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September 27, 2021
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  • UA Local 131

    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: http://www.ua.org/.


    The United Association has put together a comprehensive COVID-19 Resource Center which is available online by clicking on COVID-19 Resource Center banner at www.ua.org . You can also reach the resource center directly at: COVID-19-Resource-Center-Page. We will provide updates on this site as information becomes available.

    Fraternally,

    Mark McManus

    United Association

    General President

    UA members are PROUD 

    to be in the trades !!


    Results of Officer/Committee Nominations May 2021

    ALL nominees are UNOPPOSED.  There will be no elections required.

    • President               Jeff Welch
    • Vice President        Rich Lamarre
    • Recording Sec.       Dan Coffey
    • Inside Guard           Mike Boyle
    • Trustee                  Greg Rogers
    • E-Board (1)             Eric Berry
    • E-Board (2)            Jesse Torosian
    • Finance Com.         Kevin Schumacher
    • Plumbing Board      Kevin Morse
    • Fitters Board (1)      Travis Cooper
    • Fitters Board (2)      Tony Bowers

    Results of  Contract Disbursement vote:

    NEW Journeyman Rates

    NEW Apprentice Rates

    Base Wage increase       

    $ 1.33

    $ 37.00

    (percentage unchanged)

    LU131 Pension increase               

    $ 0.27

    $  8.45

    $  2.71

    LU131 Annuity Fund increase

    $ 0.40

    $  1.91

    $  1.41


    Results of  SPECIAL ELECTIONS:

    • UA Convention Delegates
      • Rich Lamarre
      • Dan Coffey
    • Alternates
      • Jesse Torosian
      • Jeff Welch
    • Business Manager
      • David Pelletier  (unopposed)
    • Business Agent
      • Steve Lachance  (unopposed)


    Change to the LU131 Annuity Fund COMPLETE!  

    The Local Union 131 Annuity Fund is now active and managed by Mass Mutual.  A link for members is available on the Members Home Page.


    Monthly Retirees Meetings:  

    Due to the continuing threat of the covid-19 virus, attendance at the retirees meetings has been extremely low.  The Retirees Association has decided to CANCEL the Jan/Feb/Mar monthly meetings.  The meetings will resume April 2021.


    Cancellations:  

    The attending membership at the June Union Meeting approved cancelling the monthly union meetings for July and August.

    Meetings will resume with the September meeting (a quarterly notified meeting).


    MEMBER NEWS  

      CONGRATULATIONS  
     
     ANNOUNCEMENTS   

      OTHER NEWS  

    Sympathy is extened to Brothers Rick Pelchat and Shawn Aykroid on the loss of their son/'brother Timothy Aykroid, who passed away suddenly May 27, 2021.

    Please click here for the obituary and services information.


    Sympathy is extened to LU131 Business Manager David Pelletier and Life Member Al Pelletier, on the loss of their mothe/'wife Yvette Pelletier.

    Please click here for the obituary and services information.


    Former member Wayne Edwards passed away April, 2021 following a long battle with cancer.   Due to the pandemic the family is postponing services until summer, when they are planning a private family only ceremony.


    Lifetime member Robert Campano passed away November 21, 2020.   Due to the pandemic the family is postponing services until spring.

    CLICK HERE for the obituary.


    Arthur Ricker, former member and father of current member Michael Ricker, passed away Wednesday Nov 11th.  No information on services is available at this time.


    Retired Brother Robert Steele passed away suddenly June 29th while in Florida.

    The family will be returning to NH to prepare arrangements at the end of the month and information will be available after August 4th at the the funeral home website:

    CLICK HERE to view obituary


    Retired Brother Wayne Hauser  72, of Epping, died at home peacefully on July 19, 2020, after a courageous battle with cancer..

    SERVICES: He was interred at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, with a blessing given by Abbot Mark Cooper, OSB of Saint Anselm Abbey.  Services were private due to the pandemic.

    CLICK HERE to view obituary

    Seminar Schedule

    AT THE UNION HALL in Hooksett NH


    Plumbing Seminars 2021

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

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

       Wednesday July 14       6:00pm – 9:00pm

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


    Gas Fitting Seminars 2021

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

     Wednesday May 05       6:00pm – 9:00pm

       Wednesday August 04       6:00pm – 9:00pm

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

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    Cost

    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)

    NOTICE

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

    For PPS schedule , please visit their website:

    http://ppsclasses.net/

    or call:

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

    NOW AVAILABLE

    ON-LINE OSHA10 Course

    CareerSafeOnLine.com

    ONLY $25.00


    UA Educational Opportunities

     Course Registration: 

    (On-Line/UA Training Centers)

    Log into www.UANET.org

    • 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

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    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 www.UANET.org

    • 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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