Our Purpose

The UAW’s purpose is set forth in Article 2 of the UAW Constitution.

To improve and protect the wages, health care, pensions, work hours, and work conditions of all UAW members.

To unite in one organization, regardless of religion, race, creed, color, sex, political affiliation or nationality, age, disability, marital status or sexual orientation.

To improve workplace health and safety conditions and accomplish necessary reforms by using our bargaining power and, if these efforts fail to establish justice for UAW members, to advocate and support strike action.

To educate ourselves in the history of the labor movement and to develop and maintain an intelligent and dignified membership.