Statement on the Anniversary of the U.S. Capitol Insurrection

WASHINGTON, DC (JANUARY 6, 2022) – Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) today released the following statement from President James Slevin regarding the anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Capitol:

“Today we remember the brave Capitol police officers who died as a result of the violence that took place on January 6. We are also thinking of all of the individuals who defended democracy and upheld the election results but are experiencing pain as they relive the trauma perpetrated that day.

“We strongly condemn the violence that took place one year ago. As Americans, we have incomparable freedom to voice our opinions through protest and free speech. However, we cannot resort to violence and we cannot allow ourselves to become wrapped up in the divisive rhetoric and mistruths that surrounded the 2020 election. Facts matter; the truth matters. As leaders in our communities, we remain committed to upholding America’s great democratic ideals.”


Chartered in 1945, the Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA), AFL-CIO represents 50,000 active members employed in America’s utility sectors including the electric, gas, water, and related professional and service industries. James Slevin is UWUA’s National President. For more information visit