Battleground UA

Governor Candidates

Andy Beshear
Kentucky
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Andy Beshear

Andy Beshear is running for Governor of Kentucky

  • Pledged to work with both sides of the aisle putting politics aside to improve the lives of Kentucky working men and women.
  • Supports the infrastructure jobs critical to UA members as well as responsible bidder policies to ensure a level playing field for our contractors.
  • Will support legislation to overturn the prohibition of prevailing wages on public construction project ensuring UA members are paid higher wages
  • Will overturn the prohibition of prevailing wages on public construction project ensuring UA members are paid higher wages
  • Will properly investigate workplace injuries and overturn the restrictions placed on the benefits for injured workers even when they have permanent, lifelong disabilities
  • Will re-appoint UA and Building Trades representatives to the Apprenticeship and Training Council after they were fired by current governor and replaced by non-union contractors.
  • Will seek to overturn the massive tax cut for the rich passed by current governor and lower taxes for working families.
  • Will crack down on illegal immigrants being misclassified as independent contractors and ensure Kentucky jobs go to Kentucky citizens.
John Bel Edwards
Louisiana
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John Bel Edwards

  • Supports the infrastructure jobs critical to UA members and has a plan to rebuild our water and energy infrastructure.
  • Strong support for the Harrah's New Orleans Hotel creating good-paying jobs for UA members
  • Stands by labor and supports UA apprenticeship and training programs.
  • Made critical appointments to the Louisiana State Plumbing Board for UA Members
  • Open door policy for UA leadership and members to address concerns and proactively
Jim Hood
Mississippi
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Jim Hood

  • As Attorney General he has fought to enforce pro-worker laws and strengthen labor standards benefitting all UA members.
  • Has no fear pursuing low road contractors who exploit workers and seek to lower wages.
  • Has a robust infrastructure plan to put UA members to work focusing on water and energy jobs.
  • Will seek to cut taxes on working families.
  • Will take on big insurance and pharmaceutical companies to lower healthcare and drug costs.
  • Will force lawmakers to open the books to show exactly how they are spending tax dollars to ensure a fair shake for working men and women.