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AT REBOUND, WE WORK TO ENSURE THAT WORKERS ON PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS ARE PAID THE PREVAILING WAGES. WE PROTECT HONEST CONTRACTORS BY ENSURING A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD IN THE BIDDING PROCESS. WE PROMOTE WORKERS' RIGHTS LEGISLATION, AND WE MONITOR PUBLIC CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS TO PROMOTE COMPLIANCE WITH THE LAW.

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2020 General Election 

  Click here for the 2020 WSA of the UA and its affiliated locals; 26, 32, 44, 598, and 699 voters’ guide.

Safety News - Fall 2020

  Click here for the Fall 2020 edition of the UA's Safety Newsletter

COVID-19 Communication:

08.03.20 UA update for July 28, 2020
GP McManus letter to Business Managers

07.24.20  Update: The temporary dues and per capita relief described in detail in the General President’s April 8, 2020 directive has been extended through the month of July 2020. This relief covers nonretired members who did not work more than 40 hours in June. Please note that the relief will terminate as of August 1, 2020.

07.22.20 UA update for July 21, 2020
Chart of COVID-19 Lockdown Orders 

06.10.20 UA update for June 9, 2020
FAQ's for Business Managers

06.09.20 UA update for June 8, 2020
Chart of COVID-19 Lockdown Orders

05.15.20 UA update for May 15, 2020
Federal COVID-19 Legislation Impacting Labor Unions as Organizations and Employers

04.23.20 UA update for April 23, 2020
Chart of COVID-19 Lockdown Orders

04.22.20 UA update for April 22, 2020
FAQ's regarding the "CARES Act" and "Families First Act"

04.08.20 UA update for April 8, 2020
GP McManus video address

04.06.20 The Foundation for Working Families is a non-profit organization established by the Washington State Labor Council to assist union families of Washington State in times of hardship or disaster. They are currently giving $300 stipends (Fred Meyer gift cards) for members with a COVID-19 related financial need. Families can apply for FFWF assistance by downloading the FFWF Hardship Assistance Form here. For more information about the FFWF, email Karen White or call her at 360-570-5169.

03.27.20 UA update for March 27, 2020


Washington State Association of U.A Plumbers and Pipefitters (WSA) was founded in 1921.

The purpose of the Association is to protect our members from any unjust and injurious competition and to secure unity of action for mutual protection and support. To constantly organize employers and employees in all divisions of the plumbing, pipefitting, sprinklerfitting, HVAC/R, and service industry.

This association shall endeavor to be the voice of all pipe trades workers before the executive and legislative branches of state government; deal with contractors, employer associations, project owners, and public bodies on matters of common interest; approval WSA board, act on behalf of affiliated local unions, their membership in legislative, regulatory, judicial spheres, wages, hours, working conditions, plumbing, pipefitting, fire sprinkling, health safety, regulation work, employment benefits including unemployment compensation, and environmental conditions affecting home and community.

In 1995, the WSA took a dramatic step to face the challenges of lost market share and union density by establishing an organizing department funded by all working members within the WSA. The WSA coordinates and funds organizing activities in each local union jurisdiction and continues to battle the threat of the open shop. Our WSA organizing department and the business managers, who make up the organizing committee, were one of the earliest statewide organizing systems in the United States. The WSA has signed nearly 200 contractors since it started and has organized over 1,000 new members. Still, we have a long way to go. We are constantly reviewing our activities and looking for new ways to be successful because we know what worked 10 years ago may not work today. Our construction market and conditions are constantly changing.

The WSA currently has more than 8,700 members belonging to six local unions, all of which are United Association affiliates. Its’ affiliated members are:

UA Local 26- Western Washington Plumbers and Steamfitters

UA Local 32- Seattle Plumbers and Steamfitters

UA Local 44- Spokane Plumbers and Steamfitters

UA Local 598- Pasco Plumbers and Steamfitters

UA Local 669- Road Sprinklerfitters

UA Local 699- Seattle Sprinklerfitters

Please read our publication "How the Public Protects Itself with Plumbing Codes....a summary of the relationship between plumbing and public health."
Plumbing & Public Health