National Issues Conference Registration Is Open

January 16, 2020

Our industry’s legislative agenda is packed with critical legislation and regulations that will affect your company’s future. The 2020 National Issues Conference provides updates on these issues and a chance to share your concerns about them with your House and Senate representatives. Join us from May 5 – 7, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Your participation is essential to gaining credible outcomes for our industry!

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If you plan to attend MCAA2020, don’t miss the chance to see our Student Chapter at @Mizzou compete in the final four on Monday, March 16! The event takes place from 1:30 – 3:00 pm at the @GrandWailea. https://t.co/FDEn0C3Cvl

Thank you @ufcw135 for using a union signatory contractor AO Reed and qualified union service plumber Peggy Bearden! #unionplumber #plumbingservice #aoreed #unionproud #uaproud #unionsignatory #aoreed

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