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Call now! Tell your Senator to vote NO on ACA Repeal!

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 08:17

We‘ve been asking for your help a lot recently, but we need your help now more than ever to save UAW members’ and their families’ health care.

Due to your activism, Republicans in the Senate have abandoned their efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and instead are voting to fully repeal the ACA with no replacement. The consequences will be dire for all UAW members and their families.

Call 1-313-528-6780 NOW to tell your Senator to vote NO on ACA Repeal!

Non-Partisan experts have concluded that 32 million Americans will lose health care due to this bill, with roughly 18 million Americans losing their health care next year, including 3 million who would lose their employer-provided insurance.

A full repeal of the ACA would raise individual premiums by 25% in 2018, and double premiums within ten years. Retirees and seniors will be left paying more for health care and prescription drugs because the Medicare Part D donut hole would return.

Call 1-313-528-6780 NOW to tell your Senator to vote NO on kicking 32 million Americans off health care and raising insurance premiums 25% by repealing the ACA!

We once again need your help to defeat this bill that threatens all UAW members and their families. Call 1-313-528-6780 now to be connected to your Senator’s office. When they answer, just say you’re a voter in their state, tell them where you live, and tell them to VOTE NO ON REPEALING THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.

Thank you for your help!

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SolidWeb offers powerful web solutions for local unions

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 04:15

Whether it’s negotiations assistance, grievance handling, education, training and mentoring or something else, UAW local unions have access to a number of services the International Union provides to help serve members. But did you know you can get a free website for your local? All you have to do is pay for the domain name!

SolidWeb is a powerful, free website-building tool that was developed as a part of an AFL-CIO  program aimed at helping affiliated local unions build quality websites.

UAW regions and locals have access to free websites that have already been through design through SolidWeb. The AFL-CIO and the UAW offer ongoing training and support for local unions using SolidWeb at aflcio.org/training.

One of the things that local unions love about SolidWeb is syndication. That just means that your site is automatically populated with all the latest news from your region and the International, keeping your members up-to-date. Her are some other features of SolidWeb that local union leaders are excited about:

Powerful software: SolidWeb was developed in Drupal, an open source platform used all across the web.

Customizable site: Choose among a plethora of content layout options and make the site unique to your local and bring the best experience to members.

Responsive: No matter the device, your local’s website will fit the screen beautifully.

Content Syndication: Always have fresh content and share it easily.

Support: Free training, list services and more.

No Cost: SolidWeb is a FREE program for all local unions— the full cost of development and hosting is covered by the International Union, UAW. All you pay for is the domain name.

Flexibility: SolidWeb has been developed to fit the needs of local unions. Constant development and refining based on feedback from users means the program is set up to grow and offer new features.

Are you already on the original SolidWeb but ready to migrate to the new SolidWeb? Email us here and we’ll get you transferred over to your new, free website. It’s already set up and ready!

Have a website through a vendor or another service but want to get SolidWeb? No problem, go here and sign up under your Region.

Want more info on SolidWeb? Visit www.uawsolidweb.org and learn more today!

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Nissan Union Vote Set for Aug. 3-4 in Mississippi

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 12:32
UAW Calls on Company to Cease Threats, Intimidation of Workers

(Pictured: employees at Nissan’s Canton plant participate in the March on Mississippi earlier this year)

CANTON, Miss. — Acting on behalf of Nissan employees, the UAW today reached an agreement with Nissan to hold a two-day union representation election, supervised by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), on Thursday, Aug. 3, and Friday, Aug. 4, in Canton, Miss.

In an election petition filed with the NLRB, Nissan employees originally sought to schedule the election earlier that same week but instead agreed to the Aug. 3-4 dates offered by the company.

In announcing the election dates, the UAW criticized Nissan for stepping up efforts to intimidate employees following the July 11 announcement that an election petition had been filed. In the days following the petition, Nissan employees have reported widespread pressure by company supervisors in one-on-one meetings and in videos broadcast inside the Canton plant.

Because of Nissan’s actions, which are inconsistent with the company’s stated principles of neutrality, the UAW said it will prepare a new round of unfair labor practice charges to submit to the NLRB.

Nissan’s treatment of workers in Mississippi is contrary to statements made last year by Carlos Ghosn, chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. In a February 2016 hearing before the French National Assembly, Ghosn denied allegations that Nissan opposes employee representation in Mississippi, claiming the company “has no tradition of not cooperating with unions.”

Gary Casteel, secretary-treasurer of the UAW and director of the International Union’s transnational department, noted the disconnect between Ghosn’s political statements and Nissan’s actual behavior in Canton.

“Over the past six days, Nissan has made it abundantly clear that it does not respect its Mississippi employees’ rights to vote in a free and fair election,” Casteel said. “In fact, the company is running one of the most aggressive anti-worker campaigns that we’ve seen in modern U.S. history.”

Casteel added: “We call on Nissan to immediately respond to demands by civil-rights leaders in Mississippi to meet with employee representatives in order to discuss conditions for achieving neutrality and ensuring that Nissan employees in Canton can vote on a local union in a free and fair election.”

The Mississippi Alliance for Fairness at Nissan (MAFFAN) — a coalition of civil-rights leaders, ministers and worker advocates — has blasted Nissan for violating workers’ rights following the company’s skirmishing with federal authorities.

Between November 2015 and May 2017, the NLRB issued a series of complaints against Nissan and the company’s temp-worker agency Kelly Services for violating workers’ rights by “interfering with, restraining and coercing em­ployees in the exercise of their rights.” The NLRB alleged that Nissan unlawfully threatened to close the Canton plant if workers unionized and also threatened employees with termination.

In addition to the NLRB’s complaint, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued multiple citations against Nissan for violations of federal safety and health laws in Canton. The most recent citations, in February 2017, found the company “did not furnish employment and a place of employment which was free from recognized hazards that were causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees.”

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