American consumers can make a difference for working men and women when they buy products made right here in the United States, UAW President Dennis Williams told CAP delegates Sunday night. The UAW’s BuildBuyUSA Program will launch a video contest as an innovative way to create fun and excitement to supporting goods manufactured here because “we have economic power as working men and women in this country,” Williams said. The program will launch on March 7 with more details to be released soon. “We believe things change by the power of the wallet,” said Williams. The BuildBuyUSA video contest, said ... Read more
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 2018 UAW Community Action Program (CAP) Conference in Washington, D.C., said the change in the makeup of the NLRB was one of many consequences of the 2016 elections that hurt working Americans. Working Americans will suffer consequences for generations as a result of the tax ... Read more
This week, UAW members will gather in Washington D.C. for the 2018 National Community Action Program (CAP) Conference. Over 1,100 UAW members will attend the four-day conference, which gives members a look at the union’s legislative and political priorities for the coming year. This year’s conference will focus on immigration, international trade, job creation, and tax reform. Members will participate in breakout sessions on current policy issues and will hear from a range of speakers, including elected officials, labor leaders, and political activists. They will also head to Capitol Hill to meet with their members of Congress directly.
On Tuesday, January 26, UAW Members from Region 2B gathered for breakfast in Washington, D.C., in the the aftermath of Winter Storm Jonas. Dozens of members from Ohio and Indiana had been fortunate enough to make it into the capital before the worst of the storm hit and the conference was officially canceled. With many elected officials out of town and unable to get back due to travel conditions, it wasn’t certain that members would have anyone to meet with. However, Senator Joe Donnelly (D- Ind.) was able to travel to Washington from Indianapolis thanks, he said, to his UAW-made ... Read more
Earlier this week, UAW President Dennis Williams announced that the 2016 UAW CAP Conference in Washington, D.C., would be canceled due to safety concerns after Winter Storm Jonas covered much of the East Coast in near-record levels of snow, shutting down roads, airports and public transportation. However, UAW members who had already arrived in our nation’s capital were determined to make the most of the opportunity. With over a foot of snow on the ground, transportation was limited during the early part of the week, but that didn’t stop members from gathering in the lobby, or over a meal or ... Read more
Due to the weather conditions the 2016 National CAP Conference has been canceled. As always, safety first. Registration will be refunded. For further information please contact your Assigned Regional CAP Representative.