News & Events


  • Welcome to the new look of Local 398. This page will feature news and events.

This month William Steiner and David Hanson attended the NABTU Legislative Conference. I highly recommend watching the following highlights.

Brian Kevin Fitzpatrick is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives,
North American Building Trades President Sean McGarvey
Joe Biden addressed NABTU on the day he announced he would run for another term. Please watch.
N E W S   L E T T E R – March 2023


At the April 19th, 2023, regular membership meeting, we will discuss and vote on the wage and benefits allocation, effective September 1, 2023, for the DC-16 Master Labor Agreement.

DC-16 Wide- Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura Counties, Kern, Mono and Inyo Counties.                           $2.35

 Option I Option IIOption III
 Pension $0.05$0.05$0.10
A&J P.I.P.E.$0.15 $0.10$0.15 $0.10  $0.15 $0.10
Benefit total$0.30$0.40$0.45
  Hourly Rate: Wage$2.05$1.95  $1.90  

* H&W maintenance of benefits to minimum of 24 of months reserve.

District Council 16 Service (HVAC&R ARCA Inland) Master Labor Agreement Wage and Fringe Benefit Allocation effective September 4th, 2023, to September 1st, 2024.              $2.15

 Option I Option IIOption III
401a Pension$0.25$0.50$0.35
 JJATC  /P.I.P.E$0.30$0.30$0.30
Benefit total$0.80$1.15$1.15
  Hourly Rate: Wage$1.35$1.00  $1.00  

The vote will be held on April 19, 2023, at the Ontario Elks Lodge 1150 W 4th St, Ontario, CA 91762, at 5:30 pm.  Please plan to attend.


SAVE THE DATE! Local 398 will be having our picnic on Saturday September 9th, 2023, at Quakes’ Stadium: 8408 Rochester Ave, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730. We will have exclusive access to the park starting at 4pm, until the game starts.  The kids are going to love this one. Food, games, baseball and fun!


Representing Local 398 in the contest will be:

Jesse Rios III- Plumber            Jose Barragan -Pipefitter


The State Pipe Trades deadline is March 31, 2023. The application and official rules for the State Pipetrades scholarship and application can be found on

2023-2024 CPMCA Scholarship Program: To be eligible for selection the applicant must be either: (1) a current employee at a CPMCA contractor member company working a minimum of sixteen hours each week for a minimum of three months prior to the scholarship submittal deadline or (2) a child, grandchild, or sibling of any employee (office or field personnel) or owner working for a CPMCA Contractor Member company based in Southern California.

To be eligible for the scholarship the candidate must be awaiting acceptance, accepted by or currently

attending a two (2) or four (4) year accredited college or university as a full-time student (a minimum of 12


The application must be submitted to the CPMCA office, postmarked no later than Friday, May 12, 2023.

Please reach out to the hall for further information.


Did you know you can pay dues online via the website? Check out

Did you know you can pay dues on the ISAQR app? This is the same app you need to read the QR on your NITC card. If you scan your UA card with the app, it will bring you to the 398/Union Manager app. Once the A&J comes on to the Union Manager system you will be able to check your certs and submit OJTs.



Please log on to your account at to confirm you have met your Journeyman Upgrade Training requirements. All Journeymen must complete 16 hours of training prior to September 1st, 2023.

September is coming fast, don’t let yourself become unavailable for work. Show your contractor that 398 members handle their business, be at the head of the pack and complete your JUT.


The following 398 members have passed away. Please remember our members and their families:

Aggie Agajanian-12/22/2022       

John O’Guinn-2/26/2023       

Charles Ochoa-02/26/2023

Robert Williams-5/29/2022      

Richard Wirz-02/05/2023

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