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



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

Representing over 359,000 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

After the Biden Administration and the Department of the Interior released the final supplemental environmental impact... Read More
In a new report conducted by the independent international construction engineering and research firm Independent... Read More
At the White House this afternoon, United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) General President Mark... Read More
Today, at its first Opportunity Pipeline Forum, North America’s Building Trades Unions released a new report from the... Read More
Registered apprenticeship programs conducted in partnership with a union register more Black, Latino and women workers... Read More
Syracuse, New York, Oct. 27, 2022 — Governor Kathy Hochul, Senate Majority Leader Charles... Read More
By Luke Parsnow, Spectrum News President Joe Biden was in Syracuse Thursday to celebrate Micron Technology’s... Read More
By George Willis, New Mexico Sun The 30th Handicapped and Elderly Assistance to Service Our Neighbors (HEATS ON)... Read More
By Jeanne Whalen, Washington Post Tech giant Micron said it will invest $20 billion in a new chip factory in... Read More
The United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) today launched two new independent expenditure ads in... Read More
The United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) today launched a new independent expenditure ad to... Read More
Last week, United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) General President Mark McManus sent a letter to... Read More
By Leonard Aguilar, LU142 and Secretary-Treasurer, Texas AFL-CIO On the original version of the game show “You Bet... Read More
By Jeanne Whalen, Washington Post The White House and Commerce Department on Tuesday announced the team... Read More
WASHINGTON — President Biden attended the groundbreaking for a $20 billion computer chip factory on Friday in a heavily... Read More
By Kyra Buckley Houston Chronicle The Department of Energy is seeking to make electricity generated from... Read More
By Max Zahn, Associated Press Labor unions reached their highest level of approval in the U.S. since 1965, according... Read More
United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) General President Mark McManus praised the Inflation... Read More
United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) General President Mark McManus praised the passage of the... Read More
United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) General President Mark McManus released the following... Read More
The United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) endorsed Tom Perez for Governor of Maryland today, citing... Read More
Following the announcement today of the new Davis-Bacon regulations from the U.S. Department of Labor, United... Read More
Two United Association members in attendance as Guests of Senators Baldwin and Peters. Following President Biden’s... Read More
United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) General President Mark McManus hailed President Joe Biden’s... Read More
According to a recent report in POLITICO, the Biden Administration approved nearly 900 more permits to drill on public... Read More
Following the passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act last month and the commitments made... Read More
Following passage of H.R. 3684, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021, in the United States House of... Read More
The United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) praised President Biden’s Build Back Better Framework... Read More
The United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) condemned Phoenix, Arizona Mayor Kate Gallego’s... Read More
The United States Department of Labor announced Monday that Brother Ray Boyd, a 31-year member of the United... Read More
At the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States... Read More
United States Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh addressed the 40th General Convention of the United Association of... Read More
United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) General President Mark McManus congratulated new AFL-CIO... Read More
The United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) announced their endorsement of Abby Finkenauer – the... Read More
With the bipartisan infrastructure bill – the main component of President Biden’s plans to Build Back Better – on the... Read More
Oil and gas drilling on public lands has jumped in the first six months of the year despite President Joe Biden's... Read More
Following the news today that President Biden is on pace to approve more annual drilling permits than any president... Read More
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Approvals for companies to drill for oil and gas on U.S. public lands are on pace this year to... Read More
After the Supreme Court ruled today that construction on the PennEast pipeline can proceed with eminent domain powers,... Read More
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court dealt a blow to New Jersey and other states seeking a way to oppose pipelines running... Read More
