Local 562 guides injured Brother to a new career in BIM 

Sam Jacobson at BIM

On Aug. 23, 2019, Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 562, St. Louis, member Sam Jacobson was in a life-altering car accident.  Jacobson suffered a major spinal cord injury before he was supposed to begin his third year in the Local 562 apprenticeship.  Local 562 Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer John O’Mara knew Sam was still interested in working in

The Heart of the UA Lives in Every Member

UA members

The “Heart of the UA” lives in every member who believes union membership opportunities belong to everyone – regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender.  For 132 years, the UA has endured tragedies, sacrifices and extreme challenges, and yet, it has been the heart and soul of its membership that has seen it through. 

UA Members rebuild Waverly in wake of devastating flood

Road in Waverly after flood

On Aug. 21, 2021, residents of Waverly, Tenn. experienced a devastating flood that damaged homes, roads, cell phone towers, businesses and crucial infrastructure. A record-breaking 17 inches of rain fell in less than 24 hours, leaving piles of debris all over the small town and taking the lives of 22 people. Union members responded to