Boilermakers and Utility Workers Sign Historic Union Affiliation Agreement
CHICAGO (May 13, 2019) – The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers and Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) signed an affiliation agreement Wednesday, May 8, 2019, that calls for the two trade unions to join together for mutually beneficial strategies that leverage both organizations’ strengths.
While the affiliation agreement is not a merger of the two unions, it calls for the Boilermakers and UWUA to share in areas and opportunities that naturally align, such as special projects, industry programs and infrastructure, resources and other cooperative efforts.
“The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers and the Utility Workers Union of America have much in common in terms of our structures, our challenges and our opportunities,” said Boilermakers International President Newton B. Jones. “By aligning with one another, we further strengthen our structures, gain greater economies of scale and amplify our collective political voice on state and national levels.”
“Under this new affiliation agreement, we look forward to building a bright future for our unions together.”
“We are pleased with this strategic affiliation agreement,” said UWUA President Michael Langford. “It only makes sense for us to work together, to share in our strengths and to magnify our reach and impact on important issues affecting our unions. We’re excited about moving forward together and advancing our joint priorities.”
The agreement takes effect immediately.