Tag: Research

March for Science

March 10, 2017 To the March for Science Organizers: President – Dennis Williams As President of the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW), I am writing to request that our organization be added as a partner for the March for Science on April 22. Our union represents tens of thousands of scientists who work as postdoctoral researchers, graduate research assistants and adjunct faculty at many of our most prominent universities – University of Washington, University of California, New York University, Columbia University, University of Connecticut and University of Massachusetts. Most of their work relies ... Read more

UAW Statement on Higher Education

Overview Our country’s higher education system, vocational training and workplace apprenticeship programs prepare us for the jobs of tomorrow. In a global market, American workers must continue to lead the way in productivity, service and quality. Advanced technology jobs, whether they are in manufacturing, health care, government or any other UAW sector, require advanced knowledge and training. By 2020, nearly two-thirds of all jobs will require at least some higher education, up from 59 percent in 2007. However, based on current trends, our educational system will not keep pace with rising demands for educated workers and by 2020, we will ... Read more