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Southwest Pipe Trades Pipeliners UA Union Local 798

Featured SWPTA Union: Pipeliners Local 798 fight for higher pay

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 a pipeline worker, though their roles in servicing those pipelines vary. The

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Local 142 Brothers volunteer with USA’s Fishing Event in San Antonio

Local 142 Brothers volunteer with USA’s Fishing Event in San Antonio

  In early December, Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 142 Business Manager Mark Potter along with additional Local 142 members volunteered their time with area youth for the second annual Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s (USA) Fishing Lines at Christmas Time event. Over 200 of the area youth and their families joined Local 142 along with San Antonio

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Southwest Pipe Trades Association - Local 344, Oklahoma City

Featured SWPTA Local Union: Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 344

Workers are stronger together: That reasoning inspired five Local Unions to merge in 1975 and form Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 344, a collection of pipefitters, welders, plumbers and HVAC-R service technicians in Oklahoma. Local 344 includes the mergers of Oklahoma City Local 291 (established in 1901), Lawton Local 362 (established in 1918), Enid Local 739

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We need to support labor-friendly leaders, regardless of party

We need to support labor-friendly leaders, regardless of party

Southwest Pipe Trades Association (SWPTA) Political Director Ron Lord appeared on the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and talked about the importance of supporting union-friendly politicians who support pro-labor issues like Prevailing Wage and the right to organize, regardless of their party affiliation. Members of the SWPTA span both political parties, and their interests deserve

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SWPTA - Local 286 - Austin

Featured SWPTA Local Union: UA Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 286

Austin, Texas is a booming area that has been growing for nearly a decade. The massive growth has helped keep the roughly 1,700 members of the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 286 busy. From new sporting stadiums like Major League Soccer’s Austin FC Q2 Stadium to office space and production facilities for the

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SWPTA - Local 529 - Waco

Featured SWPTA Local Union: UA Local 529 can meet any job demand

Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 529 maintains a wide network of skilled tradesmen and tradeswomen to get any size job done. The Union represents journeymen and apprentices highly trained and skilled in the fields of process piping, steam, hot water, refrigeration, air conditioning, medical gas, boilers, pipe fabrication, hydraulics, controls, all welding processes, HVAC service, energy

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