

The Stephen M. Bailey Memorial Scholarship applications are now available. Please click on the link below for more information.

More Info > Plumbing Industry Scholarships

Pay your dues online

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

Tech Engineering Pension Plan Document

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:

Notice to Interested Parties 2015

2015 City Plumbing License Examination Schedule

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.

Online License Renewal Process

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


Retiree Luncheon

Special guest, Bears Sportscaster Jeff Joniak

Thur, May 7th, 11:00am

Chicago Plumbers Hall

Plumbers & Technical
Engineers Membership

Nomination of Officers will be held during this meeting.

Tues, May 12th, 7:00pm

Chicago Plumbers Hall