The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry today endorsed Barack Obama for president.

"Barack Obama is the UA’s choice because he has always fought for working people throughout his career and will do the best job of bringing badly-needed change to Washington," said UA International President William P. Hite. "Senator Obama will help us keep existing jobs and work to develop new higher-paying jobs here in America, reform our health care system, fix our ailing schools and make sure that the pensions of our retirees are safe."