UA Local 38, Plumbers & Pipefitters
San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Mendocino & Lake Counties
  • Local 38 Financial Forms

    Many Local 38 members are facing financial difficulties due to the current COVID-19 outbreak. Here are the forms necessary to access your Vacation and Holiday accounts, and to apply for Local 38's supplemental unemployment benefit:

    Vacation/Holiday Advance form

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Local 38’s Supplemental Unemployment Benefit (SUB) is available only to members receiving unemployment payments from the California Employment Development Department (EDD), are on the Local 38 Out of Work List, and who meet the hours requirement. When submitting your Group SUB application make sure you include detailed proof of payment from EDD.”

    Group SUB Rules and Regulations

    Group SUB Application

    When completed, please return forms to the Trust Fund office. Email to tfo@ualocal38.org or fax to (415) 626-2090.

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  • Fall 2021 Journey Level Class Schedule
    Updated On: Aug 09, 2021

    Journeyworker Classes

    FALL 2021

    The following are the Supplementary Journeyworker Training Classes that will be offered through the Local 38 Training Department during the 2021 Fall Semester. To register, please contact the Local 38 Training Department by telephone at 415-562-3838 before Monday August 16th. Please indicate which classes you are interested in attending.  Classes will begin as indicated below:

    SAN FRANCISCO CLASSES

    Backflow Testing Certification/ Backflow Survey Specialist/ Valve Repair – Starts Tuesday, 9/14/21

          This two-night course (Tuesdays & Wednesdays) will train Journeyworker in:

    1. Backflow Certification – the testing of backflow devices so student will qualify for an AWWA Certification; or
    2. Backflow Survey Specialist – course will certify and instruct on how to survey buildings for the proper backflow devices. You must have a Backflow Testing Certification in order to take this course; or
    3. Backflow valve repair – course will instruct on how to repair backflow prevention devices.

    The course will conclude with a proctored examination that may be conducted on a Saturday date to be determined.  Instructors: Dan McCormick/Ray Barrett

    Thermodynamics II and Electricity II for HVAC/R– Starts 8/17/21

    This two-night course will focus on thermodynamics and electricity for the HVAC/R trade. Classes will include hands on projects and classroom discussion about thermodynamics and HVAC/R electrical systems.

     Instructor: Aaron Di Stefano/Michael Rydman

    Medical Gas Certification – TBD

    This course will train students in Medical Gas technology, using the 2018 NFPA 99 manual, so they will qualify for their Medical Gas Installation and Brazing Certificate from National, ITC. Required Textbook: NFPA 99 Health Care Facilities Code 2015 Edition.

    Instructors: Shawn Amores & Chris Beering.

    DDC Controls and VFDs– Starts Tuesday, 8/17/21

    This course will provide an overview of the use of DDC controls for HVAC/R equipment. Discussions will include using building controls and VFDs for energy savings. Classes will consist of lectures and hands on labs using the Local 38 DDC Controls Lab.

    Instructor: Ed Jordan

    Start, Test and Balance II– Starts Thursday, 8/19/21

    This course will cover all aspects of system start up, testing and balancing of HVAC/R equipment and systems. Classes will consist of lectures and hands on labs. Anyone passing this course will be one step closer to becoming a certified Title 24 Acceptance Technician.

    Instructor: Derek Ottinger

    Welding Course – Starts Monday, 8/16/21 Instructors available Monday through Thursday

    This course provides multilevel instruction in all techniques of welding towards obtaining a UA Welder Certification.  Weld testing conducted at our facility

    Instructors: Ed Miltimore, David Kunz and Stuart Porter

    Foreman Training Course- TBD

    This updated course will cover topics critical to the workplace and jobsite supervision, such as: leadership, relationships, documentation, planning, scheduling, suppliers and safety. Also included will be discussions on the full cost of an hour of labor and the Standard for Excellence.

    PEX Piping Installer Class-TBD

    This will be a two-night class. Class will include lecture and hands on practice of installation of Uponor PEX piping systems. Space is limited.

    Trimble Class- TBD

    This two-night class will give students an overview of the Trimble unit. Class will include hands   on practice using the Trimble unit for layout on jobsites.

    STAR Test Review- TBD

    This course will consist of multiple nights to ready members to take the UA STAR test in Plumbing, Steamfitting or HVAC/R. Classes will consist of review, practice tests and open discussion. Dates of classes will be determined by date of STAR exam.

    Industrial Rigging Certification- TBD

    This course is designed to teach proper rigging techniques to journeyman with previous rigging experience. Class will include both hands on and lecture to teach the proper way to rig equipment, pipe, etc. Also, covered will be weight calculations, proper sling selection and safety topics. This class may be scheduled on three or four consecutive Saturdays TBD. Students wanting to attend this course must complete and pass a written test to prove rigging experience.  Instructor: Anthony Valdez/Zack Brown

    SANTA ROSA CLASSES

    Medical Gas Certification – Starts TBD

    This course will train students in Medical Gas technology, using the 2018 NFPA 99 manual, so they will qualify for their Medical Gas Installation and Brazing Certificate from National, ITC. Required Textbook: NFPA 99 Health Care Facilities Code 2015 Edition.

    Instructors: Steve Christani & Brian Ancic

    Welding Course – Starts Thursday, 8/19/21, Instructor Available Thursday - Saturday

    This course provides multilevel instruction in all techniques of welding towards obtaining a UA Welder Certification.  Weld testing conducted at our facility.  Instructor: Ed Miltimore

    Thermodynamics II and Electricity II for HVAC/R– Starts 8/17/21

    This two-night course will focus on thermodynamics and electricity for the HVAC/R trade. Classes will include hands on projects and classroom discussion about thermodynamics and HVAC/R electrical systems.

     Instructor: James Burke/Scott Andreiux

    Start, Test and Balance II– Starts Tuesday, 8/17/21

    This course will cover all aspects of system start up, testing and balancing of HVAC/R equipment and systems. Classes will consist of lectures and hands on labs. Anyone passing this course will be one step closer to becoming a certified Title 24 Acceptance Technician.

    Instructor: Jason Crayne

    DDC Controls and VFDs– Starts Thursday, 8/19/21

    This course will provide an overview of the use of DDC controls for HVAC/R equipment. Discussions will include using building controls and VFDs for energy savings. Classes will consist of lectures and hands on labs using the Local 38 DDC Controls Lab.

    Instructor: Jim Stratford


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