The U.S. Senate is scheduled to vote this week on a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and end Medicaid as we know it. This mean-spirited bill, sponsored by Republican Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, would radically change our health care system, leading to unaffordable care for millions of Americans. This bill would drastically cut coverage for seniors, children, veterans, and people with disabilities. Medicaid, the largest provider of long-term care for seniors in the country, would cease to exist as we know it in only nine years. If passed, this bill would end federal ... Read more
We‘ve been asking for your help a lot recently, but we need your help now more than ever to save UAW members’ and their families’ health care. Due to your activism, Republicans in the Senate have abandoned their efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and instead are voting to fully repeal the ACA with no replacement. The consequences will be dire for all UAW members and their families. Call 1-313-528-6780 NOW to tell your Senator to vote NO on ACA Repeal! Non-Partisan experts have concluded that 32 million Americans will lose health care due to this bill, with ... Read more
The Ryan Health Care Bill puts retirement at risk by making massive cuts to Medicare and Medicaid. Speaker Ryan and House Republicans want to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and replace it with a bill that gives millions in tax breaks to the rich. They want to pay for those tax breaks by taxing your benefits and stealing Medicare and Medicaid funds. We need you to take action to stop this bill by calling your congressional representative at (866) 829-3298 and saying vote NO on Ryan’s health care plan. All Americans, including hardworking UAW members and ... Read more
UAW President Dennis Williams spoke to the media today about the membership, Tesla, trade and more.
When women thrive, America thrives. Eliminating the gender pay gap, ensuring access to child care and elder care, securing reproductive rights and access to health care, keeping the workplace free from violence including sexual assault and harassment – effectively addressing these issues helps everyone in America, not just women. “Too often, these are called women’s issues,” said Hillary Clinton. “Well, I am a proud lifelong fighter for women’s issues because I firmly believe what’s good for women is good for America.” Unions help in the fight for improving women’s lives. Unions reduce the pay gap between men and women, a ... Read more
Focus on auto emissions and the environment commended On Oct. 28, 2015, UAW President Dennis Williams was named as one of 2015’s Top Lobbyists by The Hill, a nonpartisan political newspaper published in Washington, D.C. This recognition comes after Williams’ tireless efforts fighting for legislation that will help UAW members, their families, and working men and women more broadly. Of special note are two issues that have been a particular focus during Williams’ administration: health care and environmental issues. Williams has made protecting UAW members’ health care a priority since being elected president in 2014. Part of that effort has ... Read more
“Let us now turn the page to give the American people the certainty that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) gives American families. The United States Supreme Court made a bold statement today that the Washington D.C. culture of political gamesmanship on issues that affect American’s daily lives – indeed their very health — is over. Today’s decision will ensure that over six million will continue to receive health care coverage and will not have to choose between going to the doctor or paying for food and shelter. Congress should now work to expand and strengthen the ACA by adding a ... Read more