Industrial Relations Council
The purpose of the Council is to provide an approved and orderly process to avoid strikes/lockouts and settle grievances
About the Industrial Relations Council
Supported by three sponsors
assistance in settling Collective Bargaining Agreements
Why would United Association Local Unions and their signatory contractors/Association utilize the services of the Council?
There is no charge to utilize the services of the Council, whether your submission be a continuation of negotiations or local grievance. The only cost to the parties is to attend the Hearings. The Council meets as necessary. It does not have a set meeting schedule. As submissions are received, the Council sets its meeting schedule per receipt of those submissions.
The Council makes every effort to meet in cost effective and centrally located meeting venues.
This is sometimes difficult if the Council has received multiple submissions from different parts of the country.
The Council offers first hand knowledge of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry. By having Business Managers and Signatory Contractors on the Council, you are assured of representation of people who have“first hand” knowledge of the Industry.
This may not be the case with other Arbitration services offered by other organizations.
Submissions to the Council avoid local politics by either the Union or the Employer that will hinder the Collective Bargaining process.
Over the past 68 years, the Council has settled over 440 contracts and/or grievances. The council stands ready to serve the Industry.
Please continue to review our website as to the rules of the Council and the actual submission process.
Current members of the Council
Kevin Morrissey, United Association Local Union 597, Chicago, IL
Bill Taylor, United Association Local Union 442, Modesto, CA
William Boyle, Las Vegas, NV
James Murphy, St. Louis, MO
Jim Killeen, United Association Local Union 5, Washington, DC
Mike Knisley, United Association Local Union 776, Lima, OH
Thomas Gent, Glen Carbon, IL
Robert Bolton, , Contractor, Pawtucket, RI
Brian Rich, Contractor, Deer Creek, IL
Greg Fuller, Contractor, Indianapolis IN