Local 130 Happenings
Local 130’s own Wade Blocker wins the 2016 UA International Plumbing Apprentice Contest in Ann Arbor Michigan! Congratulations from all of us Wade!
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More Info > Local 130 Newsletter Summer 2016
Thank you to all elected officials who attended the Plumbers Local 130 Training Center Groundbreaking Ceremony today especially Mayor Rahm Emanuel, House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton.
Mayor’s Press Office 312.744.3334
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today joined Business Manager James Coyne and leadership from Plumbers’ Local 130 to break ground on the union’s new training center in the West Loop. When complete the center will provide a modern, green learning environment for more than 4,000 journeymen and apprentice plumbers.
“Skilled workers are a part of the fabric of Chicago,” Mayor Emanuel said. “From the success that comes with advanced training to the values that come from vital work, this new center is building a strong foundation for the City of Chicago.”
The 50,000-square-foot new training center will be complete in July 2017. When complete the center will offer a number of technology-related and green, as well as traditional plumbing skills courses.
“The Plumbers Local 130 is building a green building for the City of Chicago that will serve as a state-of-the-art learning center for the future of skilled labor,” Business Manager and JAC Chairman James F. Coyne said. “This 50,000-square-foot, three-story building will create jobs and pave the way for the future by showcasing rainwater harvesting, solar energy and grey water systems, and training thousands of Apprentices and Journeymen who Protect the Health of the Nation.”
The center will also prepare apprentices to work on projects involved appliances, fixtures, rain and gray water harvesting systems and solar systems. Plan reading will be taught, as well as the safe, correct and efficient installation and maintenance of systems including underground water supply, storm water, sewer drainage, fixture installation, and waste and vent piping both inside and outside of commercial buildings and residential homes
ChicagosMayor (@ChicagosMayor) tweeted at 10:57 AM on Tue, Jun 28, 2016:
Apprentice plumbers across Chicago will have a state-of-the-art training center next year!
The next scheduled Union Meeting of the Chicago Journeymen Plumbers’ and Technical Engineers L.U. 130, U.A. will be held on Tuesday, June 14 th at 6:00 P.M. at the Plumbers Union Hall, 1340 W. Washington Blvd. This is a joint meeting.
Your Officers will be hosting a Patio Party. Sandwiches and beverages will be served!
The 2016 National Agreement for Residential and Light Commercial Construction Wage and Fringe Benefit Packages effective June 1, 2016, can be found at the links below:
The Plumbing Contract Wage and Fringe Benefit Packages effective June 1, 2016, can be found at the links below:
The Technical Engineering Contract Wage and Fringe Benefit Packages effective June 1, 2016, can be found at the links below:
Local 130 needs skilled construction surveyors for placement at your skill level in the commercial construction industry. We offer the top wage and benefit packages available.
Business Agent Brian Dunn
On the morning of October 23rd, there was a terrible jobsite accident in the South Loop that killed Brother Joe Middona. Joe, only 38 years old, was a 16-year Member of Local 130/Local 501 but more importantly was a husband and father. Joe is survived by his wife Miranda and three young sons.
Friends of the Joseph Middona Family have set up a GoFundMe account to help his family. If you wish to show your support of Joe’s young family please use the following to send a donation and your condolences or send a check to the Scholarship Fund below set up for his sons.
Contributions may also be made to “The Middona Boys Scholarship Fund” at Fifth Third Bank.
Brian won 1st Place at the 2015 International Apprentice Contest in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Congratulations to the United Associations Number 1 Apprentice!
Click the link below to see the results from the contest and a few photos of the 6/2/15 Plumbers’ J.A.C. Local Union 130, UA 23rd Annual Apprentice Contest. We are very proud of them all!
More info > Local 130 Apprentice Contest
The Board of Trustees of the Plumbers’ Welfare Fund, Local 130 U.A. (“Active Plan”) and the Trustees of the Plumbers Local No. 130 Retiree Welfare Fund (“Retiree Plan”) are pleased to inform you that they have made improvements to the Active and Retiree Plan.
Click the links below for details.
More info > Active Plan Benefit Improvements
More info > Retiree Plan Benefit Improvements
The Plumbing Contract Wage and Fringe Benefit Packages effective June 1, 2015, can be found at the links below:
The Illinois and Indiana Technical Engineering Division Wage and Fringe Benefit Packages effective June 1, 2015, can be found at the links below:
More info > Illinois – MARBA 2015 Wage Package
More info > Indiana – NWICA 2015 Wage Package
There have been no changes to the National Residential Agreement or Service Agreement. Those Wage and Benefits Packages remain the same.
We’re famous! The above image is a screenshot taken from the television show “Jeopardy”.
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!!
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
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
Thursday, September 8th, 7:00 pm
Chicago Plumbers Hall
Plumbers Union Meeting
Tuesday, September 13th, 7:00 pm
Chicago Plumbers Hall