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UA Local 286 Plumbers & Pipefitters

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.

Our Parent OrganizationThe United Association Union of
Plumbers, Fitters, Welders, and Service Techs


About the UA

The United Association is over 300,000 members strong and growing. For over 100 years, the United Association has been changing the way people live and work, developing and installing piping systems that protect our health, save our lives, make us comfortable, keeps industry productive, and much more.

If you are a member of the United Association, be sure to visit the members only area for information and features that pertain to you and to find out just what is happening in our Local Union 286 office.

Meet Our Officers

Robert “Chap” Thornton
Business Manager
Victor Schaatt Jr.
Business Agent
Stanton Bridges

Health and Welfare Information

If you would like information on your Health and Welfare or Pension please contact our plan administrators by calling (800) 432-6636 or visit their website at www.ssatpa.com.