Our Apprenticeship Program

Our hands-on training provides real-world experience and the skills needed for careers in the following Building Trades industry fields:

Man welding
Pipefitting / Welding
Person working on refrigeration unit

Program Benefits

We are proud to provide the following benefit options to our members.

Higher Wage Packages

UA Local 357 represents you and protects your hard-earned wages and benefits. Through collective bargaining, the union and management can work together to ensure employers achieve profitability while employees earn decent wages and receive fair treatment.

Health Insurance

UA Local 357 is proud to offer the very best healthcare benefits package to our members. Benefits include dental and optical coverage, a prescription drug program and major medical coverage including hospital services. Best of all, this benefit is included in your wage package over and above your hourly wage, these services are not only available to you but also to your immediate family.

Retirement Funds

As a UA member, you’ll receive a pension — not just a 401(k) where the employee takes on 100% of the risk. To provide you with the peace of mind in your retirement, we offer a comprehensive, secure pension plan. You’ll be able to retire and have a solid quality of life supported by pension and retirement income.

Continuing Education & Training

In today’s competitive environment, if you’re not keeping up with the latest developments in the industry, you’re falling behind. Unionized members are held to the highest standard when it comes to training and safety. Training classes are provided at no cost to update your skills.

A Legacy of Excellence

We enjoy a reputation as the training resource for careers in the Building Trades - Plumber/Pipefitter/Welder and HVAC-Refrigeration industriesYou will enjoy that reputation as well. Our apprenticeship program is designed to thoroughly train you for an occupation as a pipe trades journeyperson.

Joshua Johnsen - PRESIDENT

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