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UA Local 553

Chartered on August 1st, 1933, UA Local 553 is located in East Alton, Illinois. Its membership consists of over 450 plumbers and pipefitters who serve 7 counties in Southern Illinois. This Local Union is affiliated with the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry.

Local Union 553 provides its members with top-notch training in plumbing, pipefitting, welding, and HVAC fields.  The Union’s primary goal is to assist its members by getting better and safer working conditions, family-sustaining salaries, medical coverage, secure retirement plans, a fair collective bargaining process, and other benefits.

To learn more about Local 553, please visit their website at

HCM TradeSeal support for UA Local 553:

  • Auto-calculation of UA Local 553 Journeyman and/or Apprentice rates
  • Calculation and accounting support for UA Local 553 union benefits
  • Automatic union reports for UA Local 553
  • Union audit support for UA Local 553
  • Accurate Certified Payroll reporting for UA Local 553 work classes

How to Add UA Local 553 to TradeSeal

This Local's unique TradeSeal identifier is: PPF 553

Go to HCM TradeSeal > Data Manager and choose "Benefits, Deductions and Fringes" to add PPF 553 fringe benefit calculations and automatic remittance reporting.

Learn more about HCM TradeSeal by watching a brief overview video. HCM TradeSeal can automatically calculate fringe benefits and generate remittance reports for most union locals.