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

Our News

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  • 2/12/2019 - Classes Cancelled-Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2019
    All classes, day and evening, are cancelled for today: Tuesday, January 12, 2019. Please stay safe and if you must go out today, drive carefully.
  • 2/7/2019 - Classes Cancelled-Thursday, Feb.7, 2019
    All classes have been cancelled for today.
  • 1/30/2019 - Classes Cancelled-Thursday, Jan.31, 2019
    Due to Hazardous Weather conditions, ALL classes (day and evening) at the Training Center in Saginaw are cancelled for Thursday, January 31st, 2019. Just as a reminder - when Delta College classes...
  • 1/29/2019 - Classes Cancelled-Wednesday, Jan.30, 2019
  • 1/29/2019 - Evening Classes Cancelled-Jan.29, 2019
    Classes for the evening of Tuesday, January 29, 2019, have been cancelled. Your Instructors will let you know when the make-up classes will be scheduled during your next class. Just as a reminder -...
  • 1/28/2019 - Classes Cancelled-Monday, Jan.28, 2019
    Due to Hazardous Weather conditions, ALL evening classes at the Training Center in Saginaw are cancelled for tonight January 28th, 2019. Your Instructors will let you know when the make-up classes...
  • 1/28/2019 - Apprentice Applications
    The current apprentice application window will close at the end of the business day, Thursday, February 28, 2019.
  • 11/16/2018 - Apprenticeship "Earn While You Learn"
    Click the link below to watch a video from the UA!!!
  • 8/8/2018 - 29 CFR 30.3 (b)(4)(i) Compliance
    This link will take you to the training required under the updated Department of Labor Anti-Harassment standard. All Journeyman and Apprentices are required to complete this training.
  • 8/8/2018 - NEW NITC QR CARDS
    MED-GAS, STAR, etc...
  • 2/21/2018 - SAFETY NOTICE "STOP USE of MSA Gravity Welder Harness"
  • 1/15/2018 - Apprenticeship Application Process
    The UA Local 85 JATC is closing the current Application Process March 1, 2018 .
  • 9/25/2017 - OSHA's Final Rule to Protect Workers from Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica
    OSHA Rule MIOSHA-STD-1503 (03/17)
  • 8/24/2017 - Veterans No Longer Exempt
    Click on the headline above to see full details
  • 7/21/2017 - Deadline is Aug 4th for 125th Anniversary Celebration
    Ticket and Reservations must be purchased on or before August 4, 2017. Any RSVP's received after the deadline will not be processed and returned to you. We are excited to see everyone then and truly...
  • 5/16/2017 - Best of the Best
    Congratulations to the apprentices that competed at the Michigan State Pipe Trades Contest! UA Local 85 was represented in the Welding, HVAC, Plumbing and Pipefitting categories. During the contest...
  • 5/3/2017 - Michigan Apprentice Contest
    UA Local 85 would like to wish the apprentices representing our local the best of luck at the state contest. In recent years, our apprentices have consistently represented the industry with the...
  • 5/1/2017 - Happy Anniversary UA Local 85
    May 1st, 2017 marks the 125th anniversary of our great local union! United Association Local 85 is the oldest existing pipe trades union in the state of Michigan. On September 9th, 2017, we are...
  • 4/18/2017 - Retirees Luncheon
    The next retiree's luncheon is scheduled for May 8th, 2017. Union History will be onsite to document any stories or items. Union History is the company creating our 125th anniversary commemorative...
  • 4/18/2017 - Union Meeting
    Our next scheduled membership meeting is scheduled for April 26th, 2017. Starting time is 7 pm and is normally an hour and a half in duration.
  • 4/18/2017 - UA Local 85 Softball Team
    Are you a softball player or know a member that enjoys playing? Supporting activities through the local builds brotherhood and can be fun for members and their families.
  • 4/18/2017 - 125th Anniversary Meeting
    On Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 there will be a meeting for the 125th Anniversary. All members are welcome to attend the meeting, it is being held in the training center, starting at 5 pm.
  • 2/21/2017 - JOIN the UA! Local 85
    We are now accepting applications. Anyone can apply, from anywhere with our new on-line form. The apprenticeship is the best way to earn and learn without any college debt! We look forward to adding...
  • 2/8/2017 - Office Professional
    Applicants Wanted! United Association Local Union 85 Plumbers, Steamfitters, and HVACR ServiceTechs seeking a qualified Full-Time Office Professional. Minimum qualifications include but not limited...
  • 7/20/2016 - Training Center Appreciation Day
    Some of our members have expressed an interest in helping out around the Local 85 JATC Training Center. On September 16th, 2016 we will be hosting a Training Center Appreciation Day. Active or...
  • 7/19/2016 - UA Welding Exam
    The next United Association Local 85 welding exam is scheduled for Saturday, September 17th, 2016. Please contact Tim Danielak at to sign up for a test or call the hall at...
  • 7/13/2016 - UA Welding Exams
    Welding exams are scheduled every other month. The next test is scheduled for Saturday, July 16th, 2016. Processes include SMAW, GTAW and GMAW.
  • 7/5/2016 - HVACR Influencer Check out this new video from the UA!
  • 2/25/2016 - News for parents! UA: Information for Parents
  • 11/5/2015 - Career Opportunities
    The following link will take you to a quick video promoting the value of our apprenticeship program. Thanks for watching!
  • 10/27/2015 - National Apprenticeship Week
    November 2nd, 2015 starts national apprenticeship week. Apprenticeships are the gold standard in on the job training. UA Local 85 has a Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship registered...
