United Association – Union of Plumbers, Fitters, Welders & Service Techs
The United Association’s chief officer is General President Mark McManus. In August 2016, Mark McManus was unanimously elected as General President at the UA’s 39th General Convention and on November 10, 2016, he assumed his new position leading the nation’s most progressive and influential trade union.
The General President is responsible for supervising the day-to-day affairs of the United Association and for decisions concerning internal union governance, as well as rendering decisions and adjusting disputes and other matters affecting the organization. He is the chairman of the UA General Executive Board, UA Strategic Planning Committee, and supervises the development and implementation of all major policies and programs of the United Association.
He represents the face of the United Association in dealings with high-level government officials, contractors, contractor associations, project owner organizations, fellow labor unions and the general public. Given his stature in the industry, the General President serves on various important boards, councils and committees, including the following: