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UWUA Statement on the Passage of the Wade Kilpatrick Gas Safety Act

WASHINGTON, DC (October 15,  2021) – Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA), AFL-CIO President James Slevin released the following statement today on a new law in California, recently signed by Governor Newsom, that improves safety protections for gas utility workers. “Congratulations to the leadership and members of Local 132 on successfully fighting for improved utility…

UWUA Urges Large-Scale Investment in Transmission Infrastructure Before House Energy and Commerce Committee

WASHINGTON, DC (June 30, 2021) – Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) Government Affairs Director Lee Anderson yesterday appeared before the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Energy Subcommittee in support of the CLEAN Future Act. UWUA’s hearing testimony appears below. “Thank you, Chairman Rush, Ranking Member Upton, and distinguished members of the subcommittee. My name…

UWUA Lauds Sen. Whitehouse’s Proposed Coal Community Investments

WASHINGTON, DC (June 17, 2021) –Senator Whitehouse introduced legislation directing significant federal resources to coal miners and power plant workers impacted by facility closures and the transition away from coal. Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA), AFL-CIO President James Slevin released the following statement in support of Senator Whitehouse’s Save Our Future Act: “No one…

STATEMENT: Administration’s Framework Offers Path Forward for Coal Communities

WASHINGTON, DC (APRIL 23, 2021) – Today the White House Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization released initial plans regarding economic support for coal communities. Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA), AFL-CIO President James Slevin today released the following statement in reaction to the report: “The policy framework is…

UWUA Helps Reshape Future of Post-Military Education, Training Through Military Credentialing Initiative Report

WASHINGTON, DC (MARCH 15, 2021) – Today, The American Legion with funding from the Lumina Foundation unveiled a report, The Future of Credentialing of Servicemembers and Veterans: Leveraging Partners, Policies and Resources, offering recommendations to help educators, employers, veterans and servicemembers translate skills earned in the military into post-military career opportunities. The Utility Workers Union…

UWUA Applauds Introduction of the PRO Act, Urges Passage

WASHINGTON, DC (FEBRUARY 4, 2021) – Today, the PRO Act was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation reforms labor laws by amending the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and strengthens workers’ ability to bargain with employers. Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA), AFL-CIO President James Slevin released the following statement today in…

UWUA Director of Renewable Energy Appointed to Governor Whitmer’s Council on Climate Solutions

WASHINGTON, DC (FEBRUARY 3, 2021) – Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA), AFL-CIO director of renewable energy, Jim Harrison today was appointed to advise Governor Whitmer on worker-focused climate solutions as part of the Council on Climate Solutions. Committee members will support implementation of the MI Healthy Climate Plan introduced by the governor in September…

UWUA Statement on President Biden’s Proposed Interagency Task Force

WASHINGTON, DC (JANUARY 27, 2021) – Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA), AFL-CIO President James Slevin today released the following statement in reaction to the Biden administration’s executive order establishing the Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization: “Due to powerful economic forces, demand for coal has been down for…

President Biden Takes Important Day-One Action Toward a Pro-Worker Agenda

WASHINGTON, DC (JANUARY 21, 2021) – President Biden yesterday fired National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Peter Robb, an anti-union official. Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA), AFL-CIO President James Slevin today released the following statement in reaction to the decision: “It’s very meaningful that one of President Biden’s first decisions on his first…