Category: Endorsements

UAW Endorses Cordray-Sutton

COLUMBUS, OH –Today at their annual conference, the United Auto Workers endorsed Rich Cordray and Betty Sutton for Governor and Lt. Governor of Ohio. Rich and Betty have been consistent advocates for workers throughout their time in public service. Both Rich Cordray and Betty Sutton have a strong record of standing up for Ohio’s auto industry and its workers. As Attorney General, Cordray helped ensure that workers were protected during General Motors’ bankruptcy and restructuring. As a member of Congress, Sutton spearheaded the ‘Cash for Clunkers’ bill, which helped get the auto industry back on its feet, and workers on ... Read more

UAW Endorses Michigan Ballot Issues

DETROIT – The UAW today issued endorsements to four key Michigan ballot issues including access to voting, redistricting, raising the minimum wage and protecting construction wages for Michigan workers. “The system of governing in Michigan is clearly broken. Average citizens find themselves struggling for basic things like a living wage while their voices are silenced by a rigged political system that makes it harder to vote and when you do vote it has a pre-ordained outcome over gerrymandering,” said Dennis Williams President of the UAW. The UAW endorsed: Raise the Wage – which proposes a gradual increase to a $12 ... Read more

UAW Endorses Pat Miles for Michigan Attorney General

DETROIT – Citing a people first agenda that protects workers’ rights, fosters transparency in government, protects the rights of Michiganders, the UAW this morning announced the endorsement of Pat Miles for Michigan Attorney General. “Pat Miles brings the experience to the table from fighting for our neighborhoods by prosecuting street gangs to protecting Michiganders from drug companies defrauding our government. Pat understands that the Michigan Attorney General’s office is about law enforcement not politics,” said Dennis Williams, President of the UAW. Miles, whose grandparents were UAW members, said he would protect the work and safety rights of working families. “Michigan ... Read more

UAW Endorses Jocelyn Benson for Michigan Secretary of State

DETROIT – The UAW announced the endorsement of Jocelyn Benson today, citing her commitment to efficient service for Michigan voters and Michigan drivers. Benson is experienced in voting election law and has vowed to make driver’s license renewal an efficient 30-minute process. “In Jocelyn Benson, Michigan has an experienced, fair-minded public servant who puts people before politics,” said Dennis Williams, President of the UAW. “We need to take politics out of the voting process and Jocelyn Benson understands that her job is to make it easy for eligible voters to participate in elections. She will put an end to partisan ... Read more

UAW endorses candidates in statewide races in Pennsylvania

UAW Regions 8 and 9 today released the names of candidates endorsed by the regions for the general election in November, citing the candidates’ support for UAW members and the needs of all working families in Pennsylvania. “These candidates for public office represent the voice of workers,” said UAW Region 9 Director Terry Dittes, whose region includes the state of Pennsylvania. “They understand the challenges facing workers in Pennsylvania and will fight to protect the best interests of those they serve,” he said. “UAW members know we can count on these pro-worker candidates and that they will defend us against ... Read more

Hillary Clinton Statement on Endorsement by the UAW

Hillary Clinton released the following statement after earning the endorsement of the United Auto Workers. Clinton now has the endorsement of 26 national labor unions or labor alliances representing more than 13 million employees​: ​ ​”​I am honored to have received the endorsement of the United Auto Workers and their over one million active and retired members​.​Every day, the UAW shows us that we can and we will ‘Make it in America.’ ​ ​ The U.S. auto industry has come roaring back from the great recession and just posted its best year ever—because the U.S. auto industry has the world’s ... Read more

A statement from UAW President Dennis Williams regarding the UAW-GM National Agreement ratification

The International Union, UAW’s International Executive Board met to discuss the ratification results for the tentative National Agreement recently negotiated with General Motors LLC. As previously noted, while the majority of the entire UAW-GM membership voted in favor of the tentative agreement by a 55.4 to 44.6 percent margin, the skilled trades membership voted against ratification. Beginning late last week, following receipt of these ratification results, meetings were held with the UAW skilled trades membership at each GM worksite in order to determine the issues for their rejection of the tentative agreement. Based on this feedback from the skilled trades ... Read more

Ohio Auto Workers Endorse Strickland for U.S. Senate

TOLEDO – United Auto Workers (UAW) Region 2B Director Ken Lortz announced today that UAW has voted to endorse former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland for U.S. Senate against U.S. Senator Rob Portman. “Ted Strickland has always stood on the side of working men and women in Ohio. When auto workers needed him most, Ted fought right alongside us to secure the auto rescue and together we saved 160,000 Ohio jobs. Ted has sided with workers and voted against every job-killing trade deal that has ever come before him. And he’s siding with us now in the latest fight to protect American ... Read more

UAW Endorses John Gregg for Indiana Governor

FRENCH LICK, IND. – Saying he’s the best person for the job; today the UAW officially endorsed John Gregg for Indiana Governor. “Indiana faces many challenges in the years ahead, and we are confident that John Gregg has the leadership skills, the experience and the vision to lead Indiana forward,” said Ken Lortz, UAW Region 2B Director. “He will fight for jobs that pay a living wage, to keep workers safe on the job and to ensure that all Hoosiers have rights and respect on the job. “Our Indiana members are proud Hoosiers, they care about their neighbors, their communities ... Read more