Tag: Politics

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

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

Fast Track is bad for UAW Families

The UAW strongly opposes Fast Track because historically, Fast Track has led to unfair trade practices that have left millions of American workers out of work. Fast Track makes it easier for U.S. companies to move overseas where they can abuse workers and the environment. Fast Track keeps Congress from doing its job: shaping and debating legislation and only gives elected leaders an up or down vote. Fast Track authority only serves to make it easier to pass trade deals and provide certainty for negotiators, but provides no certainty to the American worker. CALL CONGRESS AND TELL THEM: NO ON ... Read more

UAW: Land opposed helping Michigan autoworkers when they needed it most

LAKE ORION, Mich. — Following misleading comments by Terry Lynn Land’s campaign that said she supported federal help for General Motors and Chrysler during the auto crisis, the UAW released the following statement: “Unlike Gary Peters, Terry Lynn Land did not stand with Michigan autoworkers when General Motors and Chrysler faced liquidation,” said Lou Rocha, president of UAW Local 5960, which represents workers at the General Motors Orion Assembly Plant. “On more than one occasion she demeaned General Motors and UAW workers by using the term ‘Government Motors.’ Land supported Mitt Romney, who would have let Detroit die, and is ... Read more

Members in two UAW regions join to support Gov. Cuomo and progressive New York statewide candidates in November election

NEW YORK – Workers from UAW Regions 9 and 9A are pleased to jointly announce the endorsement of the following statewide candidates for the November general election for New York governor, lieutenant governor, comptroller and attorney general. The endorsements include: Governor: Andrew Cuomo Lt. Governor: Kathy Hochul Comptroller: Thomas Dinapoli Attorney General: Eric Schneiderman Together, the UAW regions cover eastern, central and western New York (including the New York City metropolitan area, the Hudson Valley and the Capital District area. “We are proud to endorse Governor Cuomo and his running mate Kathy Hochul, who have a plan and a vision ... Read more