Tag: Politics

Statement of UAW President Rory Gamble on U.S.-Iran tensions

“I know many of my brothers and sisters are concerned and worried as the tensions between the United States and Iran build. During this time of unrest and high concern, I would like to urge that we all watch out for one another and that we say a prayer for our brothers and sisters who may be sent into this conflict. Please be careful as you go about your day and look out for your friends, family and neighbors. This is an extremely stressful time for our nation. I urge you also to be wary of rumors. We must all ... Read more

UAW National CAP: Make two calls today to help save health care!

The U.S. Senate is scheduled to vote this week on a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and end Medicaid as we know it.  This mean-spirited bill, sponsored by Republican Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, would radically change our health care system, leading to unaffordable care for millions of Americans.  This bill would drastically cut coverage for seniors, children, veterans, and people with disabilities. Medicaid, the largest provider of long-term care for seniors in the country, would cease to exist as we know it in only nine years.  If passed, this bill would end federal ... Read more

Call now! Tell your Senator to vote NO on ACA Repeal!

We‘ve been asking for your help a lot recently, but we need your help now more than ever to save UAW members’ and their families’ health care. Due to your activism, Republicans in the Senate have abandoned their efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and instead are voting to fully repeal the ACA with no replacement. The consequences will be dire for all UAW members and their families. Call 1-313-528-6780 NOW to tell your Senator to vote NO on ACA Repeal! Non-Partisan experts have concluded that 32 million Americans will lose health care due to this bill, with ... Read more

UAW regional director praises Governor Cuomo’s “Buy American” plan announced during State of the State address

(New York) – UAW Region 9 Director Terry Dittes says Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new proposal to mandate state entities to buy American-made products is the right move for American workers and will greatly benefit the nation’s economy. During today’s 2017 State of the State address, Gov. Cuomo announced widespread legislative reforms under his “Buy American” plan requiring New York state procurements over $100,000 to give preference to American-made goods and products. The governor said this is the nation’s strongest mandate for the purchase of American-made products by state entities. “This policy impacts the pocketbooks of not only working families in ... Read more

See who members like you endorsed for office before you cast your vote! Visit uawendorsements.org

before you head to the polls, check out who UAW members like you endorsed at uawendorsements.org. Wondering who UAW members like you are endorsing for political office in federal, state and local elections? This information is available from the UAW National Community Action Program (CAP) at uawendorsements.org. So what should you do when you visit uawendorsements.org? First, click on the state where you vote, or search for your state or locality in the search box provided. In states where your UAW CAP Council has made endorsements, those endorsements will be available for you to see. You can see who UAW members like ... Read more

Check out uawendorsements.org for Latest Political and Endorsements Information

UAW Endorsements are available to you via uawendorsements.org. Are you looking for the latest political information from the UAW? Wondering who UAW members like you are endorsing for political office in federal, state and local elections? Want to get information about how to register to vote? Want to know when your primary is? All this information and more is available from the UAW National Community Action Program (CAP) at uawendorsements.org. This website includes important information for UAW members who are interested in getting involved in the political process. So what should you do when you visit uawendorsements.org? First, click on ... Read more

Miss the Final Presidential Debate Last Night?

We’ve gathered some of the most interesting Tweets from the debate last night: demos_weiger

Members of Congress Call for Fair and Free Elections, Champion TAs’ and RAs’ Right to Collective Bargaining

Community Petition Urging University Administrators to End Their Anti-Union Campaign Gains Momentum  NEW YORK – As support for graduate workers’ right to collective bargaining builds nationwide, more than 60 members of Congress today issued a statement urging Columbia University President Lee Bollinger and other university administrators in support of fair and free union elections. U.S. Representatives Bobby Scott and Jerrold Nadler along with dozens of other congressional leaders applauded the National Labor Relations Board’s recent decision to restore the rights of teaching assistants and research assistants to bargain collectively. “Collective bargaining between university administrators and the representatives chosen by TAs ... Read more

Region 1D Director Gerald Kariem on Trump visit to Flint, Michigan

“Running government like a business created the Flint water crisis, and obviously that did not work for Flint, and it won’t work for the rest of America,” said Gerald Kariem, director of UAW Region 1D, which includes Flint. “It is disappointing that the candidate who last year said he wants to ship auto plants to low-wage states and make the good people in Flint beg to get their jobs back at lower pay chooses to show up late in the campaign seeking their support.” Visit our new landing page on uaw.org to get the facts on which candidate really supports ... Read more

Rally! Veterans Healthcare is Not For Sale!

Our veterans served our country with honor; in return, some members of a controversial congressional commission want to replace the comprehensive health care they earned with a coupon. We know that our veterans deserve better. That’s why AFGE’s President Cox and UAW members across the country are speaking out against the Commission on Care’s controversial “strawman proposal” to sell veterans’ health care to private, for-profit corporations. This commission is not only threatening the care our nation has promised, it’s also vying to privatize the vital work that union members do in caring for America’s veterans. We can’t sit idly by and ... Read more