Tag: education

Summer is getting closer! The 2018 Family Scholarship program

This summer, introduce your family to a once in a lifetime experience! For more than 40 years, Black Lake has been a place where UAW members and their families come together for an experience that combines education with relaxation. It’s a place to learn about your union, unlock ideas and build new friendships with other working families throughout the United States. It’s a one week summer experience that will leave you and your family filled with a spirit guaranteed to strengthen your understanding and appreciation for your union. Download2018 Family Scholarship Program information

Apply Now: 2018 Union Plus Scholarship Program

Each year, Union Plus awards scholarships to students from union families across the country. Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor. Scholarships are awarded in amounts of $500 to $4,000, and students may reapply each year. Last year, UAW members and their children were awarded thousands of dollars to help them continue their education through the Union Plus Scholarship program. Since starting the program in 1991, Union Plus has awarded $4.2 million in educational funding to more than 2,800 union members, spouses and dependent children. Union Plus Scholarship awards are granted to ... Read more

SolidWeb offers powerful web solutions for local unions

Whether it’s negotiations assistance, grievance handling, education, training and mentoring or something else, UAW local unions have access to a number of services the International Union provides to help serve members. But did you know you can get a free website for your local? All you have to do is pay for the domain name! SolidWeb is a powerful, free website-building tool that was developed as a part of an AFL-CIO  program aimed at helping affiliated local unions build quality websites. UAW regions and locals have access to free websites that have already been through design through SolidWeb. The AFL-CIO ... Read more

SolidWeb offers powerful web solutions for local unions

Whether it’s negotiations assistance, grievance handling, education, training and mentoring or something else, UAW local unions have access to a number of services the International Union provides to help serve members. But did you know you can get a free website for your local? All you have to do is pay for the domain name! SolidWeb is a powerful, free website-building tool that was developed as a part of an AFL-CIO  program aimed at helping affiliated local unions build quality websites. UAW regions and locals have access to free websites that have already been through design through SolidWeb. The AFL-CIO ... Read more

SolidWeb offers powerful web solutions for local unions

Whether it’s negotiations assistance, grievance handling, education, training and mentoring or something else, UAW local unions have access to a number of services the International Union provides to help serve members. But did you know you can get a free website for your local? All you have to do is pay for the domain name! SolidWeb is a powerful, free website-building tool that was developed as a part of an AFL-CIO  program aimed at helping affiliated local unions build quality websites. UAW regions and locals have access to free websites that have already been through design through SolidWeb. The AFL-CIO ... Read more

Summer’s almost here! The 2017 Family Scholarship program

This summer, introduce your family to a once in a lifetime experience! For more than 40 years, Black Lake has been a place where UAW members and their families come together for an experience that combines education with relaxation. It’s a place to learn about your union, unlock ideas and build new friendships with other working families throughout the United States. It’s a one week summer experience that will leave you and your family filled with a spirit guaranteed to strengthen your understanding and appreciation for your union. Download2018 Family Scholarship Program information

Betsy DeVos apparently ‘confused’ about federal law protecting students with disabilities

Watch the video: Trump says he wants to put students first, not the education bureaucracy. So, why did Trump choose Betsy DeVos, who has no experience in education, and is clueless on federal policies that put students first, such as disabled children?

The 2017 Family Scholarship program

This summer, introduce your family to a once in a lifetime experience! For more than 40 years, Black Lake has been a place where UAW members and their families come together for an experience that combines education with relaxation. It’s a place to learn about your union, unlock ideas and build new friendships with other working families throughout the United States. It’s a one week summer experience that will leave you and your family filled with a spirit guaranteed to strengthen your understanding and appreciation for your union. Download2018 Family Scholarship Program information

Decline in Unions costs workers $133 billion in wages annually

In the new report, Union decline lowers wages of nonunion workers: The overlooked reason why wages are stuck and inequality is growing, Washington University sociologist Jake Rosenfeld and co-authors find that the dramatic decline in union density since 1979 has resulted in far lower wages for nonunion workers, an impact larger than the 5 percent effect of globalization on their wages found in recent research. Specifically, nonunion men lacking a college degree would have earned 8 percent, or $3,016 annually, more in 2013 if unions had remained as strong as they were in 1979. Between 1979 and 2013, the share ... Read more

Apply Now: Union Plus Scholarship Program

The Union Plus Scholarship Program, now in its 25th year, awards scholarships based on outstanding academic achievement, personal character, financial need and commitment to the values of organized labor. The program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation. Last year, UAW members and their children were awarded thousands of dollars to help them continue their education through the Union Plus Scholarship program. Since starting the program in 1991, Union Plus has awarded more than $4 million in educational funding to more than 2,700 union members, spouses and dependent children. Union Plus Scholarship awards are granted to students attending a ... Read more