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Welcome to the regional office of the Upper Peninsula Plumbers, Pipefitters and HVAC ,UA Local 111, in Escanaba MI 49829 also with an office in Marquette, MI.

We are trained journeyman, apprentices, and staff to help you with all your industrial, commercial, residential, and construction needs.

Our pledge is to assist all union contractors in the United States and Canada. We are a member of the Upper Peninsula Construction Labor-Management Council.

Please click the links on the left for more information about Local 111.





To ensure the UA Standard for Excellence platform

meets and maintains its goals, the Local Union Business

Manager, in partnership with his implementation team,

including shop stewards and the local membership, shall

ensure all members:

• Meet their responsibilities to the employer and their

fellow workers by arriving on the job ready to work,

every day on time (Absenteeism and tardiness will not

be tolerated.)

• Adhere to the contractual starting and quitting times,

including lunch and break periods (Personal cell phones

will not be used during the workday with the exception

of lunch and break periods.)

• Meet their responsibility as highly skilled craftsworkers

by providing the required tools as stipulated under the

local Collective Bargaining Agreement while respecting

those tools and equipment supplied by the employer

• Use and promote the local union and international training

and certification systems to the membership so they

may continue on the road of lifelong learning, thus

ensuring UA craftworkers are the most highly trained

and sought after workers

• Meet their responsibility to be fit for duty, ensuring a

zero tolerance policy for substance abuse is strictly met

• Be productive and keep inactive time to a minimum

• Meet their contractual responsibility to eliminate disruptions

on the job and safely work towards the on-time

completion of the project in an auspicious manner

• Respect the customers’ property (Waste and property

destruction, such as graffiti, will not be tolerated.)

• Respect the UA, the customer, client and contractor by

dressing in a manner appropriate for our highly skilled

and professional craft (Offensive words and symbols on

clothing and buttons are not acceptable.)

• Respect and obey employer and customer rules and


• Follow safe, reasonable and legitimate management





their signatory contractors have the responsibility to manage

their jobs effectively, and as such have the following

responsibilities under the UA Standard for Excellence.

• Replace and return to the referral hall ineffective superintendents,

general foremen, foremen, journeyworkers

and apprentices

• Provide worker recognition for a job well done

• Ensure that all necessary tools and equipment are readily

available to employees

• Minimize workers’ downtime by ensuring blueprints,

specifications, job layout instructions and material are

readily available in a timely manner

• Provide proper storage for contractor and employee tools

• Provide the necessary leadership and problem-solving

skills to jobsite supervision

• Ensure jobsite leadership takes the necessary ownership

of mistakes created by management decisions

• Encourage employees, but if necessary, be fair and

consistent with discipline

• Create and maintain a safe work environment by providing

site specific training, proper equipment and following

occupational health and safety guidelines

• Promote and support continued education and training

for employees while encouraging career building skills

• Employ an adequate number of properly trained

employees to efficiently perform the work in a safe

manner, while limiting the number of employees to the

work at hand, thereby providing the customer with a

key performance indicator of the value of the UA

Standard for Excellence

• Treat all employees in a respectful and dignified manner,

acknowledging their contributions to a successful project

• Cooperate and communicate with the job steward

UP Plumbers, Pipefitters & HVAC, Local 111   2601 North 30th Street, Escanaba, MI 49829   119 South Front Street, Marquette, MI 49855,   
 906 789.9784 Esc. / 906 226.6511 Marq.        Login

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