Tag: Philadelphia

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

Philly: The cradle of liberty and a strong, diverse union city hosts the Democratic National Convention

As UAW members who are delegates to the Democratic National Convention make their way to The City of Brotherly Love, it’s an appropriate time to talk about Philadelphia. Or Philly. Or “Phil-delph-ya” in the language of the locals. They do “tawlk” a little funny here. It may be pronounced “wa-ter” elsewhere in the United States, but it’s “wooder” in Philly. As in, “Yo! I’ll have a churry wooder ice, please.” It’s a quirky city with passionate – sometimes too passionate – sports fans, more American history in a square mile than most entire states can boast, and some local eats ... Read more

UAW Region 9 endorses Jim Kenney for Philadelphia mayor

PHILADELPHIA – Citing Jim Kenney’s integrity and commitment to working families in Philadelphia, UAW Region 9 today, April 28, endorsed Kenney’s bid for mayor. The primary election for the Philadelphia mayor’s race is May 19. The endorsement brings one of the nation’s most powerful voices for working men and women to Kenney’s campaign, which is gathering a broad swath of support including the Philadelphia AFL-CIO. “In Jim Kenney, the people of Philadelphia will have a mayor who represents all working men and women with dignity, respect and not just be their mayor – Jim Kenney will be their neighbor and ... Read more