The Committee for Political Education's (COPE) duties and functions shall be to educate the membership and the public on issues and candidates in the state, municipal and national elections; to encourage and assist members and their families to register and vote in elections; and to coordinate this Local Union's political activities with the trade unions in the area.
"Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are . a few . Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or business man from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid."
-- President Dwight D. Eisenhower, November 8, 1954
Political Action - Plumbers Local 3 "Get Involved"
We have created this page in conjunction with the United Association
Political & Legislative Affairs Department to enable members to GET
INVOLVED in the political and legislative process. For local and
regional politics we will update you with current information.
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the national and local level. Up-to-date information on recent events
is also made available on both websites for key legislative and
political issues relevant to workers and the labor movement.
The United Association views legislative and political affairs among our
top goals and priorities, primarily because of the impact on jobs and
on our future. And, today, the need for every UA member to be
politically and legislatively active is greater than ever before. Our
efforts are focused on protecting rights of workers and unions and
creating good jobs for working families. Our strength, as always, lies
in our solidarity – when our voices united as one, we cannot be ignored.
Now is the time to GET INVOLVED! Whether you are veteran UA member or a first-year apprentice --your involvement is essential to our future.
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