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Wage Allocation

The new wages and allocation were approved at the Special Called Meeting on May 13, 2021. See rates below.

Unrestricted Journeyman Wage Allocation for Ratification Meeting

2021 current rates for Metal trades

SRC Wage Rate for Allocation Meeting

1st-5th year apprentice Wage Form – for allocation meeting

COVID Vaccine Updates

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Starting this week, Ford Field will begin accepting walk-ins while supply lasts. Registration is still encouraged – text EndCOVID to 75049. For those receiving a second Pfizer dose, make sure it’s 21 days after your first dose and bring your CDC vaccination card if you have it. Patients under 18 must have a parent or guardian present.
For all walk-ins, transportation, ASL and Spanish translations, and wheelchair assistance is available. To request these ahead of time, call 888-535-6136 (press 1).
Click here to learn more.

Beginning next week, all Michigan residents 16 and older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. As Michigan faces increasing cases, Gov. Whitmer has urged all providers to not turn someone away who wants the vaccine.

Because the quicker we can get to that 70 percent-plus (vaccinated) number, the 

better for every one of us,” said Gov. Whitmer.

Starting on Monday, April 5, all residents are encouraged to sign up for the vaccine:

  • Check the website of your local health department or hospital to find out their process or for registration forms (map of local health departments); or
  • Check additional vaccination sites, such as local pharmacies like MeijerRite AidKrogerWalmart (Mid/Central and Northern MI) or Snyder Drugs (U.P. residents); or
  • Residents who don’t have access to the internet or who need assistance navigating the vaccine scheduling process can call the COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136 (press 1) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Registration is now open for the FEMA/State of Michigan Ford Field COVID-19 vaccine clinic! There are three options to register for a vaccine:​​

  • Go to or ​
  • Text “EndCOVID” to 75049​​
  • Residents who don’t have access to the internet or who need assistance navigating the vaccine registration process can call the MDHHS COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136 (press 1) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.​​


Vaccines are still available at the TCF Center. You can call 313-230-0505 between 9am & 8pm M-F to schedule an appointment at the TCF Center, or go to the website and click on the COVID-19 Vaccine Updates, for the most up-to-date information.


For up-to-date information on COVID-19 you can go to the website Or, if you would like to be a part of the conversation and join a workgroup, you can reach out to [email protected] or for locations or information regarding COVID-19 updates. WEAR YOUR MASKS!  Any concerns with COVID-19 safety protocols or lack of PPE contact the Business Agent in the area or the Union Hall.

Plumbers Local 98 Insurance Fund Plan Members

Welcome to Costco Health Solutions, your new prescription benefit provider, effective 4/1/2021.

Costco Health Solutions is excited about the opportunity to provide you with our full-service pharmacy benefits, available at more than 64,000 retail pharmacies nationwide, including Costco pharmacies. You do not have to use a retail Costco Pharmacy to fill your retail prescriptions, but you are free to do so and a Costco membership will not be required. To find an in- network retail pharmacy, including Costco locations, near you, please visit:  Wal-Mart and Sam Club’s retail pharmacies are excluded.

Your pharmacy benefit allows you to fill your 90-day generic maintenance medications at any retail pharmacy. If you have questions regarding your benefit, please call Costco Health Solutions Customer Care at: 1-877-908-6024. For additional information about Costco Health Solutions and your prescription benefit please visit:


For future references, find this information on the Benefits page.

UA Scholarship

UA Scholarship Fund Information

We are pleased to announce that the United Association Scholarship Trust Fund is gearing up for the 2021-2022 academic year scholarship awards. Up to 112 scholarships totaling as much as $222,000 will be awarded this year, including 106 for students pursuing undergraduate studies and up to six for students pursuing graduate studies. Scholarships range from $1,500 to $5,000 each. Generally, dependents of UA members who are pursing a post-high school education at an accredited college or university may apply for a scholarship (please see eligibility requirements and award criteria in the detailed instructions found with the application). The deadline for submitting applications is June 9, 2021.

Applications are exclusively accepted electronically through The application is now live and potential applicants can check that website and click on the “Login” icon at the top right corner for additional instructions to access and submit applications. Note that upon logging in, users should be sure to click on the scholarship titled 2021 United Association Scholarship.

Awards will primarily be based on academic achievement and potential, personal achievement, and community involvement. Financial need may also be considered. Scholarships will be awarded without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Applications will be judged by an independent and impartial Selection Committee, comprised of distinguished members of the community. The Selection Committee may request information concerning the financial circumstances of applicants and use this information in the award of scholarships. Also, note that because UA scholarships do not automatically renew each year, receiving an award in one year does not guarantee you awards in future years.

In addition, six scholarships will be given to “Second Chance” awardees. Those selected will be students whose academic achievement is not the best in their region, but who demonstrate they want another chance at an education to advance their potential for higher-paying employment.

We would like to thank everyone for supporting the Fund, and look forward to awarding our next round of scholarships to our deserving UA students.

COVID-19 Testing Center

The Detroit COVID-19 Drive Thru Testing site shifted from the State Fair Grounds to Joseph Walker Williams Community Center located at 8431 Rosa Parks Blvd. All tests will be conducted indoors.

Testing will be open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tests are free to all Wayne, Oakland and Macomb county residents and there is no prescription needed. (They also take all city employees.)


To make an appointment call the CCCN Monday to Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

COVID-19 Drive Thru (313) 230-0505

Click here for more information on the Joseph Walker Williams Community Center Testing site.

Click here for the most current information about Coronavirus here in Michigan.