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
    Business Manager
  • Reminder for Laid Off Members

    Reminder: It is important that all members call the hall when they get laid off from a job. This is especially important for travelers because it will notify staff to stop your travel dues. Upon notification, all laid off members will be moved to the Journeymen list and become available for the next job that comes up.


  • Free Access to National Fire Code Subscription Service in September

    National Fire Code Subscription Service (NFCSS) is offering free access to all NFPA codes for the month of September 2017. Listed below are a few of the NFPA codes that are available with this subscription. However, there are over 300 codes and standards available through NFPA All Access.

    The UA has special pricing available to all UA locals interested in a subscription after this special offer. If you have any questions or would like additional information on the codes or special pricing, please contact either UA Training Specialist, Ken Schneider at kens@uanet.org or Beth Kelley of the NFPA at bkelley@nfpa.org. Either will be happy to help you.


    NFPA 51 http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-...

    Standard for the Design and Installation of Oxygen-Fuel Gas Systems for Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes


    NFPA 54 http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-...

    National Fuel Gas Code


    NFPA 70 http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-...

    National Electrical Code®


    NFPA 70E http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-...

    Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®


    NFPA 91 http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-...

    Standard for Exhaust Systems for Air Conveying of Vapors, Gases, Mists, and Particulate Solids


    NFPA 99 http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-...

    Health Care Facilities Code


    NFPA 101 http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-...

    Life Safety Code®


    NFPA 214 http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-...

    Standard on Water-Cooling Towers


    NFPA 350 http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-...

    Guide for Safe Confined Space Entry and Work


    NFPA 5000 http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-...

    Building Construction and Safety Code®

  • Teledoc: New Member Benefit

    Our members and their families now have access to Teledoc! This service provides 24/7 access to a medical doctor who can send an e-prescription to your pharmacy with zero cost to you – no deductible or co-pay. Learn more at the Union meeting this Friday September 8. Break bread with fellow members starting at 6 pm in the Union Hall. You can also meet with representatives from our Teledoc program before or after official Union business.

    Activate your Teledoc account by September 30th and you'll be entered to win 1 of 2 $50 American Express gift cards. There are two ways to activate:

    Enroll over the phone in 5 minutes by calling: 800-835-2362. If asked, "does your employer or insurance provider provide you access to Teledoc?" Please relpy, "Local 716." OR

    Go to member.Teledoc.com/registration then:

    1. Select NO I do not know my username

    2. Type and select "Local 716" from the drop down company name

    3. Create usernam and password

    4. Fill out brief medical history

  • Labor Day Celebrations Around the State

    You are invited to remember our past and celebrate our future at these 2017 Labor Day events around the state.

    Central Maine Labor Council
    Labor Day BBQ
    WHEN: SUNDAY September 3, 12:00 PM – 3:00PM
    WHERE: Head of Falls Park – Waterville
    WHO: You, Your Family & Friends!!!!
    (Free food, drinks and desserts provided.)
    RSVP to joshhartford3@gmail.com

    Southern Maine Labor Council
    Labor Day Breakfast
    Monday, September 4th
    8- 10 am (Doors open at 7 am)
    Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St, Portland

    $25/ticket or $175 table of 8 (student, family, low-income rates available)

    RSVP to Doug Born dougia114@gmail.com

    Local unions encouraged to bring banners for a short march at the end

    Western Maine Labor Council
    WHEN: MONDAY September 4, 1:00 PM – 3:30PM
    WHERE: Lewiston - IBEW 567 Union Hall, 238 Goddard Rd
    WHO: You, Your Family & Friends!!!!
    (Free food, drinks and desserts provided)

    Eastern Maine Labor Council
    14th Annual Labor Day Celebration
    Monday September 4th 4:30-7pm
    Solidarity Center, 20 Ivers St, Brewer
    Live Music and Local Food

    $5 Suggested donation at the door per adult (12 & under free)

    For more information call 207-989-4141

  • Welding Certification - Important Reminder

    Reminder! Welding certifications have to be renewed every 6 months. It is critical that members keep their welding certifications current.

    For example, the job at Sappi Paper in Skowhegan, ME requires a current UA 22 welding certification and there is very limited resources for on-site testing.

    If you have any questions about your certification or renewal, please contact Tony Sirois, business agent, at 207-621-0006.


  • Maine AFL-CIO Summer Institute

    Brothers and sisters-

    I hope you are considering joining us for the 2017 Labor Summer Institute on August 9th and 10th in Orono.   The labor movement has some big questions to tackle if we are going to rebuild the power of working people in our country.

    Our block rate for rooms at the University Inn lasts until July 18th, so please register and make your arrangements as soon as possible.

    All the info is below or at our website: http://www.maineaflcio.org/summerinstitute. You can register there.  If you can't come, can you share this with members of your local?

    In solidarity,

    Cynthia and the Maine AFL-CIO


    Dear union member,

    The Maine AFL-CIO Labor Summer Institute is a 2-day solidarity school, held in conjunction with the Maine Bureau of Labor Education, where union members come together to meet each other, learn new skills and build our power.

    The Summer Institute will be held on Wed. & Thurs., August 9 & 10 at the University of Maine in Orono. We are asking each local union to send members. Is someone from your local attending? Are you able to attend? Download a brochure or register today by clicking here.

    Labor Summer Institute
    Wed. August 9 & Thurs. August 10
    University of Maine (Orono)
    To learn more or register: maineaflcio.org/summerinstitute

    We have some big questions to discuss. What happened to erode the power of working people in this country? What should we do to win it back? What is the future of the labor movement?

    This is a great leadership development opportunity for new and seasoned union members alike.

    You can download a brochure from our website with all the details: www.maineaflcio.org/summerinstitute

    Don't take it from just me, here's what a participant has to say:

    "Summer Institute is my favorite labor event. I love meeting and talking with fellow union members from different locals across the state. Together we learn from one another and build relationships that strengthen our movement. I think everyone should attend!"- Jessie Lambert, Bangor, Maine State Nurses Association.



    We hope to see you there! Please email with any questions, or call 207 622 9675.

    In solidarity,

    Cynthia Phinney

    President, Maine AFL-CIO