UAW Members helping youth across the nation

International Youth Day was first coined by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999, and now the 12th day of August serves as an annual celebration of the role of young women and men as essential partners in change, and an opportunity to raise awareness of challenges and problems facing the world’s youth. It’s no

How Union Women celebrate National Sisters Day

The first Sunday in August is National Sisters Day, and your opportunity to show your appreciation for that unique bond only sisters can understand. What better way to celebrate than joining with your fellow union sisters in the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW)? On March 24, 1974, over 3,000 determined labor union women and

Sign the petition to honor Walter Reuther with a commemorative stamp

Walter Reuther can be said to have done more for more American workers than any other leader in the labor movement. He spent his life ensuring American workers have a voice at the table with management, a voice still exercised today by workers in contract negotiations that will affect millions of working families.  He was

Celebrate International Beer Day the Union Way

International Beer Day is a great opportunity to beat the heat with a summer brew. If you’re celebrating, make sure your drink is union-made! Below is a list of beers made and bottled by our union brothers and sisters, including members of UAW Local 9 at MillerCoors. ▶ Alexander Keith’s ▶ Bass ▶ Beck’s ▶

‘Some people said it wouldn’t happen. I knew better.’

The nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing this month, Seventy-nine-year-old Al Ybarra has special pride in that mission. He and his fellow UAW members at Local 887 built the rocket engines that propelled the ship to the moon and back and constructed the module compartment where the pilots sat. Ybarra

Labor Voices: Handshake symbolizes struggle for worker rights

It’s hard to think about the cold right now in Michigan. With news about heatwaves and soaring heat index ratings, December seems a world away. But some of us thought about December this week. This past Monday and Tuesday, the Big Three automakers sat down with UAW leadership for the ceremonial handshake — the handshake that

UAW President Gary Jones Remarks at the 110th NAACP Convention

On July 22nd, UAW President Gary Jones delivered an address to delegates at the 110th NAACP Convention in Detroit, Michigan. Jones honored the organization’s history and continued work as a champion for civil rights across America. He also highlighted the UAW’s commitment to ensuring racial equality during the American civil rights movement and the struggle