All Visitors To Local 26 Training Facilities must complete the Daily Symptoms Check list
Brothers and Sisters,
Local 26 is monitoring and practicing the CDC's guidance and government guidelines and unfortunately that means that "business as usual" won't be "business as usual" for the foreseeable future.
As of March 19th, 2020 all Local 26 offices will be closed to the public until further notice. Essential services will still be met, they just wont be handled in person. We are asking that all business be conducted by phone, email or fax.
Regarding terminations and resigning the out of work list; when a member is laid-off they may re-register on the out of work list via an email to "email@example.com". They may only re-register if a scanned copy or photo of a signed and dated termination slip is sent with the email. The member must also have completed their last day worked, re-registering while still on the clock will not be accepted. Emails must also be sent during regular business hours 8:00-12:00 and 1:00 to 5:00, the time and date stamp on the email will determine the members place on the out of work list. If the member desires to change zones or skills, a Hiring Hall Registration will be e-mailed, and must be filled out and sent back the same day.
Regarding the payment of dues; the Local will still be receiving mail daily for those paying by check or money order, credit or debit card payments must be done by phone 1-888-495-8099.
If a member needs to see an Agent in person, we ask that you call ahead, and one will schedule a meeting in a dedicated space at each location while maintaining a social distance.
Local 26 members will also be receiving a mailer that will provide more information as well as an update on scheduled meetings and conventions.
Regarding Training; training is available on a limited basis. Please check the Training Information page or call your local facility for details. The UA has initiated a grace period for certifications that expire during this time.
We thank you for your patience and understanding during these times and we hope that you and your families stay healthy, safe, and secure
Greater Western Washington Pipe Trades is a United Association, Local 26 apprenticeship. In 2002, Local 631 and Local 265 merged with Local 82 to form Local 26. For many years the apprenticeships remained separate under the same local union. In 2019, Northwest Washington, Southwest Washington, and West Sound Pipe Trades became Greater Western Washington Pipe Trades. Through the apprenticeship, we strive to produce the best journeymen in the industry. With this newfound identity, we hope to bridge the gap between geographical locations and build our union stronger than ever.
What is Apprenticeship?
Apprenticeship is a primary post-educational option for those looking to start a career. Apprentices are able to earn while they learn, unlike traditional college programs. Apprentices are earning competitive wages and accruing retirement benefits while being backed with medical, dental, and vision insurance. There are no out of pocket expenses; with the exception of books and workwear. What makes apprenticeships unique is the supervised experience in the field partnered with supplemental training in the classroom . It is a great option for someone who loves to learn and work with their hands. Our programs include: Steamfitting, Commercial and Service Plumbing , and HVAC/Refrigeration.
Greater Western Washington Pipe Trades offers a variety of safety courses that accommodate an ever-changing industry. From OSHA to Refinery Safety, our members will be prepared; no matter the job site.
Equal Work, Equal Pay
Greater Western Washington Pipe Trades is proud to support and push for change throughout the labor landscape. This is a very serious issue that impacts workers worldwide. We address this issue head on, and rally the support and resources needed to make change a reality. If you would like to find out more information about this issue, as well as others, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Labor - Management Partnership
Greater Western Washington is made possible thanks to its partnership with the Mechanical Contractors Association. The MCA of Western Washington works closely with our contractors to ensure the best representation and highest quality of education are provided. They are an integral asset to Local 26’s success.