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Solidarity Magazine and film features Mar.-Apr. 2015

GSOC-UAW members negotiate another historic agreement !

A new tentative labor agreement between New York University and its graduate employees’ union is being hailed by the organizers of such workers at other private universities as both a landmark victory for their labor movement and, in at least one case, a potential template for their own future demands... Read more here!

 

The UAW Special Convention on Collective Bargaining will take place on Tuesday, March 24 and Wednesday, March 25 at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit.

The convention begins at 9 a.m. on Tuesday the 24th and at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, the 25th... Read more >>>

BLOOMBERG: History Was Made in Selma—But Not For Selma

Fifty years after America was changed on the Edmund Pettus bridge, residents of the struggling city hope the anniversary will bring more: tourists, economic revival, the promise of Bloody Sunday finally fulfilled.

Most weekdays for the last 10 years, Letasha Irby, 36, has driven her car across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., to get to a job that pays $11.33 an hour. The black mother of two lives about a 20-minute drive from the iconic bridge, which is named in honor of a Reconstruction-era Alabama Ku Klux Klan leader and U.S. senator and is the spot where demonstrators were set upon by police in an event that's come to be known as Bloody Sunday...

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This year we will be awarding two $1,000 scholarships. Students must be Connecticut residents.

 

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Our sisters and brothers from the Legal Services Staff Association, NOLSW/UAW Local 2320 who work at MFY Legal Services, Inc. are out on an unfair labor practice strike. Read more >>>

Congress will be voting in the next several days whether to authorize a vote on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade deal. A yes vote on Fast Track means that Congress will only be able to vote Yes or No on the TPP trade deal without any opportunity to provide input or make changes. The UAW is deeply opposed to this manner of passing any legislation particularly trade laws that have a great impact on our members and working families across the United States.

Statement of UAW Region 9A regarding the failure of the Staten Island District Attorney to obtain an indictment in the killing of Eric Garner.

 

UAW Region 9A Women's Council Team "Solidarity in Pink" participated in Making Strides for Breast Cancer on Sunday, October 19.

 

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2014 NYC Labor Day Parade

Region 9A turned out in force for the 2014 New York City Labor Day parade, with Regional Director Julie Kushner as the Parade Chairperson!

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UAW Region 9A Veterans Council Helps Vets in Puerto Rico

UAW Region 9A Veterans Council Chairman Pat Mulholland presents a $500 check to the San Juan, PR VA Voluntary Services. It will be used exclusively for outings for veterans who are living at the VA facility.

Governor Dan Malloy visited the UAW Region 9A office in Farmington on June 17, 2014. 

 

Through solidarity learn to build upon your hopes and dreams at the UAW Family Education Center. Read more >>>

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The Capitalist’s Case for a $15 Minimum Wage By Nick Hanauer 2013-06-19T22:50:32Z The fundamental law of capitalism is that if workers have no money, businesses have no customers. That’s why the extreme, and widening, wealth gap in our economy presents not just a moral challenge, but an economic one, too. In a capitalist system, rising inequality creates a death spiral of falling demand that ultimately takes everyone down. Read more >>>

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