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METAL TRADES  / National Security

In addition to shipbuilding and repair, UA Metal Trades workers fabricate and repair aircraft, vehicles, weapons systems, and other equipment in federal facilities and Department of Defense (DoD) facilities across the country.  In fact, Metal Trades workers in the UA and other unions make up a large part of DoD’s more than 700,000-person workforce. 

UA Metal Trades workers are also employed at Department of Energy facilities throughout the country and are an essential part of a specialized team of professionals that produce and maintain the systems and processes needed to develop, build, dismantle, inspect, maintain and cleanup America’s nuclear arsenal.  

 

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