United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada (UA)

United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada (UA)

The UA represents approximately 370,000 skilled tradespeople in North America and Australia. More than 50,000 of its members are Canadian. UA tradespeople include plumbers, pipe fitters, sprinkler fitters and service technicians. They install, remodel, or maintain systems that carry water, steam, air and other liquids or gases necessary for sanitation, industrial production, and heating and air conditioning.

HISTORY

In the late 1800s, plumbers, steamfitters and gas fitters were generally associated with independent local unions that catered to a variety of trades. In 1889, many of these unions began to focus solely on one kind of trade, inspiring the need for the UA. The UA’s first general president, P.J. Quinlan, is credited as first acknowledging the presence of the UA and setting the foundation for the union’s role in strike aid, building apprenticeships and worker treatment.

TRADES REPRESENTATION

The trade(s) that are represented by this union include:

Gasfitter

Instrumentation Technician

Non Destructive Testing Technicians

Pipeliner

Plasterer

Plumber

Production Shop Employees

QCC Technician

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic

Sprinkler System Installers

Steamfitter / Pipefitter

Welder

CONTACT

Canadian Headquarters

442 Gilmour Street

Ottawa, ON K2P 0R8

Canada

Phone

(613) 565-1100

Website

http://www.uacanada.ca

International Website

http://www.ua.org

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