UA 527

Welcome to UA Local 527 Southwestern Ontario. 

The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada or "UA" as it is commonly known is a multi-craft union whose members are engaged in the fabrication, installation and servicing of piping systems.

There are approximately 326,000 highly-skilled United Association members who belong to over 300 individual local unions across North America.

Founded in 1889, the United Association is one of the most respected and influential building trades unions in the U.S. and Canada today. It serves as a collective voice for workers through negotiation and collective bargaining with employing contractor groups, such as the Mechanical Contractors Association of America, and the National Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors.

The UA is also a key member of the Building and Construction Trades Department, the AFL-CIO, and the Canadian Federation of Labour.

The United Association has been training qualified pipe tradesmen longer than anyone else in the industry. The UA boasts the premier training programs available in the industry today, including five-year apprenticeship programs, extensive journeyman training organized instructor training, and certification programs.

UA Local 527 covers a geographical area from Milton to Windsor and extends north to the Bruce Pennisula.  Whithin our large area in South Western Ontario we have 2500 piping professionals that expertly meet the needs of our Contractor Partners in the Residential, Institutional, Commercial, Industrial and Nuclear Sectors of the Construction Industry.  Our members pride themselves in knowing that they are piping professionals getting the job done right the first time.

Our members hold themselves to a high standard and are continuosly training and upgrading themselves every year to meet the need of an ever changing industry.  We look forward to being the first choice of any Owner Client and End User when maintenance, refurbishment work or a new build project is being considered.

Our team of members, office staff and representatives are always at the ready to deliver a quality project safely, on time and under budget.  We look forward to helping build a better Ontario.

Fraternally yours,.

Russ Jessop
Business Manager
UA Local 527
Southwestern Ontario


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