“What’s the password?” Since UA Local 100 in Dallas was chartered on Dec. 1, 1892, its Union meetings have been guarded by a password at the door. Back then, many considered union meetings to be illegal activities — and as late as the
Welcome to the
Southwest Pipe Trades Association
The Southwest Pipe Trades Association (SWPTA) is affiliated with United Association (UA) of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada. SWPTA was chartered in 1914 to represent the common interests of the union workers and Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) contractors of the southwest plumbing and pipe fitting industry.
We proudly serve the highly trained journeymen and apprentice plumbers, pipefitters, welders, sprinkler fitters, and HVAC-R service technicians of the 13 local unions of Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.
Among the unions in the UA, Pipeliners Local 798 is unique. The Local doesn’t represent a specific region. Members span the entire country. Instead, Local 798 represents a particular trade — those working in the pipeline industry. Every member of Local 798 is
Signatory contractors and Brothers and Sisters of UA Local 142 and Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 286 are encouraged to fill out Davis Bacon Wage Surveys when the comment period opens in 2023. The surveys will be used to calculate the Prevailing Wage for