A beautiful ceremony in a beautiful location

Weddings and reunions — the kind of functions that bring people together and create lifetime memories. One way to ensure that your function will be remembered is to have it at Black Lake. The Walter and May Reuther UAW Family Education Center in Onaway, Michigan, is available for private rentals. Many couples have taken advantage

Remember Mom on Mother’s Day and Get a Union Discount

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, Sunday, May 14, so don’t forget to remember your mother and thank her for being a great mom. You can do that easily and have an added benefit of getting a discount because you’re a union member. Through the Union Plus program, you can get 25 percent off

Wear jeans 4/26 to show support for sexual assault victims

The UAW is recognizing National Denim Day by supporting a fundraising campaign by Enough Sexual Assault in Detroit (Enough SAID) to process rape kits found in a Detroit Police Department storage unit in 2009. Of the 11,000 kits that were discovered, over 1,000 still need to be processed. For the past 18 years, Peace Over

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual violence is widespread and impacts everyone and every community. Victims often experience guilt, shame, fear, numbness, shock and feelings of isolation and suffer from long-term health risks and behaviors such as PTSD, depression, pregnancy and STDs. We all have a role to play! The UAW is committed to ending sexual assault and other forms

A salute to Scabby the Rat on World Rat Day April 4

Scabs, or those who cross picket lines to work nonunion, are also known as rats. The inflatable Scabby the Rat is the face of nonunion contractors, disloyal co-workers who break union strikes and of workers who spy for the boss. He often shows up during union strikes in the U.S. as a symbol of opposition

Mother Jones, a woman of courage and strength

We celebrate Women’s History Month by thanking Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, a pioneer of workers’ rights, for her bravery and example for all who defend workers. She spent years risking her life facing off with anti-union companies in defense of abused coal miners and child workers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Jones led dangerous

The law which helped fight the wage gap

The first bill President Barack Obama signed into law was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act on Jan. 29, 2009, which helped fight the wage gap between men and women doing the same work. The act amended the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by requiring that the 180-day statute of limitations for women to file

10 reasons why being union helps women

As we observe Women’s History Month we know that unions have done so much to improve the lives of women, especially when it comes to making sure they get the same pay as men for doing the same work. Collective bargaining agreements ensure that all workers get the same pay for the same work regardless

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