Joining Local 140
Local 140 stands united and uses collective strength to make our jobs, pay, and industry better. When you become a member of Local 140, you are no longer alone. You will have the backing of your union. You will enjoy the best wages in our market, pay raises, health insurance for your whole family, and two retirement pensions. Click on our "Contact Us" tab above with any questions.
We have an outstanding state of the art training facility for apprentices. As you join the apprenticeship program, you get to train on the job and earn a great wage while you go to school. After five years, you can graduate as a licenced journeyman, without any student loans to worry about. To join the apprenticeship pick up an application at Utah Career Center for Plumbing, Pipefitting, HVAC & R.
640 North Billy Mitchell Road
Salt Lake City, Utah 84116
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Becoming a Member
This is the first step of the “Application for Membership” process. Here we require each applicant to provide us with an updated resume, which includes his or her work history within the pipe trades, and personal information. If you have five years of verified experience in Plumbing, Pipefitting, HVAC & R, or Welding contact us at the Union Hall 801-972-3053.
If you don't have any previous work experience in the trade, you will want to apply for our Apprenticeship program at the Utah Career Center.
Come down to the Hall and we will explain how our Membership works and answer any questions that you have
2. Evaluation Test
This test is designed to indicate applicant's general knowledge of the trade.
3. Employer Evaluation
This is the step we feel is the most important part of the whole process! When an applicant is referred out to a contractor, they will be graded on a point system of 1 to 5. Number 1 being poor and number 5 being excellent. They are graded on a variety of subjects such as:
5-Excellent / 4-Very Good / 3-Average / 2-Needs Improvement / 1-Poor
- Employee dependable
- Pride in work
- Employee on time
- Works alone
- Knowledgeable in trade
- Leadership abilities
- Shows initiative
- Works well with others
The immediate Supervisor and co-worker on the job will fill out the evaluation report and send it back, usually within 30 to 45 days.
4. Executive Board Orientation
After an applicant has passed the evaluation test, the employer/co-worker evaluation, paid required fees, he or she is required to attend a Unionism orientation. There we will explain what is expected from each and every one of them. Everyone is given copies of our Local Union's By-Laws, a copy of the Labor Agreement and the UA Constitution. Highlighted sections of these documents are explained in detail. A question and answer session will follow, along with a tour of the Training Facility. By the time an applicant leaves the orientation, he or she should have a good idea of what being a member of the United Association of Plumbers and Pipe Fitters is all about!!
5. Swearing In Ceremony
After an average of 45 to 60 days on the job, passing the evaluation test, receiving a satisfactory employer/co-worker evaluation, and going through the Executive Board's Orientation, the applicant is ready to be sworn in! At the beginning of the regular union meeting each month, all the qualified applicants are brought to the front of the podium. The Vice President of Local 140 proceeds to administer the Oath of Obligation. Each new member then introduces himself or herself to the officers and body of Local Union 140.