Welcome, new UAW members!  We are proud to have you in our ranks.

You will find basic information below about how union dues work in the UAW.  Remember - membership in our union is about so much more than just paying dues.  Dues fund the important work that we do and maintain our union's resources, but it's the active participation of each and every one of our members that makes our union strong!

Purpose of the Committee


Whether elected or appointed, the Chair must be able to coordinate the activities of the committee and win support for the committee’s activities.

It is the Chair’s job to see that the committee accomplishes its goals. The Chair should be able to work cooperatively with people and should be willing to listen to their ideas. Listed below are the general duties and responsibilities of a Local Union Committee Chair:

If you’re a new member of the UAW, the New Member issue of Solidarity magazine will help give you a better understanding of how our organization functions on a day-to-day basis. It’s a valuable resource for any member interested in increasing their knowledge of our union.

You can download it here, and share it with fellow UAW members.

In this issue: