Tag: Election 2020

Certifying Michigan’s Election Results

Local 163 President Ralph Morris Jr. talks about the importance of certifying November’s election results and making sure that every vote is counted.

Respect the will of the voters in Michigan

Michigan voters decided and are ready to move Michigan forward together. Senator Mike Shirkey and Lee Chatfield should be focused on protecting Michiganders during COVID-19, not undermining the election results. Join the Driving For Democracy: Car Caravan and Virtual Press Conference on Monday to ensure the election results and the will of the people are certified. Watch the video: Confronting Senator Shirkey on his way to undermining our democracy. The people won’t stand for it:

On the Front Lines of Democracy

As UAW members get involved in the communities where they live, they have a deep impact not just on their workplaces and their families, but on our nation. For UAW Administrative Assistant to President Rory L. Gamble, Allen Wilson, that meant a front row seat in the national spotlight as he served on the Wayne County Board of Canvassers. The stakes? Who will be our nation’s next president. Wilson is one of four members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers, comprised of two Democrats and two Republicans appointed by the Wayne County Commission, just like the other 82 county ... Read more

Statement of UAW President Rory L. Gamble on the Election of President-Elect Joe Biden and the Need To Unify Behind a Strong Agenda for UAW Members

“UAW members look forward to working with President-Elect Joe Biden, who has been a friend of UAW members and labor since his earliest days as a Senator in Delaware. It is time for us all as Americans, and as UAW members, to put aside our differences and unify on the hard work that lay ahead. Our members, our families and our communities are hurting in this pandemic and with economic challenges, health care challenges and workplace rights and safety challenges as union members. These are the issues that unite us as union members regardless of who is in power in ... Read more

Count every vote!

The AFL-CIO and affiliates are participating in conversations to organize and plan around the need to pivot from voter mobilization to defending the democratic process in the event of a contested election. This effort is dedicated to ensuring that every vote be counted in this election. A program has been launched to facilitate these efforts.  An action is scheduled for November 7, 2020 at 1p.m. in Lansing and Grand Rapids and at 2 p.m. in Detroit. If you choose to participate please practice COVID-19 safety procedures. For more information, see www.UnionsDefend.org.

Don’t stop at the Top: Your choices up and down the ballot make government work

Since its inception, since we got here as a nation, America has been about the right to allow its citizens to pick and choose our best and most qualified people for public office. We took a while to get here. We started out with some states allowing only white male adult property owners to vote, with non-whites and women and non-property owners on the outside looking in. The fact is, we fought and died to figure this out, and here in 2020 we still have some sorting out on the details to go, but the idea of government for the ... Read more

NNPA BLACKPRESS – November 3: So much at stake in this election

Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry By Ray Curry Vote! I cannot say it any simpler or say it enough. Vote to restore government for the people, by the people; vote to preserve our threatened middle class; vote for America’s workers by voting for an America that works; vote up and down the ballot and vote union blue. Sisters and brothers, I have to say that never before has there been so much at stake for the American people than in this election. From constitutional court decisions affecting human, civil and worker rights, to the ability to safely exercise our right to vote ... Read more

National Pre-Debate Event: All in For Joe and Kamala

Just before Senator Kamala Harris takes the stage on Wednesday, join us for an exciting pre-debate event with special guests Mindy Kaling, Padma Lakshmi, Andra Day, DJ Cassidy, Maya and Meena Harris, Finnegan Biden, Senator Harris’ Chief of Staff Karine Jean-Pierre, and more! We will discuss the historic nature of this debate and share what you can do over the next four weeks to ensure that we send Joe and Kamala to the White House. Sign up today to join us! SIGN UP

How is Labor Faring?

The 2020 Presidential Election is just weeks away. Never has your vote been more important. Why? Because the progress unions have made over the last decades to build a strong middle class and enable working people to retire in dignity is systematically being whittled away. Let’s take a hard look at how the working men and women of the United States have fared in the last few years. UNION ELECTIONS — Harder than ever Over the past four years, a series of decisions by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has systematically diminished the ability of unions to hold elections. ... Read more