Stronger Together Always Beats Going It Alone

A father had a family of sons who were perpetually quarreling among themselves. One day, he told them to bring him a bundle of sticks. When they had done so, he placed the bundle into the hands of each of them in succession, and ordered his sons to break the bundle in pieces. They tried

Two Anniversaries — and the Need to Look Ahead

Last month we marked two important anniversaries for Americans who care about economic and social justice. On Aug. 6, 1965, the Voting Rights Act was signed into law by President Lyndon Baines Johnson. On Aug. 26, 1935, 200 delegates from auto plants all over the United States met in Detroit for the UAW’s founding convention.

On the job and on message Local union communicators receive training

It’s critical that our union’s message reach members and the general public – especially in the next 18 months when so much bargaining in auto, heavy trucks, state government, agricultural implement and elsewhere will be underway. Those charged with getting the UAW message out are a hard-working bunch. They produce your local union newspapers, websites,

UAW partners with Union Sportsmen’s Alliance

Member’s will to carry on lands him the hunting trip of a lifetime Aaron Heying took his girlfriend MaeLyn hunting because he wanted his bride-to-be to understand how amazing it was to be in a tree stand on a November afternoon. The Local 838 member in Waterloo, Iowa, also thought she ought to know in

Long-time UAW activist Ron Bieber elected to lead Michigan AFL-CIO

(Bieber and Williams quotes drafted in PR) Ron Bieber knows Michigan like the back of his hand, which is probably appropriate as the state is shaped like one. The longtime UAW activist will be putting that knowledge to great use following his election in June as president of the Michigan AFL-CIO. Bieber, who recently retired

UCONN Graduate Employees Are Ready For What’s Next

First agreement ratified by 99 percent margin You know that you are on to something good as a local union when the original activists can take a step back and watch the newer folks, enthused with the passion for their new union, take charge and run with what was built. That’s the way it’s going

Why Telling Our Story Matters

Why telling our story matters Since February 2014, the many UAW voices amplified through PRO-Member stories have created more than 300 posts on the UAW International’s Facebook page, told the unique perspectives of many brothers and sisters in Solidarity magazine and fostered countless conversations with active and retired members about how the union impacts their

Solidarity 80 Years – Sept-Oct 2015

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Lear Employees Take Message of Dignity for Working Men & Women to the CEO

Working women and men from around the country attended Lear’s annual shareholder meeting May 14 at the company’s headquarters in Southfield, Michigan, and spoke directly to Lear Corp. CEO Matthew J. Simoncini and the company’s board of directors. Their plea? That Lear create good jobs and safe workplaces at its U.S. facilities. The message was

Our Destiny is Tied to Density

Whether in auto, gaming or elsewhere, more is always merrier So you’ve got a solid contract. You’re doing better than the average Joe because you are a member of a union. Tough for Joe: He should have joined a union, right? Well, yes, tough for Joe. And he obviously should join a union. But it

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