UA Local 85

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8 am - 5 pm

6705 Weiss Street
P.O. Box 6547
Saginaw MI 48608-6547

Phone: (989) 799-5261
Tollfree: (800) LOCAL85
Fax: (989) 791-3468


132 OakleyFinding a home for the newly formed Local 85 did not seem so important to the dozen or so original members. In 1903, they met at a Central Union Hall located at Federal & Lapeer in Saginaw, Michigan. By 1933 there was a need to move and the Carpenters hall on s. Franklin was used. In 1940 and 1941 members met at the Eagles Club on S. Jefferson. This did not meet the needs of the members for long and they sought a more permanent home.



731 Gratiot

The next move was to 132 Oakley St., but that did not fulfill the needs of the Local for very long either, and when their opportunity to purchase their own facility arose it was looked upon as a real milestone.

This site was located at 731 Gratiot and was a much better location for the Union. In 1977, there became a need to enlarge this facility to accommodate additional Local 85 Services. This building fostered the growth of membership for quite some time.

In the early 80's property was purchased at 6705 Weiss Street to build a new training center.  The building was dedicated on October, 30, 1982 and in 1990 the facility that housed the local office at 731 Gratiot was sold and new offices were added onto the training center.

While these moves appear to be numerous it is noted that they represent a constant change of growth and a contribution to the area and the construction industry.

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