UA Continues to Remain Neutral in Presidential Race

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) Continues to Remain Neutral in Presidential Race

UA focused on members’ jobs and healthcare.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The United Association today issued the following statement from General President Mark McManus:

“Today’s AFL-CIO endorsement does not reflect that of the UA.

“We continue to remain focused on fighting for our members day in and day out. The COVID-19 pandemic requires a massive nationwide response and our top priority is the safety and wellbeing of our membership and their families.

“We look forward to continuing our conversations with the Biden campaign around issues critical to our members and their jobs – particularly in the energy industry as it relates to natural gas, pipelines, and nuclear energy. We are also eager to hear both candidates’ priorities on infrastructure, labor rights, pensions, a truly labor-friendly Department of Labor, judicial appointments, and OSHA regulations.

“As we move closer to November, the UA’s Political Engagement Committee (PEC) will continue to meet and evaluate this decision. The preferences and interests of our members will determine any endorsement, at any level. The PEC will evaluate the entire candidacy as part of its criteria. Today’s announcement from the AFL-CIO does not change how we operate.”

The UA’s Political Engagement Committee (PEC) represents UA members from across the country, including Apprentices, Journeymen, Business Agents, Business Managers, and other UA representatives.