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We created this page to enable our members to GET INVOLVED in the political and legislative process. You will find this easy to navigate so you can access effective grass-roots tools that will allow you to GET INVOLVED at both the national and local level. Up-to-date information on recent events is also made available here on key legislative and political issues relevant to workers and the labor movement.

The United Association views legislative and political affairs among our top goals and priorities, primarily because of the impact on jobs and on our future. And, today, the need for every UA member to be politically and legislatively active is greater than ever before. Our efforts are focused on protecting rights of workers and unions and creating good

jobs for working families. Our strength, as always, lies in our solidarity – when our voices united as one, we cannot be ignored.

I urge you to utilize this website, as well as our new text-alert program to GET INVOLVED.

Now is the time to GET INVOLVED! Whether you are veteran UA member or a first-year apprentice - your involvement is essential to our future.

Mark McManus
General President

 

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The Department of Political & Legislative Affairs handles all political, legislative, and governmental affairs matters for the UA.

Representing over 370,000 members and their families, the UA advocates for pro-labor policies and works to elect pro-labor candidates to political office. We also assist our Local Unions by facilitating communications with elected officials on key issues of concern to workers and labor organizations.

Recent News

09/07/2018
2018’s 5 Biggest Governor’s Races Florida, Georgia and Wisconsin top the list of the most compelling statehouse... Read More
09/05/2018
POLITICO race ratings: 60 GOP House seats in danger The Senate is a tightrope walk for Democrats. By Steven... Read More
08/08/2018
Unions notch win in deep-red Missouri with rejection of right-to-work law By Eli Watkins, CNN August 8, 2018... Read More
07/30/2018
Bloomberg News:  Kavanaugh Sided With Trump Casino in 2012 to Thwart Union Drive By Josh Eidelson Six... Read More
05/04/2018
By Samantha Schmidt May 4, 2018 Missouri state lawmakers on Thursday called a special session to consider... Read More
04/13/2018
Ken Silverstein, CONTRIBUTOR   April 13, 2018 The New Jersey state legislature’s vote to pass legislation... Read More
04/11/2018
By Lauren Fox, Deirdre Walsh and Maegan Vazquez, CNN     Updated 1:43 PM ET, Wed April 11, 2018... Read More
04/08/2018
BY BILL HUTCHINSON     Apr 8, 2018 When Jerome Rose turned on his TV Saturday and saw news footage of... Read More
04/01/2018
By MEGAN CASSELLA 04/01/2018 08:59 PM EDT Updated 04/01/2018 09:11 PM EDT China is moving forward with its plan to... Read More
03/29/2018
By Thomas B. Edsall March 29, 2018 Crucial disputes over Democratic strategy concerning economic distribution,... Read More
03/21/2018
Congressional leaders on verge of massive spending deal But lawmakers will have to move quickly to avoid a shutdown... Read More
03/21/2018
By Dean Scott and Rebecca Kern The Environmental Protection Agency would see its funding frozen at the current year... Read More
03/13/2018
Unions Show Their Force In Pennsylvania District Won By Trump Conor Lamb can thank organized labor if he wins in... Read More
03/12/2018
Dem leads by 6 points in Pa. special election: poll Democrat Conor Lamb is gaining ground in Pennsylvania’s ... Read More
03/07/2018
Senate Democrats unveil their own infrastructure plan March 7, 2018 Washington (CNN)Senate Democrats unveiled a $... Read More
02/13/2018
What's in the Trump budget? By Gregory Wallace, CNN Updated 4:35 AM ET, Tue February 13, 2018 Washington (CNN... Read More
02/08/2018
Democrats Propose Their Own Trillion-Dollar Infrastructure Plan Ahead of Trump BY GRACE GUARNIERI ON 2/8/... Read More
01/30/2018
Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Hits Early Roadblock Over Funding By Mark Niquette January 29, 2018, 4:00 AM EST... Read More
01/26/2018
Blue-state governors to sue Trump over tax law BY JACQUELINE THOMSEN - 01/26/18 11:55 AM EST New York, New... Read More
01/18/2018
Trump administration's infrastructure plan taking shape January 18, 2018 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump... Read More
01/04/2018
Trump proposes massive expansion of offshore drilling BY TIMOTHY CAMA - 01/04/18 The Trump... Read More
01/03/2018
Congress and White House inch forward in budget talks But House and Senate leaders, along with the administration,... Read More
12/16/2017
Landmark GOP Tax Bill Poised for Final Passage Measure may pass through both chambers before Christmas Posted Dec... Read More
12/11/2017
GOP lawmakers struggle to close gaps in tax plan The Treasury Department said the tax plan currently before... Read More
12/11/2017
Looming pension shortfalls to complicate next shutdown fight Key Democrats want a government funding bill to... Read More
12/08/2017
Energy regulator seeks delay in considering plan to boost coal, nuclear plants BY TIMOTHY CAMA - 12/... Read More
12/02/2017
Senate passes Republican-backed tax bill along party lines by LEIGH ANN CALDWELL, FRANK THORP V, GARRETT HAAKE and... Read More
11/29/2017
Senate GOP clears key hurdle on taxes But several major issues remain unresolved ahead of an approaching floor vote... Read More
11/15/2017
The Senate Energy panel approved legislation Wednesday allowing for oil and gas drilling in a section of the... Read More
11/08/2017
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez said Wednesday that victorious Democrats nationwide have President... Read More
10/31/2017
Line 3 replacement pipeline would be one of state's largest construction projects in recent history Pipeline work is... Read More
08/03/2017
The Senate voted Thursday evening to confirm two of President Trump's nominees to the Federal Energy Regulatory... Read More
04/27/2017
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri's new Republican Gov. Eric Greitens in his first 100 days in office has made good on a top... Read More
02/25/2017
Democrats chose President Obama’s former Labor secretary, Tom Perez, as the person to lead them out of a political... Read More
02/24/2017
President Donald Trump's campaign promise for a $1 trillion infrastructure program will be in focus when U.S. governors... Read More
02/20/2017
President Trump signed executive orders Tuesday to revive the controversial Dakota Access and Keystone XL oil pipelines... Read More
02/02/2017
POLITICO Feb 2, 20172:35 PM EST By MEL LEONOR Laborers' International Union of North America General President... Read More
02/01/2017
Build, baby, build. President Donald J. Trump met with union heads Monday and double-underlined his campaign promise... Read More
09/22/2016
Amid the avalanche of criticism aimed at Hillary Clinton in recent weeks about Pneumonia-gate, the Clinton... Read More
11/29/2015
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton plans to make job creation the focus of her campaign over the... Read More
09/14/2015
Hillary Clinton released the following statement after the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the... Read More
09/14/2015
ANNAPOLIS, MD – The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry (“UA”)... Read More
09/01/2015
Originally by Timothy Noah and Brian Mahoney for Politico President Barack Obama may end up doing more for the... Read More
07/30/2015
Originally by Tim Devaney for The Hill Democrats are looking to protect low-wage workers who are misclassified as... Read More
03/13/2015
Originally by Jordan Fabian for The Hill President Obama on Tuesday vetoed a Republican effort to overturn... Read More

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