WASHINGTON, DC (JULY 27, 2020) – The Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA), AFL-CIO today announced its endorsement of Joe Biden for President, citing the Vice President’s pro-worker values, commonsense leadership and decades-spanning career fighting for working families.
“Vice President Biden has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to organized labor and the issues our members care about most,” said UWUA President James Slevin. “We’re confident he’ll continue to be a powerful ally in the White House who will work with us to strengthen workplace safety protections, fight for organizing and collective bargaining rights and grow the economy.”
The UWUA spent several months closely examining the candidate’s respective records on labor law, worker health and safety, right to work, energy policy and more. UWUA’s executive board concluded Vice President Biden’s vision and leadership on these issues will put America on the right track. The board voted unanimously to endorse earlier this week.
“The current administration’s divisive politics endanger our members, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, and undermine our ability to collectively bargain and organize,” said Slevin. “It’s time we put someone back in the White House who is devoted to creating high-quality, good-paying jobs, who supports working families and also protects the health of our communities. We know Vice President Biden is the right individual for the job and we’ll be working hard to elect him on November 3, 2020.”
Vice President Biden’s strong support of the PRO Act, his technology neutral approach to crafting climate policy and his deep commitment to civil rights, specifically resonated with the UWUA.
Chartered in 1945, the Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA), AFL-CIO represents around 50,000 active members employed in America’s utility sectors including the electric, gas, water, and related professional and service industries. James Slevin is the UWUA’s National President.
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