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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 Membership Meeting

The next PCA Membership Meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Harry Caray’s (enter through Westin Hotel) located at 70 Yorktown Shopping Center, Lombard, IL starting at 6:00 p.m. (registration and reception). Following our traditional summer break, PCA Midwest members will convene for this membership meeting designed to bring everyone up to date on important industry related topics. Guest speakers will include:
  •  Bob Miodonski (Plumbing Group Publisher at BNP Media/Plumbing & Mechanical magazine)
  • Jessica Newbold (Legislative Consultant – Illinois Mechanical & Specialty Contractors Association)
  • and Bev Potts (Executive Director – Illinois PHCC)
Click here to register.
Please note: We will be asking at this meeting for PCA Midwest contractors to volunteer to serve on the Nominating Committee to slate the PCA Midwest board directors up for election in 2018. Pursuant to Article VIII, Section 2 of the PCA Midwest By-Laws, a Nominating Committee is comprised of the designated representatives of seven (7) or more Active Member firms of the Association and shall be selected by the members. If you are interested in serving on the Nominating Committee, please contact PCA Midwest Executive Director S.J. Peters at 312-563-9526 or by email at .
November Meeting Date Change: Please be advised that the PCA Midwest Membership Meeting in November will take place on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Erie Café in Chicago beginning at 6:00 PM (registration and reception). As the final membership meeting of the year, it will feature guest speaker Plumbers Local 130 UA Business Manager Jim Coyne who will present a “State of the Union” address, and the election of the Association Board.
PCA Contract (2017)

The new 2017-2020 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA, Master Agreement) between the PCA Midwest (Plumbing Contractors Association Midwest) and Plumbers Local 130 UA was ratified on May 25 and became effective on June 1, 2017. In addition, modifications to the PCA Midwest & Local 130 “Schedule A Agreement for Residential & Light Commercial” and the new PCA Midwest & Local 130 “Residential Plumbing Service Agreement” are also now in effect. Please click on the  links below to access each document.
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