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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 1-2 Robert Smith Local 101 Heather Ritchie John J. Siedlecki Local 104 David Mitchell, Jr. Local 105 Steven C. Brandt Scott L. Farver Holly A. Hartley Timothy A. Malik Raphael P. Melbourne Harmon M. Millard…

YOUNG WORKERS: What’s Really at Stake in November

Brothers and Sisters, the importance and urgency outlined in the previous Young Workers Initiative Committee (YWIC) article regarding the need to vote, and to vote our interests has been greatly illuminated by recent current events. The stakes for the 2022 mid-term elections could not be higher. The outcome will no doubt go a long way…

Local 270 Berea Water Workers Achieve First Contract

Members of Ohio Local 270 ratified their first UWUA contract with the City of Berea’s water department in June. The unit of 10 water workers organized in early 2021 but faced a long road to their first contract. “This was a tough one because both parties came to the table presenting a full contract,” Local…

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT: Organize or Die

The theme of the Utility Workers Union of America’s 31st and most recent constitutional convention in 2019 was “Our Mission: Protecting Our Legacy, Building Our Future!” and with the rapid changes occurring in the utility industry there is no better mission. Our industry is changing quickly. Although some of these changes are resulting in the…

The Emerging Hydrogen Economy

Clean hydrogen is a pillar of the U.S. strategy for reducing carbon emissions, and the UWUA is focused on ensuring that this growth includes high-quality jobs for members. Federal and several state governments as well as private industry are betting heavily on clean hydrogen production and deployment across a variety of hard-to-decarbonize sectors of the…