Columbia University TAs and RAs vote overwhelmingly to join Graduate Workers of Columbia-UAW

Graduate workers and supporters call on university administration to honor collective bargaining rights NEW YORK – Columbia University research assistants and teaching assistants – whose landmark case restored union rights for graduate workers nationwide – voted 1602 to 623 in favor of joining Graduate Workers of Columbia-United Auto Workers Union (GWC-UAW). With broad-scale support from

Stand up for someone’s rights tomorrow!

Tomorrow, December 10 is Human Rights Day. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe 10 December of each year as Human Rights Day. Stand up for someone at

Senator Bernie Sanders writes letter of support to Columbia Graduate Workers

Today through tomorrow, Columbia University graduate workers will vote on forming their union. Union organizers got a big boost today when none other than U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders wrote a letter encouraging fellow graduate workers to come together, participate in the vote and join the UAW. Dear Columbia University Research and Teaching Assistants: I understand that

On this day, Rosa Parks wouldn’t give up her bus seat

Today marks the 61st  anniversary of Rosa Parks’ decision to sit down for her rights on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus, putting the effort to end segregation on a fast track. Parks was arrested on December 1, 1955, after she refused to give up her seat on a crowded bus to a white passenger. Read the

Check out our YouTube Channel!

There are many ways to communicate in today’s world. One of the fastest growing tools we use to do this at the UAW is video. You may have seen the videos featured on Facebook highlighting member stories gathered by the UAW’s PRO-Member team. But you should also check our the UAW YouTube channel which houses a wide

Renault-Nissan mistreats workers in Mississippi

First appeared in the Detroit News on November 23 By: Gary Casteel While the world watched Olympic athletes compete in Brazil, employees of the Renault-Nissan Alliance protested how the automaker was violating the Olympic code of conduct by opposing union rights for workers in Canton, Miss. Renault-Nissan’s plants in Mississippi and Brazil are worlds apart.

Win an Elk Hunt trip from Union Sportsmen’s Alliance

If you could take one person along on a dream hunt, who would it be? Your dad? Your daughter? An old military buddy or perhaps a union brother or sister? Choose wisely, because thanks to Carhartt, we are giving away an awesome, all-inclusive elk hunt for one lucky union member and a guest of their

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