Working for

You.

Since 1935, the UAW has been a leader in the fight for progressive policies and programs
that have given millions of Americans
the opportunity to realize the
American Dream.

CAP Corner

 
 Democratic Values - The right to participate fully in democracy
  • Voting - Promote participatory democracyand full suffrage by simplifying, streamlining. and making uniform standards for the registration and voting process. Establish an Election Day holiday for all Americans; pass campaign finance reform; and ultimately replace the current system dominated by corporations and the wealthy with the public financing of campaigns.
  • Organizing - Establish for every worker the real right to organize and belong to a union, complete with effective enforcement and penalties for employer interference.
  • Freedom Abroad - Peacefully promote democracy, human rights, collective bargaining rights, and economic development worldwide through the inclusion of strong, enforceable labor and environmental standards in all trade agreements; oppose the Free Trade Agreement of the Americans (FTTA); repeal the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA); promote international solidarity and oppose child labor.
Family Values - The right to a healthy and properous family life
  • Healthcare - Establishuniversal access to affordable quality healthcare through a single payer system; in the immediate, fully fund and strenghten Medicare; add a real prescription drug benefit for seniors; and extend Medicare coverage to children; pass a Patient's Bill of Rights.
  • Retirement Security - Preserve Social Security as a safety net for retirement; promote defined benefit pension plans; protect 401 (k) plans; promote early retirement.
  • Education - Increase funds for education including building improvement, teacher pay, text book funding; and preschool/before and after school programs; limit class size; make higher education affordable and expand tuituion assitance.
  • On the Job - Establish an ergonomics standard; increase funding for OSHA enforcement; and extend family and medical leave to all workers with provision for wage replacement.

Equality and Dignity - The right to equal opportunity

  • Dignity - End discrimination in the workplace, housing, and society.
  • Job Fairness - Equal pay for equal work.
  • Fight Prejudice - Vigorous prosecutuion of hate crimes; elimination of sexual harassment; abolish racial profiling; promote diversity.

Economic Rights - The right to participate in a fair and just economy

  • Living Wage - Establish a living wage for all Americans; in the immediate, increase the minimum wage and enact automatic cost of living adjustments.
  • Shorter Work Hours - Strengthen wage and hour standards and reduce the standard workweek with no loss of pay; promote full employment and increase and extend unemployment insurance.
  • Fair Taxes - Reestablish a progressive tax system including taxes on inherited wealth;repeal the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest 1%; close tax loop holes for corporations such as offshore tax evasion schemes; return tax rates to their more equitable 1950s levels for corporations and the wealthy.

Community Values - The right to a safe and secure community

  • Public Space - Increase funding for parks, transportation, and other infrastructure improvements; full training and collective bargaining rights for public employees; community policing; no privatization of public services; provide affordable housing.
  • Healthy Enviroment - Effective regulation of polluters including new laws, increased enforcement of existing law, and funding for technologies to safeguard our air and water.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Sat Dec 16 @05:00 - 08:00AM
Calls From Santa
Tue Dec 19 @05:00 -
Executive Board Meeting
Thu Dec 21 @05:00 -
Civil and Human Rights Committee Meeting