Tag: Elections

Labor Voices: Your vote is your voice

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

Panelists Discuss How to Connect with Voters in Trump Era

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

Labor Voices: Support Pro-Worker Candidates

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

UAW Delegates Get Active on DNC Day 1: Live Blog

See Photos from Day 1 of the Democratic National Convention Follow us on Twitter @UAW for Live Updates! 11:30 PM — DNC Night 1: A Message of Unity The first night of the Democratic National Convention was about unity. The prime time speakers laid out the case for the difference between Donald Trump and the types of campaigns Democrats are running across the country. Anastasia Somoza, an advocate for people with disabilities, spoke about how it made her feel when Donald Trump mocked a disabled reporter. She gave a stirring speech that repudiated that kind of rude behavior on behalf ... Read more

President Williams: Thank you, UAW members, for your election work

Thank You! I want to thank all the members of the UAW who took the time to go vote last week. Our union has faced many challenges over the past several years and we will face many more in the future and voting is the surest way to change the environment in our states and nation. The stark fact that so many others stayed home and did not vote is a reflection that too many Americans are being left out of an economy that promotes the success of a few, while leaving the rest of us behind. While the Republicans ... Read more

UAW Members in Pennsylvania Announce United Support of Wolf and Stack in Nov. Election

UAW Endorses Wolf and Stack Workers from UAW Regions 8 and 9, which cover the entire state of Pennsylvania, are pleased to jointly announce the endorsement of Tom Wolf for governor and Michael Stack III for lieutenant governor. “After watching the stagnation of good jobs that support middle class families, our Pennsylvania members in Region 8 are proud to join with Region 9 in the endorsement of Tom Wolf for governor and Mike Stack for lieutenant governor,” said UAW Region 8 Director Ray Curry. “It is time that the suffering by the middle class ends. We feel confident that under ... Read more