Serving Houston, Galveston, Beaumont, Bryan, College Station, Victoria, Rio Grande Valley
and the 62 surrounding counties

In May of 1892 the United Association chartered Local 68.  Our young Local Union had seven charter members: Ed Burnback, L. F. Delesdenier, H. Hessler, J. McNeely, B. E. Smith, J. H. Smith and Louis Tipps. They were dedicated to the principles of unionism.  The Local held meetings every week and elected Union officers every year.  It soon attracted other journeyman plumbers who joined the Union.
 
In 1924 Local 68 had grown to 125 members and by 1929 to 218 members.  Apprenticeship programs were established in the 1920’s.  However, in those days apprentices were not allowed to become members until they completed their apprenticeship.

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Calvin B. Speight
Business Manager

Michael E. Cramer
Financial Secretary-Treasurer

Wayne Lord
Business Agent

Jeffrey R. LaBroski
Business Agent

additional officers & staff

122 Years of Pride
1892 - 2014

WHY BE A LOCAL 68 MEMBER?

Higher Wages

Member Life Insurance

Family Health Insurance

Vacation Savings & Pensions

Journeyman & Apprentice Training

Credit Union for Members & Families

Scholarships for Members & Dependents


CONTACT OUR ORGANIZERS FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT JOINING LOCAL 68 AS A JOURNEYMAN PLUMBER OR APPRENTICE!

HOUSTON AREA CALL (OR EMAIL)
JIM CADDEN @ 713.869.3592
BEAUMONT AREA CALL (OR EMAIL)
JEFF WARDEN @ 409.842.3680

UA STANDARD FOR EXCELLENCE

MEMBER and LOCAL UNION RESPONSIBILITIES:
To ensure the UA Standard for Excellence platform meets and maintains its goals, UA business managers, stewards and local membership shall ensure all members.

Arrive on time. Adhere to break times and only use cell phones during those times.

Be prepared with required tools. Respect tools and equipment supplied by employer.

Adhere to zero tolerance substance abuse policy.

Eliminate work disruptions.

Ensure safe on-time completion of projects.

Respect property.  Vandalism is not tolerated.

Be productive and dress appropriately.

Respect and adhere to employer and customer rules and policies. Follow management directives.

Enhance skill level by using local and international training classes and take advantage of the certification system. 

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Phone (713) 869-3592
Toll Free (800) 798-1074

Fax (713) 869-3671

PLUMBERS LOCAL UNION # 68
502 Link Road / P O Box 8746
Houston, Texas 77249-8746

Beaumont Office
695 Chamberlin
Beaumont, Texas 777
07
Phone (409) 842-3680

 
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