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  • Legislative Update – The Fight for Working Families Continues
    by Chris Skelly on October 20, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Your Calls Made a Difference in Effort to Save the ACA The first nine months of the Trump administration and the 115th Congress have been a roller coaster for working families. With conservatives in firm control, we have had notable setbacks with harmful long-term consequences. Justice Neil Gorsuch was confirmed, despite our opposition, to a The post Legislative Update – The Fight for Working Families Continues appeared first on UAW. […]

  • UAW Members at Baltimore Horseshoe Casino Ratify First-Ever Contract
    by Chris Skelly on October 19, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    UAW table games, poker dealers and dual-rate dealers at the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore have ratified their first-ever contract, winning significant wage increases and greatly improving their benefits, job security and health and safety. The UAW, which represents more than 13,000 gaming workers in nine states, is the largest member of a coalition of five The post UAW Members at Baltimore Horseshoe Casino Ratify First-Ever Contract appeared first on UAW. […]

  • AMMO – It’s a Fact: Economic Policy Institute Study Shows Unions Give Working People the Power to Make Changes
    by Chris Skelly on October 19, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    It’s easy for some people to forget the value of a union card. There’s a persistent anti-union campaign being run by right-wing forces that seeks to destroy the labor movement for their own gain. Some will even say that unions “are not necessary” in this day and age. But we know better. Your union card The post AMMO – It’s a Fact: Economic Policy Institute Study Shows Unions Give Working People the Power to Make Changes appeared first on UAW. […]

  • EPI: How today’s unions help working people
    by Chris Skelly on October 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Today is #EndPoverty day. One of the best ways to eliminate poverty is making sure all workers are unionized. The facts show that unions consistently bring down poverty rates. Decreased poverty raises wages for all, including minorities and women who are most affected by low wages. This study from the Economic Policy Institute has more The post EPI: How today’s unions help working people appeared first on UAW. […]

  • Fuyao workers file for union election with National Labor Relations Board
    by Chris Skelly on October 17, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Workers are fighting for fair polices, equal treatment and workplace safety MORAINE, Ohio — Citing a pattern of unsafe workplace conditions, arbitrary policies and unfair and unequal treatment on the job, employees at Fuyao Glass America Inc. today filed a request with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for a representation election at the Ohio plant. The post Fuyao workers file for union election with National Labor Relations Board appeared first on UAW. […]

  • United Auto Workers Endorses Sherrod Brown for U.S. Senate
    by Chris Skelly on October 16, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    UAW Region 2B Represents 150,000 Members In Ohio COLUMBUS — Today, the United Auto Workers (UAW) endorsed Senator Sherrod Brown for reelection to the U.S. Senate. UAW Region 2B represents 150,000 active and retired members in Ohio. Director of Region 2B, Presidents of Locals 1112, 70, 863, and 12 issued the following statements announcing the The post United Auto Workers Endorses Sherrod Brown for U.S. Senate appeared first on UAW. […]

  • Five Scary Things That Can Happen If You Don’t Have a Union
    by Chris Skelly on October 16, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    It’s October and Halloween is just around the corner. Scary movie marathons are running nonstop, its getting dark earlier, and we even had a recent Friday the 13th! Something scary is in the air. While millions of Americans celebrate all things spooky this month, millions more face something very frightening: going to work every day The post Five Scary Things That Can Happen If You Don’t Have a Union appeared first on UAW. […]

  • Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams on NAFTA negotiation meetings
    by Andrew Huddleston on October 12, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    This week, as trade negotiators from U.S., Mexico, and Canada meet in our nation’s capital, they must squarely confront the reality that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has failed working people in all three countries. NAFTA renegotiations will only be successful if it leads to higher wages for workers in all three countries The post Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams on NAFTA negotiation meetings appeared first on UAW. […]

  • Together We Win – Global Solidarity: South Korea
    by Chris Skelly on October 12, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    The UAW and the KCTU are both affiliated to IndustriALL, a global union which has shown solidarity with the Korean labor movement in its opposition to the Park regime and its demand for the release of Han and all of the confined union leaders. UAW Demands Release of Jailed Union Leaders Imagine being arrested, isolated The post Together We Win – Global Solidarity: South Korea appeared first on UAW. […]

  • Make it a Union Made Cookout
    by Chris Skelly on October 11, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Tailgating season is underway as football fans gather for good food and fun before the big game. It’s easy to support union workers when you load up on food for that tailgate grill and on ice cold drinks. Make sure your grocery list includes union-made Ballpark and Hebrew National Hot Dogs, Gianelli sausage, Sara Lee The post Make it a Union Made Cookout appeared first on UAW. […]

  • PRO-Member – Why the Jobs Left and How to Get Them Back: A Blueprint for the Future
    by Chris Skelly on October 10, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    The United States has lost over 5 million manufacturing jobs since 2000, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Economists and policy makers give multiple reasons for this steep drop in jobs that have sustained families for decades. Some factors — like the increase in automation and productivity — are inevitable. Other factors, however, The post PRO-Member – Why the Jobs Left and How to Get Them Back: A Blueprint for the Future appeared first on UAW. […]

  • From the president: Build/BuyUSA
    by Chris Skelly on October 9, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Keep Communities Strong Through Consumer Action The “Buy American” movement isn’t new, but it looks different from how it did in the 1970s. Back then there were almost 20 million workers making goods in factories across the country. These workers made the clothes we wore, the goods we bought for our homes, the televisions we The post From the president: Build/BuyUSA appeared first on UAW. […]

  • Union Front: Local Union Communicators Keep Us Informed
    by Chris Skelly on October 6, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    LUCA Conference Set for October Many UAW members look to their local to stay informed about union issues. That means locals need the skills to share information members want about union issues, contracts, committees and elections, particularly as we head into a busy election year in 2018 with congressional control at stake. The best way The post Union Front: Local Union Communicators Keep Us Informed appeared first on UAW. […]

  • Buy Union-Made Halloween Candy
    by Chris Skelly on October 5, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    When those little ghosts and goblins come collecting on Halloween, make sure you have a full supply of union-made-in-America treats for them like Jelly Belly’s candy corn. Here’s a brief list of choices of candy products made by members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM); snack foods by members The post Buy Union-Made Halloween Candy appeared first on UAW. […]

  • UAW Members Going to Puerto Rico to Help Those Affected by Hurricane Maria
    by Chris Skelly on October 4, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    UAW members from across the country are scheduled to fly to Puerto Rico to help in disaster relief efforts on the island, the union announced Tuesday. UAW members will leave Newark, New Jersey, today on a plane donated by United Airlines. Conditions on the island remain harsh, but our members are excited to go and The post UAW Members Going to Puerto Rico to Help Those Affected by Hurricane Maria appeared first on UAW. […]

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