United Association Local 355 Underground Utility and Landscape Irrigation’s objective is to represent all workers in the plumbing and pipefitting industry covering underground utility and landscape irrigation and to work together as partners with our contractors to provide the highest standards of quality workmanship with highly skilled and dedicated Journeyman in the Northern California and Northern Nevada jurisdictions.
Chartered on April 1, 1989 in Burlingame, CA, the UA Local 355 was created through a consolidation of the Northern California Plumber/Pipefitter Locals who were serving the Underground Utility and Landscape Irrigations Industries at that time. These Locals saw a need to consolidate these two trades to better serve the workers and contractors based on the success that the UA Local 345 had in Southern California serving these two industries.
We are affiliated with the United Association of Journeyman and Apprentice of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States, Canada, Australia and Ireland.
We currently are affiliated with over 10 Building Trades Councils throughout the Northern California.
A plan was put in place and included UA Local 343 of Vallejo, Mike Beavers, former Business Manager of Local 343, Rodney Cameron, and Dennis Soares who became UA Local 355’s first Business Manager. Dennis Soares proudly served as UA Local 355’s Business Manager and UA Local 355 JATC’s Coordinator from time of charter in 1989 until May 2013 when he retired. Now the legacy continues as Miguel Iniguez serves as Business Manager. Miguel is a long-time member who has also served as President, Business Agent, Organizer and JATC Instructor.
The work local 355 performs is Underground Utility and Landscape Irrigation including construction and residential work and public and private work. We also perform work on pre-fab playground equipments, swimming pools, and water-features.
UA Local 355 is very excited to better serve it’s membership and signatories. UA Local 355 proudly serves 41 counties in Northern California and 14 counties in Northern Nevada. We are very proud of our membership and our work. Our motto, “We Do It Right the First Time”, shows our integrity and determination to not only do our best, but with expertise. We strive to improve our members’ skills and excellence through our training program.
Our Pension plans are operated by the UA Local 343/355 Pension Plan. Our Health & Welfare Trust Fund is operated by Zenith American Administrator.
Our Business Office is located in Vallejo, CA.