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Data Center Phone Number Changed!

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

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

Deduction of Membership Dues

Pursuant to the United Association’s April 18, 2013 Supplemental Consolidation Order, Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Local 130 U.A. membership voted August 1, 2013 to adopt a dues restructuring formula.

Dues Restructuring Guidelines

Effective October 1, 2013 a 3.5% dues check off payroll deduction replaces the quarterly dues billing and working dues. Monthly window dues payments are the responsibility of the member to pay.

Contractor Impact

Effective October 1, 2013, you will withhold 3.5% from our member’s payroll check as “Dues Check Off”, based on the formula discussed below, rather than working dues. You will remit these dues with your newly revised monthly contribution report

Simple Dues Check Off Formula

The Straight Time Hourly Rate (STHR) multiplied by 3.5% and multiply that by the total hours they worked. The straight time hourly rate is capped for calculation purposes at the current Journeymen Plumber Wage Rate (JPWR) in the current Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Dues Check Off Amount = (STHR) x 3.5% x Total Hours Worked

Formula Examples

Trade Level Wage Rate Formula
Superintendent / Foreman $46.05 × 3.5% x Total Hours Worked
Journeymen Plumber $46.05 $46.05 × 3.5% x Total Hours Worked
Apprentice Plumber 3rd Year $23.05 $23.05 × 3.5% x Total Hours Worked
Metal Trades Journeymen 4th Year $30.40 $30.40 × 3.5% x Total Hours Worked
Metal Trades Apprentice 2nd Year $20.25 $20.25 × 3.5% x Total Hours Worked
Illinois Layout Tech (Journeymen) $41.71 $41.71 × 3.5% x Total Hours Worked
Illinois Technical Engineer Apprentice 2nd Year $20.44 $20.44 × 3.5% x Total Hours Worked
Indiana Layout Tech (Journeymen) $38.18 $38.18 × 3.5% x Total Hours Worked
Indiana Technical Engineer Apprentice 2nd Year $18.71 $18.71 × 3.5% x Total Hours Worked

If you have any questions on the new rates please contact the Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Local 130 at 312 421-1010. Thank you in advance for your cooperation with the new dues collection system.

Contract Negotiations Completed

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

New Data Center Phone Number

Please note that the Data Center phone number has changed. The new number is (312) 226-4200.

Mailed Reports and Postmark Dates

In March of 2012, a letter was sent to all signatory contractors stipulating that monthly reports and payments postmarked by the 15th but not received until after the 15th will be considered delinquent.

This change was implemented as of April 2012. Please ensure that all reports and checks are mailed so that they will be received and processed prior to the 15th of the month. Submitting the payments for weekly and monthly reports by ACH through the Contractor Reporting Tool (WebCore) can avoid any problems that may occur with delays in the postal system and can help your office avoid delinquencies.

Plumbers Lockbox Information

If you continue to mail your payment, please make checks payable to:

Plumbers’ Local 130 Contribution Account,

and mail the checks to the following Lock Box Address:

Plumbers’ Local 130 Contribution Account
P.O. Box 94459
Chicago, Illinois 60690-4459

Savings Accounts Going Inactive

Please inform members who participate in the savings program that if they extract all their money from their savings account, that account could be deactivated after 45 days for inactivity. If this happens, that members savings contributions would be rejected by the bank and a new account would have to be created for that member. This would result in members not having access to their savings dollars for, potentially, 2 of more reporting periods. By leaving two of more dollars in the account, this will not happen.

Electronic Contribution Reporting – WebCore.

All contractor reporting is required to be posted through the WebCore Contractor Reporting Tool. All active Contractors are now reporting using this tool.

If you are not yet using WebCore, please call us immediately to schedule installation and training. This takes 15 to 20 minutes and is done over the phone and the internet. This will not require an office visit.

Contact Info > Local 130 Data Center

Plumbers’ Savings Plan and the Retirement Savings 401(K) Plan

Pursuant to the new Collective Bargaining Agreement effective June 1, 2011 4th & 5th year apprentices and all journeymen must participate in either or both the Plumbers’ Savings Plan or the Plumbers’ Retirement 401 (K) Plan.

For the Retirement Savings 401(K) Plan the signatory contractor shall deduct before taxes for each enrolled member a minimum of $1.50 per hour up to a maximum of $10 per hour for journeymen and $1.00 per hour up to a maximum of $10 per hour for 4th & 5th year apprentices.

For the Plumbers’ Savings Plan the signatory contractor shall deduct after taxes for each enrolled member a minimum of $1.50 per hour.

Please note that additional amounts can only be increased in increments of $.50 per hour for both the 401(K) and Savings Fund.

By law, all members who participate in the Savings Plan, must complete an MB Financial Customer Identification Program (CIP) Form in order to create a savings account. If your employees want to enroll in the Savings Plan, please have them complete the MB Financial (CIP) Form below and fax it to the Data Center at 312-421-6724.



Customer Identification Program (CIP) Form

All employees, regardless of which plan they choose, must complete a Pay Deferral Election Form. Please fax a completed form for every employee. When you hire a new employee you must have them complete a pay deferral election form and then fax the form to the Data Center at 312-421-6742.


Pay Deferral Election Form