After the New Hampshire State House of Representatives voted yesterday to postpone a proposed anti-worker “Right-to-... Read More
Following a ruling from a federal judge in U.S. District Court upholding the continued lawful operation of the Dakota... Read More
After winning five Pollie Awards during the 2019 political campaign cycle, the United Association of Union Plumbers and... Read More
After the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act passed in the U.S. Senate today, United Association of Union... Read More
On this fiftieth anniversary of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and on Workers Memorial Day, United Association... Read More
United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) General President Mark McManus praised the announcement today... Read More
On Earth Day, United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) General President Mark McManus celebrated the... Read More
United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) General President Mark McManus issued the following statement... Read More
As President Biden unveiled the American Jobs Plan today in Pittsburgh, United Association of Union Plumbers and... Read More
By Theresa Ghilarducci, Forbes Included in the $1.9 trillion stimulus bill signed by President Biden on Thursday is... Read More
On the 11th annual World Plumbing Day, the United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) recognizes and... Read More
Brief reaffirms support for project, commitment to case-by-case review process. United Association of Union Plumbers... Read More
By Joe Bousquin, Construction Dive Dive Brief: President Joe Biden on Wednesday met with union leaders to get... Read More
United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) General President Mark McManus met today with President... Read More
United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) General President Mark McManus hailed the executive action... Read More
By Rebecca Rainey, POLITICO President Joe Biden will nominate Jennifer Abruzzo, an attorney with the Communications... Read More
The United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) issued the following statement today following the news... Read More
United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) Applauds President-elect Biden’s decision to nominate Marty... Read More
“Today’s vote to certify the Electoral College results is one of many steps in the sacred and peaceful transition of... Read More
In response to Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia's recent 11th-hour directive to remove Davis-Bacon wage protections and... Read More
Award recognizes Gov. Evers’ commitment to pro-worker policies and efforts to create good-paying UA jobs with robust... Read More
Dear Governor Whitmer, On behalf of the entire United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA), we are... Read More
By Destiny Wiggins Lakeland News The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has made decisions granting the... Read More
Following the election of Joe Biden as President-elect and Kamala Harris as Vice President-elect, the United... Read More
By Alex Leary, Wall Street Journal Democrat Joe Biden gained more of the vote from members of the AFL-CIO than... Read More
Pennsylvania holds 20 votes on the electoral college map, making it one of the most valuable prizes going into the 2020... Read More
Biden delivers pro-labor speech, blasts Trump in visit to Erie By Matthew Rink Erie Times-News Standing in front... Read More
Biden touts economic revitalization plan in Erie, Pa.: ‘The choice couldn’t be more stark, the stakes couldn’t be... Read More
They voted for him and now regret it. Why White women are turning away from Trump. By Jenna Johnson Washington Post... Read More
Donald Trump once lobbied against fire sprinklers in existing New York high-rises, including Trump Tower By Kyle... Read More
Ads air in MI, PA, and WI, feature two former Trump voters and one nurse. The United Association of Union Plumbers... Read More
By Zack Colman POLITICO Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said he didn't back progressive Democrats' Green... Read More
By Karen DeYoung Washington Post Nearly 500 retired senior military officers, as well as former Cabinet secretaries... Read More
By Mark McManus General President United Association Respect:  it’s more than just a word—it must be an... Read More
The United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) Vote! PAC is up on the airwaves beginning today in the... Read More
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Monday he would not ban fracking in the United States if he were elected... Read More
Endorsement follows months-long internal process led by Political Engagement Committee. The United Association of... Read More
Creates Multi-Million Dollar Training Program for Renewable Energy Sector HOUSTON, Aug. 05, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE... Read More
United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) Launches Digital Ad Campaign and Website in Iowa’s First... Read More
United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) Disappointed in Today’s Ruling Delaying Operation of Dakota... Read More
Dear Friend, On behalf of the more than 359,000 members of the United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters... Read More
