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"UAW members during the 40-day strike last fall received significant economic commitments to many plants.

Detroit - UAW Region 1D Director Gerald Kariem was unanimously selected by the UAW International Board to the position of Vice President and Director of the UAW Ford Department.

The Fall 2019 edition of Solidarity magazine is now online! Moving health care in the right direction! The cover story is why universal health care helps us all. Despite UAW efforts, the current system of health insurance still has many challenges...

The UAW has one goal: support the U.S. worker in all aspects of their professions. That includes involvement in U.S. trade policy decisions where our overarching focus is creating good paying U.S. jobs —  now and in the future.

Union members wear red shirts on Wednesdays as a sign of solidarity. When a sea of red shirts greets management, it’s a way to let them know that the workers stand  together. This modern tradition goes back to 1989 with the Communications  Workers of America (CWA) whose members began wearing red on

International Youth Day was first coined by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999, and now the 12th day of August serves as an annual celebration of the role of young women and men as essential partners in change, and an opportunity to raise awareness of challenges and problems facing the world’s youth.

It’s no surprise that UAW members, who are known for bringing awareness to challenges faced in their communities, also empower and help youth across the nation. Today we take a look at some of the times UAW members were essential partners in change for our nation’s children:

The UAW WNY Region 9 Veterans Committee organized and hosted  a Hotdog Roast at the Batavia VA Hospital in Batavia NY  on August 7, 2019.  If not for the dedication of the Veterans Committee and members of UAW Locals, 686,774,897,and 846 this event to show our Veterans our gratitude  would not be possible. 

Guy Newell, Committee Chair as welll as Jim Lakeman,  and Wayne Biegler and some committee members children and grandchildren were there to lend a helping hand and do whatever was needed.

The first Sunday in August is National Sisters Day, and your opportunity to show your appreciation for that unique bond only sisters can understand. What better way to celebrate than joining with your fellow union sisters in the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW)?

On March 24, 1974, over 3,000 determined labor union women and supportive feminists from across the United States convened in Chicago to create the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW). The UAW was a founding supporter of CLUW, which elected then-UAW Vice President Olga Madar as its first president.

National Friendship day encourages people from across the globe to connect with friends. This is the day to make a new friend or connect with an old friend.

For UAW members and their families, the community is as much of a friend as any other. And that is reflected by the connections and lives impacted by UAW members serving their communities.

Here's a look back at some of our member stories as they've given back to the community:

Rochester -- On August 4, members, family and friends of UAW Local 1097 came together to celebrate one of their own. 

Walter Reuther can be said to have done more for more American workers than any other leader in the labor movement. He spent his life ensuring American workers have a voice at the table with management, a voice still exercised today by workers in contract negotiations that will affect millions of working families.