Mission Statement

Welcome to our site! The purpose and mission of the United Association Local 716 State of Maine is to:

  • Organize those workers and employers in the plumbing, pipefitting, steamfitting and HVAC service industry who do not share the benefits of union representation.
  • Sponsor and support legislation which safeguards the safety and health of workers and the public, protects the rights of workers and promotes a fair, free, and just society.
  • Foster and promote programs on occupational safety and health, membership education and training and industry technological advances.
  • Encourage and promote stronger labor-management relations.
  • Promote the advancement of the organized plumbing and pipefitting industry for the benefit of its members, employers and the public
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  • Department Of Labor Offering Safety Training in September

    Space is available for classes in Augusta, Bangor, Brunswick, Ellsworth, Presque Isle, Springvale and Wilton.

     

    AUGUSTA—The Maine Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Standards is hosting its no-charge safety courses for employers and employees throughout September. Visit the class registration page or call 1-877-SAFE 345 (1-877-723-3345) to register for any class.

    Courses are held at no charge to employers and their employees. Courses are held at the SafetyWorks! Training Institute at the Maine Department of Labor, 45 Commerce Drive in Augusta unless otherwise noted.

    10-Hour Construction Standards: September 10 and 11, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Presque Isle CareerCenter, 66 Spruce St, Presque Isle

    This one-and-a-half day course gives basic information on several of the OSHA standards for construction (29 CFR 1926). Attendees who complete the course will receive an OSHA 10-hour course completion certificate. Class runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on day one and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on day two.

     

    30-Hour Construction Standards: September 14 through 18, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    This five-day course introduces attendees new to construction safety and health to the OSHA standards (29 CFR 1926). Attendees who complete all five days will receive OSHA 30-hour construction course certificates.

     

     

    Forklift Operator Training: September 21, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    This class is designed for new operators. The instruction will involve classroom and hands-on training. Training will include performing a forklift inspection and use of the department's "new forklift simulator." This training does not meet the requirements to qualify the participant to be a "qualified operator." Only the employer can provide such certification.

     

    10-Hour General Industry Standards: September 24 and 25, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    The one-and-a-half-day course offers basic information on a variety of general industry safety and health standards (29 CFR 1910). Attendees who complete the course will receive an OSHA 10-hour course completion certificate. Class runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on day one and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on day two.

     

    OSHA Recordkeeping: September 24, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Bangor CareerCenter, 45 Oak Street, Suite 3, Bangor

    This class provides thorough and comprehensive six-hour training for both new and experienced safety and human resources personnel. You will learn the OSHA rule (29 CFR 1904) regarding recording and reporting work-related injuries and illnesses as it applies to your organization. This class includes several hands-on activities on how to correctly fill out the required injury reporting forms. This class will include updates to the OSHA Recordkeeping Standard (29 CFR 1904), which went into effect January 1, 2015.

    Laws Governing Workplace Rights

    • September 22, 9 a.m. to noon, Ellsworth, Ellsworth Town Hall, 1 City Hall Avenue
    • September 22, 9 a.m. to noon, Springvale, 9 Bodwell Court
    • September 23, 9 a.m. to noon, Presque Isle CareerCenter, 66 Spruce Street, Suite 1
    • September 23, 9 a.m. to noon, Southern Midcoast CareerCenter, 275 Bath Road, Brunswick
    • September 30, 9 a.m. to noon, Southern Midcoast CareerCenter, 275 Bath Road, Brunswick
    • September 30, 9 a.m. to noon, Wilton CareerCenter, 865 US Route 2E

    This course is designed for human resource or benefits professionals, accountants, business owners, managers, or payroll supervisors. Labor laws can be complex. This seminar covers wage and hour laws, including minimum wage, overtime, youth employment, severance pay, equal pay, leave requirements (family medical leave, family sick leave, and domestic violence) and break requirements. Also, addresses commonly asked labor related questions. 

     

    Interested employers can learn more about the courses and register at http://www.safetyworksmaine.com , click "More Classes" from the homepage. Space is limited so reservations are required.

     

    SafetyWorks! is not OSHA and cannot issue fines or citations to private businesses. While SafetyWorks! helps businesses of any size, priority is given to small businesses. The program trains about 8,000 people and consults at nearly 1,000 worksites in Maine each year. Employers interested in learning more about the consulting and training services offered by SafetyWorks! should call 1-877-SAFE 345 (1-877-723-3345) or visit http://www.safetyworksmaine.com .

  • Apprenticeship Orientation Date Announced

    The next Orientation is Saturday May 2nd at 1pm at our Training Center in Augusta at 21 Gabriel Drive.

    If you would like to attend please RSVP at this link RSVP

    The Orientation will take about 2 hours, please bring a writing utensil and a notebook, there will be a lot of information covered.  We will also have many apprentices who are currently in our program available to speak first hand of their experience with us.  After you hear all about our program, we will have application packets for any people who are interested in applying.   We look forward to seeing you!

  • Life is Good in Chesuncook Maine!

    Al Smart sent in some pictures of camp, life is good in Maine!

  • NEW Apprenticeship Video from the United Association!

    United Association: The Right Fit  click the link to watch the video

  • AMERICAN MADE!!! FREE SHIPPING

    Click HERE to go to the American Made website.  Free Shipping on orders over $50.  Get some Christmas shopping done, buy American Made!

  • Retirement Planning Seminar 10/22/14 Portland Maine

     

    You’re invited to attend an informational meeting about Social Security benefit options and how they may influence your retirement decisions.  Attached files have information regarding seminar.

     

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