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2015 Apprentice Bull and Oyster Roast

Brother Bill Lamm's Mass of Rememberance
William “Bill” C Lamm, A longtime resident of Mayo, MD and recently relocated to New Burn, North Carolina, passed away on December 11, 2014. Bill was also involved with the Steamfitters Local 602 for a good part of his life, beginning with his initiation on June 16, 1960. Bill served on the Finance Board of Local 602 beginning in 1976 and became the Financial Secretary Treasurer of the Local from 1982 – 1995, at which time he became the Business Manager/Financial Secretary Treasurer of the Local serving from 1995 until his retirement in 2003. While serving his Local Union bill also served on the Finance Committee of three UA Conventions, was Chairman of the Service Bureau, UA Reciprocity Committee, Medical Fund, CAUSE Trustee, By Laws Trustee, Pension Fund Trustee, Apprenticeship Trustee , served the Building Trades of Metro DC, Maryland State Pipe Trades and the Multi States Pipe Trades. In addition to the Local Union Bill is survived by his wife of 56 years Barbara Lamm, daughters Vickey Peake, Jackie Gorzo, Linda Curgis and son Craig Lamm. A Mass of remembrance will be held on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 515 Loch Haven Road, Edgewater, MD 21037.

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Brother Bill Lamm's Passing
It is with regret that I inform the members of Local 602 of the passing of our former Business Manager/Financial Secretary Treasurer, William C Lamm. Services will be held after the holidays and I will let everyone know of the specifics once I have them from the family. Joe Savia

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43rd Annual Sam Townsend Memorial Golf Tournament

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Dominion Cove Point Public Hearing
Please come out and show your support for the Dominion Cove Point Liquefaction Expansion Project on Saturday the 31st of May from 1-6pm at Patuxent High School: 12485 Southern Connector Blvd, Lusby, Maryland 20657

A Benefits Expo will be held on Thursday May the 15th at 5:00pm at the UA Mechanical Pipe Trades School, which is Located at 8509 Ardwick-Ardmore Road in Landover, MD 20785.


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6th Annual Bull and Oyster Roast
Please join us on Saturday March 29th for our 6th Annual Bull and Oyster Roast.

2014 Local 602 Bull and Oyster Roast

Show your support for the Cove Point Project
The project will: •Be built within the existing footprint and have the smallest environmental footprint of its kind, preserving the 1,000-acre nature preserve that surrounds Cove Point. •Produce more than 3,000 (over 500 Steamfitters) construction jobs during the three-year period and create 75 new jobs once in operation. •Provide a new long-term revenue stream – in just the first five years after the project is in operation, Calvert County is to receive an additional $40 million a year on average.

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Medical Benefits Expo
A special meeting to review the benefits changes that are effective January 1, 2014 and the financial progress of the Medical Fund will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at the Local Union Hall located at 8700 Ashwood Drive, 2nd Floor, Capitol Heights, MD 20743. All actives, retirees and their spouses that currently enjoy the coverage afforded by the Medical Fund are welcome to attend

100th Anniversary Banquet
Please join us on the evening of September the 21st 2013 for our 100th Anniversary Grand Banquet and Awards Dinner.

100th Anniversary Brunch Cruise
Please Join us on the Morning of Saturday September 21st 2013 for our 100th Anniversary Brunch Cruise and tour of Historic Washington D.C.

The 42nd Annual Sam Townsend Memorial Golf Tournament
Please join us on Friday September the 20th 2013 for the 42nd Annual Sam Townsend Memorial Golf Tournament.

100th Anniversary Wreath Laying Ceremony
Please join us on Labor Day for our Wreath Laying Ceremonies. The purpose of hosting these ceremonies is to pay homage to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom and contribute to the advancement of our way of life. Please review the attached schedule.

Journeyman Training
Click the "Journeyman Training" link above to view the upcoming & available journeyman training classes.

100th Anniversary Family Picnic
Please join in the celebration of 100 years of Excellence by attending the 100th Anniversary Family. To easily download and/or print the request form and flyer visit the events section of our website.

5th Annual Bull and Oyster Roast
Please Join us on Saturday April 6th 2013 from 1 to 5pm, at Martins Crosswind in Greenbelt Maryland.

2012-2013 Journeymen Training
Please click the link above for information. Call the apprentice school to register.

MD Journeyman HVAC License Review Class

Annual Foreman's Training Class

2012 Election Results

2012 Awards Dinner and Dance
This year's Awards Dinner and Dance will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 am. Tickets are 50.00 a piece or two for $90.00. Call the Hall to reserve your seat today.

