Local 85 of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry was chartered on the first day of May 1892. At that time there were about a dozen members, as of today U.A. Local 85 has nearly 1300 members. For over 125 years, Local 85 members have been protecting the health of our jurisdiction through our vigorous apprentice and journeyman training. Our contractors employ Local 85 members in many different construction applications.
We work in the heavy industrial, commercial and residential sectors of the construction industry. We work in various facilities including: Chemical Plants, Health Care Facilities, Hi-Rise Apartment Buildings, High-Tech Facilities, Hotels & Motels, Office Buildings, Pharmaceutical Plants, Power Plants, Processing Facilities, Private and Public Schools, Single-Family Homes, and Supermarkets.