Join us for a rally to help get out the vote for UAW-endorsed candidates! Gretchen Whitmer will be joined by her running mate Garlin Gilchrist, Senator Debbie Stabenow, Congressman Sander Levin, and congressional candidate Andy Levin. Help us kick off an exciting election week, and learn how you can help get your fellow union members to the polls! GOTV Rally with Democratic Nominee for Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Democratic Nominee for Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II and Special Guests U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow Congressman Sandy Levin and Andy Levin Sunday, November 4th 4:00 p.m. UAW Region 1 27800 ... Read more
Government matters. Voting matters. Who you vote for matters. For UAW members, government policies impact the health and safety rules in the workplace; the right to organize; the right to a fair collective bargaining process; and even the impact on our health care and retirement. In a time of very deep political divide and social unrest, knowing our core values, knowing who we are, and knowing what the UAW is about could not be more important than it is today. Legislatively, conservatives, benefiting from gerrymandered statehouse seats, have now passed right-to-work legislation designed to undermine collective bargaining in many states like Michigan ... Read more
2018 is a midterm election year and a lot is at stake. Voters across the country are already headed to the polls to select candidates in primary elections. Here are five things you can do to help make sure pro-worker candidates win: 1) Make sure you’re registered to vote 2) Contact family and friends to make sure they’re registered, too 3) Reach out to a campaign and volunteer your time 4) Talk with family and friends about why it’s important to vote on Election Day, especially in midterms 5) Vote!
Gretchen Whitmer is Michigan born and raised. She shares our Michigan values and the grit that so many UAW members take to the job each day. Here are just 5 of the reasons members like us support Gretchen. 1. She fought to expand Medicaid Since that fight, 680,000 additional Michiganders have health care, and the cost of health care for many has slowed. Now, she promises to fight attacks on our health care, and work with anyone, Democrats or Republicans, to make our health care better and more affordable. 2. Gretchen got the minimum wage raised Republicans didn’t ... Read more
Because of his commitment to supporting working families and a strong middle-class economy, the UAW has announced its endorsement of State Senator Roger Manno for Maryland’s 6th Congressional District race. “Senator Manno has a proven track record in the Maryland legislature for standing up for workers,” said UAW Region 8 Director Ray Curry. Region 8 includes the state of Maryland. “Roger Manno is responsible for the strongest manufacturing initiative in state history that says workers deserve the same tax benefits as corporations. He also supports pro-worker legislation on fair trade, currency manipulation and raising the minimum wage,” said Curry. “Senator ... Read more
Reconnecting with voters, rebuilding the infrastructure to elect labor friendly candidates, and concentrating on state and local offices are just some of the ways to fight back against the corporate control of our government, according to panelists at the 2018 UAW Community Action Program (CAP) Conference. Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana; Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now; and Will Hailer, senior advisor to the Democratic National Committee (DNC), participated in a lively discussion on the failures of the 2016 election and some early successes in the last year. Mayor Buttigieg said many voters don’t care about ... Read more
What have we learned from our first year under Republican control of all branches of government? Elections matter. The mid-term election is critically important. And when we vote, we must not be taken in by hollow promises. We must not be distracted or deterred from our course by the peculiar distractions of this government. We must insist on something better from Washington. We do not want more politicians who forget about working families after Election Day. We need leaders who will represent working families and who understand that a healthy democracy represents all Americans rather than the wealthy few. Read ... Read more