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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.




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 policies
  • Follow safe, reasonable and legitimate management directives


MCAA/MSCA, PFI, MCPWB, PCA, UAC and NFSA and 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, journey workers 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