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The UA offers a comprehensive training program for all members. The Apprenticeship program typically runs for five-years with a graduated pay scale.
Apprentices are trained on Weeknights and on Saturday's while working, so you learn while you earn!

On the job training with the best hands in the business means that at the end of your five years as an apprentice you will be a master craftsman/woman in the plumbing and steamfitting business.

UA Local 47 members are found on all commercial projects including school construction jobs, powerhouses, chip-fab plants, hospitals and universities.

Union benefits go beyond our excellent healthcare coverage and wages. As a union member your wages and benefits are guaranteed through the collective bargaining process.

Many people don’t know that if you work without a contract in ANY INDUSTRY, your employer can change your job description at will. They can even change your salary or decide that you are not eligible for overtime pay.

As a union member, your contract spells out your working conditions, which go far beyond your wages. Health and safety issues are clearly addressed in the contract, and you are provided with representation in the case that your rights are violated by an employer.


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Apprenticeship News

Mon, Mar 25, 2013

Click Here to view winners of our Local Apprentice Contest.  These winners will represent LU 47 in Philly.

Apprentice, Residential Agreement Rates.
Tue, May 17, 2011

Click Here to download the Apprentice Residential Agreement Wage Rates for 5/1/2008 thru 4/30/2014.

Apprentice, Mechanical Equipment Service Rates.
Tue, May 17, 2011

Click Here to download a copy of the Apprentice, MES Rates good through April 30, 2014.

Apprentice, Building Trades Wage Rates
Tue, May 17, 2011

Click Here to view the current Building Trades Apprentice wage rates which are good through April 30, 2014.

Apprenticeship Events

There are currently no scheduled events.