Walter P. Reuther is an icon and an American hero of the working class. For those of us at the UAW, there are almost no words powerful enough to describe what he means to this union and our members. And for me, as the current president of the UAW, I am so humbled and inspired by his vision, his life’s work, his tireless fight for human and civil rights and simply put, the example he set as an extraordinary human being. Today, we mark the 50th anniversary of the plane crash that tragically took the lives of UAW President Walter ... Read more
Lorraine Agtang Reflects on the Delano Grape Strike, which occurred over 50 years ago.
50 years ago today, the Delano grape strike started when Filipino farmworkers walked out of the fields to demand dignity. Lorraine Agtang, one of the few remaining strikers, remembers that day and all that grew out of their movement, including the help from a key ally – Walter Reuther. Hear her story in her own words in the video above.