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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  • Investment Education Seminar with MassMutual

    The Board of Trustees of the U.A. Local 716 Retirement Plan, in cooperation with MassMutual, cordially invites you and your spouse to attend an Investment Education seminar to help you gather more information about your retirement plan and the new investment options you have access to.


    The meeting will include:

    • An overview of your U.A. Local 716 Plan benefits

    • A summary of options regarding your plan.

    • Information on market trends, analysis and strategy.

    • Opportunity for 1 on 1 meeting time with a Retirement Education Specialist.


    Please Join Us:

    Friday, November 17, 2017

    4 p.m. at the Local 716 Union Hall

    21 Gabriel Dr, Augusta, ME 04330

    Representatives of U.A. Local 716 and MassMutual will be available to answer your questions.


  • New Recruiter

    Beau Libby has accepted the job as Local 716 Organizer as of September 18, 2017.


    Beau started his career with Local 217 in Portland. He worked as a pre-apprentice for a few months till he was sworn in, on November 18, 1996. He finished his apprenticeship in early 2001 and hit the road as a welder. After years of working away from home he landed at Siemens Building Tech in Scarborough, Maine. He stayed 10+ years as a HVAC installer. Throughout his career Beau has become very involved with his union.
    He has served as Vice President and is now current President of his union.
    Beau has also served as an instructor and has completed training at Washtenaw community college through the UA in Michigan.

  • October Training Opportunities from MLGH

    October 16 – 20, 2017 Open Enrollment 40-Hour Initial Hazwoper

    This 40-hour course, known as Hazwoper, is designed to make workers and others at uncontrolled hazardous waste sites aware of the potential hazards they will encounter. The Maine Labor Group on Health will teach students to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control hazards; to select, use, and care for respirators and protective clothing; to conduct air monitoring. The course provides the necessary knowledge and skills to minimize risks, protect health and safety, and limit the spread of hazards.

    Cost: $495.00/person includes lunch and all materials

    Location: Winthrop, Maine

    To register Email: mlgh@gwi.net


    October 27, 2017: NCS CPR – First Aid – AED

    This 5 hour course provides hands-on CPR training, basic first aid techniques and an introduction to Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). The successful student will receive a 2-year certification for both AED and First Aid.

    WHEN: October 27, 2017 8:00am – 1:00pm

    WHERE: Augusta, Maine - location to be determined.

    COST: $69.00/student

    To register email: mlgh@gwi.net or call 622-7823

  • 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®