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How do I find this Union?

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  • How do I find this Union?

    I was driving through Chicago a couple weeks ago in the midle of the night and I saw all kinds of x-ray trucks at the hotels. I didn't really know there was much work there, but there sure were allot of trucks. I was dozing off (actually I was driving for an unknown amount of time with my chin on my chest) so I decided to pull off and get a coke. It was the middle of the night and I didn't even know what state I was in but I saw a rig truck getting fuel. I pulled over and was shooting the bull with him and he said he was running a 42" line to Centraila IL for the local union. I asked what union, and he told me...I remember it started with a 5, but I was so tired I don't remember the rest. I asked him what town it was in and he told me ( I don't remember) and then I asked him what state we were currently in ( I didn't really know ). I think this wierded him out cause he didn't want to exchange cards and left in a hurry. Hey, I was tired.

    Anyway, how do I find this union? I know it's a local in the Chicago'ish, central Illinois area and it starts with a 5. Anybody have any ideas? I'll leave Colorado tomorow if they've got some work, but I need a number first. Help me out fellas...please.

    oh, btw, pictures of the new rig truck comming soon!

  • #2
    probaly either 597 pipefitters out of chicago, but more than likely 798 pipeliners out of tulsa. hope that helps.


    • #3
      It was not the 798. When he said he was in the union that's what I thought too, but he said no, it was the 5........ out of ............. I've tried google'ing it, but I get nothing usefull.


      • #4
        Well here's a 597. May not be what your looking for but it seems like a match.


        • #5
          union job

          jack you should ask your union to help you they would have the work situation noted i know mine does and my monthly book also does.


          • #6
            I looked at the link you gave me for the 597....I don't know, maybe that's it. I got a few numbers off the site and I'll give them a try. Thanks for the link.

            I'm not in a union currently so...yeah, can't do that IW.

            Anyone else have any ideas?


            • #7
              CALL Union 597

              hi, call them. they are in need of certified welders for some big jobs. they have a welding program going that from what i heard is that if you can pass the certification test you can get in the union. not sure of all the details but try the call. may help.


              • #8
                Chicago Pipefitters 597

                45 N. Ogden Ave
                Chicago, Il 60607
                ph 312-829-4191
                fax 312-829-0137
                Business Agent: Jim Buchanan

                Good Luck



                • #9
                  Thanks fellas. I called today, but nobody home. I'll try again on monday. You say they've got some work? Thats what I'm looking for. Any more help would be great. Thanks again fellas.


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