UA 190/PMC


The Greater Michigan Mechanical Industry Labor-Management Committee is committed to uphold the highest industry standards in the workplace and ensure customer satisfaction. The program is designed to promote our UA members’ world-class skills and safe, efficient work practices on the jobs performed by our PMC signatory contractors for our customers.


To ensure the Benchmark of Excellence platform meets and maintains its stated goals, the UA 190 Business Manager, in partnership with his implementation team, including Labor Coordinator and the local membership, shall ensure all members:

  • Meet their responsibilities to the employer and their fellow workers by arriving on the job ready to work, every day on time (Absenteeism and tardiness will not be tolerated.)
  • Adhere to the contractual starting and quitting times, including lunch (Personal cell phones will not be used during the workday as stated in the local labor agreement.)
  • Meet their responsibility as highly skilled craftsworkers by respecting those tools and equipment supplied by the employer
  • Use and promote the local union and international training and certification systems to the membership so they may continue on the road of lifelong learning, thus ensuring UA craftsworkers are the most highly trained and sought after workers
  • Meet their responsibility to be fit for duty, ensuring a zero tolerance policy for substance abuse is strictly met
  • Be productive and keep inactive time to a minimum
  • Meet their contractual responsibility to eliminate disruptions on the job and safely work towards the on-time completion of the project
  • Respect the customers’ property
  • Respect the UA, the customer, client and contractor by dressing in a manner appropriate for our highly skilled and professional craft with appropriate personal appearance
  • Respect and observe employer and customer rules and policies
  • Follow safe, reasonable management directives
  • Cooperate and communicate with the Site Supervision and Labor Coordinator in preventing and resolving work problems



The Greater Michigan PMC (MCAA/MSCA, PFI, NCPWB, PCA, UAC and NFSA) and contractors who are signatory contractors to this Benchmark recognize the responsibility to manage their jobs effectively, and as such have the following responsibilities under the Benchmark of Excellence:


  • Return to the hiring hall unsatisfactory superintendents, general foremen, foremen, journey workers and apprentices
  • Provide worker recognition for a job well done
  • Ensure that all necessary tools, equipment and material and information are readily available in a timely manner
  • Provide the necessary leadership and problem-solving skills to jobsite Supervision
  • Create and maintain a safe work environment by providing site specific training, proper equipment and following occupational health and safety guidelines
  • Promote and support continued education and training for employees while encouraging career building skills
  • Treat all employees in a respectful and dignified manner, acknowledging their contributions to a successful project
  • Cooperate and communicate with the Site Supervision and Labor Coordinator in preventing and resolving work problems


March 12, 2007 – Approved UA 190 Membership

March 15, 2007 – Approved Greater Michigan PMC Membership

June 1, 2007 – Effective Date