Elections Matter: UAW Community Action Program Conference Opens in Washington, D.C., with a Renewed Call for Unity and Activism

It’s been two years since members of Local 42 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, voted to join our union, but with a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) now dominated by anti-union members, they continue to be denied their rights, UAW President Dennis Williams told union political activists Sunday. Williams, speaking before more than 1,100 delegates at the

Community Service: It’s Who We Are

There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow men. There is no greater contribution than to help the weak. There is no greater satisfaction than to have done it well. – Walter Reuther There’s something special about union people. If someone is in need, we respond. We don’t judge or make excuses not

Helping in the community is a natural fit for our union

UAW members throughout the country give back to their communities in many ways. In addition to helping Flint residents during the water crisis, UAW members have stepped up throughout the years whenever their communities have been in need. Two examples of many actions members have taken to help others include a recent day of service

Putting the community first

Program in Ohio shows that CAP is much more than politics Many UAW members, when they see the letters C-A-P, automatically associate them with the UAW’s efforts to elect working family-friendly candidates through the union’s Community Action Program. But CAP is much more than a political lobbying tool: It’s how we stay connected in our

2020 UAW Legislative Conference ends with an eye toward November

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the keynote speaker on the final day of the 2020 UAW Community Action Program (CAP) Conference, quoted Walter Reuther as saying, “We can make America the image of what it really stands for.” UAW members must help make that a reality in the 2020 elections, Pelosi added. “Are you ready to

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell Applauds the Work and Fortitude of UAW Women

The last day of the UAW Community Action Program Conference kicked off with a 7 a.m. Women’s Breakfast that drew about 500 UAW members to hear from Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada and UAW Region 9A Director Beverley Brakeman. The morning started with brief words from UAW Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry, who welcomed

UAW Members take their message to Capitol Hill

On Tuesday, more than 1,000 UAW members from around the country, including Puerto Rico, spent the day on Capitol Hill meeting with their members of Congress. The members are attending a four-day UAW Community Action Program conference which focuses on the 2020 elections, international trade, job creation and other issues of importance to working families.

UAW Legislative Conference Delegates Honor the Past; Focus on the Future

The UAW’s 2020 Community Action Program (CAP) Conference opened its second day with a moving video tribute to Black History Month, and the powerful relationship between the civil rights and labor movements. Thea Lee, president of the Economic Policy Institute shared a message that connected economic inequality with the past three decades of injustice and

More than 1,000 attend UAW legislative conference in D.C.; prepare to hit Capitol Hill on Tuesday

More than 1,000 UAW members and attendees, including members from Puerto Rico, gathered in Washington D.C., today to launch the start of the 2020 UAW National Community Action Program (CAP) Conference. The four-day conference theme is “Fighting for Tomorrow-Preparing Today” and will highlight the UAW’s legislative and political priorities for 2020. This year’s conference, said

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