UAW Mothers: Fighting for a better life

We are rerunning this story from last year’s May-June Solidarity magazine for Mother’s Day this year. Mothers are an important part of everyone’s life and knowing the power of a union helps them is a solid reminder that the only place women will get equal pay and benefits is when they are in a union.

Spotlight on Committees: The UAW Women’s Committees

Their Work Makes for a Better Workplace and a Better Life at Home It’s proven to be the best way to close the wage gap between men and women. Organized labor contracts show no pay difference between pay and benefits negotiated for men and women in collective bargaining. Perhaps that is why for the past

Now is the time to commit to more activism for women

March is Women’s History Month. Women have always made history and they reminded us of their power by marching in record numbers on Jan. 21. More than two million women around the world marched to show their strength in protecting civil, human and reproductive rights of women, packing the streets of our nation’s capital in

Statement from UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada on General Motors Profit-Sharing Announcement

The following is a statement from UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada on today’s GM profit sharing announcement.  “Today’s performance bonus announcement of a maximum of $12,000 each rewards our members’ dedication and commitment to building some of the most popular and high-quality vehicles in the world. They deserve every penny of that collectively bargained bonus check.”

GM annouces $552 million investment for key UAW plants

General Motors today announced investments of $552 million for key U.S. manufacturing facilities located in Tonawanda, Lockport and Rochester, N.Y.; and Parma, Ohio. The investment is split between three facilities in New York and one facility in Parma, Ohio, saving over 1,300 jobs UAW GM Vice President Cindy Estrada noted, “the UAW’s negotiations with GM to

Statement of UAW President Dennis Williams on the passing of retired UAW activist and organizer Frank White, husband of UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Cindy and her family. The trade union movement lost a soldier who built a strong record of service at the UAW fighting for the rights of all workers organizing in the trenches. Through his work, Frank White leaves a legacy of families and communities forever improved by organizing

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