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History in the Making
At the 30th Constitutional Convention we will come together, make plans for the next four years, and continue to fulfill our mandate to improve the lives of our members.
First Ever Women’s Caucus to Meet at Convention
On the agenda: tackling workplace issues, increasing participation, developing leaders
The caucus will provide a forum for men and women to work together. Among the topics to be discussed are the initial recruitment and hiring practices that impede women’s ability to move upward in the industry.
Locals Plan Coordinated Bargaining Strategy at AEP
In show of solidarity, more than 1,000 members from multiple locals work together
Most UWUA contracts at AEP expire over the summer and fall of this year. When negotiations opened for the first set of contracts set to expire, AEP proposed a concessionary contract demand that would explicitly grant management the right to change or even terminate employee retirement, healthcare, and other benefits at will.
Challenging Corporate Greed at Aqua America
UWUA shareholder action raises sensitive issue of executive compensation
Union standing up for what’s right on behalf of workers, ratepayers, and shareholders.
Ensuring the Transition to Clean Energy Works for Labor
Economic and environmental crises must be addressed simultaneously
UWUA is working diligently to influence national policy to protect workers and their communities, and to advocate for effective transitional policies for those who may be affected by plant closings and “job churn.”
Ohio Edison/FirstEnergy Youngstown Collectors Vote “Yes” for Local 118
UWUA wins labor’s first election victory under new, streamlined, NLRB rules
No bid rights, no advancement opportunity, and no voice at work were the issues that brought these workers to seek union representation.
Our slogan for the UWUA Constitutional Convention is, “Reclaim, Retrain, Repower, Repair America!” How important are these goals to you and the members of the UWUA, and why?
- Interactive Magazine
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- Saluting Our UWUA Retirees
The UWUA wishes all our retirees health and happiness during your “golden years.” Enjoy it — you’ve earned it! Return to Utility Worker Magazine Apr/May/Jun 2015 ...
- Young Workers
Activating Young Workers for a Better Future Earlier this year, the newly seated Young Workers Initiative Committee (YWIC) held its first face-to-face meeting in Atlanta, GA. UWUA President Langford and Vice President VanSlooten participated in the m...
- Human Rights
Still Much Work to Do The UWUA Human Rights Committee was formed in 1971, after a series of meetings with the National Executive Board members because of a lack of diversity within union leadership and representation, especially among Black and other...
- National Vice President’s Report
Those Who Have Harmed Us Now Want To Help Us? The attacks on workers’ rights in the United States were brought to unimaginable levels as a result of the 2010 mid-term elections, which gave complete control to Republican anti-union legislators a...
- Executive Vice President’s Report
Power for America Training Trust Expands! Utility workers training utility workers is the core strength of the UWUA’s Power for America Training Trust. Bringing the most experienced members to pass on their knowledge to new employees and incumb...
- Secretary-Treasurer’s Report
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- No Layoffs for Local 270 Members as OH Fossil Plants Close
Union Contract Protects Jobs As Members Adapt to Changing Energy Needs With the decline of coal-fired power posing a real threat, UWUA members in fossil plants are rightfully concerned about their future. Fortunately, as Ohio Local 270’s experi...
- Ensuring the Transition to Clean Energy Works for Labor
GOOD JOBS GREEN JOBS It is no secret that the energy industry is undergoing a significant transition with respect to how electricity is generated and how the consumption of electricity is managed. Utilities are spending billions of dollars in capital...
- UWUA Wins Labor’s First Election Victory Under New NLRB Rules
In an historic win for the UWUA, and labor, Local 118 gained five new members May 18, after filing an election petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and winning the election to represent workers at Ohio Edison/FirstEnergy. “I...
- UWUA Challenges Corporate Greed at Aqua America
Corporate greed at Aqua America – one of the largest for-profit water utilities in the U.S. – has come under increasing scrutiny by the UWUA, especially concerning special retirement benefits bestowed on top executives even while management has slash...
- Local 600 Members Ratify New 4-Year Duke Agreement
The 412 members of UWUA Local 600 overwhelmingly voted to ratify a new four-year agreement with Duke Energy in early May. Local 600 members work in southern Ohio and Kentucky, and are the only UWUA unit that represents Duke Energy employees. In addit...
- Keeping Drumbeat Up for Pipeline Safety
The first annual conference of the Mayor’s Council on Pipeline Safety featured UWUA Senior National Representative Bernie LaBelle and Regulatory Affairs Director Carl Wood. Held May 14-15 in Philadelphia, the conference brought together elected...
- UWUA First-Ever Women’s Caucus to Meet at Convention
In an historic first, a UWUA Women’s Caucus will convene to discuss workplace issues that are unique to women at this year’s 30th Constitutional Convention. Among the topics to be discussed are the initial recruitment and hiring practices...
- Speaking Out
Our slogan for the UWUA Constitutional Convention is, “Reclaim, Reclaim, Retrain, Repower, Repair America!” How important are these goals to you and the members of the UWUA, and why? Brian ButlerVP Energy DeliveryLocal 604 “ The American utilit...
- History in the making
President’s Message As you read this, the final preparations are underway for our historic 30th Constitutional Convention. Over four days in July, elected Convention Delegates will meet, discuss, and vote on the direction our union will take fo...
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