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Take five minutes to make a difference today - email your US Senator today and ask them to support the HEROES Act (Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions)!

The HEROES Act would retain critical provisions, such as:
  • Creating a strong, enforceable temporary OSHA standard to working people in all sectors of our economy. The Senate must ensure that workers feel safe at work; it will slow the spread of the virus, and support a sustained, safe re-start of the economy.

Click here to read President Gamble's Letter in Support of the HEROES Act.

Union members in the public sector are once again under attack and need our support. The Snyder-appointed Civil Service Commission is using the cover of a global pandemic to engage in underhanded union busting targeted at State of Michigan workers. This is not only an attack on dedicated state employees, but also their ability to provide quality public services to the people of Michigan. At a time when state workers have been on the frontlines of protecting the people of Michigan from the coronavirus, these anti-worker commissioners are trying to undermine the right of state employees to collectively bargain. Stand with our brothers and sisters and tell the Civil Service Commission to end these anti-union attacks.

Call your Representative’s office right now at 1-866-287-6350, and call your Senator’s office at 1-888-329-5096. Make sure you let them know who you are, where you live, and that any federal legislation dealing with this pandemic protects frontline workers and working families across America.

Owen Bieber touched the lives of many during his career, including many UAW members and their families. During his 12 years leading the world’s most powerful union that was 1.1 million members strong, he had a hand in supporting struggles for human rights from Africa to Eastern Europe, and advising President Bill Clinton on labor and economic issues.

Bieber’s work as a union leader went beyond rallies and negotiations. The UAW supported labor and civil rights movements with leaders across the globe, where the stakes were about more than higher wages. He is a leader that will be missed, but never forgotten. Do you have a story about Owen? We'd like to hear it!

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Care about jobs and the future of your community? Angry about sweatshops and the exploitation of children? Resolute that looking for the union label is as important today as it was 40 years ago? Think our country does best when we invest in ourselves?

Last year, the UAW started a campaign to get consumers to understand the power of their wallets. To raise even more awareness, the UAW has partnered with Labor411, UNITE HERE, American Federation of Musicians Local 47 and others to launch a video contest to find creative takes on why we should buy what we build. The contest invites participants to create videos that focus on the value of manufacturing and buying products domestically. The top videos will be reviewed by a panel of celebrity judges, including legendary Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello. Four prizes of $5,000 each will be awarded, and the submission period runs through April 25.

Here’s what you do: create a short (under four minutes) digital video – a song, a short film, skit, poem or other — expressing what BuildBuyUSA means to you, focusing on the message that when we make products in the United States, we are also helping local communities thrive. The message should be consistent with the themes of the campaign, so check out the website to learn more.

Click here for more info and to enter the contest.