Mission Statement

Welcome to our site! The purpose and mission of the United Association Local 716 State of Maine is to:

  • Organize those workers and employers in the plumbing, pipefitting, steamfitting and HVAC service industry who do not share the benefits of union representation.
  • Sponsor and support legislation which safeguards the safety and health of workers and the public, protects the rights of workers and promotes a fair, free, and just society.
  • Foster and promote programs on occupational safety and health, membership education and training and industry technological advances.
  • Encourage and promote stronger labor-management relations.
  • Promote the advancement of the organized plumbing and pipefitting industry for the benefit of its members, employers and the public
    Business Manager
  • Plumbing Code Test Prep Course Announced

    A two day “Plumbing Code Crash Course” on Monday, October 16th and Tuesday, October 17th is being offered at F.W. Webb in South Portland. This course will help prepare you for your Journeyman or Master plumber’s license test! Attached is a flyer with additional information about the course. If you know of any techs that might need to take this course, please pass the info on to them. The cost for the course is $360.

    Instructor Brad Harding taught the plumbing code class last year at Kennebec Valley Community College with 95% of the students passing the state exam. This course is for guys who already know the plumbing trade but need help to prepare for the state plumbing exam. More information is available at http://hardingsplumbingschool.com/

     

    "Your class was definitely a huge help. I would recommend your class to anyone who was getting ready to take the exam." 

    "I never could have passed as soon as I did, especially not on my first attempt, without taking your course."

    "Without Brad's knowledge and ability to teach I don't know as though I would have succeeded in reaching my goals."

                 Quotes from Crash Course Attendees

  • Reminder for Laid Off Members

    Reminder: It is important that all members call the hall when they get laid off from a job. This is especially important for travelers because it will notify staff to stop your travel dues. Upon notification, all laid off members will be moved to the Journeymen list and become available for the next job that comes up.

     

  • Free Access to National Fire Code Subscription Service in September

    National Fire Code Subscription Service (NFCSS) is offering free access to all NFPA codes for the month of September 2017. Listed below are a few of the NFPA codes that are available with this subscription. However, there are over 300 codes and standards available through NFPA All Access.

    The UA has special pricing available to all UA locals interested in a subscription after this special offer. If you have any questions or would like additional information on the codes or special pricing, please contact either UA Training Specialist, Ken Schneider at kens@uanet.org or Beth Kelley of the NFPA at bkelley@nfpa.org. Either will be happy to help you.

     

    NFPA 51 http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-...

    Standard for the Design and Installation of Oxygen-Fuel Gas Systems for Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes

     

    NFPA 54 http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-...

    National Fuel Gas Code

     

    NFPA 70 http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-...

    National Electrical Code®

     

    NFPA 70E http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-...

    Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®

     

    NFPA 91 http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-...

    Standard for Exhaust Systems for Air Conveying of Vapors, Gases, Mists, and Particulate Solids

     

    NFPA 99 http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-...

    Health Care Facilities Code

     

    NFPA 101 http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-...

    Life Safety Code®

     

    NFPA 214 http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-...

    Standard on Water-Cooling Towers

     

    NFPA 350 http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-...

    Guide for Safe Confined Space Entry and Work

     

    NFPA 5000 http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-...

    Building Construction and Safety Code®

  • Teledoc: New Member Benefit

    Our members and their families now have access to Teledoc! This service provides 24/7 access to a medical doctor who can send an e-prescription to your pharmacy with zero cost to you – no deductible or co-pay. Learn more at the Union meeting this Friday September 8. Break bread with fellow members starting at 6 pm in the Union Hall. You can also meet with representatives from our Teledoc program before or after official Union business.

    Activate your Teledoc account by September 30th and you'll be entered to win 1 of 2 $50 American Express gift cards. There are two ways to activate:

    Enroll over the phone in 5 minutes by calling: 800-835-2362. If asked, "does your employer or insurance provider provide you access to Teledoc?" Please relpy, "Local 716." OR

    Go to member.Teledoc.com/registration then:

    1. Select NO I do not know my username

    2. Type and select "Local 716" from the drop down company name

    3. Create usernam and password

    4. Fill out brief medical history

  • Labor Day Celebrations Around the State

    You are invited to remember our past and celebrate our future at these 2017 Labor Day events around the state.

    Central Maine Labor Council
    Labor Day BBQ
    WHEN: SUNDAY September 3, 12:00 PM – 3:00PM
    WHERE: Head of Falls Park – Waterville
    WHO: You, Your Family & Friends!!!!
    (Free food, drinks and desserts provided.)
    RSVP to joshhartford3@gmail.com

    Southern Maine Labor Council
    Labor Day Breakfast
    Monday, September 4th
    8- 10 am (Doors open at 7 am)
    Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St, Portland

    $25/ticket or $175 table of 8 (student, family, low-income rates available)

    RSVP to Doug Born dougia114@gmail.com

    Local unions encouraged to bring banners for a short march at the end

    Western Maine Labor Council
    WHEN: MONDAY September 4, 1:00 PM – 3:30PM
    WHERE: Lewiston - IBEW 567 Union Hall, 238 Goddard Rd
    WHO: You, Your Family & Friends!!!!
    (Free food, drinks and desserts provided)

    Eastern Maine Labor Council
    14th Annual Labor Day Celebration
    Monday September 4th 4:30-7pm
    Solidarity Center, 20 Ivers St, Brewer
    Live Music and Local Food

    $5 Suggested donation at the door per adult (12 & under free)

    For more information call 207-989-4141

  • Welding Certification - Important Reminder

    Reminder! Welding certifications have to be renewed every 6 months. It is critical that members keep their welding certifications current.

    For example, the job at Sappi Paper in Skowhegan, ME requires a current UA 22 welding certification and there is very limited resources for on-site testing.

    If you have any questions about your certification or renewal, please contact Tony Sirois, business agent, at 207-621-0006.

     

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