Category: Features

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

SolidWeb offers powerful web solutions for local unions

Whether it’s negotiations assistance, grievance handling, education, training and mentoring or something else, UAW local unions have access to a number of services the International Union provides to help serve members. But did you know you can get a free website for your local? All you have to do is pay for the domain name! SolidWeb is a powerful, free website-building tool that was developed as a part of an AFL-CIO  program aimed at helping affiliated local unions build quality websites. UAW regions and locals have access to free websites that have already been through design through SolidWeb. The AFL-CIO ... Read more

Deciphering the VIN

Here’s How to Tell Where Your Vehicle Was Assembled It’s often hard for the average consumer to know where the products he or she buys are made. That’s because many manufacturers go to great lengths to hide the fact that their products are not made in the USA by workers making a decent wage. In the automobile industry, many vehicles are sourced from multiple countries. So that nice new car you buy that you thought was made in the United States may have been made in Mexico or elsewhere. Using the 2018 UAW Union-Built Buying Guide is one way to ... Read more

The 2018 UAW Union-Built Vehicle Guide: Let’s Start Bringing the Jobs Back Home

The United States has lost over 5 million manufacturing jobs since 2000, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. According to the naysayers, those jobs are never coming back. But it doesn’t have to be that way. The purchasing choices we make dictate the kind of economy we have. If we continue to buy goods made overseas or by workers making substandard wages, good jobs will continue to leave. We can build a stronger economy by paying attention to where the goods we buy are made -- and the earning power of the workers who make them. A vehicle ... Read more

SolidWeb offers powerful web solutions for local unions

Whether it’s negotiations assistance, grievance handling, education, training and mentoring or something else, UAW local unions have access to a number of services the International Union provides to help serve members. But did you know you can get a free website for your local? All you have to do is pay for the domain name! SolidWeb is a powerful, free website-building tool that was developed as a part of an AFL-CIO  program aimed at helping affiliated local unions build quality websites. UAW regions and locals have access to free websites that have already been through design through SolidWeb. The AFL-CIO ... Read more