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Political Action - Pipefitters 208 "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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Through the International, you can visit their website to access effective grass-roots tools that will allow you to GET INVOLVED at both 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.
If you are interested in receiving Political information by email/mail from the local please contact the hall either by phone or email and indicate what party you registered with. This information remains private and will not be discussed or given out to other affiliations.
Also, please make sure that your email and phone numbers are up to date with us at the hall.
Please call - 303-428-4380 or email Becca@pipe208.com, Maddie@pipe208.com or Tahra@pipe208.com
In Solidarity, Gary Arnold Business Manager
Monthly PEC Meetings!
Come on down to local 208's hall and join us for our PEC Meetings! The Political Education Committee (PEC) meets the 1ST TUESDAY of every month, unless otherwise specified. Meetings start at 6:00pm and anyone is welcome to attend. Any cancellations or re-scheduling information will be posted here. Hope to see you there!
Pipefitters Local Union 208 strives to provide our members with a quality of life characterized by respect and social-economic security through promoting and representing the interest of all working men and women in the piping industry. Below is some information on our Endorsements for the most recent Elections.
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Dear Local 208 PEC members, we had the opportunity to interview 3 additional municipal candidates for the upcoming November 2019 elections. Unfortunately with no additional PEC meeting scheduled for 2019 we were not able to have them present to all of you. After discussing all 3 candidates with the officers we have decided to move forward with an endorsement. All 3 candidates will be allies for the members and local 208, they all have strong platforms, and will advocate for working families on all issues. I’ve included a short bio on all 3 candidates along with a link to their webpage. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out for additional information. Thank you for participation and willingness to work hard bettering our local.
Pat Quinn: Candidate for Mayor of Broomfield
Pat is a graduate of Westminster High School and Colorado State University with a degree in Accounting. His career work experience includes Deloitte, Hamilton Brothers Oil Company, and a small business owner. He served on Boulder County Parks and Open Space Committee and Broomfield Open Space and Trails Committee. He also served on Governor Hickenlooper’s Oil and Gas task force and worked to pass Prop 301. He was elected as Mayor of Broomfield from 2007-2013. He also had a withdrawn candidacy for Colorado State Treasurer in 2014. His main issues are open space and smart development.
Renee Bullock: Candidate for Mayor of Commerce City
Bullock’s experience includes being a founding board member of the Sand Creek Regional Parkway Authority and Rocky Mountain Arsenal and Commerce City Historical Society, as well as board member of Commerce City Youth Commission, Commerce City Chamber of Commerce and Rotary member. He served on Commerce City Council from 2009-2017 and as Mayor Pro-Tem during that time before terming-out and retiring. His platform is focused on pro-growth, public safety and transportation. Bullock was a 37 year member of the Machinist International Union.
Johnny Watson: Candidate for Aurora City Council (At-Large)
Watson has served as the Planning Commissioner for the Municipality of Anchorage, on the Planning Commission for Beaverton, Oregon, and on Planning Commission for City of Aurora before being appointed to fill an At-Large seat on City Council in 2018. He has served as Chair of Transportation, Airports, and Public Works committee and Vice Chair of Planning and Economic Development as well as member of Water Policy Committee. His platform is pro-business development to increase wages and supports public safety.
Local 208 brothers and sisters:
Please find below the list of Local 208 endorsed candidates for the upcoming November 5th, 2019 municipal elections. You should receive your ballot in the mail in the next couple of days if you haven't already. In addition to the list of municipal candidates Local 208 is supporting Proposition CC. Proposition CC does not raise taxes and will simply allow the state to spend tax dollars that have already been collected above the tabor limits. The average return for these excess funds to individual residents is only $37.00 but when pooled together they will provide approximately $200 million each for K - 12 education, Higher Education, and Transportation. This is will go a long way to improve our transportation infrastructure, improve funding for our public schools, and increase capital construction for higher education facilities. This money will be independently reviewed each year to ensure the money is only being spent on these 3 items. The capital construction projects for higher education facilities will also fall under the new state prevailing wage law that goes into effect July 1, 2021. This will make sure that the projects are bid fairly and reward contractors/labor unions operating high performing apprenticeship programs and paying workers industry standard wages.
Thank you for your continued membership and please consider supporting our candidates and issues.
Pipefitters Local 208 PEC Endorsed Candidates 2019
Lauren Simpson – District – 2
Bob Fifer – At-Large
Omar Montgomery – Mayor
Juan Marcano Ward - 4
Bob Roth – Ward 5
Bryan Lindstrom – Ward 6
Johnny Watson – At–Large
Pat Quinn – Mayor
Renee Bullock – Mayor
Jennifer Allen Thomas – Ward 2
Denver Public School Board
Scott Baldermann District – 1
Brad Laurvick – District – 5
Tay Anderson – At-Large
John Stone – At-Large
Adam Paul – Mayor
Dana Gutwein – Ward 5
Jaque Phillips – Ward 1
Curtis Kowalski – Ward 4
Anita Seitz - Counselor
Sheela Mahnke – Counselor