Category: At Issue

Facts About UAW Strength in the South

√ We are and have been in the U.S. South Over 55,000 UAW Members reside in communities throughout the South Over 66,000 UAW retirees in the south Over 13% of all active UAW Members are in the South √We are organizing in the South – it’s not just high-profile Over the past year Five southern locals have joined the UAW with over 1,323 members in Texas, Tennessee and Kentucky. Almost 3,000 organized since the VW vote in 2014. √ Among many UAW Products: In Kentucky, UAW members make whiskey barrels, Corvettes, Fords, steel and nurse patients. In North Carolina, UAW ... Read more

Call now! Tell your Senator to vote NO on ACA Repeal!

We‘ve been asking for your help a lot recently, but we need your help now more than ever to save UAW members’ and their families’ health care. Due to your activism, Republicans in the Senate have abandoned their efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and instead are voting to fully repeal the ACA with no replacement. The consequences will be dire for all UAW members and their families. Call 1-313-528-6780 NOW to tell your Senator to vote NO on ACA Repeal! Non-Partisan experts have concluded that 32 million Americans will lose health care due to this bill, with ... Read more

The Senate GOP Health Care Bill is a Threat to UAW Members and Our Families

After the July 4th recess, the Senate is set to vote on a health care bill which strips insurance from 22 million Americans, guts protections for those with preexisting conditions, and brings back lifetime caps on care. Put simply, this bill is a threat to UAW members, UAW retirees, and UAW families. Please take action today — call your Senator at 1-313-528-6780. This bill is terrible for millions of Americans, is opposed by many Democrats and Republicans alike, but it is particularly bad for UAW members in a few ways. The bill: Cuts Medicaid by over $800 billion which could hurt ... Read more

Tell the U.S. Trade Representative NAFTA must prioritize working families

Recently, the Trump administration notified Congress that it plans to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement — better known as NAFTA — with powerful corporations and some in the president’s administration saying it simply needs to be “modernized.” The U.S. Trade Representative’s office is accepting comments from the public until June 12. It’s important that working people speak up for ourselves now, the same as we did with the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Click here to leave a comment for the U.S. Trade Representative about why a trade deal that takes working people into account is important to you. NAFTA — ... Read more

Stop Legislation that costs taxpayers $46 billion and harms teacher pensions

Nearly five months after the Republican-controlled legislature paused their attempt to dismantle retirement savings for teachers, administrators and support staff, they’re back at it again. Corporate special interests are pushing them to slash school employees’ compensation and rob public employees of their retirement benefits. The good news is, thanks to your calls and emails, the bills aren’t moving yet. The bad news is, they’re even worse than we thought. A new report from the House Fiscal Agency says this legislation will cost taxpayers $46 BILLION. You read that right. Sign the petition now to help us protect teacher pensions in ... Read more

Take Action: Support AT&T Workers on Strike!

40,000 workers at AT&T just announced that they will walk off the job for three days starting Friday at 3pm ET/Noon PT if they haven’t won a fair union contract by then. Workers have been at the bargaining table for months fighting for good jobs against a company dead set on lining its pockets at the expense of the workers who make them billions. This weekend the CWA and the UAW are sending AT&T a message that we are united and ready to fight. This will be the biggest strike in the United States since Verizon workers walked out last year, ... Read more

What we saw at the March for Science

Photo by Sarah Joseph On Saturday, Earth Day, tens of thousands of people participated in the March for Science at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and numerous other cities across the U.S.  Among the participants in Washington were hundreds of UAW members who rallied behind the mission of the event and spent the day celebrating science. Photo by Catherine Braine The passionate crowd gathered to generate a conversation about the alarming trend toward discrediting facts and scientific consensus, and restricting scientific discovery. Sarah Joseph, a UAW Local 2110 member from the Department of Genetics at Columbia University, had a ... Read more

Mississippi Today: Union’s complaints about Nissan’s Mississippi plant filed in three countries

After years of working to unionize workers at the Nissan plant in Canton, the United Auto Workers is shifting its strategy and going international with its concerns about conditions at Nissan’s Mississippi plant. On Dec. 20, the Detroit-based union announced cases in three countries against French automaker Renault, which has a strategic partnership with Nissan, as well as against Nissan and the joint corporation. Read the full article at www.mississippitoday.org >>>

Labor Voices: Company offers a cautionary tale

For decades, men and women of Honeywell Aerospace Corporation in Green Island, New York, and South Bend, Indiana, crafted the wheels and brakes that our military and commercial aircraft rely on every day. But on the Monday after Mother’s Day when they showed up for work, they were escorted out of the plant and locked out from working, simultaneously in both states. Read more on www.detroitnews.com >>>

UAW Statement on Higher Education

Overview Our country’s higher education system, vocational training and workplace apprenticeship programs prepare us for the jobs of tomorrow. In a global market, American workers must continue to lead the way in productivity, service and quality. Advanced technology jobs, whether they are in manufacturing, health care, government or any other UAW sector, require advanced knowledge and training. By 2020, nearly two-thirds of all jobs will require at least some higher education, up from 59 percent in 2007. However, based on current trends, our educational system will not keep pace with rising demands for educated workers and by 2020, we will ... Read more