Welcome to the Sprinkler Fitters and
Apprentices Local 699's website. Local 699 covers the entire Puget Sound area
including Seattle, Tacoma, Everett, Olympia, and Bremerton. Here you will be
able to find information pertaining to union membership, and commonly asked
questions about our local union. New information will be added continually, so
check back often.
WHO SPEAKS FOR AMERICAN WORKERS?
Everyday, decisions are made in Washington, D.C., as well as Olympia that affect
the lives of working people. New bills are continually being introduced before
Congress that can have major impacts on important workplace issues, and many
more of our most basic rights as employees.
The halls of our Capital are filled with lobbyist and representatives of big
business eager to put forth their views on the latest legislation. But do you
ever wonder who's there to speak on the behalf of the majority of Americans? Who
protects the interest of the average working person?
The truth is the only consistent voice to be raised on behalf of working people
throughout history has been the voices of members of the organized labor
WHY CONSIDER JOINING A UNION?
A long time ago, mankind learned that nearly any task, whether it be providing
shelter, hunting and growing food, or providing safety for his family was
accomplished with greater ease and success as a team effort. Thus, villages and
towns were formed. Together they could provide a safer more stable life for
themselves and their families.
The principles of a trade union are much the same. A Union is a group dedicated
men and women striving toward the same goals, to provide security and dignity
for all of its members.
The voices of many are much louder than the voice of the individual. The
and Apprentices Local 699 work together to achieve job security, health and
welfare benefits, a livable wage, a safe work place, and a comfortable pension.
When you join a union, you join a democracy. Each member has the opportunity to
voice his or her concerns and suggestions, working for a better life for all.
WHAT CAN THE UNION DO FOR YOU?
The men and women of Local 699, work to provide members a fair wage and safe
working conditions, process grievances, and protect members from unjust and
injurious conditions. Local 699 has a first rate training program which provides
up to five years of instruction for our apprentices, making every graduate a
highly skilled craftsman, as well as ongoing journey level classes to keep our
membership abreast of innovations and changes in the sprinkler industry, thereby
insuring that every member has the opportunity to keep their skills current and
Local 699 has wages, health and welfare plans, and pensions that are not only
among the best in Western Washington, but are among the best nation wide. If you
are working in the sprinkler industry, and are not afforded all these benefits
that the members of Local 699 enjoy, and would like to know more about our
union, please call (206)-441-0737, and we will be happy to answer any questions.
If you have any questions about the information listed above, please don't
hesitate to contact us. We will be more than happy to discuss your questions
with you. PLEASE CALL:
Business Manager, Local 699