United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) (Special Interest Group Profiles)
ESTABLISHED: August 26, 1935
PAC: Community Action Program
ADDRESS: 8000 E. Jefferson Detroit, MI 48214
PHONE: (313) 926-5000
TOLL FREE: (800) 243-8829
FAX: (313) 331-1520
PRESIDENT: Stephen P. Yokich
WHAT IS ITS MISSION?
The mission of the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW), in the words of its constitution's preamble, is to guarantee working people "a meaningful voice in maintaining a safe and healthful workplace with decent working conditions, and . . . secured rights, together with a satisfactory standard of living and maximum job security." The UAW considers itself more than a labor union. In the words of UAW President Steve Yokich, "We in organized labor are a social movement. We're the only institution that stands up for working men and women." To achieve this aim, the UAW uses solidarity and collective action to help workers obtain decent wages, benefits, and working conditions. The organization is committed to helping its members, and other working people, stand up for their rights and live lives of dignity....
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