When you hire union plumbers, you are hiring a safe and highly trained, productive workforce. To become a union licensed plumber, you are required to have undergone a thorough training program, equivalent to a four-year college degree. To ensure that only the best obtain certification!

What does it take to get into union plumbing?

  • High school diploma

  • Pass entrance exam that consists of intermediate math, science, and English

  • Finish a five-year program of both classroom and on-the-job training

  • Pass the state test taken during the final year

Six important benefits when you hire union are:

  • Education: The UA provides continuing education even after the 5 year program. This is is one of the main benefits as it assures that the union plumber is up-to-date with all the newest codes and laws. When you hire a union plumber, you are hiring someone who is very knowledgeable about their trade.

  • General Liability and Workers Compensation Insurance: As a union signatory contractor, you are required to be bonded, provide workers comp and general liability.

  • Plumbers and Pipefitters Union employees are committed to the trade. This is just not a stepping stone for another career. This is their livelihood and for the most part their lifelong career.

  • Drug Screening: The association is committed to a drug-free work environment. They adhere to a drug screening policy and a drug and rehabilitation policy.

  • Future Leader Training: Unions have increased their efforts to educating its members through offering to pay for college courses. This assists in fueling the pipeline for creating future industry leaders.

  • Commitment to safety: Union plumbers are the safest you can find! On union job sites, there is an unwavering top-down commitment to safety, by both union members and employers.

Plumbing unions have secured good wages for its members, provided health, pension benefits and safe working environments. Most of all, the union has provided a better quality of life for its members.

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Local plumbers’ unions are governed by a much larger United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters. Here in St. Louis, Bieg Plumbing is proud to be in partnership with Local #562, Local 513 and Local 110. When you hire a union plumber, feel assured that you are hiring the BEST qualified person for the job!

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