Tag: human rights

Statement of the International Union UAW on the Coup in Myanmar

The International Union, UAW representing one million active and retired members supports the Confederation of Trade Unions of Myanmar (CTUM) in its rejection of any action that impedes Myanmar’s democratic transition. In 2010, after decades of military dictatorship characterized by violence, forced labor, and the denial of fundamental human rights including worker rights, democracy began to take shape in Myanmar. Incipient democracy gradually brought multilateral cooperation, investment, and jobs. While the military retained substantial power, there were elections, civil society organizations, and a growing labor movement. Myanmar’s unions have worked to support the country’s transition to democracy. The International Labor ... Read more

Register for the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference!

Registration is now live for the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference! This year, the conference will be held Jan. 15–16 and will be free for all participants, but you must register to attend. You won’t want to miss it, so REGISTER NOW! Emerging from a year that has presented many challenges and obstacles, the theme for the 2021 MLK Conference is “From Protest to Power: When We Fight, We Win,” to honor the brave and bold leadership of the activists among us and celebrate the power of people united in collective action toward justice ... Read more

UAW Members Distribute Hundreds of Winter Coats to Those in Need in Michigan and Canada

(WARREN, Mich.) – Just in time for the cold weather descending on Michigan and Ontario, UAW members from locals throughout Region 1 recently distributed hundreds of warm coats to men, women and children in need during the region’s 7th Annual Coat Drive, part of the region’s longstanding tradition of giving back to local communities in parts of Michigan and Canada.  Region 1 is based in Warren, Michigan, and includes locals in Detroit and other parts of Wayne County, as well as Sanilac, Huron, Oakland, St. Clair, Tuscola, Lapeer and Macomb counties. Region 1 also includes Canadian UAW local unions. Members ... Read more

Nissan Workers, UAW Official, Human Rights Expert to Testify Before Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Hearing will address the attack on human rights in the U.S. automotive industry, and will focus on the case of Nissan in Mississippi The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, a body of the Organization of American States, is set to hear testimony about the effective denial of the right to collective bargaining for U.S. workers, in the auto industry and throughout the economy. The hearing will focus on the anti-union campaign conducted by Nissan in Mississippi. Nissan workers will testify about their personal experiences during the anti-union campaign. Experts will testify that U.S. corporations and right-wing politicians have waged a ... Read more