Two More Organizing Wins for Water Workers
The UWUA continues to build on a string of organizing victories bringing the benefits of a union contract to more and more water workers.
Welcome Belmont County, OH Sanitary Sewer District members
On August 25, the decision by Belmont County Sanitary Sewer District employees to join the UWUA was certified by the Ohio State Employment Relations Board. Water workers there overwhelmingly voted for the union, creating a wall-to-wall union workforce. Preparations are now underway to negotiate a first contract as part of Local 492.
Penn Hills, PA water workers join the UWUA
Meanwhile, in a significant organizing victory just outside of Pittsburgh, PA, an independent union representing some 35 water workers has joined the UWUA.
The members of the Municipal Employees Organization of Penn Hills voted overwhelmingly to affiliate with the Utility Workers.
Pictured here are officers of the newly chartered Penn Hills, PA Local 602, left to right: Secretary Pamela Smeaton, Vice-President Jan Austin, Treasurer Cheryl Collins, and President Mike Shullo.