UA Local Union Frequently Asked Questions

The United Association National Pension Fund is here to help answer any questions you have as a Local Union representative. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions we have found are most important to our local unions. We hope these answers will help clarify any questions you may have. However, if you can not find the questions or answers you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
If you have different questions, check these pages for additional information:

All employer signature pages should be emailed to In addition, please instruct the employer to contact the UANPF and speak with the UANPF contribution analyst that handles your specific local union so they can set up an account. Click here for a current listing.

All CBA updates and related correspondence should be emailed to All rate increases and related correspondence should be emailed to

Please contact our PEERS helpdesk either by phone (1-800-638-7442 extension 3340) or email ( and they will kindly provide detailed information on our PEERS platform.

The United Association National Pension Fund (UANPF) was established in July 1968 to provide retirement benefits for employees who are represented by the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry (United Association) or by a United Association Local Union or District Council. The Plan is a collectively bargained plan funded by a Taft-Hartley trust fund.

The Fund maintains a multiemployer defined benefit pension plan funded solely by employer contributions and investment earnings. The contributions are made in accordance with collective bargaining agreements or other participation agreements. Participants do not have individual money accounts with the Fund and do not make employee contributions. Rather, contributions made by employers are deposited into the trust fund to provide for defined retirement benefits payable to eligible participants in accordance with the Plan.

The Plan includes many jurisdictions throughout the U.S., but not all jurisdictions in which there is a United Association local union choose to participate in the Plan. Bargaining units are allowed to join at different times and their contribution rates vary.

Learn more about the United Association National Pension Fund resources for Local Unions:

UANPF by the Numbers

$ 1
In Assets

Contributing to the Fund

$ 100

Benefits Paid Each Year


Active in the Fund