Moving Forward with a Head of Steam!
Our convention theme to “Reclaim, Retrain, Repower, and Repair America!” articulates the sentiments of our members, and the American people as a whole: the need to address the challenges working people face in our country today.
30th Constitutional Convention Coverage
Reclaim, Retrain, Repower, and Repair America!
For four action packed days, Utility Workers convened at the 30th Constitutional Convention in July to set a course for the union for the next four years.
MI Contract is Solidarity in Action
The newest MSUWC contract with Consumers Energy is one of the best for utility workers in the country
The council agreed to enter into early negotiations with the company utilizing a mutual gains bargaining (MGB) approach. The MGB process allows for the involvement of more members in the development of options aimed at resolving one party or the other’s issues.
FL Local 604 Continues to Make Strides Improving Members’ Lives
Municipal workers in Lakeland are building on their success in a right-to-work state
"If the UWUA had not helped us organize and fight for a contract, we would not have the pay, benefits, and job protections we have today."
On the Chopping Block One Year Ago, Local 686 Wins Exceptional Agreement
Following local-led campaign to stop privatization, members are broadening protections from subcontracting out their work
Guaranteeing pensions, fully paid health care, and maintaining significant limitations on the use of contractors is a significant victory.
Congratulations to UWUA’s National 2015 Scholarship Winners
Helping the children of active union members succeed
As a testament to the hard-working ethic instilled in the children of UWUA members, a big congratulations goes out to the students and their families who were selected for UWUA scholarships.
- Interactive Magazine
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- President’s Message
Moving Forward with a Head of Steam! We’ve built up a head of steam at the 30th Constitutional Convention and are moving full speed ahead. Our convention theme to “Reclaim, Retrain, Repower, and Repair America!” articulates the sentiments of our memb...
- Contract is Solidarity In Action
MSUWC Agreement a Point of Pride for UWUA The newest UWUA contract with Consumers Energy is one of the best for utility workers in the nation. The Michigan State Utility Workers Council (MSUWC), comprised of 22 of Michigan’s UWUA local unions, worked...
- FL Local 604 Continues to Make Strides Improving Members’ Lives
Municipal workers in Lakeland, Florida, members of Local 604, recently ratified a new 3-year contract that builds on their success in a right-to-work state. The 400 members in electric will see raises of 5%, 5%, and 4%, while the 200 water workers wo...
- On the Chopping Block One Year Ago, Local 686’s New Contract Exceptional!
Less than a year ago, with the City of Philadelphia still pursuing the sale of Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) to UIL Holdings Company, Local 686 members were fearful they would spend 2015 bargaining for a new contract against UIL and not PGW. Local 686...
- Energy Secretary Moniz Joins UWUA in Job-Creating Partnership
Addressing UWUA concerns about the impact of plant closings, Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz joined Utility Workers in Dearborn, MI, in August to launch a DOE-Labor Working Group to help unions maximize job creation as states develop thei...
- Congratulations to UWUA’s National 2015 Scholarship Winners
As a testament to the hard-working ethic instilled in the children of UWUA members, a big congratulations goes out to the students and their families who were selected for UWUA scholarships. Hailey A. Marcus Hailey is an amazing young lady with a gre...
- UMAP-CA Program Puts Veterans to Work in Good, Union Jobs
‘I fought for the American Dream and now I am ready to live it!’ The UWUA is providing a solution to veterans who have returned home from overseas to face a new challenge, finding a job. The Utility Workers Military Assistance Program (UMAP) gives ve...
- 2015 Constitutional Convention Coverage
Reclaim, Retrain, Repower, Repair America For four action packed days, Utility Workers convened at the 30th Constitutional Convention in July to set a course for the union for the next four years. The theme of this year’s historic 30th Constitutional...
- National Women’s Caucus
Convention Launch Makes History The opening day of the convention included an historic first, the creation of the UWUA’s National Women’s Caucus. After completing the official work for the day, Delegates, Alternates and guests remained in the convent...
- 2015 Utility Worker Hero Award
2015 Utility Worker Hero Steven Rosatti Steven Rosatti and his Scottdale, PA Water Authority crew rescued a family from an intense house fire. Repairing a water main break nearby, they sprang into action when they saw the flames. Steven, along with h...
- Young Workers Shine!
UWUA President Mike Langford formed the UWUA’s Young Workers Initiative Committee (YWIC) in 2010 with the sole purpose of getting younger workers more involved with union activities and important social and economic issues. Since then, the YWIC has b...
- 30th Constitutional Convention Committees
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- New Executive Board Members
New Executive Board Members Since the 2011 Convention, 11 new members have been elected to the National Executive Board. Milton Davis Secretary-Treasurer Local 132 Milton Davis has been a Utility Worker for 36 years with Local 132, located in sunny C...
- Executive Vice President’s Report
Here are excerpts from Steve VanSlooten’s report to the Convention.Good morning, Brothers and Sisters. Thank you for stepping forward to be leaders of your local unions and taking on the challenges our members face very day. You are in the trenches,...
- National Vice-President’s Report
The National Convention — Why We Gather Every four years, local unions from around the country meet to chart a course for the future with the shared mission of improving the lives of utility workers. We came together this year more determined than ev...
- Secretary-Treasurer’s Report
Preparing the Next Generation of Union Leaders The 30th Constitutional Convention was a very successful event. We heard from numerous energetic and enlightening speakers who addressed the many issues that we face today in organized labor and in our i...
- 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 July/Aug/Sept 2015...
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