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News Archive 2014

Arrangements for Betty Welton
Mon, Dec 1, 2014

Membership Mailing 11/25/2014
Mon, Dec 1, 2014


Arrangements for Brother George Shaw
Wed, Nov 26, 2014

It is with deep regret that we inform you of the death of George Shaw. George was a thirty-five year member, and a recent retiree.  Our hearts go out to his family, friends and co-workers.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 28, 2014 from 2 p.m. - 9 p.m.  at Becvar & Son Funeral Home, 5539 W. 127th Street, Crestwood, IL.  Funeral will be held on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 10:15 a.m. from the funeral home to Incarnation Church, Palos Heights, IL for an 11:00 a.m. mass at Intermerment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Arrangements for Joan Clancy
Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Labor Rally Thursday, November 20, 2014
Wed, Nov 19, 2014

Job Opportunity Kalamazoo, Michigan
Mon, Nov 3, 2014

One day job opportunity in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Wednesday, November 5, 2014.  The job will be ten hours or longer.  If interested, please contact George Marcinak at (708) 214-8809.

Election Day Job Opportunity
Tue, Oct 28, 2014

Support Union Made Candies this Halloween
Mon, Oct 27, 2014

Halloween Candy.pdf

Early Voting in Illinois
Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Please visit the website below for information on early voting in Illinois.

Job Opportunity
Tue, Oct 7, 2014

Mariano's Flu Voucher
Mon, Oct 6, 2014


Absentee Ballot for Indiana
Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Job Opportunities in Wisconsin
Fri, Sep 5, 2014

Job Opportunity REPOST!!!
Tue, Sep 2, 2014


This job opportunity has become available again.  If you have already applied, you must RESUBMIT your resume. An out of town contractor is looking for qualified applicants for Chicago area branch. Requirements: Journeyman Status, Experience in Fire Pump Testing, Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Automatic Fire Protection Systems, Foreman and/or Superintendent History.  The contractor has asked L.U. 281 to gather resumes to forward to them.  Ple

2014 Annual Health Fair
Tue, Aug 26, 2014

We are pleased to announce that you, your spouse and your eligible dependent children who are at least age 18, will have the opportunity to participate in one of the five “Building Bridges to Health” fairs.  The health fairs will be offered, at no cost to you, on Saturdays in September and October 2014. The health fairs will start at 7:00 a.m. and continue until 12:30 p.m.  Building_Bridges.pdf

Brother James Yager
Sat, Aug 2, 2014

We regret to inform you that Brother Jim Yager passed away Friday, August 1, 2014.  Visitation will be Monday, August 4, 2014 from 9 a.m.-10 a.m.  A funeral mass will follow at Our Lady of the Ridge Church located at 10811 South Ridgeland, Chicago Ridge, IL.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Granite City Restaurant & Brewery Saved By Sprinklers
Mon, Jul 28, 2014

Article from the Monday, July 28, 2014 Southtown Star by Nick Swedberg

White Sox Elvis Night
Wed, Jul 23, 2014

Please visit the Events tab to find out more information.

Agreement Updates
Fri, Jul 11, 2014

At the Special Union Meeting held on Thursday, July 10, 2014, the members present voted to accept the joint agreement between the Local 281 Negotiating Team and the NFSA.  The ratified contract will retroactively take effect as of June 1, 2014.

Contract Proposal for Special Meeting
Thu, Jul 3, 2014

Click Here to download the important document.

July 10, 2014 Special Meeting
Mon, Jun 30, 2014

Contract Negotiations
Fri, Jun 27, 2014

The  Sprinkler Fitter Local 281 Negotiation Team has reached a tentative agreement with the NFSA.  It includes a proposal and an extension agreement until July 11, 2014.  We will post more info ASAP concerning meeting information, proposal language, etc.  Again thank you for your patience throughout. All Local 281 members in good standing are clear to go to work. 

Negotiation Update
Tue, Jun 24, 2014

The Sprinkler Fitter Local 281 Negotiation Committee met with the NFSA, Tuesday, June 24, 2014.  The committee will meet again Wednesday, June 25, 2014 to continue negotiations.  Please attend the meeting on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Union Hall, 11900 South Laramie, Alsip.  Hopefully there will be a proposal to discuss and vote upon.  Thank you for your continued patience.

Bruce Rauner Candidate
Mon, Jun 23, 2014


U.A. Softball Team
Fri, Jun 20, 2014

Sprinkler Fitters Local 281 defeated Local 364 out of Colton, California.  There next scheduled game is Friday, June 20 at 6:45 p.m. against Local 562 out of St. Louis.  Good luck, brothers!

Special Union Meeting
Tue, Jun 17, 2014

The Local 281 Negotiating Committee is scheduled to meet with the NFSA on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. There will be a special union meeting on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Sprinkler Fitters Local 281 Union Hall, 11900 South Laramie, Alsip, IL.  Discussion will be held regarding the negotiations. All members are strongly encouraged to attend.

Contract Negotiations Continue
Fri, Jun 6, 2014

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Contract Extension
Fri, Jun 6, 2014

NFSA Proposal Voted Down
Fri, Jun 6, 2014

NFSA Final Offer
Thu, Jun 5, 2014

Negotiation Update
Fri, May 30, 2014

Negotiation Updates
Sun, May 25, 2014

Contract Negotiation Updates
Mon, May 19, 2014

Any updated negotiation information will be found in the Member's Only section of this website.

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Contract Negotiations
Sun, May 18, 2014

The Sprinkler Fitter Local 281 Negotiating Team has met with the members of the NFSA on two occasions (4/15/14 & 5/5/14).  There are several Articles that have been tentatively agreed upon, and productive discussion on other Articles, as well. We are scheduled to meet on Thursday, May 22nd and Thursday, May 29th. Updates will be given after both the meetings. Please try to find the time to attend the next Regular Monthly Union Meeting

Job Opportunity for Section 3
Fri, May 9, 2014

Congratulations Scholarship Winner!!!
Fri, May 9, 2014

Union Labor Rally
Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Sprinkler High Rise Article in Chicago Tribune
Tue, Apr 22, 2014

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Oppose Illinois House Bill 4609
Wed, Apr 9, 2014

Oppose Illinois Anti-Fire Sprinkler Bill Amendment
Wed, Mar 26, 2014

Thu, Mar 6, 2014

At the regular monthly meeting held on Thursday, March 6, 2014 the members present voted to have all future Union Meetings held at the Sprinkler Fitters Local 281, U.A. Union Hall, 11900 South Laramie, Alsip, IL.  Representatives from both the Union department and the Health and Welfare department will be available to take dues, and/or answer any questions you may have.

Membership Letter
Fri, Jan 24, 2014

Membership Letter 01 24 2014.pdf

Union Meeting Update
Tue, Jan 7, 2014