Tag: Take Action

Show your support for Michigan Police and Fire!

On November 29, police officers, firefighters and their allies from across the state will rally at the Michigan State Capitol to tell legislators to protect the benefits they've earned. This year, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder formed a task force to address problems with pension programs for municipal employees. The task force was designed to ensure that those who keep our cities safe receive the benefits they've earned. The Police Officers Association of Michigan worked with the Task Force and supported its recommendations. Now, legislators are set to ignore the recommendations, introducing legislation to take away the benefits local governments have promised. ... Read more

The Senate GOP Health Care Bill is a Threat to UAW Members and Our Families

After the July 4th recess, the Senate is set to vote on a health care bill which strips insurance from 22 million Americans, guts protections for those with preexisting conditions, and brings back lifetime caps on care. Put simply, this bill is a threat to UAW members, UAW retirees, and UAW families. Please take action today — call your Senator at 1-313-528-6780. This bill is terrible for millions of Americans, is opposed by many Democrats and Republicans alike, but it is particularly bad for UAW members in a few ways. The bill: Cuts Medicaid by over $800 billion which could hurt ... Read more

Day of Action: BCTGM Nabisco Boycott is today!

Click to share on Facebook We stand with BCTGM Nabisco/Mondelēz workers rallying outside the company’s shareholders meeting today. Support union workers, fight for family-sustaining jobs, only buy AMERICAN-made Nabisco snacks!  In July 2015, Nabisco (Mondelēz) announced it had decided to invest $130 million in a plant in Salinas, Mexico, instead of investing it in its iconic Southside Chicago Nabisco bakery. Mondelēz called on the workers, represented by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) International Union, to come up with $46 million in annual savings (in perpetuity) at the Chicago facility for the company, or it would take the $130 million planned ... Read more

Show your support for BCTGM Nabisco Workers!

May 17 is the Mondelēz Shareholders Meeting in Lincolnshire, Ill. (25 miles north of Chicago). BCTGM Nabisco/Mondelēz workers, BCTGM local unions, supporters and activists from other AFL-CIO affiliates will be gathering outside of the meeting for a large protest rally. In July 2015, Nabisco (Mondelēz) announced it had decided to invest $130 million in a plant in Salinas, Mexico, instead of investing it in its iconic Southside Chicago Nabisco bakery. Mondelēz called on the workers, represented by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) International Union, to come up with $46 million in annual savings (in perpetuity) at the Chicago facility for ... Read more

Happy International Women’s Day!

What will you do to make a better world for women and girls? Submit your #BeBoldForChange #IWD2017 action: and download a selfie card of your action and post on your social media: Also be sure to check out the new UAW Women section on UAW.org >>>

UAW Vice President Estrada Says Thank You to Women’s March Participants

UAW Vice President and Women’s Department Director Cindy Estrada says thank you to all who attended today’s Women’s March on Washington or a sister event. Continue your activism by registering your commitment to stay involved.

Show your support for BCTGM Nabisco Boycott

In July 2015, Nabisco (Mondelēz) announced it had decided to invest $130 million in a plant in Salinas, Mexico, instead of investing it in its iconic Southside Chicago Nabisco bakery. Mondelēz called on the workers, represented by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) International Union, to come up with $46 million in annual savings (in perpetuity) at the Chicago facility for the company, or it would take the $130 million planned investment to its Salinas, Mexico bakery. In order for the union members to generate $46 million in annual savings, they would have to take a wage and benefit cut of $22 ... 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

UAW supports BCTGM boycott of Mexican-made Nabisco products!

In July 2015, Nabisco (Mondelēz) announced it had decided to invest $130 million in a plant in Salinas, Mexico, instead of investing it in its iconic Southside Chicago Nabisco bakery. Mondelēz called on the workers, represented by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) International Union, to come up with $46 million in annual savings (in perpetuity) at the Chicago facility for the company, or it would take the $130 million planned investment to its Salinas, Mexico bakery. In order for the union members to generate $46 million in annual savings, they would have to take a wage and benefit cut of $22 ... Read more

Tell Volkswagen to negotiate with Chattanooga workers

Deception seems to be the name of the game at Volkswagen. As if the diesel emissions scandal wasn’t enough, Volkswagen is now deceiving working people at its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Workers in the skilled trades division of the plant last year voted overwhelmingly to join the UAW to create a better workplace. Volkswagen executives promised to respect the workers’ vote, but now the company is going back on its word. Volkswagen is refusing to negotiate with workers and choosing instead to use the legal system to evade that responsibility. Send an email to Volkswagen executives to tell them to ... Read more