Plumbing & Pipefitting

Workers' Compensation ADR Program
Southern California

Joint Labor Management Safety Committee

The Piping Industry Progress and Education (PIPE) Trust Workers' Compensation ADR Program is administered by the PIPE Joint Labor Management Safety Committee (JLMSC) which is a balanced board of union and management members, similar to the union health & welfare and pension plans.

Among other things, the PIPE Trust JLMSC approves the lists of doctors and other vendors which can provide services to injured UA members. The PIPE Trust JLMSC hires the ombudsman, mediators, and arbitrators to assist in answering injured workers' questions and resolve disputes.

Medical Care

Your alternative dispute resolution (ADR) program is designed to deliver high quality medical care and other workers' compensation benefits much faster, providing access to an impartial expert for information on issues that pertain to resolving your workers' compensation claim. It is our aim that claims are resolved and problems are solved without resort to lengthy and costly litigation.

The PIPE Trust JLMSC is very concerned you obtain benefits which you are entitled and that you receive the quality medical care which will assist in returning you to your employment at the earliest possible time.

ADR Ombudsman

You may find helpful information by viewing answers to frequently asked questions. However, please feel free to contact the ADR Ombudsman if you have any questions regarding your Workers' Compensation ADR Program, your medical services, or what you may need to do to help resolve your claim.