United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) Vote! PAC Pre-Books $2.3 Million in Competitive Senate and... Read More
United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) Applauds Today’s Supreme Court Ruling Removing Major Hurdle... Read More
United Association Condemns the Murder of George Floyd Statement from UA General President Mark McManus: The... Read More
United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) Continues to Remain Neutral in Presidential Race UA... Read More
United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) Launches Six-Figure Nonpartisan Member Education Digital Ad... Read More
The Cash Dash in Races Across the Country Zach Montellaro, POLITICO Editor’s Note: Morning Score is a free... Read More
United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) General President Mark McManus Named to Maryland Coronavirus... Read More
Maryland Gov. Hogan outlines three-stage plan to reopen businesses when coronavirus abates By Pamela Wood and Luke... Read More
United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) Wins Five “Oscars” of the Political World for Campaign Ads... Read More
The UA General Office has put together Guidelines to Protect Worker Health in Plumbing and HVAC Systems as it... Read More
As you are very aware, the U.S. and global communities are experiencing a global pandemic of the coronavirus (COVID‐19... Read More
Southwest Pipe Trades Association Endorses Rep. Henry Cuellar for Reelection Affiliate of the United Association of... Read More
Speeding up environmental reviews is good for the economy and the environment Jonathan Wood, Opinion Contributor... Read More
Iowa Caucus Early Results: Buttigieg Holds Lead in Delegates CBS News February 5, 2020 On Wednesday, Pete... Read More
Regulators approve environmental review for Line 3 pipeline Associated Press February 3, 2020 ST. PAUL, Minn. —... Read More
In Crucial Pennsylvania, Democrats Worry a Fracking Ban Could Sink Them January 27, 2020 By Lisa Friedman and... Read More
In anticipation of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce introducing the Climate Leadership and Environmental... Read More
The AFL-CIO backed about 1,500 union members in the 2018 elections, and two-thirds of them won.  By Amanda... Read More
By WILL WEISSERT   CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Bernie Sanders lives 1,100 miles away in Vermont but, sharing a... Read More
BY REBECCA BEITSCH - 10/09/19 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will announce new standards... Read More
By BEN LEFEBVRE and THEODORIC MEYER 10/03/2019 07:46 PM EDT Updated: 10/03/2019 08:09 PM EDT... Read More
Oil markets on edge amid Trump's dubious energy tweets  By BEN LEFEBVRE and ERIC WOLFF | 09/16/2019 10:19 AM... Read More
Hoyer: House to take up stopgap funding the week of Sept. 16 Continuing resolution will likely last until late... Read More
Business Insider:  Americans are rapidly losing confidence in the economy, robbing Trump of his biggest asset for... Read More
House passes legislation aimed at stabilizing multiemployer pension plans BY JULIEGRACE BRUFKE - 07/... Read More
House Democrats join Republicans to repeal Obamacare’s ‘Cadillac tax’ By Yasmeen Abutaleb July... Read More
Democrats look to defend Obamacare with disaster aid amendment March 27, 2019 Senate Minority Leader Charles... Read More
Americans evenly split on nuclear power: poll BY JOHN BOWDEN - 03/27/19 09:50 AM EDT Americans are... Read More
Senate Democrats dodge vote on Green New Deal resolution Republicans had hoped to force 2020 presidential hopefuls... Read More
A Court Has Rejected a Request to Hold a New Hearing for an Appalachian Trail Pipeline By DENISE LAVOIE /... Read More
While Politics Dominates The News, Big Oil Invests In Global Energy Reality David Blackmon One of the big... Read More
Lawmakers say Trump’s infrastructure vision lacks political momentum BY ALEXANDER BOLTON - 02/06/19... Read More
First House infrastructure hearing to highlight costs of delay “We need to begin thinking about what are the costs... Read More
Politico: Infrastructure push will hit familiar roadblocks in new Congress By SAM MINTZ 01/02/2019 A new year... Read More
Roll Call: House, Senate Democrats Identify Slate of Committee Leaders for New Congress House Dem Caucus must still... Read More
A Peek at Congress' Lame-Duck to-do list By DAN DIAMOND 11/12/2018 CONGRESS IS COMING BACK — Members... Read More
By Nicholas Fandos Nov. 7, 2018 WASHINGTON — Democratic leaders say they would use their first month in the House... Read More
Trump poised to sign bipartisan water infrastructure bill BY EMILY BIRNBAUM - 10/10/18 03:25 PM EDT... Read More
The Hill: Hopes for infrastructure deal with Trump rise if Dems win House BY MELANIE ZANONA - 10/04/... Read More
Republicans Likely in for a Messy December Funding, Leadership Fight Securing border wall funding key for GOP,... Read More
Bloomberg News: Cars, Cows and a Crisis Averted: Highlights of New Nafta Deal By Josh Wingrove, Jenny... Read More
2018’s 5 Biggest Governor’s Races Florida, Georgia and Wisconsin top the list of the most compelling statehouse... Read More
POLITICO race ratings: 60 GOP House seats in danger The Senate is a tightrope walk for Democrats. By Steven... Read More
