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Harvard Student Workers Win Their Union, Join UAW

Successful vote is latest victory in growing grad worker union movement “We have been organizing for a long time,” said Niharika Singh, a Ph.D. student in Public Policy and a Teaching Fellow. “Winning our union today means we can finally start to make improvements to our working conditions. Our next step will be to democratically prioritize the changes we plan to bargain for.” “This has been an incredibly long haul, and we are so energized by this vote,” said Abraham Waldman, a Ph.D. student and Research Assistant in the Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department. “As hard as we worked to ... Read more

Columbia Workers Set Strike Deadline of April 24

Columbia Workers Set Strike Deadline of April 24 If Columbia administrators do not agree to bargain by 10 am on April 24, graduate workers across the campus will immediately go on strike  New York City – After an overwhelming 93% strike authorization vote last week, Columbia grad workers have set a strike deadline. In a letter to President Lee Bollinger, workers demanded that the university declare its intention to begin bargaining by 10 am on April 24. If the university continues to defy both labor law and the democratic voice of its workers, and does not agree to bargain by that deadline, graduate workers will ... Read more

5 Ways to Get out the Vote

2018 is a midterm election year and a lot is at stake. Voters across the country are already headed to the polls to select candidates in primary elections. Here are five things you can do to help make sure pro-worker candidates win:   1) Make sure you’re registered to vote 2) Contact family and friends to make sure they’re registered, too 3) Reach out to a campaign and volunteer your time 4) Talk with family and friends about why it’s important to vote on Election Day, especially in midterms 5) Vote!

Daimler Trucks Votes by 98% to Support a Strike Friday If Sanctioned by the UAW

Terry Dittes UAW Vice President and Director of the Heavy Truck Department issued the following statement Tuesday:   “The membership at Daimler Trucks voted by a 98% margin to support a strike if sanctioned by the International Union.  This strike authorization development is due to the fact that an agreement has not yet been reached on a contract that expires on Friday April 20th, 2018 for some 7,000 UAW represented Daimler Truck members.”

Kokomo Union Members Support Students

The UAW isn’t only about collective bargaining and giving a voice to workers. It’s also about supporting local communities like UAW locals in Kokomo did when they donated supplies to kids throughout Howard County: On Feb. 2, UAW 1302 members made their rounds at the area schools, dropping off supplies. The union, headed up by Weed Widup, started at Taylor Elementary School. Ten classrooms were adopted by this union alone. “I’m pretty passionate about the 75 in 5 incentive,” said Scott Flatford, president of UAW 1166. “I keep talking about it every time we get around somebody.” The 75 in ... Read more

Three Award-Winning Vehicles from the UAW Built Vehicle Guide

Buying union made is something everyone can do to help UAW members and the U.S. economy. Here are three of many award-winning vehicles from the 2018 UAW Union-Built Vehicle Guide. 2018 Ford F-150 This Ford made truck not only has choices that specialize in capability, efficiency and everything in between, but it also holds the 2018 Motor Trend Truck of the Year award. Winning best-in-class payload, towing and more, if you’re looking for a dependable truck with power, this is the way to go. Check out more UAW-Made Ford Vehicles, here.   2018 Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet’s latest technology combined with ... Read more

Did You Know? Five Products Made by UAW Members

When you think UAW you think of hard-working members making autos, right? They do. But UAW members across the country make all kinds of things you might now know about. We’re a diverse group across many industries. Check out some of the many different things UAW members manufacture and see the full list of UAW-made products here: Batteries made by Johnson Controls, Local 12, Region 2B Coffee made at Folgers Coffee Co., Local 1805, Region 5 Planters Peanuts at Kraft Foods, Local 2426, Region 8 Livestock watering equipment made at Ritchie Industries, Local 893, Region 4 Contact lenses made at ... Read more

UAW Members Participate in Memphis March to Honor Dr. King

On Wednesday, UAW members joined workers from around the country in a march to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. April 4th marked the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination at a Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. King was in Memphis to support sanitation workers striking over unsafe working conditions. UAW member Pamela Davidson said of the event, “I’m proud we could come together for a man that really gave his life for our civil rights and pulling us together. Dr. King knew that if you didn’t have a good wage, and we did not help people within the workforce, ... 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