Tag: Vice President

Kamala Harris: For the people

Senator makes history as first woman of color to run for vice president Making history, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris  stood before DNC delegates and accepted the nomination to be Joe Biden’s running mate last evening almost 100 years from the day that the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote in America. Harris, the first Black woman and the first Southeast Asian woman to run for the nation’s No. 2 spot, acknowledged with pride the women in our nation’s history who fought to have a voice, a vote and a seat at the table. “These women picked up the ... Read more

UAW Black History Month Spotlight: Nelson “Jack” Edwards

February is Black History Month, and we’re taking a look back on the contributions of African-American leaders within the UAW like Nelson “Jack” Edwards. Jack Edwards would eventually be called Walter Reuther’s “point man for civil rights.” The road to that designation was filled with dedication to civil rights and the UAW for many years. His achievements for workers are remembered because of the improvements he won at the negotiating table for foundry working conditions and safety equipment. He helped establish the UAW’s Independents, Parts and Suppliers Council, and later became the council’s director. From 1962 to 1970, he served ... Read more