Senator makes history as first woman of color to run for vice president Making history, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris stood before DNC delegates and accepted the nomination to be Joe Biden’s running mate last evening almost 100 years from the day that the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote in America. Harris, the first Black woman and the first Southeast Asian woman to run for the nation’s No. 2 spot, acknowledged with pride the women in our nation’s history who fought to have a voice, a vote and a seat at the table. “These women picked up the ... Read more
Just after sunset on a resurgent Detroit, UAW Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry and U.S. Senator Gary Peters called the Michigan roll for Joe Biden at the 2020 Democratic National Convention live from Belle Isle’s Sunset Point. Secretary-Treasurer Curry said it was a high honor for working families and the UAW because of Biden’s long track record of support for labor.
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
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
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