UA Local 773 - Organizing
Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 773 was founded in 1919, but it wasn't until 1999 that the full time position of Union Organizer was established. The Organizer, along with a Voluntary Organizing Committee, enhanced our portability in the marketplace bringing both union and non-union members together striving to become one brother/sisterhood.
The life blood of any organization is expanding the membership to facilitate growth. The same is true for Local 773. The primary responsibility of our organizing department is the recruitment of non-union workers and contractors. In addition to that, we are dedicated to educating our members, unrepresented workers, non-union contractors and the general public about our ongoing efforts to grow the market.
Now more than ever is the best time to organize and put safety, fair wages, health care benefits, retirement benefits and education in place for now and the future.
This will have several results:
- Increase job opportunities for current, and new, members and contractors.
- Raise the standard for safety and training in the piping industry - ensuring a superior work product for end-users and the general public.
- Provide the opportunity for workers to gain a voice in their workplace and earn higher wages and benefits.
- Provide a highly-trained, skilled, safe, drug-free workforce for contractors and end-users.
- We also work with our contractors, training directors, and union officers to coordinate marketing efforts and community outreach as well as advancing the skill and productivity of our work force to the benefit of our entire industry.
Through organizing, we also look to gain substantial market share in the residential, service, and light-commercial markets, to complement our current stronghold in the industrial and commercial sectors of our industry.
What Have Unions Done for Us?
- 8-hour day, 5-day work week
- Health Insurance
- Good pensions
- Higher wages
- Overtime pay
- Job safety
- Family and medical leave
- Fair treatment for women, minorities, and veterans