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Plumbing Council Codebook
PCA Regional Code Book
The 2016-17 edition is a completely updated and revised REGIONAL CODE BOOK (which now includes Chicago and unincorporated Cook County codes) and is offered as a Premium Contractor Advantage benefit exclusively available to Plumbing Council (PCA-Local 130 CBA) affiliated and contributing contractors (at no cost), as well as local municipal inspectors working in our jurisdiction.
Click here to access the Code Book
Rising Tide
The Plumbing Contractors Association Midwest (PCA) is launching a new effort to involve, engage and prepare our next generation of plumbing/piping industry leaders. If your plan is to take on tomorrow, come learn and grow with peers who are like-minded.
Contact the PCA Midwest office (312-563-9526) for more information.
PCA Hazcom
Free Hazcom Training Still Available
While the deadline to comply with OSHA's revised Hazard Communication Standard training which aligns with the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) may have ended, the PCA Midwest and the Plumbing Council Midwest will continue to host our free Hazcom Training presentation online for new hires and anyone who still needs to obtain certification.
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Safety Manual
PCA Revised Company Safety Manual
Take advantage of the Plumbing Council's completely updated Company Safety Policy Manual. This document is available as individual "chapter" PDF files and/or editable "Word" files to insert your company name.
To obtain access to any of the safety manual files, click the link below. Once on the document page, you will need to Login or "Create an account" and accept the disclaimer.
Download the Safety Manual here
1) Associate Membership
PCA Associate Membership
Associate members of the Plumbing Contractors Association Midwest (PCA) have the ability to gain visibility with over 300+ plumbing contractors working in the 17 Illinois counties in our jurisdiction.
Application Form
Click on the links below if you are interested in joining and learning more about the advantages of becoming a PCA Midwest Associate Member or if you want to see a complete listing of our industry partners that stand with the PCA Midwest.
Associate Membership Listing
PCA Mission
The PCA and our Members
As one of the oldest trade associations in the United States, the mission of the Plumbing Contractors Association Midwest includes representing our members in Labor Relations and Legislation, assisting our members with education and safety training, and supporting an apprenticeship system that provides for the effective training of apprentices.
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Lead Safety Brochure
PCA Consumer Lead Brochure
The PCA and the Illinois PHCC have collaborated to develop a new brochure on lead safety in drinking water. It explains what consumers can do to reduce their exposure to lead in their home; offers advice on hiring licensed plumbing contractors to test the lead in water systems; provides helpful industry website links; and includes a consumer acknowledgement and release form for our contractors to keep for their own records.
Download the Brochure by clicking here.
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Local 130 CBA
Schedule A for Residential & Light Comm.
Residential Plumbing Service Agreement
PCA Bargaining Rights Form
PCA Membership Form
Consumer Lead Safety Brochure
PCA Connections Brochure
Drug Free Program
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ScreenSafe booklet.



PCA Meetings

First Lady WashingtonPCA June Tour Event
Our next PCA Membership Event will be our annual "June Tour" which this year includes a tour of our “one of a kind” city aboard Chicago’s First Lady Cruises on Saturday, June 23, 2018 starting at 8:00 PM. PCA Midwest members, Associate members and their guests will enjoy cocktails, dinner, skyline commentary & a fireworks display during the 3-hour evening cruise. Our cruise will include time on both the Chicago River as well as Lake Michigan (weather permitting). Registration is now closed.
PCA Membership Meeting
Please note that our next PCA Midwest Membership Meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at the new UA Local 130 JAC Training Center in Chicago. Check back here for more details and registration information as we get closer to the date.
New Wage Increase for "Schedule A" Agreement for Residential and Light Commercial Construction
Scheduled Increase for Local 130 (PCA Midwest) Effective June 1, 2018

The wages and benefits for the UA National Residential "Schedule A" Agreement have been modified by the United Association. The change will affect the Residential Plumber rates. The Journeymen Residential Plumber wage rate has increased $1.00 to $44.00 per hour and the Defined Contribution Pension rate has been reduced by $0.75 to $2.25 per hour to match the Master Agreement.

  • To view the new "Schedule A" wage sheet, click here.
  • To view the wage sheet for the Master Agreement, click here.
IDOL Prevailing Wage Surveys

The Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) has issued a survey to contractors across our state, to establish and post the new Prevailing Wage Rates for 2018-2019. Compliance with Prevailing Wage laws is required on all work financed through public funding. It is important to annually affirm that the Prevailing Wage rates are accurate and to ensure that all contractors (union and non-union) operate on a level playing field on publicly funded work they perform.

If you have not previously completed the survey, please go to the Contractor Survey section of the IDOL website at‐Rules/CONMED/Pages/Prevailing‐Wage‐Survey.aspx‐Rules/CONMED/Pages/Prevailing‐Wage‐Survey.aspx. If you have any questions, contact the IDOL Survey Hotline at 312-793-1585 or email .

In addition to completing the IDOL survey as a plumbing contractor, UA Local 130 is requesting that you provide the union with the information as well so that it may report the information as a union. The following information (project name; project location including street address, city and county; and the number of plumbers who worked on the project) should be emailed to for all public works projects where your company performed the plumbing work. If you do not have any public works projects, please respond by email stating that you did not have this work. Or, you may provide UA Local 130 with the weekly Certified Transcript of Payroll Form for each project. Please email this information to UA Local 130 by June 25, 2018.
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