Posted Wednesday, July 30, 2014




U.A. Local Union 598 Plumbers & Steamfitters fundraise to purchase bicycles and helmets for Fitters Bikes for Tikes and then donate them to the Local Marine Corps Toys for Tots.  100% of fundraising money and donations purchase bikes and helmets. In 2013 the members of Local Union 598 raised enough to purchase 1,713 bikes and helmets.   Our membership along with volunteers, local high-school students, and community leaders assemble the bikes and help organize toys.  The past four years have been very successful.  We are looking forward to providing bikes and helmets to even more children this Christmas.  The annual bike build will be held on Friday, December 12, 2014 beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Benton Franklin County Fairgrounds.  A hot lunch will be provided.  Pins, lanyards and long sleeve t-shirts are available at the Union Hall.

Welcome to UA Local 598's Website

On December 29, 1944 during the height of the Manhattan Project Local Union 598 received its Charter from the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada.

Our signatory contractors and the members of Local Union 598 form a team that serves twenty one counties in Eastern Washington and Eastern Oregon.  Our jurisdiction goes from the Canadian border to below John Day Oregon and from the Cascade Mountains to the Idaho Border.  We work together to build everything from residential projects to nuclear facilities.

Contractors and Members of Local Union 598 take pride and ownership of every project in being the “best of the best” within our respective industries. Local Union 598 dedicates over one million dollars a year for training.  Our members receive the training to be the most productive and highly skilled craftsmen within the industry.  With our motto “We Do it Right the First Time” clients can be assured that our contractors and members will deliver a safe, quality project, on schedule and under budget. 

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UA Standards For Excellence

Local Union 598 is a community, family based organization.  Our members and contractors are very proud of the communities we live and work in. Involvement is a core principal of our organization.  Our involvement includes teaching, coaching, reserve firefighters and police and active and reserve military.  The membership of Local Union 598 strives to improve the quality of life for our families and communities.