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Delta Natural Gas Workers Vote in Favor of Joining the UWUA

The Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA), AFL-CIO today announced 90 workers for Delta Natural Gas Company providing natural gas to homes and businesses in eastern Kentucky overwhelmingly voted in favor of joining the UWUA. Despite an active anti-union campaign against the organizing effort by Delta Natural Gas, workers voted to unionize by a 65% majority.

Utility Workers Union of America Names Deirdre Brill as New Organizing Director

WASHINGTON, DC (JULY 28, 2022) – The Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA), AFL-CIO today announced Deirdre Brill, a leading national union organizer, has joined the union as organizing director. Brill will provide organizing support to all UWUA locals and lead efforts to expand the union’s organizing drives nationally. “This announcement comes at a time…

700th Veteran Graduates from UMAP Chicago

CHICAGO, IL (MARCH 7, 2022) – The Utility Workers Military Assistance Program (UMAP) today celebrated the 700th veteran graduate in Chicago. UMAP – which is administered together with the Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA), UWUA Local 18007 and Peoples Gas at City Colleges of Chicago – offers service members a pathway into a family-supporting…

New Union-Employer Partnership Expands Veteran Employment Opportunities

BAKERSFIELD, CA (JANUARY 18, 2022) – The Utility Workers Military Assistance Program (UMAP) in partnership with Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) Local 132 and Southern California Gas today launched a new program that supports lowering veteran homelessness rates through training and employment opportunities. UMAP’s proven-effective, training-to-placement model will benefit 40 veterans over the next…

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…

UWUA on the Passing of Former National President Donald Wightman

WASHINGTON, DC (NOVEMBER 18, 2021) – Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) today released the following statement from President James Slevin regarding former National president, Donald Wightman. “It’s with great sadness we share news of former UWUA president Donald Wightman’s passing. We offer our condolences to his family, friends and all who knew him. “Don…

Utility Workers Union Lauds COP26 Just Transition Pledge, Urges Concrete Action to Help Working Families Navigate Energy Transition

WASHINGTON, DC (NOVEMBER 15, 2021) – The Utility Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO (UWUA) today commended governments participating in COP26 for acknowledging the need for a socially just transition as the world moves toward net-zero emissions. UWUA recognized the positive impact of the pledge and urged meaningful action be taken on the ground to make…