UWUA National Safety Director Tapped for U.S. Department of Transportation Working Group

UWUA is proud to announce that in December of 2016, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Foxx, selected UWUA National Safety Director Scotty MacNeill to represent the interests of labor as a member of the Department of Transportation’s new Voluntary Information-Sharing Working Group.

Over the course of an initial 3-year term, this new federal advisory committee will provide recommendations to the Secretary of Transportation on pipeline information systems, ways to encourage the exchange of pipeline inspection information, and best practices for the protection of proprietary and security-sensitive information, all with the purpose of improving gas transmission and hazardous liquid pipeline facility safety nationwide.

Director MacNeill’s background and experience as a relentless safety advocate during his 28-year career in pipeline maintenance, as an officer with UWUA Local 1-2, and as a UWUA staff member has, over the years, demonstrated a commitment to safety that is unparalleled in our organization.

Director MacNeill’s background and experience as a relentless safety advocate during his 28-year career in pipeline maintenance, as an officer with UWUA Local 1-2, and as a UWUA staff member has, over the years, demonstrated a commitment to safety that is unparalleled in our organization. With this new federal appointment, Director MacNeill will be strategically placed to represent our Union and working people throughout the pipeline utility sector, creating a national opportunity to provide leadership and act as a front-line voice on pipeline safety issues.