• Plumbers Local 130
    Plumbers Local 130
    Welcome to
    Local 130
    Plumbers / Technical Engineers / Journeymen

    For the members of Chicago Journeymen Plumbers and Technical Engineers Local Union 130 UA, that’s all in a day’s work!

  • Plumbers Local 130
    Tech Engineers
    Providing horizontal and vertical control points to General Contractors and trades on construction sites throughout Chicagoland since 1962.
  • Plumbers Local 130
    125 Years Plus One
    Local 130 has been changing the Skyline of Chicago since 1895.
  • Plumbers Local 130
    Local 130 will continue to shape the Skyline of Chicago into the future.
  • Plumbers Local 130


June Membership Meeting/Patio Party
Tue, Jun 13, 2023 - 5:00PM @ Chicago Hall

Patio party immediately following the meeting in the CHICAGO parking lot. Meeting will be live streamed at the Joliet and Volo offices.


Retirement Savings Fund 401(k)

From James F Coyne, Business Manager,

I am proud to tell you that your Local 130 leadership team is working with our contractors to give you another retirement benefit. Local 130 has a 100% funded defined pension, and the defined contribution pension in our Retirement Savings Fund continues to grow with contractor contributions. Beginning January 1, 2024, you will have the opportunity to put your own money into your Retirement Savings Fund account.

The bargaining parties are on the verge of restarting the 401(k) feature within the Retirement Savings Fund to give you another vehicle to save for retirement by deferring wages off of your payroll check. This benefit will help you further solidify your financial future and ensure you have every opportunity to enjoy your retirement.

Please click here to tell us whether or not you would like this benefit.

Members Only 401(k) Survey


UA General President, Mark McManus

Brother McManus visited Local 130 on November 9th. He spent time at our Joliet Training Facility (JTC) and met with the Plumbing Contractors Association (PCA) later that day. We sincerely thank Mark for his time.

At the JTC, Mark spoke about our mission to supply an army of skilled, qualified, manpower to signatory union contractors.

Click to watch Mark McManus Speak at the JTC

Mark also met with the PCA and discussed how energizing it was meeting the young men and women in the Local 130 Apprentice Program. He then went on to complimented Local 130 about the quality of our training facilities.

Click to Watch Mark McManus Speak at the PCA Meeting


Welcome to Plumbers Local 130 UA

Have you ever wondered what it feels like to have more than 6,100 friends and co-workers ready to stand behind you and protect your rights as a skilled craftsman?

Can you imagine going to work everyday knowing you have guaranteed health care coverage, a generous savings plan, established working hours and overtime rates?

For the members of Chicago Journeymen Plumbers' and Technical Engineers Local Union 130 UA, that’s all in a day’s work! The many benefits that come with being a union member are felt each day whether it's the assurance of safe OSHA working conditions or the outstanding relationship between the union and contractors.

Chicago Journeymen Plumbers’ Local Union 130 with over 6,100 members is one of the largest straight-line plumbing locals in the United Association (UA) which represents 350,000+ building tradesmen across the United States and Canada. The quality of our people, our great size and our loyalty to each other makes Local 130 UA a strong and respected voice in the construction piping industry and community.


Sponsored by Plumbers Local 130 UA Carrying the torch of a 6 decade tradition, the members of Plumbers Local 130 in Chicago dye the river green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.

Local 130 is proud to be the Title Sponsor of this great tradition which includes the selection of the St. Patricks Day Parade Queen by the members of Local 130.

Click Here for the Parade Raffle

Visit the parade website: https://chicagostpatricksdayparade.org