Class of 2012 Bull Roast
This year's Bull Roast will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2012, from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Martin's Crosswinds. Tickets are $45.00 apiece with children aged 12 and under free. Call the Hall to get your tickets

Upcoming Negotiations
We are headed into year three of contract talks for wages. Anyone with any input, for amounts should contact Joe Savia, at the Hall.

August 1, 2011 Wage Rates

2011 Contract
Click here to view the status of negotiations to be effective August 1, 2011

Status of Contract Negotiations - 2011


Retro Active Rates 8/1/10 - 10/31/2010

Rates 11/1/2010 - 7/31/2011

Click here to view contract proposal to be presented Monday October 25, 2010

Click Here for a List of Labor Endorsed Candidates

Special Called Meeting Notice
There will be a Special Called Meeting, to be held on Monday, October 25, 2010, at Martin's Crosswinds, 7400 Gateway Center Drive, Greenbelt, MD 20770 at 5:30 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to conduct a ratification vote on the contract and, if ratified, allocate the first year increase of $1.25. Note: $.75 has been allocated to the Pension Fund per the tentative agreeement. Details of the proposed contract will be mailed to all members.

Contract Update
This proposed agreement will be presented for ratification at the October 25, 2010 special called meeting.Click here for the agreement.

Strike has been cancelled

Special Called Meeting Notice

If you need an Interim Agreement

Click Here for Contract Negotiation Update

Special Called Meeting 10/05/2010


Proposed Contract to be Presented for PRE-RATIFICATION

Election - Mail Ballot Results
We have had 32 mail ballot counts, Fazio 7-0, Densel 14-1, Dominion Mechanical 65-0, EMCOR Combustioneer 19-0, Noyes Air Conditioning 19-0, Southland Industries 95-0, American Combustion 17-0, CRW Mechanical 2-0, HPS (Combined Mail In and In House) 61-0, IAC Service Company 5-0, RE Donovan 7-0, Gaghan Mechanical 2-0, General & Mechanical 2-0, Pro-Air 19-0, R M Thornton 25-0, Thornton Services 4-0, Washington Refrigeration 2-0, Bowers 58-1, W L Gary 18-0, Limbach 29-0, Pierce 63-0, Welch & Rushe 32-0, MECCO 8-1, Poole & Kent 23-0, John C Grimberg Co. 42-0, Calvert Mechanical 3-1, Kelly HVAC 3-0, Paramount Mechanical 18-1, M & M Welding 9-0, Caigeann 1-0, Total Refrigeration 10-3, H & D 3-0

Status of Elections
Currently 10 Elections have been held, the Union prevailed in both elections. Boland 113-2,S & W Controls 13-1, PEPCO Government Services 16-0, Severn Group 19-1, HVAC Specialists 12-0, Journeyman Mechanical 13-0, Kent Island 16-0, Joshua 7-0, Air Specialties 8-0, SSI 14-3

Status of Contract Negotiations
As of the meeting the negotiating committee had on September 2, 2010. There was NO movement, offer remained at $1.00 for first year, arbitration for 2nd and 3rd years if no resolution is met in three meeting.

Questions and Answers Regarding the NLRB Elections

Update on the NLRB Elections

August 30, 2010 Special Called Meeting
There will be a special called meeting on Monday, August 30, 2010, 6:00 p.m. at Martins' Crosswinds, 7400 Greenway Center Drive, Greenbelt, MD 20770. This meeting will be held to discuss the status of the contract.

Special Called Meeting & Regular Meeting
There will be a special called meeting prior to the regular union meeting on August 3, 2010 at Martin's Crosswinds, 7400 Greenway Center Drive, Greenbelt, MD 20770. Special called meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m., with regular union meeting to be held immediately thereafter.

Click Here for CAUSE Memorandum of Understanding

Click Here for Status of Contract as of 7/28/2010

Special Called Meeting
There will be a special called meeting on Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at Martin's Crosswinds to 7400 Greenway Center Drive, Greenbelt, MD 20770 at 6:00 p.m. to discuss the status of contract negotiations.

Click Here for Status of Contract Negotiations


Job Opportunity ** Members Only**
Attention Welders: If there are any welders who currently hold a Top Secret Clearance and are in need of a job, please contact Ernie Brady (301)424-3410.

Welcome to Steamfitters UA Local 602

Steamfitters Local 602 represents the journeymen and apprentice steamfitters and pipefitters in the Washington, DC area.

We are pleased to welcome you to our website and hope you will take the time to browse through it and learn about the many advantages and benefits of being a union steamfitter. Our members have built and serviced heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems in most of the landmark buildings in the Washington area, from the White House to FedEx Field.

Contactors and building owners know Local 602 members build and service mechanical equipment with the highest degree of professionalism. And our members know they receive top wages and benefits for the outstanding work they do.

Please contact us if you have any questions about Steamfitters Local 602.