Local 486 works for its members. We provide numerous benefits ranging from health care and pension funds to training and political action.
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  • Retirement. We help members plan for retirement through a variety of options, including a Defined Benefit Pension Fund, a Defined Contribution Pension Fund (self-directed) and a 401k Plan (self-directed). For further information see our Investment Performance chart.
  • Health. Health care plans available include Major Medical, Mental Health and Dental.
  • Credit Union. Low-cost loans and savings plans are offered through the Baltimore Pipe Trades Federal Credit Union. Payroll deduction options are available.
  • Training. A variety of journeymen training programs are offered to enhance members' skills in specialized areas and emerging technologies.
  • Apprenticeship Program. Our five-year apprenticeship training program assures a well prepared, trained labor pool.
  • Job Information. We are our members' resource for information about available jobs.
  • Your Voice. Local 486 communicates with its members and with employers about issues of importance. Our Political Action Committee (PAC) maintains liaison with elected government officials.
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The following are requirements of membership:

  • Journeymen must have five years documented practical piping experience.
  • Apprentices who apply for the Apprenticeship Program must have a high school diploma or GED Certificate.
In you are interested in membership, contact us for more information. Local 486 is an equal opportunity organization.
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Plumbers & Steamfitters Local Union 486
8100 Sandpiper Circle, Suite 200
Baltimore, Maryland 21236
Phone: 410.866.4380 - Fax: 410.933.3515
info@UALocal486.com