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Plumbers, Steamfitters & Service Mechanics
 
 
April 17, 2014

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Pay Dues Online

Starting April 7th, Local 50 members can now pay their dues online through our secure link at the left side of the screen or through the Membership Resources link. Window Dues of $32 a month is required for all members.  Please check and keep your dues up-to-date.  This easy and convenient way of paying is another option to allow you the ability to stay current.
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Volunteer Rewards Program

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Mission Statement

To represent and provide the best trained plumbers, pipefitters, welders, and service mechanics in the industry performing the highest quality work for our customers at the best value dollar which allows a reasonable living standard thus providing a decent wage and health insurance for workers now, along with privatized welfare and pension opportunities to enable retirement with dignity.
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Why the UA?

There are three factors which determine the success of operat­ing any business:  Capital, knowl­edge, and time. Capital  can be in­creased or decreased. Knowl­edge can be gained. But, time is a fixed commodity and its wise use may be the most important. The ultimate success or failure of any ven­ture de­pends on the application of these ele­ments.
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Union Advantages

1. Manpower 2. Cooperation 3. Apprenticeship 4. Supervision 5.Licensed Workers
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Who Are We?
Local 50 of The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry is located in metropolitan Toledo, Ohio. We provide plumbing, pipefitting, and HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) service for the needs of homeowners, business, industry, and government installations throughout the twelve counties in Northwest Ohio.
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Responsible Contractor Policy

Building Requirements Necessary to Protect Our Children, Our Community and Our Future!

Any contractor submitting bids for construction projects must be required to meet certain requirements.  This will help ensure the project is done right the first time using the highest possible standards.  These criteria keep quality construction, safety and accountability at the top of any plan to renovate or create a new facility.

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  • Apprenticeship Training Applicable contractors bidding on projects must be participating in a bona-fide apprenticeship training program recognized by the US Department of Labor and /or the Ohio State Apprenticeship Council.

  • Certifications.  Applicable contractors bidding on projects must show either a valid contractor’s license, certification from the Ohio Construction Industry Examining Board or a registration of certification from an Ohio Basic Building Code entity and guarantee the use of licensed journeyman and registered apprentices.

  • Compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act and Regulatory Agencies.  Proof of the fair and lawful treatment of employees including compliance with age, hour and wage laws. Also a complete history of compliance with the Minority Standards, EPA, OSHA, and any other applicable regulatory agencies.

  • Outstanding References.  Relevant information from people or entities in charge of past projects.  Also, information should be provided from other contractors or subcontractors in relation to overall cooperation on past projects under said contractor’s supervision.

  • Understanding of the Project.  Proof of successful completion of similar projects.  Contractors and skilled trades workers must have experience in the work they are bidding on.

  • Necessary Financial Capacity.  Proof of financial capacity, bank references and the presentation of any information regarding relevant outstanding claims or judgments.

  • Trained in Safety.  All construction professionals actually doing work on the project must have participated in a verifiable safety program.

  • Alcohol and Drug free workforce.  Applicable contractors bidding on projects must have a comprehensive drug policy.

  • Benefit Programs.  Contractors have offered their employees participation in health and pension or retirement plans.

  • Insurance.  Proof of relevant insurance coverage and compliance with applicable worker’s compensation statutes.

  • Local Workforce. A percentage of the contractor’s or subcontractor’s workforce, actually working on the project, comes from the local area or at least Ohio.

  • Illness and Accident Rates.  Complete history of major accidents or illnesses occurring on past projects under said contractor’s supervision.

  • Trained and Experienced Workers.  All construction professionals actually doing the work must be licensed journeymen or registered apprentices.

  • You.  The ultimate authority and responsibility to provide for and protect your constituency rests with YOU!

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