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Senator Bernie Sanders writes letter of support to Columbia Graduate Workers

Today through tomorrow, Columbia University graduate workers will vote on forming their union. Union organizers got a big boost today when none other than U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders wrote a letter encouraging fellow graduate workers to come together, participate in the vote and join the UAW. Dear Columbia University Research and Teaching Assistants: I understand that on December 7th and 8th you will be voting in an election to determine whether TAs and RAs at Columbia will have the right to union representation. I had the pleasure of meeting with a number of you in September, and am strongly supportive of your ... Read more

Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams on the U.S. Election

The results are in and the American people have spoken. As a nation, it is time for us to once again unite for the common good of our country. We want to thank our members and retirees for their hard work during this democratic process. It’s obvious there is work to be done. We have high hopes that elected officials heard the American people loud and clear about trade, jobs, education and the inequality in this country.

Find your polling location for the 2016 election

We’ve got two easy ways to find your polling location for Election Day on November 8th: 1. Find your polling location on your phone, just text the word “VOTE” to 99795.* 2. Find your polling location on the web and search by providing your home address

Don’t Stop! Drop and vote

We all know there’s a presidential race going on. Many of us know congressional races are happening. But all too often voters stop and drop off from voting down-ballot. Yet many of these down-ballot races impact your life every day. The down-ballot choices you make for offices like the state legislature, city council, county commission, state supreme court, board of education, sheriff’s department and district courts determine kitchen table policies that have the most impact on your daily life. Officeholders in these positions make decisions about state tax policies, how schools are funded, Medicaid expansion, women’s reproductive health rules, law ... Read more

Find your polling location for the 2016 election

We’ve got two easy ways to find your polling location for Election Day on November 8th: 1. Find your polling location on your phone, just text the word “VOTE” to 99795.* 2. Find your polling location on the web and search by providing your home address

Don’t Stop! Drop and vote

We all know there’s a presidential race going on. Many of us know congressional races are happening. But all too often voters stop and drop off from voting down-ballot. Yet many of these down-ballot races impact your life every day. The down-ballot choices you make for offices like the state legislature, city council, county commission, state supreme court, board of education, sheriff’s department and district courts determine kitchen table policies that have the most impact on your daily life. Officeholders in these positions make decisions about state tax policies, how schools are funded, Medicaid expansion, women’s reproductive health rules, law ... Read more

Register to vote today!

Making sure your voice is heard is of utmost importance in this upcoming presidential election. Registering to vote is easier than ever. Here’s a tool to quickly register to vote. Click “Register to vote” down the page in blue to get started. My Vote, My Right, the AFL-CIO’s voter protection and education program, is a nonpartisan effort to raise awareness on voting rights, educate voters on new voting laws, and ensure voters are able to vote fairly and without intimidation—and that those votes are counted. Check out these resources to protect your right to vote. Register to VoteIt's easy and fast  

Register to vote today!

Making sure your voice is heard is of utmost importance in this upcoming presidential election. Registering to vote is easier than ever. Here’s a tool to quickly register to vote. Click “Register to vote” down the page in blue to get started. My Vote, My Right, the AFL-CIO’s voter protection and education program, is a nonpartisan effort to raise awareness on voting rights, educate voters on new voting laws, and ensure voters are able to vote fairly and without intimidation—and that those votes are counted. Check out these resources to protect your right to vote. Register to VoteIt's easy and fast  

UAW Local 163 members at Detroit Diesel overwhelmingly ratify 5-year contract

DETROIT — UAW Local 163 members at Detroit Diesel overwhelmingly ratified a five-year agreement that significantly raises compensation for all workers and commits the Daimler Trucks North America subsidiary to building two displacements of a medium-duty truck engine in the near future. The agreement, ratified Tuesday, includes a $5,000 signing bonus, a $1 wage increase for all classifications, including In-Progression employees. It also includes pension increases for pension-eligible employees, as well as an increased company matching contribution for non-pension eligible employees. The bargaining committee was also able to reduce the amount of time it takes for an In-Progression employee to ... Read more