Tag: Democratic National Convention

Democratic National Convention Day One: Michele Obama, Whitmer, among those who stress importance of healing the nation

The Democratic National Convention’s first day focused on three major issues — the pandemic, the resulting economic crisis and the racial justice crisis.  A diverse lineup of speakers and guests including former First Lady Michele Obama, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, among others — including many Republicans, front line workers and members of George Floyd’s family — urged voters of all political persuasions to elect the ticket that will stand up for UAW members and their families while rebuilding America. Whitmer, one of the women Biden considered for the No. 2 spot on the ticket before ... Read more

Message from UAW President Rory L. Gamble on Democratic National Convention

Aug. 16, 2020 Sisters and Brothers: For UAW members this year’s election is about how we rise to the challenges of tremendous changes we can expect over the next four years. The notion of living through a pandemic was something that I doubt any of us ever thought we would experience. We took our national health and many of our freedoms for granted. Tomorrow is the first day of the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Over the next four days, we will hear about the issues that are so important to our union and to working men and women across this ... Read more

Philly: The cradle of liberty and a strong, diverse union city hosts the Democratic National Convention

As UAW members who are delegates to the Democratic National Convention make their way to The City of Brotherly Love, it’s an appropriate time to talk about Philadelphia. Or Philly. Or “Phil-delph-ya” in the language of the locals. They do “tawlk” a little funny here. It may be pronounced “wa-ter” elsewhere in the United States, but it’s “wooder” in Philly. As in, “Yo! I’ll have a churry wooder ice, please.” It’s a quirky city with passionate – sometimes too passionate – sports fans, more American history in a square mile than most entire states can boast, and some local eats ... Read more