The Mid Atlantic Pipe Trades Association is a collaboration of seven Local Unions, 400 Union contractors and over 8500 skilled tradesmen who live and work in MD, DC, and VA. This workforce is part of the United Association (UA) and performs the following types of work: Plumbing, Pipe fitting, Sprinkler fitting, Pipe Welding, HVACR, service work and other related services. We have developed a three-tier market share recovery program through organizing, marketing and legislative channels. This program is was created to:
- 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
Why join the Union? Are you looking for a career that provides you with good wages, healthcare and retirement security? Are you an experienced professional looking for greater opportunities in your field? As members of the United Association, we build and keep America running every day. Our members work in a wide variety of industries—residential markets, commercial buildings, large and small industrial projects, pipeline and shipyards—and pursue many different career paths, including roles such as Foreman and Superintendent, Project Manager, and even Contractor Owner.
Members of the United Association have the opportunity to obtain an Associate's or Bachelor's degree, along with industry-recognized certifications, by taking advantage of the ongoing training opportunities provided by the UA—at little or no cost to you. Earn while you learn—there is no limit to what you can achieve!