Legislative Update: What’s at Stake in November

Labor Board Decisions, President’s Policies Affect our Lives in Many Ways As UAW members know, elections have enormous and long-term consequences. The people we elect to represent us in our hometowns, states, and in Washington impact nearly every facet of our lives, including our ability to pay hospital bills, drink safe water, collectively bargain for

Younger Workers Will Do Better Under a Clinton Presidency

When you cast your vote for president, your ballot will show a choice for our next president. The nominees from the two major parties and those representing the Green and Libertarian nominees have spent a lot of time addressing voters under age 35 because they’re an important voting bloc in this election. Young voters face

Critical Decision – July-August 2016

Index: Volume 59, No. 7 – 8 Cover Story – Critical Decision From the President – It’s time to unite behind Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton PRO-Member – Who we elect can directly affect our lives Together we win – Honeywell Union front – UAW members mourn the passing of former International Vice President Marc Stepp Union

Unfair labor practice filed: Volkswagen needs to follow the law

Skilled trades workers at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant, members of UAW Local 42, in December voted to join the UAW, a decision the National Labor Relations Board affirmed in March. But the automaker continues to drag the representation fight out in violation of U.S. labor law by claiming that all of its union-eligible workers —

UAW Women: Fighting for a better life

UAW women know the power of a union helps them   Tina Kollek works hard. The 45-year-old Local 651 member has been a parts handler at General Motors’ Davison Road Processing Center in Burton, Michigan, near Flint, for almost 10 years. The job has allowed Kollek to provide for her family as the single mother

Local 685’s new home is more than a building

Local 685’s new home is more than a building When former U.S. President Bill Clinton recently swung through Kokomo, Indiana, on a campaign stop in advance of the state’s primary election, he was greeted by a full house at UAW Local 685. Among the nearly 800 people from the community who filled the hall were

Fighting for the protection we deserve

New crystalline silica rule long overdue In late March, millions of working people earned a long and hard-fought victory when the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) took action to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and kidney disease in America’s workers by limiting their exposure to respirable crystalline silica. Crystalline silica is

Donald Oetman: A fighter who left a lasting legacy

UAW members recently said goodbye to a former UAW regional director who served the union for 45 years, Donald G. Oetman. The retired UAW Region 1D director was 71 when he passed away April 13. Oetman began his tenure as director of UAW Region 1D in 2002 after decades of commitment and enthusiasm for improving

Fully Engaged

Region 1A shows how everyone can play a part in our union Many longtime UAW members know about the numerous ways they can get involved in our union, from serving veterans to running for local office to civil rights and a long list of others. But many UAW members have no idea of how long