Political Action

Our great former President Walter Reuther once said:

 "There's a direct relationship between the ballot box and the bread box, and what the union fights for and wins at the bargaining table can be taken away in the legislative halls."

An important part of being a union member is paying attention to the legislation that affects you, both at home and on the job.  We bargain a lot of wins in our union contracts that can easily be reversed as a result of bad legislation.  To ensure that our government works in our interest and not against us, we strive to maintain an educated membership and encourage our members to be politically active at every level of government.  That means voting in every election, monitoring the voting records of elected officials, endorsing candidates who support labor, and promoting pro-worker legislation.  Union members can participate by attending candidate screening events, phone-banking, knocking on doors, making voluntary contributions to V-CAP, and by turning out to vote.

We do this work and more through our Community Action Program, or CAP.  Check back here regularly for updates on what's at stake for us in the political arena and how you can get involved.


At the UAW, we support candidates for public office who support our members and the values that we share.  Everything that we win at the bargaining table can

Because of the General Motors strike, the V-CAP drawing will be postponed until Monday, December 2, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. 

Checks should be made payable to “UAW Region 1 CAP.”

Please turn in all tickets by Friday, November 22, 2019.

If you have any questions, please call our CAP office at (586) 427-9200. Thank you for your continued support.

Warren City Treasurer Lorie Barnwell and Warren City Council Candidate Patrick Green are hosting a free pasta dinner tonight from 5:00 until 7:00 at the Fraternal Order of Police Hall 11304 E. 14 Mile Road Warren, MI 48093
Please come out and join them


V-CAP is the UAW’s political action fund made up of voluntary contributions from UAW members, retirees and their families. The money is used to support pro-worker political candidates who have earned the endorsement of the UAW Community Action Program (CAP).