Skip to comments.UAW endorses Hillary Clinton for president
Posted on 05/25/2016 6:03:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
DETROIT, MICH. The UAW today endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, citing her support for UAW members, her lifelong commitment to the job security of American families, and her ability to unify and win in November.
Hillary Clinton understands our issues on trade, understands the complexities of multinational economies and supports American workers, their families and communities, said UAW President Dennis Williams.
Now is a time for unity, a time to focus on what lies ahead in November. Bernie Sanders has brought to this campaign a dialogue that has been needed for far too long. He has been, and remains, a great friend of the UAW, and of working men and women in this country. But, the fact is, Hillary Clinton has shown under pressure her ability to lead and get elected in November.
The UAWs directors went through the process of surveying and listening to members for input into the campaign season. We are a family of over 1 million active and retiree members with strong opinions. Now, we have to choose between two very good UAW friends and move forward as a united membership, said Williams.
Williams also noted that all candidates regardless of political party were sent questionnaires and none of the Republicans responded, including Donald Trump. Trump also had made public comments about wanting UAW member jobs to move to nonunion, low-paying states to compete with Mexican wages. Mr. Trump clearly does not support the economic security of UAW families, said Williams.
Hillary Clinton has a strong track record on issues of importance to UAW members. In 2009 she fought for preserving collective bargaining rights and stood up against attacks on collective bargaining when we needed her. Shes an advocate for expanding overtime rules to include more working families, she believes in equal pay, paid family leave, and quality, affordable child care.
Hillary Clinton believes we need to protect workers against employer misclassification, wage theft, workplace exploitation and efforts to undermine retirement benefits. She also works to support good-paying manufacturing jobs here in the U.S. by opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and recognizes the need to address unfair, existing trade agreements that weaken American manufacturing jobs.
As president, Hillary Clinton will empower a new chief trade prosecutor who will report directly to her and aggressively combat trade violations. She also will triple the number of trade enforcement officers and crack down on currency manipulation that hurts American workers.
A Hillary Clinton presidency will focus on collective bargaining rights and fair treatment of workers, including creating high standards for domestic sourcing and buy American laws. She also will create tax incentives for our hardest-hit manufacturing communities and support skills training for Americas workforce.
For many reasons, the UAW supports Hillary Clinton as the best choice for our members and our nation in the November election, said President Williams.
Big whoop! No surprise.
Leaders of the Un-American-Workers sell out the real American Workers.... AGAIN!
I assure you that the vast— huge majority of rank and file will reject her like sour milk. Their leaders are corrupt and paid off. Go TRUMP!! This is OUR country now. Trump is the greatest American since George Washington.
One of the requirements I have for a new pickup is that it was not produced in a UAW plant.
I like the new Fords and Chevy’s but would only buy one used.
So Toyota Tundra here I come
This is news?
Her “ability to unify”? Lol, who? The GOP?
The Unreliable Awful Weasels have spoken.
And I've never looked back.
Honda has a new Ridgeline.
The UAW ain’t Stupid, just Greedy.
They know without HER in the WH they are relegated to increasing irrelevance.
Even after obummer gave them GM.
Yeah but I need a more basic truck. The Ridge-lines sold here are too upscale. The Toyota’s are built in San Antonio so American made, just not UAW made
Why not Bernie, Hillary was for NAFTA (giant sucking sound said Ross Perot) and is for TPP (Chinese cars coming to America!)
UAW and many unions will endorse Hillary, but the members will generally not go along as they did in years past.
Our teachers unions are already indicating in the local papers they will support Hillary, but so will most of the members I think, but many are supporting Bernie I reckon right now.
I belong to two unions, a pipefitter/plumber union and IBEW, trust me when I tell you the members are not supporting Hillary, but the Unions themselves will most likely officially endorse Hillary.
Our local machinists union and our welders union will almost certainly support Hillary, but you can bet that it’s members who have seen their job disappear (especially in the manufacturing sector) are not going to be happy about this.
Our local Laborers union members are supporting Bernie it seems (you see a lot of those stickers) but the union itself will endorse Hillary.
I am pretty sure from talking to a cop friend, that several of the police unions will also endorse Hillary, but the members are pretty vocal he tells me about their support for Trump.
I am also pretty sure SEIU will officially support Hillary, but I think many members are Bernie folks, but they will fall in line.
I hear the new Colorados are nice and inexpensive. Too bad they’re a Chevrolet.
You could custom order a Ridgeline with less expensive options, couldn’t you? My first real car was a Ford EXP I ordered through the PX in Korea and picked up in Omaha at a dealership.
Cool. I book marked it. Thanks
They can endorse all they want, but the rank-and-file will vote for Trump, count on it.
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