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2020 UAW Legislative Conference ends with an eye toward November

Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the keynote speaker on the final day of the 2020 UAW Community Action Program (CAP) Conference, quoted Walter Reuther as saying, “We can make America the image of what it really stands for.” UAW members must help make that a reality in the 2020 elections, Pelosi added. “Are you ready to make a decision to win?” she asked the delegates, who responded strongly in the affirmative. The Speaker laid out the measures House Democrats have passed – or intend to soon pass — to make Reuther’s vision a reality, including ... Read more

UAW Members take their message to Capitol Hill

On Tuesday, more than 1,000 UAW members from around the country, including Puerto Rico, spent the day on Capitol Hill meeting with their members of Congress. The members are attending a four-day UAW Community Action Program conference which focuses on the 2020 elections, international trade, job creation and other issues of importance to working families.

CAP delegates prepare for Tuesday Hill visits

The work for CAP activists on their visit to House lawmakers on Tuesday will be to lobby them on key UAW priorities, including: Fighting for good jobs: Since 1978, college tuition has increased by 1,120%, medical costs are up 601%, food has increased by 244%, and shelter is up by 360%. Over the same period, wages for typical workers rose just 10%, wages for minimum wage workers dropped by 5.5%, and the pay of the average CEO skyrocketed by 937%. Stopping the offshoring of U.S. jobs: Lawmakers should eliminate the tax break that companies receive for moving jobs overseas. The ... Read more

UAW Legislative Conference Delegates Honor the Past; Focus on the Future

The UAW’s 2020 Community Action Program (CAP) Conference opened its second day with a moving video tribute to Black History Month, and the powerful relationship between the civil rights and labor movements. Thea Lee, president of the Economic Policy Institute shared a message that connected economic inequality with the past three decades of injustice and crippling inequalities for working families. “The economy is less fair… not morally fair,” Lee said. “CEO pay at the top firms have risen 1,000% since 1979, while working families have seen a 12% increase and some families are working two or three jobs to afford health ... Read more

More than 1,000 attend UAW legislative conference in D.C.; prepare to hit Capitol Hill on Tuesday

More than 1,000 UAW members and attendees, including members from Puerto Rico, gathered in Washington D.C., today to launch the start of the 2020 UAW National Community Action Program (CAP) Conference. The four-day conference theme is “Fighting for Tomorrow-Preparing Today” and will highlight the UAW’s legislative and political priorities for 2020. This year’s conference, said CAP Director Melvin Coleman, will focus on the 2020 elections, international trade, job creation and other issues of importance to working families. Vice President Terry Dittes This week, members will gather information, plan and strategize during workshops on current policy issues. They’ll also hear from ... Read more

UAW Members Head to Nation’s Capital for CAP Conference

Hundreds of UAW members are gathering in Washington D.C. Sunday, Feb. 2 through Wednesday, Feb. 5, for the 2020 National Community Action Program (CAP) Conference. The four-day conference theme is “Fighting for Tomorrow-Preparing Today” and will highlight the UAW’s legislative and political priorities for 2020. This year’s conference will focus on the 2020 elections, international trade, job creation and other issues of importance to working families. Members will gather information, plan and strategize during workshops on current policy issues. They’ll also hear from a range of speakers from the nation’s capital, including elected officials, labor leaders and political activists. They ... Read more