UA Recognizes Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers with Elected Official of the Year Award

Friday, December 18, 2020

Award recognizes Gov. Evers’ commitment to pro-worker policies and efforts to create good-paying UA jobs with robust investments in Wisconsin infrastructure.

In a virtual ceremony this morning, United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) General President Mark McManus and Wisconsin Pipe Trades Association President Terry Hayden presented Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers with the fourth annual “UA Elected Official of the Year Award.”

“Governor Evers is a strong and reliable ally to the Brothers and Sisters of the United Association, consistently working to implement pro-labor policies and provide good-paying jobs for our members,” said Mark McManus, General President of the United Association. “We are thrilled to present Governor Evers this award in recognition of not only his leadership for the working families of Wisconsin, but his long friendship to organized labor and the UA.”

“During the first two years of his term, Governor Evers has proven that he will always put working men and women first,” said Terry Hayden, President of the Wisconsin Pipe Trades Association. “Governor Evers has taken bold steps to crackdown on unscrupulous contractors and wage theft, made strong investments in infrastructure spending, and ensured that UA members have a seat at the table. Governor Evers is incredibly deserving of this award and we look forward to continuing our work with him and his Administration.”

Governor Evers has worked diligently to ensure working families across Wisconsin have access to good-paying jobs with reliable healthcare and opportunities for education, while fighting the anti-worker Right-to-Work laws, cuts to prevailing wage provisions, and harmful changes to Wisconsin unemployment insurance of his anti-labor predecessor. Governor Evers’ efforts to secure $1.9 billion in funding for the Biennial Capital Budget is the largest investment ever made in the Wisconsin Capital Budget for construction projects. Simply put, Governor Evers listens to working families like those of the UA and shows up when it counts.