About Us

About Us

Pittsburgh Works Together knows that we need an economy that works for everybody. Created after meetings of union leaders and officials from the manufacturing, steel, and energy sectors, our organization is committed to working with leaders of tomorrow’s industries by reminding them that without everybody, there is no New Pittsburgh.


Pittsburgh Works is committed to creating an inclusive vision of economic progress that embraces and respects both traditional legacy industries and emerging ones, while honoring the diversity of cultures and traditions inherent to each, while ensuring a sustainable environment. We seek a Pittsburgh and a region in which the lines between “old” and “new” economy are erased and respect is shown for our work ethic and dedication to community, while building a future for all.

Jeff Nobers
Executive Director
Ken Zapinski
Director of Research and Public Policy


Michael Huwar
President of the Peoples Division of Essential Utilities Inc.
Tom Melcher
Business Manager, Pittsburgh Regional Building & Constructions Trades Council

At-Large Board Members 

Morgan O’Brien
Chairman of the Board, Watt Fuel Cell
Donald Smith
President of the Regional Industrial Development Corporation
Ken Marino, PE
CEO, 3Gs Consulting LLC

Associations and Business Organizations

Builders Guild of Western PA
Master Builders Association of WPA
Mechanical Contractors Association of WPA
Mason Contractors Association of WPA
National Electrical Contractors Association of WPA
Constructors Association of Western Pennsylvania
SMACNA Western Pennsylvania
Insulation Contractors Association of Pittsburgh
Washington County Chamber of Commerce
Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce
CNX Resource Corp.
Range Resources
U.S. Steel
TMS International

Energy Transfer Equity

Pennsylvania American Water
Columbia Gas
Seneca Resources
National Fuel


Labor Organizations

IBEW Local Union #459
IBEW Local Union #29
United Steelworkers

IBEW Local Union #5
Operating Engineers Local Union # 66
Steamfitters Local Union #449
Iron Workers Local Union #3
Insulators Local Union #2
Boilermakers Local Union #154
Painters & Allied Trades District Council 57
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union #354
Bricklayers and Allied Crafts Local Union #9
Plumbers Local Union #27
Eastern Regional Council of Carpenters
Sprinkler Fitters Local Union #542
Sheet Metal Workers Local Union #12
Roofers, Waterproofers & Allied Workers Local Union #37
Plasterers' and Cement Masons' Local Union #526
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Ken Zapiniski | Director of Research and Public Policy | ken@pghworks.com
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