Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Economy Must Work for All Americans

Photo by Jessie Jesson, UAW Local 686 At present, the stock market is doing well and has been since former President Barack Obama’s economic policies — including the rescue of the domestic auto industry — brought our nation back from the Great Recession. “But what good is that if Americans remain in low-wage jobs, can

Rep. Norma J. Torres: Be a vehicle for democracy

“Our democracy, the rule of law and institutions that we depend on are under attack. Your vigilance and passion are the most important tools we have to fight back — every single one of you here today,” said U.S. Congresswoman Norma J. Torres, who represents California’s 35th Congressional District, speaking before CAP Conference delegates Monday

Panelists Discuss How to Connect with Voters in Trump Era

Reconnecting with voters, rebuilding the infrastructure to elect labor friendly candidates, and concentrating on state and local offices are just some of the ways to fight back against the corporate control of our government, according to panelists at the 2018 UAW Community Action Program (CAP) Conference. Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana; Scot Ross,

UAW Members to Concentrate on Four Issues in 2018

When Republicans took complete control of the government in 2016, most union members understood that workers would take a hit, but we underestimated just how bad it would be, the UAW’s chief lobbyist told political activists Monday. From attacks on health care, workers’ rights and immigrants to inaction on NAFTA, a lot of awful things

UAW Members Head to Washington DC for National CAP Conference

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

UAW Endorses Lumumba for Jackson Mayor

(Jackson, Mississippi) – Citing his commitment to worker safety and labor rights, the Mississippi UAW CAP Council has endorsed Chokwe A. Lumumba for mayor of Jackson. “The citizens of Jackson have an opportunity to elect a mayor in Chokwe A. Lumumba who understands that labor rights are civil rights and that raising the wages, health

Don’t Stop! Drop and vote

We all know there’s a presidential race going on. Many of us know congressional races are happening. But all too often voters stop and drop off from voting down-ballot. Yet many of these down-ballot races impact your life every day. The down-ballot choices you make for offices like the state legislature, city council, county commission,

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