Tag: Politics

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

UAW Members Travel to D.C. to Talk About Flint

Call Congress at 888-926-0045 to tell them to take action in Flint now! Yesterday, UAW members traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with their congressional representatives to demand action in Flint, Mich. after the water crisis that left that community without drinkable water. Their visit to the nation’s capital coincided with a congressional hearing about the causes of the crisis featuring testimony from Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy The gallery was not found! In Flint, Michigan and throughout the nation, there has been justifiable outrage over the decisions made by state elected and ... Read more

Call Congress at 888-926-0045, demand action in Flint

Call Congress at 888-926-0045 to tell them to take action in Flint now! In Flint, Michigan and throughout the nation, there has been justifiable outrage over the decisions made by state elected and appointed officials in the handling of the water crisis. Because officials put cost savings ahead of the health of Flint residents, thousands have been poisoned, and several deaths are suspected due to extended and excessive exposure to contaminated toxic water. But, the full impact will not be known for decades, and the effects will plague the children of Flint for generations to come. Now, it’s time for ... 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

Rally in Response to Flint Water Crisis!

Join us Tuesday, January 19, as we call for accountability for those responsible for the Flint Water Crisis! Gov. Rick Snyder is giving his State of the State speech and we need to demand answers and hold him accountable for the Flint Water Crisis. Arrive at the Lansing City Hall Courtyard (124 W Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48933) at 5 p.m. Rally to begin after a press conference with Flint families and advocates. Dress warm! Bring signs and noisemakers.  There will be a warming center near the Capitol at the Central United Methodist Church (215 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48933)Sign up to show your support ... Read more