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UA Local 286 has been assisting Texas workers since it was originally chartered in 1923.

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The person who works with his hands is a laborer; the person who works with his hands and his head is an artisan; the person who works with his hands, his head and his heart is a member of the UA.

Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union 286 was chartered in 1923. Our jurisdiction covers much of the Central Texas area, which includes the following counties: Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Caldwell, Blanco, Burnet, Llano, San Saba, Lampasas, Bell, Lee and Mason. We represent over 1,300 union-trained plumbers and pipefitters and are affiliated with the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada. Our members are highly trained craftsmen who fabricate, install and service piping systems. They may be found on jobsites involving single-family homes, garden and high-rise apartment buildings, large and small office buildings, supermarkets, food warehousing and processing facilities, power plants, chemical installations, factories, public buildings and healthcare facilities.

Local 286 represents its members by providing job information, training programs and quality fringe benefits. We are also an important resource for contractors and owners. We promote good labor relations. We can provide an ample supply of highly trained labor, matching any size project need or skill requirement, including process piping, steam, hot water, refrigeration, air conditioning, medical gas, boilers, pipe fabrication, hydraulics, controls, all welding processes, HVAC service, energy management, rigging, drafting/CAD drawing, and industrial instrumentation.

Our goal is to insure the job is done right the first time, on budget and on time.

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  • Q1. Why should I join the UA?

    Once you become a UA member there are many career paths you can choose. Starting as an apprentice, the UA provides numerous training opportunities to grow and develop into a highly-skilled journey level worker. Our training programs provide you the certifications and credentials you will need to succeed.

    You decide how far you will go: become a designer, contractor, business owner, foreman, or go big and help the next generation of trade workers and become an instructor, organizer, or UA official. You choose your path.

  • Q2. Does it cost anything to join?

    No! In fact you will earn as you learn.

  • Q3. I used to be a member but haven't been active in the union for several years. How do I rejoin?

    Please contact your former UA Local Union to rejoin.

  • Q5. I am a woman and want to join the UA, why should I?

    Women at the UA earn the same pay as their male counterparts, have equal opportunities, access to jobs, training and promotions. The number of women in the UA is growing every day and the UA is committed to significantly increasing opportunities for women in our industry.

  • Q6. Do you have any apprenticeships in my area?

    Yes. Please visit or Apprenticeship page for more information.

  • Q7. How do I join your union?

    Thanks for your interest in the UA Local 286. Please complete the Join the UA form and we'll provide you with further information, as well as contact information to the UA Local Union nearest you. The Local Union will assist with the membership process.