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UA Local 131
July 22, 2024
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    The United Association dates back to the year 1889. Since then, no other organization has served the training needs of the piping industry like the United Association. For over a century, the UA has been training the most highly-qualified workers in the United States and Canada. Over the past several decades, the United Association's training programs have produced a stable, skilled workforce responsible for building and maintaining piping systems in the various industrial and residential facilities that make up the North American landscape. For more information about the United Association's past and present history of quality,  visit the United Association site at:


    Local 131 has sadly lost Brother Shawn Dubois, who passed away on July 3rd.

    Use this link to view the obituary.

    Service are this Friday July 12. Follow this link for details.

    Brother Ben Gagne suffered severe 3rd degree burns in a garage accident in early June.  He has undergone 1 surgery so far in Boston and his recovery is estimated to include more surgeries across many months.

    A GoFundMe account has been set up by one of his good friends.  To donate, please click here.

    Retiree Brother Bob Drew passed away Monday May 6, 2024

    To view the obituary for services, please click here.

    Retiree Brother Mark Whitman passed away Monday April 22, 2024

    To view the obituary and memorial information, please follow the link below.

    Retiree Brother Richard 'Dick' Pelletier passed away February 24, 2024

    To view the obituary and memorial information, please follow the link below.


    Results of Officer Nominations 

    ALL open positions received one (1) nominee (all incumbents) with the exception of  3 seats on the Executive Board 

    Elections were held at the JUNE 15, 2024 from 8:00 AM to NOON

    The elected new officers of the Executive Board   
    • Eric Berry 
    • Alex Brown
    • Nathan Racicot 


    Unopposed Nominees

    Business Manager          David Pelletier

    Business Agent          Steven Lachance

    President          Jeff Welch

    Vice President          George Stitt

    Inside Guard          Mike Netishen

    Recording Secretary          Mike Boyle

    Plumbers Examining Board          John Prior

    Fitters Examining Board          Travis Cooper

    Scholarship Committee          Alex Brown


    Per the effective Collective Bargaining Agreement, the annual increase for 2024 is $3.50.

    Per the CBA, this increase shall take effect the first MONDAY of JUNE (06-03-2024).

    By decision of the attending membership at the contract vote meeting May 31, 2024 , the disbursement of this increase is as follows:

    LU 131 Education Fund              + $0.10 to new rate of $0.85

    Base Wage Rate                         + $3.40 to new rate of $43.76


      OTHER NEWS  


    Seminar Schedule

    AT THE UNION HALL in Hooksett NH

    Plumbing Seminars 2024

    Wednesday January 03       6:00pm – 9:00pm

     Wednesday April  03       6:00pm – 9:00pm

       Wednesday July 03       6:00pm – 9:00pm

    Wednesday October 02       6:00pm – 9:00pm

    Gas Fitting Seminars 2024

     Wednesday February 07       6:00pm – 9:00pm

     Wednesday May 01       6:00pm – 9:00pm

       Wednesday August 07       6:00pm – 9:00pm

           Wednesday November 06       6:00pm – 9:00pm



    Members - Free           Non-members  -  $75.00

    Attendees of all seminars are expected to bring a
    Plumbing or Gas Fitting Code Book with them. 
    Books will not be provided at the seminars.
    (Current Code Books are 2015 Edition)


    Plumbing seminars provided by
    Professional Plumbing Seminars are NO LONGER FREE
    to Local Union 131 members.

    For PPS schedule , please visit their website:

    or call:

    Richard Zannini (603) 929-7459
     Jack Vaillancourt (603) 785-0221


    ON-LINE OSHA10 Course

    ONLY $59

    UA Educational Opportunities

     Course Registration: 

    (On-Line/UA Training Centers)

    Log into

    • Click on UA Training at top of page
    • Click on UA Course registration
    • Scroll through complete course listings
    • Click on course name for more information


    UA College On Demand: 

    (On-line college courses through Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI)

    Please Note:  Completion of “Introductory to Blackboard” course is a prerequisite!

    Log into

    • Click on UA Training at top of page
    • Click on UA University
    • Click on College on Demand (COD) right hand side of page
    • Click on Construction Supervision (UAS) classes
    • Click on registration request for Construction Supervision
    • Follow the prompts!


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    New feaure for Local Union 131 members !

    The "LU131 Members Only" page.  This new tab in the resouce list allows members to view their personal data in the union database.

    AND . . .

    now members can pay their dues on-line!

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