Unions notch win in deep-red Missouri with rejection of right-to-work law By Eli Watkins, CNN August 8, 2018... Read More
Bloomberg News:  Kavanaugh Sided With Trump Casino in 2012 to Thwart Union Drive By Josh Eidelson Six... Read More
By Samantha Schmidt May 4, 2018 Missouri state lawmakers on Thursday called a special session to consider... Read More
Ken Silverstein, CONTRIBUTOR   April 13, 2018 The New Jersey state legislature’s vote to pass legislation... Read More
By Lauren Fox, Deirdre Walsh and Maegan Vazquez, CNN     Updated 1:43 PM ET, Wed April 11, 2018... Read More
BY BILL HUTCHINSON     Apr 8, 2018 When Jerome Rose turned on his TV Saturday and saw news footage of... Read More
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
By Thomas B. Edsall March 29, 2018 Crucial disputes over Democratic strategy concerning economic distribution,... Read More
Congressional leaders on verge of massive spending deal But lawmakers will have to move quickly to avoid a shutdown... Read More
By Dean Scott and Rebecca Kern The Environmental Protection Agency would see its funding frozen at the current year... Read More
Unions Show Their Force In Pennsylvania District Won By Trump Conor Lamb can thank organized labor if he wins in... Read More
Dem leads by 6 points in Pa. special election: poll Democrat Conor Lamb is gaining ground in Pennsylvania’s ... Read More
Senate Democrats unveil their own infrastructure plan March 7, 2018 Washington (CNN)Senate Democrats unveiled a $... Read More
What's in the Trump budget? By Gregory Wallace, CNN Updated 4:35 AM ET, Tue February 13, 2018 Washington (CNN... Read More
Democrats Propose Their Own Trillion-Dollar Infrastructure Plan Ahead of Trump BY GRACE GUARNIERI ON 2/8/... Read More
Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Hits Early Roadblock Over Funding By Mark Niquette January 29, 2018, 4:00 AM EST... Read More
Blue-state governors to sue Trump over tax law BY JACQUELINE THOMSEN - 01/26/18 11:55 AM EST New York, New... Read More
Trump administration's infrastructure plan taking shape January 18, 2018 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump... Read More
Trump proposes massive expansion of offshore drilling BY TIMOTHY CAMA - 01/04/18 The Trump... Read More
Congress and White House inch forward in budget talks But House and Senate leaders, along with the administration,... Read More
Landmark GOP Tax Bill Poised for Final Passage Measure may pass through both chambers before Christmas Posted Dec... Read More
GOP lawmakers struggle to close gaps in tax plan The Treasury Department said the tax plan currently before... Read More
Looming pension shortfalls to complicate next shutdown fight Key Democrats want a government funding bill to... Read More
Energy regulator seeks delay in considering plan to boost coal, nuclear plants BY TIMOTHY CAMA - 12/... Read More
Senate passes Republican-backed tax bill along party lines by LEIGH ANN CALDWELL, FRANK THORP V, GARRETT HAAKE and... Read More
Senate GOP clears key hurdle on taxes But several major issues remain unresolved ahead of an approaching floor vote... Read More
The Senate Energy panel approved legislation Wednesday allowing for oil and gas drilling in a section of the... Read More
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez said Wednesday that victorious Democrats nationwide have President... Read More
Line 3 replacement pipeline would be one of state's largest construction projects in recent history Pipeline work is... Read More
The Senate voted Thursday evening to confirm two of President Trump's nominees to the Federal Energy Regulatory... Read More
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri's new Republican Gov. Eric Greitens in his first 100 days in office has made good on a top... Read More
Democrats chose President Obama’s former Labor secretary, Tom Perez, as the person to lead them out of a political... Read More
President Donald Trump's campaign promise for a $1 trillion infrastructure program will be in focus when U.S. governors... Read More
President Trump signed executive orders Tuesday to revive the controversial Dakota Access and Keystone XL oil pipelines... Read More
POLITICO Feb 2, 20172:35 PM EST By MEL LEONOR Laborers' International Union of North America General President... Read More
Build, baby, build. President Donald J. Trump met with union heads Monday and double-underlined his campaign promise... Read More
Amid the avalanche of criticism aimed at Hillary Clinton in recent weeks about Pneumonia-gate, the Clinton... Read More
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton plans to make job creation the focus of her campaign over the... Read More
Hillary Clinton released the following statement after the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the... Read More
ANNAPOLIS, MD – The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry (“UA”)... Read More
Originally by Timothy Noah and Brian Mahoney for Politico President Barack Obama may end up doing more for the... Read More
Originally by Tim Devaney for The Hill Democrats are looking to protect low-wage workers who are misclassified as... Read More
Originally by Jordan Fabian for The Hill President Obama on Tuesday vetoed a Republican effort to overturn... Read More

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