MEDIA ADVISORY: Political Strategist Paul Begala, CA Governor, Boston Mayor and Water Activist Among Speakers at Union Convention in San Diego, CA, Aug 1-5.

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The United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters, Sprinklerfitters, Welders and HVACR Technicians (UA) 39th General Convention to be held August 1-5, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA, will feature political strategist Paul Begala, CA Governor Jerry Brown, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Others

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The United Association has members in the U.S., Canada, Australia and Ireland

Featured Speakers at the 39th General Convention of the United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters, Sprinkler Fitters, Welders and HVACR Technicians, to be held August 1-5, 2016, at the San Diego, CA, Convention Center, will include:

Monday, August 1:     

Earl Setches, General President, Plumbing Trades Employees Union, Australia
Paddy Kavanagh, General Secretary, Technical Electrical Engineering Union, Ireland
Kinsey M. Robinson, International President United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Trades

Tuesday, August 2:    

Gail Minger, Activist, The Minger Foundation
Tom Stone, President, Mechanical Contractors Association of America

Wednesday, August 3:

Doc Hendley, Wine to Water, Activist
Jerry Brown, Governor, California
Sean McGarvey, President, North America’s Building Trades Unions
Sergeant Major Clinton Reiss, U.S. Army

Thursday, August 4:            
Paul Begala, Priorities USA
Martin Walsh, Mayor, Boston

About the United Association

Founded in 1889, the United Association of Union Plumbers, Pipefitters, Sprinkler Fitters, Welders and HVACR Technicians (UA) is a multi-craft union whose members are engaged in the fabrication, installation and servicing of piping systems. There are over 410,000 members affiliated with the UA throughout North America, Australia, and Ireland, including over 340,000 UA members belonging to more than 300 local unions in the United States and Canada. The theme of the 39th General Convention is Built on Excellence.

***Media instructions: Any media wishing to cover any of these speakers or the UA convention, which will be held at the San Diego Convention Center, should contact Rick Terven, 410-269-2000. After August 1, media should contact Genie Ford, 703-298-7664, onsite contact during the convention.

NOTE: A press section will be set aside for any media covering the convention. Members of the media may speak to any Sergeant-at-Arms representative for assistance. Every effort will be made to provide transcripts of speeches where available.

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