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
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  • Contract Negotiations

    Ok everyone contract negotiations will be starting up this spring into early summer. We would like your feedback on what you feel need to be key points and what should be changed. Please give some thought to these questions and give us your feedback. These negotiations effect your jobs, pay and benefits, so let us know. 

    State your preference to the length of our next contracts.

    2 years______ 3 years______ 4 years _______

    Health and welfare issues will be of continuing concern for all of us in Local Union 716. To maintain our current benefit package, we may need to increase contributions to the Fund. Are you in favor of maintaining our Health and Welfare package?   Yes _____ No_____

    Are you willing to strike for this issue?  Yes______ No______

    Are you in favor of an increase in wages in your area? Yes______ No_____

    Amount of increase (wages only/be specific) per year.

    1st yr $________ on ck – 2nd yr $________ on ck – 3rd yr $________ on ck     Are you willing to strike for an increase?

    Should there be an increase in travel or subsistence? Yes ______ No______

    Are you willing to strike on this issue?   Yes_______ No________

    The Pension Fund is an important part of all of our futures. Should we contribute more to this Fund?  Yes______ No_______

    Are you willing to strike on this issue?  Yes_______ No_______

    Are you satisfied with your current Annuity Fund contribution?             Yes_______ No________

    What additional amount would you want? $________________

    Are you willing to strike for changes in the Annuity Fund? Yes____ No____

    Should there be changes in the contract language in any of the above questions? Yes______ No_______ If so, which questions (be specific) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Are you willing to strike for any contract language changes? Yes _____No_____

  • Jack Stearns

    Sgt. Jack Sterns passed away on Sunday, October 21st at the VA Maine Healthcare System in Togus, ME. He served the US army Rangers during the Korean War from 1951 – 1954, and was awarded the Korean Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, and was awarded the Purple Heart after being shot by a sniper.

    He married Agnes Russell of Albion, ME, and they had four children – Vicki, Jeff, Scott, and Tami, five grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren. Jack worked as a Pipe Fitter and was a member of UA Local 716 Plumbers & Pipefitters. He also served as a Deputy for the Kennebec County Sheriff's Department for 15 years.

    Never one to sit still for too long, Jack was an avid outdoors enthusiast – hunting, fishing, trapping, and reloading ammunition. He loved spending time with his family at their camp in Yorktown, which is part of Palermo, ME. He adored his grandchildren and great grandchildren and was very proud of his grandsons who chose to serve in the military. He was also a regular at Bridget's Place Diner in Vassalboro, ME, where he loved the sweets on their menu.

    Jack was a known as, “The hardest working military volunteer in Maine,” and was a member of The American Legion National Headquarters, Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW, Military Order of the Purple Heart, USA, Grand Lodge of Masons in Maine, Shriners International, and Elks Lodge. He served on the Board of Directors for the Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery and served as an Aide-de-Camp for Governor Paul LePage. In 2007, Jack was a recipient of the State of Maine Silver Star Honorable Service Medal.

    Maine Bureau of Veterans' Services Acting Director, David Richmond spoke fondly of Jack, “He touched the lives of so many veterans and their families in his community and state. He will be sorely missed.”

    The service for Jack and Agnes Stearns will be held at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Mt. Vernon Road in Augusta, ME, on November 2, 2018 at Noon. Due to the potential of a very large attendance the ceremony will be held outside under the Cemeteries Main Flag at the end of the Avenue of Flags.

  • Years of Service Awards!!!

    Thank you for all your hard work through the years. You make us great!!!

    Stanley L. Coombs 25 Years
    Robert M. Everest 25 Years
    Thomas R. Gardner 25 Years
    Ricky R. Guay 25 Years
    Donald F Jacques 25 Years
    Randy W. Martin 25 Years
    Alan J. Reese 25 Years

    Timothy E. Beckey 30 Years
    David Demmons 30 Years
    Timothy A. Drew 30 Years
    Edward W. Finelli 30 Years
    Todd S. Harris 30 Years
    Joseph Joyce 30 Years
    Todd A. Lee 30 Years
    Edward C. Miller Jr. 30 Years
    Ronald W. Sawtelle 30 Years
    Darren B. Witham 30 Years

    Lionel P. Belanger 35 Years
    Ronald Belanger 35 Years
    Brent A. Carter 35 Years
    David L. Couillard 35 Years
    Steven M. Dee Sr. 35 Years
    Michael W. Flaherty 35 Years
    R.E. Foster 35 Years
    Clifton D. Frost 35 Years
    Thomas M. Gadbois 35 Years
    Wayne T. Goodine 35 Years
    Walter H. Greene 35 Years
    Randy Hill 35 Years
    Curt J. Holmes 35 Years
    Seamus Keith 35 Years
    Stephen J. Kenney 35 Years
    Michael J. Larrabee 35 Years
    Charles D. Lessard 35 Years
    James H. Macleod 35 Years
    Joseph McNeill 35 Years
    Donald C. Morin 35 Years
    Glenn Murray 35 Years
    Richard M. Newcomb 35 Years
    Robert A. Poirier 35 Years
    Timothy H. Speed 35 Years
    James M. Tirrell Jr. 35 Years
    Jack L. Welch 35 Years
    Robert J. Wotherspoon Jr. 35 Years

    Danny P. Darling 40 Years
    Robert D. Hamel 40 Years
    Chester L. Hinckley 40 Years
    Michael A. Joyce 40 Years
    Gary Noyes 40 Years
    John P. O’Brion 40 Years
    Dwight C. Shedd 40 Years
    Robert J. Wotherspoon Sr. 40 Years

    Donrick Dorsky 45 Years
    Wayne B. Hart 45 Years
    James L. Mclaughlin II 45 Years
    Dana Moody 45 Years

    Charles Boulier 50 Years
    John B. Hillock 50 Years
    Frank H. Ramich Jr. 50 Years

    Adron B. Baughman 55 Years
    Arnold Harvey 55 Years
    Bernard L. Lovering 55 Years

    Jesse H. Booth 60 Years
    Andre R. Lavoie 60 Years
    Edward R. Pellon 60 Years
    Richard B. Watson 60 Years

    Dean T. McGinnis 65 Years

  • 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.

     

  • 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

  • NEW Apprenticeship Video from the United Association!

    United Association: The Right Fit  click the link to watch the video

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