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.
Chad Mills

Business Manager | Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 633

Kyle Henderson

Business Manager | Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 184

John Holbrook

Business Manager | Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 248

Scott Lewis

Business Manager
Plumbers, Pipefitters and Service Technicians Local 502

Bill Froehle

Business Manager
Plumbers, Pipefitters and Mechanical Equipment Service Local 392

Doug Conley

Business Manager | Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 452

Mike Masterson

Business Agent | Sprinklerfitters Local 669

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.