Presented By: Association of Contracting Plumbers
ACP & UA Local 1 Unite to Bring Expert Unionized Plumbing Teams to NYC Developers
The Association of Contracting Plumbers (ACP) and the UA Plumbers Local 1 (UA Local 1) work hard to ensure a high standard skilled union labor and efficiency to New York City projects. For over 125 years the ACP and Local 1 have been the backbone of New York City’s infrastructure, protecting the health of all New Yorkers by installing and maintaining plumbing systems.
The partnership between ACP and UA Local 1 will offer cost savings to New York City’s booming construction industry, while delivering best-in-class talent to projects and ensuring rigorous standards through their exceptional worker training programs and employee benefits to attract and retain talent.
Contractors employ UA Local 1 on projects throughout the industrial, commercial and residential sectors of the construction industry. There isn’t a major project in NYC — from lifesaving hospitals to world famous sports entertaining centers — in which union Local 1 plumbers and ACP contractors are not involved. From underground installations to fixtures and equipment, the plumbers of UA Local 1 are committed to delivering projects the right way, every time. Members and apprentices are offered continuing educational classes on a regular basis to ensure everyone is up to date on changes, trends and the latest advances in the plumbing profession.
Local 1 Members graduate from the United Association-certified and -accredited Joint Apprenticeship Training Program, a five-year process that requires participants to gain more than 10,000 hours of on-the-job training, as well as 1,070 hours of classroom education from certified instructors. The program produces some of the most talented plumbing apprentices in the industry, offering UA Local 1’s clients a workforce with unmatched expertise.
UA Local 1 and ACP work closely together to identify complex and challenging projects to guarantee the plumbing quality of New York City’s most important structures and to ensure that member professionals are always at the forefront of industry best practices and new technologies. This partnership and project strategy helps keep UA Local 1 and ACP competitive, providing confidence to CMs and owners.
The diverse unionized plumbing workforce includes highly trained plumbers and contractors spanning all five boroughs, and they share a common goal of striving to provide unparalleled expertise. By upholding high training standards for all members, unionized contractors and plumbers have led the construction industry and helped ensure the quality of the built environment for the people of New York. The extensive training that members undergo is critical to the health of not only the workers, but to the millions of New York City residents using plumbing delivered by ACP and UA Local 1 every day.
UA Local 1 and ACP also take pride in the benefits offered to employees of the organizations, including full health benefits and 401k plans, combined with livable wages to support their families, and ensure that top talent is cultivated in the union workforce. Offering employees, a clear pathway to the middle class through competitive benefits, UA Local 1 and ACP prioritize the experiences of workers, ensuring they are provided with every necessary tool to foster their mastery of industry standards. With an apprenticeship of nearly 50 percent minorities and women, ACP and UA Local 1 strive to harness the talents of a diverse and expansive group of trainees.
Together, UA Local 1 and ACP provide the most efficient implementation of plumbing and contracting projects for New York City’s developers, with the highest standards of quality and safety to enhance New York City’s market, and the health of residents everywhere.