Featured SWPTA Local Union: Over a century of service by UA Local 412

Featured SWPTA Local: Over a century of service by UA Local 412

There’s a sense of pride that comes from building and safeguarding your community for over a century. Since 1910, the members of UA Local 412 have gotten up every morning and protected their neighbors. They’ve helped them live comfortably, safely and healthy with all the conveniences of modern life. That’s what they do best —

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Southwest Pipe Trades Pipeliners UA Union Local 798

Featured SWPTA Union: Pipeliners Local 798 fight for higher pay

Among the unions in the UA, Pipeliners Local 798 is unique. The Local doesn’t represent a specific region. Members span the entire country. Instead, Local 798 represents a particular trade — those working in the pipeline industry. Every member of Local 798 is a pipeline worker, though their roles in servicing those pipelines vary. The

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Union welder in the pipe and construction trades

How Unions Help All Workers

Labor unions are organizations created by workers for the purpose of negotiating with employers. These organizations work by uniting workers and using their collective presence to create bargaining power. Unions play a major role not only in procuring higher wages, but also securing better benefits and safer working conditions. Although unions are run by union

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