Vice President Joe Biden to visit UAW Legislative Conference


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WASHINGTON – Vice President Joe Biden will address the 2014 UAW National Community Action Program (CAP) Conference at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel at 2660 Woodley Road, N.W., in the nation’s Capital.

Nearly 1,500 UAW activists are attending the union’s annual legislative conference. Over the course of the four-day conference, which runs Feb. 2-5, delegates are participating in workshops on public policy and electoral issues, and hearing from a range of speakers, including elected representatives, labor leaders and community activists.

UAW members from across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico are also discussing the union’s legislative and political priorities for the coming year, and are spending Tuesday meeting with members of Congress on Capitol Hill to advocate on behalf of working families and prepare for the nation’s 2014 mid-term elections.

UAW members are focusing on the union’s jobs creation agenda and demanding policies to strengthen our economy by:

  • Extending emergency unemployment benefits;
  • Raising the minimum wage;
  • Expanding Social Security by increasing benefits and phasing out the cap on taxable dollars to ensure longevity of the Social Security trust fund;
  • Protecting U.S. workers and industries — including the auto industry — from bad trade deals and opposing Fast Track authority.

Media Credentials

Conference sessions are open to the news media; however, media must RSVP in advance. Upon confirmation of RSVP, you will be given specific logistical instructions for covering the event. Please submit credential requests by 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 4.

To obtain credentials, please email your request to Sandra Davis, assistant director, UAW Public Relations Department, [email protected], or (313) 506-1571.

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