UA Local Union Frequently Asked Questions
If you have different questions, check these pages for additional information:
All employer signature pages should be emailed to EmployerDocuments@uanpf.com. 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 EmployerDocuments@uanpf.com. All rate increases and related correspondence should be emailed to RateIncreaseDocuments@uanpf.org.
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.