UWUA Secures Organizing Wins with Municipalities in Ohio, New Jersey and New Mexico

WASHINGTON, DC (JANUARY 10, 2024) – The Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) today announced the union now represents employees in three municipalities: the City of Bordentown, New Jersey; Louisville, Ohio; and the Village of Bosque Farms in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

“These three unique groups have one important thing in common, and that’s a desire for more leverage with their employers,” said UWUA President James Slevin. “We welcome all of these new members to the UWUA and look forward to representing them as they seek improvements in their working conditions.”

  • Louisville, Ohio members maintain area roads including laying asphalt, salting and plowing roads, delivering clean drinking water, managing wastewater and also work in the parks department. The members organized for more consistency in their job duties.
  • Bordentown, New Jersey members work to keep the city clean. They work in the sanitation department and grounds department and make small repairs around the city. They seek more consistency in wages and how their employer awards and manages seniority.
  • Village of Bosque Farms, Albuquerque, New Mexico members are utility operators who work in the water and wastewater department. The group also includes a member who works in administration and supports utility operations. This group unionized via card check. They seek more respect and dignity in the workplace, better wages along with safe and reliable equipment.


Chartered in 1945, the Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA), AFL-CIO represents 45,000 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 https://uwua.net.