“With today’s passage of a bi-partisan infrastructure bill, President Biden, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats have fixed many of the core needs that every American relies on to live, work and succeed in the future For UAW members this legislation brings reliability and job opportunities by improving the current state of our roads, bridges, water, electric vehicle infrastructure, internet capacity and electrical grid reliability. We were also encouraged by passage of the procedural rules for the Build Back Better Act (BBBA). We now look forward to swift passage by the U.S. House of the BBBA along with the Kildee/Stabenow Provision ... Read more
Led by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow and Senate Democrats, future jobs in America will be protected for decades to come through provisions that tie key consumer rebates for electric vehicles (EV’s) to good paying, union auto jobs made domestically. The Stabenow Made in America Provision, reported out of committee, would continue a $7,500 consumer credit for EVs but add for the next five years a $2,500 bonus for autos assembled in the United States and another $2,500 for meeting certain worker focused labor standards. The $12,500 rebates would apply as a rebate on tax returns. And, after five years a ... Read more
This afternoon (March 27, 2020), CV3, a $2-trillion stimulus package to lessen the effects of COVID-19 on our economy and citizen’s health, was signed into law. This package is the largest in U.S. history. The legislation provides more than $500 billion for emergency relief and taxpayer protections to help get the economy moving again. This includes industries hit by the drastic downturns in business due to the virus shutdowns, with $50 billion going to passenger airlines, $8 billion to cargo airlines, $17 billion for companies deemed important to national security, and $425 billion for businesses, cities and states. Auto manufacturers ... Read more
This week, UAW members will gather in Washington D.C. for the 2018 National Community Action Program (CAP) Conference. Over 1,100 UAW members will attend the four-day conference, which gives members a look at the union’s legislative and political priorities for the coming year. This year’s conference will focus on immigration, international trade, job creation, and tax reform. Members will participate in breakout sessions on current policy issues and will hear from a range of speakers, including elected officials, labor leaders, and political activists. They will also head to Capitol Hill to meet with their members of Congress directly.
On November 29, police officers, firefighters and their allies from across the state will rally at the Michigan State Capitol to tell legislators to protect the benefits they've earned. This year, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder formed a task force to address problems with pension programs for municipal employees. The task force was designed to ensure that those who keep our cities safe receive the benefits they've earned. The Police Officers Association of Michigan worked with the Task Force and supported its recommendations. Now, legislators are set to ignore the recommendations, introducing legislation to take away the benefits local governments have promised. ... Read more
A new amendment to the House Republicans’ ObamaCare replacement bill exempts members of Congress and their staff from its effects. The new changes to the bill would allow states to apply for waivers for certain ObamaCare provisions, such as a ban on insurers charging premiums based on a customer’s health and the requirement that insurers’ basic health plans cover certain services, like prescription drugs and mental health. Read more on thehill.com >>>