Workers turn out for 2017 Labor Day with a big message

Workers from across the state turned out in Detroit’s Labor Day March and showed that when working people have the freedom to come together in strong unions, we have the power in numbers we need to negotiate a fair return on our work. They marched with progressive allies, and pro-worker politicians who stood up for

Labor Day Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams

Labor Day celebrates unions and honors the courageous men and women who fought for rights in the workplace. These union brothers and sisters brought an end to child labor, fought for fair wages, negotiated and stood up for better working conditions, Social Security, unemployment insurance and civil rights. It was because of their solidarity and

Share your Labor Day photos on UAW’s social platforms

UAW members around the country will be marching and celebrating on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4. We want to see photos of you and your union brothers and sisters that day. Be sure to share on our social media pages and use the hashtag #UAWLABOR17: Twitter: @uaw | Instagram: uaw.union |Pinterest: UAW | YouTube: UAW

Vintage UAW Labor Day Sign Has Meaning Today

This UAW Labor Day sign from years ago shows the power of unions has always benefitted the lives of workers. The details may have changed since then but the message is the same: Belonging to a union means a better life for workers.

The History of Labor Day

You work hard. And when Labor Day hits Sept. 4 you know it’s your day to celebrate your role in making our economy strong while you provide for your family. Labor Day signals the unofficial end of summer with parades and barbecues and is a mainstay of American culture. But it wasn’t always that way

UAW President Dennis Williams Statement on Labor Day

Updated with Detroit and Quad Cities Labor Day Photos “Walter Reuther believed it was the labor movement’s responsibility not only to look out for its members but also to use its influence — at the bargaining table with business and in the political realm with government — to make America a more livable society for

Teamsters President Hoffa Pledges Solidarity with UAW Members

In remarks at the Detroit Labor Day Parade today, International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa pledged solidarity with the United Auto Workers (UAW) in their contract negotiations with the Big Three: Ford, Chrysler and GM. “I know you haven’t picked a target yet, but it’s one of those three,” Hoffa said. “If the

UAW President Dennis Williams’ Labor Day Statement

“We are reminded, even today as we march and at the same time continue to negotiate with several employers around the country, the importance of what Labor Day means for all working women and men. Carrying a union card gives us the right to negotiate fair wages and fair treatment by employers by joining together

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