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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  • Propane and Natural Gas Licensure Courses Beginning December 2, 2013

    Propane and Natural Gas Licensure Courses
    Beginning December 2, 2013

    Courses Start December 2, 2013!

    Kennebec Valley Community College is now offering Propane and Natural Gas licensure preparation Courses.  These courses are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to pursue licensure and certification as Propane and Natural Gas Technicians.  


    KVCC's courses include the National Propane Gas Association's Certified Employee Training Program (CETP) and the Maine Natural Gas Supplement.  Successful completion of these courses fulfills the training requirement for the State of Maine's Propane and Natural Gas Technician - Appliance Connection and Service Technician endorsement.


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    KVCC offers the following Propane and Natural Gas Courses:   


    PNG1 010 -  Basic Principles and Practices - December 2 - December 14, 2013.  This course is designed for all personnel who want to work in the propane industry.  It provides an overview of key concepts and safety strategies for working with propane.  This course is a prerequisite for the more advanced propane and natural gas courses (PNG1 020, PNG1 030). The course fee is $385 and includes CETP e-book and exam. This course is offeredon Monday and Wednesday from 5-9 p.m. with an exam scheduled on Saturday, December 14th at 9 a.m.  


    PNG1 020 - Appliance Connection and Service Technician Course  - January 6-March 8, 2014.  This course  is designed for installation and service personnel, sales personnel, and managers and supervisors, although employees throughout the propane industry will find this training useful.   The course fee is $1,445 and includes CTEP e-books and exams.  The course is offered on Monday's & Wednesday's from 5-9 p.m. for 9 weeks.  Exam dates: Saturday's at 9 a.m. following each course segment.


    PNG1 030 - The Basic Electricity for Propane Appliances Course - March 10, 12, 17 & 19, 2014, 5-9 pm with an exam on Saturday, March 22nd, 9 am. This course is designed for the installation and service personnel in applying the basic principles of electricity to service propane appliances.


    Successful completion of all these courses and exams will help students achieve the State of Maine Propane and Natural Gas Technician - Appliance Connection and Service Technician endorsement.  Additional eligibility requirements for CETP certification do apply and are not available through KVCC.  Please visit the State of Maine's Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation for more information on license requirements.  




    You may register for this course by simply clicking on the "Register Today" button or you may call us at (207)453-5818 and register over the phone.  We look forward to assisting you in achieving your Energy Service Career Goals!





    Robin Weeks
    Energy Services Administrative Coordinator
    Office of Energy Programs

    Kennebec Valley Community College
    92 Western Avenue
    Fairfield, Maine 04937
    (207)453-5818 (Office)
    (207)453-5197 (Fax)




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  • As Promised, Information on OUR Walmart

    LINK TO WEBSITE: http://forrespect.org/

    OUR Walmart Vision

    We envision a future in which our company treats us, the Associates of Walmart, with respect and dignity. We envision a world where we succeed in our careers, our company succeeds in business, our customers receive great service and value, and Walmart and Associates share all of these goals.

    OUR Walmart Mission

    OUR Walmart works to ensure that every Associate, regardless of his or her title, age, race, or sex, is respected at Walmart. We join together to offer strength and support in addressing the challenges that arise in our stores and our company everyday.

    OUR Walmart Declaration for Respect

    In June of 2011, nearly 100 Associates representing thousands of OUR Walmart members from across the United States came to the Walmart Home Office in Bentonville, Ark., and presented a Declaration of Respect to Walmart executive management. The Declaration calls on Walmart to publicly commit to:

    • Listen to us, the Associates
    • Have respect for the individual
    • Recognize freedom of association and freedom of speech
    • Fix the Open Door policy
    • Pay a minimum of $13/hour and make full-time jobs available for Associates who want them
    • Create dependable, predictable work schedules
    • Provide affordable healthcare
    • Provide every Associate with a policy manual, ensure equal enforcement of policy and no discrimination, and give every Associate equal opportunity to succeed and advance in his or her career
    • Provide wages and benefits that ensure that no Associate has to rely on government assistance.

    Adopting this Declaration will make Walmart a better company for Associates, customers and the communities in which it operates. As Sam Walton said, “Share your profits with all your Associates, and treat them as partners.”

  • Do You Know What Your Local Representative Is Voting For?

    Local 716 Member,

    Please inform yourself.   The attached "Score Card" is an amazing informational tool.  This record is your local representative's record on paper. Please take the time to read and be an informed voter!

  • Vote NO on WPO!!!

    Waterfront Protection Ordinance Threatens Local Jobs in South Portland!

    Get the Facts Before Election Day: Waterfront Workers Urge South Portland to Vote Against

    the WPO Referendum on November 5th.


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