  • 9/10/2015 - Fall Supplemental Courses
    United Association Local 85 J.A.T.C. has started the "Fall Semester" of supplemental course. Starting after Labor Day classes pertaining to Michigan Plumbing Code, Hands-On Welding, Welding Theory,...
  • 5/6/2015 - State Apprentice Contest
    Congratulations to Paul Russell, Derek Morman, Robert Duncan and Jeffrey Greaves at the 2015 Michigan Pipe Trades Apprentice contest. Everyone represent United Association Local 85 well in the...
  • 4/6/2015 - Recent MLIVE News Article
    Below is a link to a recent Bay City Times/ M LIVE news article.
  • 7/22/2014 - Plumbing Code Update
    U.A. Local 85 J.A.T.C. will be hosting two Michigan Plumbing Code update courses. The dates are September 6th in Traverse City and September 13th in Saginaw. Call the hall to register for the either...
  • 6/23/2014 - UA Local 85 Golf Outing
    The UA Local 85 Golf Outing is schedule for August 17th, 2014.
  • 6/23/2014 - Apprentice Contest
    Apprentice Contest District 2 Contest 2014 Michigan State Apprentice Contest
  • 5/19/2014 - Great Contractors
    Great Contractors Visit for a full list of contractors that employ the best in the business. The Bay Area Association of Mechanical and Plumbing Contractors Inc., B.A.A.M.P., will...
  • 4/28/2014 - Michigan Pipetrades State Apprentice Contest
    Michigan Pipetrades State Apprentice Contest The officers and members of UA Local 85 would like to give our best wishes to our contestants at the upcoming competition. We know that you all will...
  • 4/17/2014 - SkillsUSA Welding Contest
    SkillsUSA Welding Contest United Association Local Union 85 would like to congratulate the Saginaw Career Complex students! Recently the winners of the Regional Skill USA welding competition moved...
  • 4/1/2014 - Happy Birthday U.A. Local 85
    Happy Birthday U.A. Local 85 The first day of May marks the anniversary of our wonderful organization! That day is the start of our 122nd year in Saginaw. We have great members to thank for allowing...
  • 1/15/2014 - Community News Coming Soon
    UA Local 85 is a strong community contributor. We take pride in what we do for our community and members. Soon we will be including news announcements with those special events. Please stay tuned.
  • 10/4/2013 - Union Meeting
    Brothers & Sisters, The next union meeting is scheduled for October 16th, 2013. The meeting will be held at Pulaski Hall and will start at 7:00 P.M.
  • 1/31/2013 - Union Meeting
    Union Meeting, Our next union meeting is scheduled for February 27th, 2013 at the Pulaski Club at 7 p.m.
  • 1/15/2013 - Michigan Pipetrades State Apprentice Contest
    Michigan Pipetrades State Apprentice Contest This year U.A. Local 85 will be hosting the annual pipetrades competition. The best of the best from around the state of Michigan will be competing in...
  • 1/14/2013 - Training
    Training The next weld test is scheduled for September 21st at the U.A. Local 85 Training Center. Call the hall at 1-989-799-5261 for availability.
  • 1/14/2013 - Union Meeting
    Union Meeting January 23rd, 2013 - 7 p.m. at Pulaski Club
  • 12/7/2012 - Rally at the Capital
    Rally at the Capital On Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 at 9 a.m. the Michigan Building Trades will be holding a rally at our capital in Lansing, MI. The purpose will be to oppose "Right to Work" for...
  • 1/27/2012 - Bay City Prevailing Wage
    A Bay City council meeting will take place February 6th, 2012. The major topic will be the prevailing wage repeal. All members are encouraged to attend and voice their concerns to the city...
  • 1/27/2012 - Retiree's Luncheon
    The next Local 85 retirees luncheon will be held February 14th, at noon. At the Freeland Park Building.
  • 1/27/2012 - Committee of the whole
    There will be a committee of the whole meeting on February 8th at 6:00pm at the union hall. All committee members are expected to participate.
  • 1/27/2012 - Union Meeting
    Union Meeting- Our next scheduled Union Meeting will be held on February 22nd, at 7 p.m.
  • 1/27/2012 - Northern Michigan Contractors Meeting
    9:00 AM at the Park Place Hotel 300 East State Street Traverse City, Michigan 49684
  • 1/27/2012 - Jan Sugar Retirement Celebration
    Picnic & Golf Outing Pictures!
  • 4/25/2011 - Walk For Education
    Saturday, May 7th at 10:00 am in Midland, Michigan Kick-off from the Washington Square parking lot Begin on Washington Street - down the green zone - through downtown Midland around the Mackinac...
  • 4/1/2011 - We Are The People Rally
    Labor Rally at the Capitol April 13, 2011 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm State Capitol Building Lansing, Michigan Buses leaving northern Michigan for Traverse City, call Pat Maher at 231-590-1112 for Gaylord,...
  • 4/1/2011 - 99th District House Representative Meetings
    Kevin Cotter hosting a meeting April 11, 2011 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at the Isabella County Building Mt. Pleasant, Michigan Kevin Cotter hosting a meeting April 18, 2011 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at...
  • 4/1/2011 - We Are One Rally
    We Are One Rally April 4th from 2PM to 7PM Borchard Park (adjacent to Saginaw Courthouse) Saginaw, Michigan
  • 2/28/2011 - Email Addresses Needed
    Please call the hall and provide us with your email address to stay informed on the current legislation before the House and Senate.
  • 12/27/2010 - Look Here For UA Local 85 News & Announcements
    We will keep you informed by placing our news & announcements right up front on our home page. Look there whenever you log onto our website for the most recent news and announcements. You can...
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