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Local 130 Happenings

2017 Industry Scholarship Applications now Available

Each year, various union, plumbing and construction related organizations, make educational scholarships available to union members and their families. Please click on the link below for more information:

More Info > Industry Scholarships

New Job Openings with City of Chicago

  • City of Chicago – Supervising House Drain Inspector
  • City of Chicago – District Superintendent of Water Distribution

More Info > Job Openings

Plumbers Local 130 Dyes Chicago River Blue For Cubs World Series Parade And Rally!

Congratulations to our own WORLD SERIES CHAMPION CHICAGO CUBS!

Plumbers Local 130 was asked to Dye the Chicago River Blue in honor of our World Championship Cubs. Here a link to the story as presented by CBS Local News.

More Info > Chicago River Dyed Blue For Cubs World Series Parade And Rally

Political Action Task Force Saturday

This October 29th, there will be a Political Action Task Force Saturday. Please come help support those help us!

More Info > PATF October 29th

2016 Fall Edition of Plumbers Local 130 Newsletter

Is now available for download.

Volume 3, No 3, Fall 2016

Older Issues > Local 130 Newsletters

2017 City of Chicago License Exam Schedule

The 2017 City of Chicago License Exam Schedule is now available.

More Info > 2017 City of Chicago License Exam Schedule

GRAND PRIZE: $10,000.00
2nd PRIZE: $2,500.00
3rd PRIZES (20): $130.00 each

Wade Blocker wins UA Apprentice Contest!

Local 130’s own Wade Blocker wins the 2016 UA International Plumbing Apprentice Contest in Ann Arbor Michigan! Congratulations from all of us Wade!

Come March in the Labor Day Parade

The City of Chicago 10th Ward Labor Day Parade will kick off at 12:30 pm on Saturday, September 3rd from 104th & S. Ewing Avenue to 112th & Eggers Grove. This year, Local 130 invites it members and their families to march in Chicago’s only Labor Day Parade.

Please show your support by meeting the Local 130 unit at 11:30 AM at Unit #16 in the line-up located on the west side of Ewing Avenue between 102nd & 103rd Streets.

Labor Day Parade Line Up

(From left to right) Senate President John Cullerton, House Speaker Michael Madigan, Business Manager, James F. Coyne and Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Plumbers Local 130 Training Center Groundbreaking Ceremony

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 Emanuel Breaks Ground On Plumbers’ Local 130 Training Center

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

Press Release on City of Chicago Web Site

Plumbers Local 130 made the Mayor’s twitter feed!

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!

Twitter Feed

Plumbers & Tech Engineers Union Meeting & Patio Party

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!

2016 National Residential Wage Packages

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:

2016 Plumbing Wage Packages

The Plumbing Contract Wage and Fringe Benefit Packages effective June 1, 2016, can be found at the links below:

2016 Technical Engineering Wage Packages

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

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.

Send resume and/or call:

Business Agent Brian Dunn
Cell: 312-841-9712
Email: BDunn@ualocal130.Org

2016 Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

Front Line Photo, From Left to right: Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle, Govenor Bruce Rauner, Major General Paul Hurley, State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, Alderman Edward Burke, Mary Dempsey (President of DuPaul College Prep), Jimmy Deenihan, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and wife Amy Rule, Michele Scaccia-Coyne and Business Manager James F. Coyne, Speaker of the House Michael J. Madigan, Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza. (Image Courtesy of Chicago Tribune)

Second photo is the Shoreline Sightseeing crew spraying the dyed water into the River from their Cityview boat. The Parade committee hosted hundreds of guests on three Shoreline Sightseeing boats. (Image Courtesy of Chicago Tribune)

Brother Joe Midonna (left) and Business Agent Jim Mansfield (right)

Brother Joe Middona

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.

Joseph Middona Family Donations Link

The Middona Boys Scholarship Fund

Contributions may also be made to “The Middona Boys Scholarship Fund” at Fifth Third Bank.

Congratulations to our own Brian Lundy!

Brian won 1st Place at the 2015 International Apprentice Contest in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Congratulations to the United Associations Number 1 Apprentice!

Local 130 23rd Annual Apprentice Contest.

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

Benefits Improvements Announcement

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

2015 Plumbing Wage Packages

The Plumbing Contract Wage and Fringe Benefit Packages effective June 1, 2015, can be found at the links below:

2015 Technical Engineering Wage Packages

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

Residential and Service Agreements

There have been no changes to the National Residential Agreement or Service Agreement. Those Wage and Benefits Packages remain the same.

What is, “The Saint Patrick’s Day Parade”

We’re famous! The above image is a screenshot taken from the television show “Jeopardy”.

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!!

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

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


Technical Engineers

Thursday, Dec. 8th, 7:00 pm

Chicago Plumbers Hall

Plumbers Union Meeting

Tuesday, Dec. 13th, 7:00 pm

Volo Plumbers Hall