Become a Member



The Union Advantage


Become a UNION Pipefitter, HVAC Service Technician,
Pipeline Gas Distribution Pipefitter


Chicagoland has played an instrumental role in the development of the piping industry since the inception of Unions. Local 597 has indeed fought to keep America’s standard of living one of the highest in the world, through fair wages, reasonable working hours, and the safest possible working conditions for its members.

With the new organizing effort, Pipefitters Local 597 is looking to work with individuals working for non-union contractors to join our organization.  With the help of our IPTA Organizers, those interested in becoming a union member can fill out the form below and begin the process.

Please click here to complete the contact card with your personal information. This form will be sent to one of our organizers to review and get back to you about the process.

Our five- year UA apprenticeship program makes our Pipefitters, Welders, HVAC Service Techs, and Pipeline Gas Distribution Pipefitters the best in the industry. We have premier Training Facilities and training, so your projects are done safely and cost effectively. Continuous education and training are essential to our industry and the industry’s demands.

Benefits of becoming a Union Member:

Union contracts allow employers and workers to agree on terms of fair wages, benefits, and safety.

Health, Dental, and Vision Coverage


Should you have any questions, please contact our Illinois PipeTrades Assoc. Organizers below:

Mike Erffmeyer Dave Berres
217-986-1526 217-786-8967
300 N. Vine Street, #1351 PO Box 748
New Lenox, IL 60451 Cedar Lake, IN 46303