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

Now is the time to commit to more activism for women

March is Women’s History Month. Women have always made history and they reminded us of their power by marching in record numbers on Jan. 21. More than two million women around the world marched to show their strength in protecting civil, human and reproductive rights of women, packing the streets of our nation’s capital in

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