Category: Politics

UAW President Rory L. Gamble Statement on Georgia U.S. Senate Runoff Elections

“UAW members worked hard in Georgia during the runoff election. Today’s election results in Georgia signal that obstructionism in Washington, D.C will end. These results also clearly signal that the American people expect Congress to work with President Elect Joe Biden on behalf of working families in this country regardless of ideology through the narrow majority in both chambers. It’s time to find common ground with the Biden Administration for the sake of UAW members at their worksites, on the factory floor, and in their communities.”

Register for the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference!

Registration is now live for the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference! This year, the conference will be held Jan. 15–16 and will be free for all participants, but you must register to attend. You won’t want to miss it, so REGISTER NOW! Emerging from a year that has presented many challenges and obstacles, the theme for the 2021 MLK Conference is “From Protest to Power: When We Fight, We Win,” to honor the brave and bold leadership of the activists among us and celebrate the power of people united in collective action toward justice ... Read more

Certifying Michigan’s Election Results

Local 163 President Ralph Morris Jr. talks about the importance of certifying November’s election results and making sure that every vote is counted.

Respect the will of the voters in Michigan

Michigan voters decided and are ready to move Michigan forward together. Senator Mike Shirkey and Lee Chatfield should be focused on protecting Michiganders during COVID-19, not undermining the election results. Join the Driving For Democracy: Car Caravan and Virtual Press Conference on Monday to ensure the election results and the will of the people are certified. Watch the video: Confronting Senator Shirkey on his way to undermining our democracy. The people won’t stand for it:

Statement of UAW President Rory L. Gamble on the Election of President-Elect Joe Biden and the Need To Unify Behind a Strong Agenda for UAW Members

“UAW members look forward to working with President-Elect Joe Biden, who has been a friend of UAW members and labor since his earliest days as a Senator in Delaware. It is time for us all as Americans, and as UAW members, to put aside our differences and unify on the hard work that lay ahead. Our members, our families and our communities are hurting in this pandemic and with economic challenges, health care challenges and workplace rights and safety challenges as union members. These are the issues that unite us as union members regardless of who is in power in ... Read more

Count every vote!

The AFL-CIO and affiliates are participating in conversations to organize and plan around the need to pivot from voter mobilization to defending the democratic process in the event of a contested election. This effort is dedicated to ensuring that every vote be counted in this election. A program has been launched to facilitate these efforts.  An action is scheduled for November 7, 2020 at 1p.m. in Lansing and Grand Rapids and at 2 p.m. in Detroit. If you choose to participate please practice COVID-19 safety procedures. For more information, see www.UnionsDefend.org.

Don’t stop at the Top: Your choices up and down the ballot make government work

Since its inception, since we got here as a nation, America has been about the right to allow its citizens to pick and choose our best and most qualified people for public office. We took a while to get here. We started out with some states allowing only white male adult property owners to vote, with non-whites and women and non-property owners on the outside looking in. The fact is, we fought and died to figure this out, and here in 2020 we still have some sorting out on the details to go, but the idea of government for the ... Read more

NNPA BLACKPRESS – November 3: So much at stake in this election

Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry By Ray Curry Vote! I cannot say it any simpler or say it enough. Vote to restore government for the people, by the people; vote to preserve our threatened middle class; vote for America’s workers by voting for an America that works; vote up and down the ballot and vote union blue. Sisters and brothers, I have to say that never before has there been so much at stake for the American people than in this election. From constitutional court decisions affecting human, civil and worker rights, to the ability to safely exercise our right to vote ... Read more

Join the Political Action Workshop tonight with UAW President Rory Gamble, Michigan LT. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II

Join us tonight via Zoom, from 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM for a political action workshop with UAW President Rory Gamble, Michigan LT. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II, Michael Joseph and Frank Woods. Ask questions live, here: https://www.cbtudm.org/cbtu-detroit-paw-questionsfor-lt-gov-garlin-gilchrestand-uaw-president-rorygamble-10-22-20-7-pm/ Zoom Meeting October 22, 7 PM – 7:30 PM EDT Passcode: govuaw JOIN ZOOM MEETING