How to join Local 34

einsteinOur union was established to protect the workers in our industry. When workers join together we promote better wages, better benefits and better conditions for all working people.

How you go about joining Local 34 depends on where you are in life and how much experience in the Plumbing industry you might have.


If you have little or no experience in the plumbing trade and you are interested in in becoming a Plumber you will want to look into the registered apprenticeship program.


If you are a licensed Plumber and you want to join Local 34, you should talk to one of our organizers or contact the office directly.


Contractors interested in signing up with Local 34 should meet with one of our organizers who will answer your specific questions and help you become familiar with our organization.

It's not Rocket Science

"If I would be a young man again and had to decide how to make my living, I would not try to become a scientist or scholar or teacher. I would rather choose to be a plumber in the hope to find that modest degree of independence still available under present circumstances." - Albert Einstein, The Reporter, 18 November 1954

Shortly after making this remark, the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union, A.F.L. in Washington, D.C. voted to grant Einstein an honorary membership. Einstein was reportedly well pleased with this honor.

It's not rocket science, but it's a fact: Albert Einstein, the theoretical physicist whose theories of relativity revolutionized modern thought, was a union member.

He was a founding member of AFT Local 552, the Princeton Federation of Teachers, and was a signer of the application for the locals charter in 1938.