Last week, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away, leaving a vacancy on our nation’s highest court. Ginsburg was a committed advocate for civil rights and an ally to our nation’s workers. Throughout her time on the court, she provided a voice for the voiceless and remained committed to ensuring that the rights of all Americans are honored. Before her passing, Ginsburg told her family that she wished for her seat to remain vacant until after a new president takes office, so American voters are able to make their opinions known on the direction our nation will take. It’s ... Read more
Being in a union gives workers a seat at the table and a voice in the workplace. Hear Ben talk about what being a UAW member has meant for him and for his family.
Today is National Voter Registration Day! Each year on the fourth Tuesday in September, citizens are urged to register to vote and make sure they’re ready to cast their ballots on Election Day (or before). Every year, millions of Americans find themselves unable to vote because they miss a registration deadline, don’t update their registration, or aren’t sure how to register. With so much at stake this year, it’s critical that all UAW members are prepared to make their voices heard on or before November 3rd. Click here to visit IWillVote.org to confirm your voter registration status, get registered to ... Read more
What a sad day for our nation and for all those who stand up and speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. Ruth Bader Ginsburg blazed a trail for civil rights and women’s rights and the sanctity of our constitution in her 27 years as a Supreme Court Justice. No words can do real justice to her contributions to the highest court in the land and her contributions to our nation. To this courageous champion of women’s rights and worker’s rights and equality for all. She was a light that shone so brightly on the constitutional rights of women ... Read more
TOLEDO – UAW elected delegates in Ohio and Indiana met today to fill the vacancy of the Regional Director – a position with a seat on the UAW International Executive Board and elected Wayne Blanchard to fill the remainder of the term which ends in June 2022. The UAW Constitutional procedure made accommodations for Ohio and Indiana social distancing guidelines by conducting meetings at five locations connected remotely. Region 2B has had a vacancy since the resignation of Rich Rankin earlier this summer. UAW Region 2B is home to a diverse range of industries including autoworkers at Ford, General Motors, ... Read more
“We are proud today to announce for our Ford UAW members and our nation that Ford is building this new plant to assemble the truck of the future — a battery electric Ford F-150. Where once the Mustang changed America, UAW members will now build the truck that will change America — Built Ford Tough by UAW members.”
On this day in UAW history, GM UAW members went on strike to protect benefits, wages and put an end to the two-tier system. The strike was the longest nationwide auto strike in 50 years.
On Tuesday, September 15, we will mark the 57th anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama with a candlelight vigil and ten-point pledge for social, racial and economic justice. We call on all of us here in the United States of America to reject death, whether by racism or economic injustice, and unite to fight for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for everyone. And as we embrace life, we remember those Americans who gave their lives that we might be free—from the beaches of Normandy to the coal camps of West Virginia to the ... Read more
Join the Poor People’s Campaign Monday, Sept. 14 at 7pm ET/ 4pm PT for an evening that will bring together thousands of poor and low-income people and their allies as they will share tools and teach-in on voter engagement, registration and protection, and announce upcoming activities this election season. This massive online event will feature the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Forward Justice, the 43 State Coordinating Committees, the Co-Chairs of the Campaign, directly impacted people, artists and special guests. Register: https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/voting/moral-monday/
When autoworkers needed Joe Biden most, he had their backs. Hear UAW Local 598 President Ryan Buchalski talk about how Biden fought to protect American jobs.