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Retiree Pete Gravens Passes

We are saddened to announce the July 5, 2018 passing of retiree, Peter Gravens at the age of 82.

Pete was initiated into the U.A. on October 7, 1964 and was a Life Member at the time of his passing.  Pete is survived by his wife Lorraine who resides in Hidden Valley, California.

No service arrangements have been announced but if you would like to send a card to his wife you may call the Union Hall (740) 439-3623 to get her address.

Death Assessment #250 ($10.00) is now due.


Retiree James Kliner Passes

It is with deep regret that we must pass along the news of the June 2, 2018 passing of Local Union 495 retiree, James Kliner at the age of 76.  James was initiated into the U.A. on January 2, 1963 and became a Life Member.  We want to express our deepest sympathies to Jimmy’s family and friends.




Retiree Breakfast for Cambridge Area

There will be a retiree breakfast for the Cambridge side of the Local’s jurisdiction, on June 19th at 9:00 a.m.  The breakfast will be at April’s Kitchen located at 640 Heller Drive, Newcomerstown, Ohio 43832.

All retirees are welcome to attend!



Retiree Ralph T. Noonan Jr. Passes

The business office just received word of the passing of retiree, Ralph T. Noonan Jr. of Freeport, Ohio at the age of 77.  Ralph became a member of the U.A. on March 2, 1966.

Click on the link below for the complete obituary and service information

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Obituary and Service Information for Ralph “The Pig” Ford


Local Apprentices Stand Out at Ohio Pipe Trades Competition

Congratulations to all three of the Local 495 Apprentices who competed in this year’s Ohio Pipe Trades Competition.  Representing Local 495 were James Mullins, Richard Ketchum and Justin Carpenter.  They all three did outstanding jobs and at the end of the competition Local 495 had two apprentices that placed in the top 3!  Congratulations to

James Mullins (1st Place Pipefitting)

Richard Ketchum (2nd Place Welding)

Local 495 could not be any prouder of these fine young men and their accomplishments!  We wish all three of them continued success in their careers as journeymen!


Ohio Pipe Trades Competition Showcased!

Click on the link to watch the WHIZ TV News broadcast showcasing the Ohio Pipe Trades Competition and one of our own apprentices, Richard Ketchum!


Appropriation of the June 1, 2018 Increase to be Held at the May Meeting

Appropriation of the negotiated $1.10 increase in the Local 495 Collective Bargaining Agreement will be held at the May 1, 2018 Union Meeting.

The negotiated increase has a stipulation that $0.10 will go to the Market Recovery.  Please plan to attend the May meeting if you would like a voice and vote in where the remaining increase will go.



Monthly Dues Now Due!

Anyone owing a months dues should contact the Union Office (740) 439-3623 before 3 p.m. on Monday April 30th.  If you are not sure if you owe dues or not please do not hesitate to either call the Hall or e-mail Heather at to find out.

It is much easier to keep your dues up monthly and avoid getting into arrears and possibly in danger of a reinstatement fee.  The office is willing to work with you as we are fully aware the work situation has been bad for the last few years, however if you do not communicate with us we cannot determine what your situation is and what you would like to do.  Do not hesitate to contact the office at any time.