Official Convention Call

Mark McManus – UA General President
Patrick H. Kellett – UA General Secretary-Treasurer
Michael A. Pleasant – UA Assistant General President

The Official Convention Call was issued by the UA General Officers announcing the Fortieth Convention of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada, AFL-CIO. Given the uncertainty created by COVID-19 and the paramount interests of the United Association in protecting the health and safety of the delegates and all persons with whom they have contact, the General Executive Board exercised its authority under Section 11 of the United Association Constitution to empower the General President to select, and take any and all steps necessary in his judgment to implement, one of three formats for conducting the Convention:

  1. A fully in-person Convention that will convene on Monday morning, August 23, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. in the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California;

  2. A Convention in which delegations are permitted to send a certain number of delegates, as determined by the General President, to participate in the Convention inperson in San Diego, California during the week of August 23, 2021, while all other delegates participate virtually (i.e., remotely); or

  3. A fully virtual Convention in which all delegates participate virtually during the week of August 23, 2021.

In light of the continued COVID-19 pandemic, the UA encouraged local unions to conduct the Convention Delegates Election by mail ballot. In January, Local 675 sent out a Nomination and Election Notice for Local 675 Delegates to the 40th Convention of the United Association. The nominations were accepted by mail or email from January 25, 2021 to close of business on February 12, 2021 and received by the Election Committee. A notice of the nomination informational meeting was sent to all members which was held by video conference on February 9th.

A meeting of the nominated candidates was held on February 17 at the Iwilei Training site. Ballots for the election were mailed out on March 19, 2021 with a deadline to be received at the designated post office box no later than Monday, April 19, 2021. Counting of the ballots will take place on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Results will be posted by April 22 here. If you have any questions, please email to which will be forwarded to Election Chairman Donovan Lewis or President Matthew Brady.