Ammo — More than Words — Facts!
Your Tool to Discuss the Issues with Co-Workers, Family, Friends
Back in the day, before electronic communication changed the world, UAW members normally found out about issues that affect working people by word of mouth in their plants and reading the newspaper.
To help them, they also had a little pamphlet the International distributed to local unions called Ammo, which was circulated on the plant or workshop floor by union activists. Ammo’s purpose was to offer facts on issues critical to working people in a nonpartisan way. Ammo generally examined issues like retirement security, health care, trade, jobs, taxes, labor rights and others to help members determine which elected officials and candidates had their back — and which ones did not.
More importantly, Ammo was a learning tool designed to educate members about the finer points of policy in an easily digestible format. It was in part designed to combat the mountains of misinformation put out by conservative groups that seek to destroy the labor movement and put the interests of the wealthy above those of the average American worker.
Ammo went away for a time, but is now coming back. True to the technological revolution, it won’t be in print form. Rather, it will soon come to you via electronic means.
Here are just a few of the topics in front of Congress that we’ll be discussing in the coming months: health care, retirement security, trade, jobs, taxes, labor/workers.