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News and Events2022-09-20T22:30:56+00:00

Public Works Educational Conference – November 9, 2022 – Register Here

The Public Works Educational Conference has returned and will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Loyd E. Williams Pipe Trades Training Center, 780 Commercial Street, in San Jose.  Keynote speakers include Ken Lau, Dept. of Industrial Relations - Ruben Rosales, Dept. of Labor - Eric Rood, Dept. of Apprenticeship Standards and Jill Nerone, Assistant DA, Insurance Fraud and Labor Trafficking. There will also be a special presentation of the short award-winning documentary, "This Adventure Called California" produced by Jennifer Huang. The film follows the story

September 20th, 2022|Uncategorized|

This Adventure Called California

Labor Trafficking Survivor Hopes Short Documentary Film Will Help Protect Other Workers - Film will be part of San Jose's Cinequest this year with a panel discussion to include Ruth Silver Taube, Legal Services Chair of the South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking, labor advocate Mauricio Velarde, Prevailing Wage Officer at South Bay Piping Industry, and San Jose Councilmember Raul Peralez. Benita Hopkins, Co-Chair, San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking and founder of 1st Fruits Arts Project, will moderate the discussion. It is a common thought that human trafficking is a far and

August 18th, 2022|Buildings, Construction, News|

UA Local 393 Election Results

On December 9, 2021, Steve Flores - 393 Business Manager, informed the membership via posting and e-newsletter, the following:  Dear UA Local 393 Sisters and Brothers, The UA Local 393 election for officers and committee members was held on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. The results of these elections are listed below. There was a tie for the final delegate position on the Building Trades Council between Nate Cogburn and Ed Nichols. This would normally trigger a run-off election. However, Ed Nichols has conceded the election to Nate Cogburn. So, Nate will be the final

February 24th, 2022|News|

Training Center Update

Brian Murphy is the 393 Pipe Trades Training Center Coordinator. He’s led the efforts to create a hybrid learning model, bringing apprentices both online classes and Covid-safe in-person labs. “The pandemic has forced the Training Center to modernize is ways we only dreamed of before,” said Brian. “It was a steep learning curve for both the apprentices and the instructors to move courses online. Now we wonder, “How did we ever do this before without an online component?” “Hybrid in-person and online learning is here to stay, but there are some things you have

June 17th, 2021|Training|

Featured Apprentices

William Watson, 5th Year Steamfitter “Prior to the apprenticeship, I was active duty military for six years and did a tour in Afghanistan. I came through the Veterans in Piping (VIP) program where you start with welding. It’s my favorite part of the job--not just to be able to stick two pieces together, but the science of metal, filler, and gas. It keeps your mind going. “In 2019, I competed in the State Apprentice Contest in the welding category. I was proud to be representing not only 393, but the UA in general and

June 16th, 2021|Training|
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