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May 6 is National Nurses Day, the perfect time to celebrate our UAW nurses throughout the country and raise awareness about the importance of nursing. This week, Local 2213 in UAW Region 2B sponsored a conference and rally in Washington, D.C. called “Nurses Take DC” which brought together 400 union and non-union nurses to discuss various topics affecting the nursing profession including patient safety, limited resources, ineffective management, and staffing ratios. Read more >>>

Make it a Union Made Cinco de Mayo

 Cinco de Mayo comes around as a holiday many take part in to start off springtime.

So it's not unusual for UAW members to make some classic Latin American eats, then kick back with a cold margarita and enjoy a little quality time at the beginning of spring with the family. Now there's an easy way to make sure that your supplies are union-made!

You can visit go.aflcio.org/UnionBrew for a list of union-made beer, wine and spirits and go.aflcio.org/UnionBBQ for a list of union-made cookout items. Want to spread the word? Just share these graphics on social media!

Detroit's Thomas Kelly still performing gospel music at age 103

 Thomas Kelly is a literal living legend.

At 103, Kelly is likely one of the oldest working musicians in the country and possibly the oldest in the Motor City. When he started singing in Detroit in 1926, films were silent and Calvin Coolidge was the country’s 30th president.

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Remembering Cesar Chavez and the Delano Grape Strike

Lorraine Agtang Reflects on the Delano Grape Strike, which occurred over 50 years ago.

UAW Women’s History Month Spotlight: Julie Kushner

Women have had important roles in UAW history and today women leaders in the UAW are continuing that legacy of leadership. Region 9A Director Julie Kushner has spent her life advocating for social justice for workers and women. Her earliest memories are of her mother showing her what women can achieve when they decide to make the world a better place.

March is Women’s History Month. From the sit-down strikes of 1936-37 through the war years of Rosie the Riveter, from the postwar fight for jobs to today’s campaigns for pay equity and safe workplaces, women have played a key role in UAW history. Side by side, women and men are building a stronger union every day. We salute UAW women everywhere. Here’s the story of one noteworthy UAW woman: Read more >>>

FCA Global Union Alliance Plans First U.S. Conference in Detroit

Union leaders whose members work at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Group around the world will convene in March to seek solutions to problems of mutual concern to the company and its unions...

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We celebrate Women’s History Month by thanking Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, a pioneer of workers’ rights, for her bravery and example for all who defend workers. She spent years risking her life facing off with anti-union companies in defense of abused coal miners and child workers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries... Read more >>>

Now is the time to commit to more activism for women

 March is Women’s History Month. Women have always made history and they reminded us of their power by marching in record numbers on Jan. 21. More than two million women around the world marched to show their strength in protecting civil, human and reproductive rights of women, packing the streets of our nation’s capital in and marching through the downtowns of cities and towns, large and small, across America. Women and their supporters arrived in Washington on buses or flew from all over the country to show the power of women to defend their rights, encourage each other to donate and get involved in causes that promote women, and to run for public office once they return home.

UAW Vice President and Women’s Dept. Director Cindy Estrada says now is the time to commit to more activism for women by signing her pledge to stay active >>>

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