Saturday, July 25, 2015
We must reclaim our country from those who worship the dollar while pretending allegiance to America, from those who spur the death of the middle class with their race to the bottom, from those who have no regard for the people who built this great nation. We will do that the old fashioned way, talking with our family members, co-workers, friends, and neighbors and organizing, organizing, organizing. The UWUA Member-to-Member Action Networks are being set up to facilitate that difficult, but necessary work.
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UWUA President Michael Langford’s Closing Report
President Langford asked all of the delegates to take home the message of “Repair, Retrain, Repower, and Reclaim America” and share it with their locals. Langford reminded everyone to stand together because we are one union. The crowd rose to their feet when Langford talked about the hard work of utility workers, “even though utility workers may not get enough credit, we are going to show the world what we do.”
President Langford stressed the importance of taking all the information talked about at the convention back to the locals and communities. By embracing all the resources available UWUA locals can and will stand strong together.
“Let’s fight and let’s fight and let’s fight like hell to make sure that in four years we’re double the size of this union.” – President Langford
Play the video below to hear Mike Langford’s speech:
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A discussion was started among delegates and guests for suggestions on where to host the 31st UWUA National Constitutional Convention. Several options were brought to the table including Atlanta, Las Vegas and returning to the union run Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood, Florida. All options including those not discussed during the session will be considered.