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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  • 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.


    We are proud to have these professionals on board!

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