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The United Association of Journeymen & Apprentices of the Plumbing & PipeFitting Industry of the US & Canada, Local 170 represents approximately 4,000 apprentices and journeypersons in British Columbia working in the Red Seal trades of: Plumber, Steamfitter/Pipefitter, Sprinkler-fitter, Gasfitter A and B, Instrumentation & Control Technicians, and Welders.

We are a member Local of the United Association which represents 57,000 members in Canada and 340,000 members across North America in the piping trades. Our members play a key role in the construction of all types of facilities (residential, commercial, industrial); all necessary to grow a strong economy. 

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It took a long time, but requisite licensing for #asbestos abatement contractors is great news, and being a Canadian first, it may even save lives in other provinces. https://theprovince.com/news/local-news/asbestos-workplace-deaths/wcm/4333ad5f-d4f9-48a7-b5dc-83df94f826dd

UA 170 Business Manager Al Phillips dropped by the Ledcor picket line to deliver a cheque from @UALocal170 in support of striking IBEW 213 members. Thanks so much! #Solidarity!

The College of the BC Building Trades is an association of union training providers. Let's debunk some of the myths about labour unions in today! 🧐

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