The Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Local Union 130 UA, 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.

Today’s plumber needs the knowledge and skills that will enable him or her to work on projects that range from servicing residential homes to building large nuclear power plants.

While our work still may include unclogging drains or installing appliances, today more than ever, plumbers are being called upon to do increasingly complex work. We need to be able to read blueprints, think creatively and solve problems.

Here are many examples of specialized plumbing areas:

  • Commercial Construction
  • Residential and Commercial Plumbing Installation
  • Domestic Water Piping
  • Residential Service
  • Repair and Remodeling
  • Underground Utilities
  • Vacuum Piping and Systems
  • Sanitary Waste and Vent Systems
  • Waste Water Treatment
  • Backflow Prevention Programs
  • Water Main Distribution Systems


Local 130 UA plumbers are part of an elite workforce – a workforce that is the safest, most productive and highly trained in the industry.