• Welcome to the
    Plumbers & Steamfitters 342
    Plumbing • Pipefitting • HVAC
    UA Lcoal 342
  • A Tradition of Piping.
    Hardworking, Highly Skilled
    and Dedicated Workforce
    Since 1914.


In an effort to keep you as informed as possible, it is important that you check the website often.  CLICK HERE to visit our COVID-19 Coronavirus page. 

In addition, we ask that you scroll down on the page as Business Manager Che' Timmons has started a section on the website that he will use to update you on developments as they occur in his words.

Out of Work List

If you were laid off due to COVID-19 and need to sign the Out of Work list, please email travel@ua342.com or call the Business Office.  In your email, please include your name, card #, and last contractor worked for, last day of work and phone number.  Please note, that this is an exception being made only during this extraordinary time.

Looking for a career in the piping industry?

Representing qualified journeymen and apprentices of the plumbing, pipefitting, and HVACR service industry for more than a century.

Welcome to Skilled & Trained Safe Dedicated

Steamfitters Local 342 was chartered into the United Association of Journeyman and Apprentices in the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada in 1914.

Welcome to UA Local 342

Steamfitters Local 342 was chartered into the United Association of Journeyman and Apprentices in the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada in 1914. It began with twenty-one charter members who sought a shorter work-day, wage increases, and better working conditions. Those original members endured adverse conditions that are well documented in the history of the American Labor Movement.

What started as a small band of steamfitters grew to encompass workers in the welding, pipeline, refrigeration, and plumbing trades. The acquisition of these skilled trades came by way of mergers with other UA locals, including Plumbers Local 444 in 1994, and helped to establish one of the strongest examples of a combination local. We are proud of our humble beginnings and strive to maintain the highest standard of excellence.

Pay Your Dues!

We have more options for Active Members to pay their Membership Dues.

Apprenticeship Log-In

For On the Job Training (OJT) Hours

A Message from Business Manager Che' Timmons

Brother and Sisters,

Last week, I wrote about exploring options for those affected by COVID-19 by having a way to access their 401 accounts to help with the financial burdens of unemployment. Well, after a lot of conversations with legal counsel and our professionals, we have come up with a pathway which still adheres to our plan, rules, and IRS guidelines.


Effective today and through the end of June, members who have been adversely affected by job shutdowns and/or reduced hours due to COVID-19 will be able to make a one-time emergency distribution from their 401 account. This one-time emergency distribution can be obtained through one or two payment installments of up to, but not exceeding, $20,000.


I hope that with this plan amendment, members will be able to utilize the withdrawal to help assist in their financial needs through this time of crisis. We will do our best to expedite the requests in a timely manner. If you have any questions about whether you qualify, please call your Business Representative or the Trust Fund Office. Visit the Supplemental 401k distribution page on this website to fill out an application online.


Fraternally yours,
Che Timmons
Business Manager

Our Notices

Members Only

We want our members to have the latest information on what is happening at the Union Hall. Click below to check out upcoming events & more!


Are you willing to work hard & get paid well while being trained by some of the best instructors in the industry? Click the image to learn more.


Need a contractor? Search out local directory for the right individual for the job! We have the person you are looking for!


If you are interested in learning more about our apprenticeship program or how to apply for it, please feel free to contact us. This information will also be helpful to answer some of your questions:

Click Here