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The cover story examines an alarming spike in trench-related deaths and what UWUA members are doing to make trenchwork safer.
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Power for America

Jon Harmon explains how UWUA members can tap into a range of training and educational offerings available to them through P4A.
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31st Convention

The July 2019 constitutional convention celebrated our successes and charted a course for UWUA's future.
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UWUA members are first responders and frontline workers who protect public health and safety. Highly skilled individuals who make up UWUA’s membership provide essential services that keep our homes, businesses, and schools running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round. Members are empowered in their workplaces and united by the belief in the dignity and worth of our work.

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Lee Herbert

Herbert is a member of Local 601 who recently articulated what it means to him to be a UWUA member, “The union represents the very essence of family: love, caring, protection, trust. The union is always there for me and never lets me down.”

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Organize Your Workplace

Unions bring people together. Unions level the playing field. Unions build power. Union members earn higher wages, receive better pension benefits, and enjoy better health insurance coverage than their non-union counterparts.

Reach out to UWUA’s organizing team if you’re interested in starting the conversation about how to start a union. We’re here to answer your questions and guide you along the way.

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James Slevin National President, UWUA

About UWUA

UWUA members provide essential services. We keep the power on, we keep the water flowing, we make sure gas is there when you need it, and much more.

We power America in coal, natural gas, nuclear, and hydro-electric power plants, ensuring the lights stay on around the clock. We are meeting the future in energy storage facilities and on utility-scale solar farms. We keep our customers healthy by providing clean drinking water, treating wastewater, and maintaining water systems. We ensure communities have municipal services. We respond to consumer needs, and we prepare for energy and water system repairs and the future of our utility infrastructure.

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