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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! Local…


Jan/Feb/Mar 2023

This edition explores how the current economy can help unions make gains and what members can expect at UWUA's upcoming 32nd Constitutional Convention.
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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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32nd Convention

Save the date for UWUA's 32nd Constitutional Convention July 26-29, 2023. This year's convention theme is "Utility Workers: Essential by Industry, Exceptional by Choice."
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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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Scott Carmichael

Scott is a member with Local 160-D. He says about his work in the water sector, “It’s an around-the-clock commitment that requires not only a continual need to refine our training, but to modernize our work practices and procedures and to ensure that our working conditions stand up to the demands of the job. We relish the challenge of delivering an exceptional product to our customers. That’s what they deserve.”

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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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