Category: Features

We must lower drug costs!

As president of the United Auto Workers (UAW), I recently joined dozens of organizations from across the country in a coordinated effort demanding that Congress and the Trump Administration develop strong, REAL reform to lower drug prices for patients and end Big Pharma’s price gouging. More than a dozen organizations — including the AFL-CIO, AFSCME, Alliance for Retired Americans, American Medical Student Association, the Center for Popular Democracy, Health Care for America Now, People’s Action, Public Citizen, Social Security Works,  and many others — joined forces with us to make our voices heard, and be clear in our support of ... Read more

Will the “new” NAFTA work for US?

The UAW has one goal: support the U.S. worker in all aspects of their professions. That includes involvement in U.S. trade policy decisions where our overarching focus is creating good paying U.S. jobs —  now and in the future. Currently, more than 900,000 people work in the auto and auto-parts manufacturing sectors alone. This has a far-reaching economic impact going beyond the shop floor. The Center for Automotive Research estimates that every assembly plant job supports an additional 9 to 12 jobs in the United States. The effect continues into our communities. Automakers, suppliers, dealerships, and the local businesses that ... Read more

The 2019 UAW Union-Built Vehicle Guide: Buy Union and Support Good Jobs!

  Take a look at the guide and make a choice that’s good for our entire economy. Buy union today! UAW Cars Buick LaCrosse Cadillac ATS Cadillac CTS Cadillac CT6 (excluding plug-in hybrid) Chevrolet Bolt (electric) Chevrolet Camaro Chevrolet Corvette Chevrolet Cruze* Chevrolet Cruze (diesel) Chevrolet Impala Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Sonic Chevrolet Volt (electric) Ford Mustang Ford Taurus Lincoln Continental UAW Trucks Chevrolet Colorado Chevrolet Medium-Duty Navistar Silverado (crew cab) Chevrolet Medium-Duty Navistar Silverado (regular cab) Chevrolet Silverado** Ford F Series Ford F-650/750 Ford Ranger Ford Super Duty Chassis Cab GMC Canyon GMC Sierra** Ram 1500* UAW SUVS/CUVS Buick Enclave ... Read more

Give the gift of tech to the dad or grad in your life

Gift Dad the tech he’s always wanted this Father’s Day – and take advantage of special discounts on wireless from Union Plus & AT&T. Looking for gift ideas for the tech-obsessed grad in your life? With the AT&T Signature Program discounts through Union Plus, union members can take advantage of exclusive discounts on wireless. Gift your 2018 grad the tech they’ve always dreamed of and save in the process! Reward the dad or grad in your life with exclusive wireless savings from Union Plus & AT&T! Learn more: http://unionplus.deals/attdic0e3b

Spring into wireless savings with Union Plus

Spring into savings this season with Union Plus + AT&T! UAW members save big on wireless with special savings offers. Learn more: http://unionplus.deals/attdiad67

UAW Women’s History: Olga Madar

Olga Marie Madar was the first woman to serve on the United Auto Workers (UAW) International Executive Board. Born in the coal mining town of Sykesville, Pa., on May 17, 1915, Madar moved to Detroit with her family during the Depression. After graduating from Northeastern High School in 1933, she began to spend her summers working on the assembly line at Chrysler’s Kercheval plant and the Bower Rolling Bearing plant in order to fund her college education. In 1938, Madar graduated from Michigan Normal School (now Eastern Michigan University), having earned a degree in physical education. In 1941, Madar left ... Read more

UAW Black History Month Spotlight: Ruben Burks

Ruben Burks’ long history of unionism and advocacy for social justice started  in 1955 when he began working as an assembler at the former General Motors Fisher Body Plant 2 in Flint where he joined UAW Local 598. He steadily rose through the ranks of the local, serving in various leadership posts, including shop committeeperson and executive board member. In 1970, then-UAW President Walter Reuther appointedBurks to be an International representative in Region 1C. By 1989, he was the director of Region 1C and held that position for three terms. In 1998, he became the first African-American International UAW Secretary-Treasurer, ... Read more

Send a message from the heart with a hand-arranged Valentine’s Day bouquet! UAW members save 25% with Union Plus.

Save 25% on Flowers and Gifts for Every Occasion Order beautiful flower arrangements and gift baskets through Teleflora and make someone’s day. Flowers are perfect for birthdays and holidays, and is a lovely way to say, “Get well,” “Thank you!” or “Congrats.” Union Members save 25% on all Teleflora flowers and GiftTree gift baskets — your discount will be automatically applied at checkout. Promotion code: BAAUP25 You can get the best bouquet for your buck, just order the Deal of the Day. Let expert florists handpick the freshest, most beautiful flowers to create one-of-a-kind arrangements, all at an affordable price. Discount Includes: 25% ... Read more

We Are the UAW – Potter Park Zoo

Our UAW members perform some of the most fascinating jobs, but sometimes it surprises us to learn that our members do that!? At the Potter Park Zoo in Lansing, Michigan, members from UAW Region 1D, Local 2256 are zookeepers working with some of the world’s most beautiful – and deadly – animals. The zoo is home to over 160 species of animals, many of which are threatened or endangered, including Amur Tigers, Red Pandas, Bali Mynah Birds, Snow Leopards, Tamarin Monkeys, Bongos and more. Click on our video and learn more about our members at the Potter Park Zoo! To learn ... Read more