Washington State Association of the UA Plumbers,
Pipefitters, Sprinklerfitters, Welders, HVAC/R & Service Mechanics
Washington State Association of the UA Plumbers, Pipefitters, Sprinklerfitters, Welders, HVAC/R & Service Mechanics

What We Do Politically

The WSA supports candidates who are fair to labor no matter what their party affiliation might be. If you are active in a political party be sure to voice your opinion about issues that affect your local union. We need active organized labor members working within both major parties. We also need labor members to run for and be elected to political office. It all starts at the local level and we would be well represented if our members were on advisory boards, planning commissions, the school board, the fire district commission, the city council, the county council, etc.

Position Statements

The WSA and affiliated local unions must constantly monitor proposed legislation and lobby the Washington State Legislature about issues important to our members. Each year bills are introduced that could change our wages, benefits, and working conditions. Each year, bills are introduced to change worker compensation, unemployment insurance, prevailing wage laws, union security, collective bargaining, etc.

Get out and Vote

We must be vigilant in participating in the political process. If you are not registered to vote or know a member who is not registered to vote please pick up a voter registration from your county courthouse or local union. Your vote counts. Register to vote here.

2022 Legislative Session

The following are the bills we are currently monitoring during the 2022 legislative session:

WE BELIEVE

  • rights

    We believe that all workers in the pipe trades deserve certain rights.

  • benefits

    We believe that all workers in the pipe trades deserve certain benefits.

  • livable wage

    We believe that all workers in the pipe trades deserve a livable wage.