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


Local News


September 22, 2016  Regular Memebership Meeting (Note date change) LONDON INFO MEEETING SEPTEMBER 28th 6:00 PM WINDSOR INFO MEETING SEPTEMBER 29th 6:00 PM

Fall Training

As the fall approaches the Training Center has been working hard to create a program for apprentices and Journeymen to continually update and renew the skills required for workplace success. Some of you may have noticed a new scheduling method using group meetings through your email


***UA 527 GOLF ***   Call 519-746-3300 to register for the annual 527 Golf Tournament on Friday June 17th 2016 Location : Foxwood Country Club | 2777 Erb's Road |, Baden ON N3A 4J3 Registration: 10:30 AM Shotgun Start: 12:00PM    

Banner Placed at the Bright Station

At the request of the membership we have placed a banner at the bright station.   Thank you Russ Jessop Business Manager  

ICI Ratification Agreement

The 2016 to 2019 ICI Ratification Agreement was been accepted at 70% The Following results Local Union            Accepted              
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