WCDP News: Stand Up, Show Up, Speak Up

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Workers are not the problem.
Corporate greed is the problem.

Union contracts for 150,000 UAW autoworkers at the Big Three expired on September 14. It’s going to take the unity and strength of every UAW member, union, community and political ally to win what autoworkers and every worker deserves.

UAW Members’ Demands:

– END TIERS. Equal pay for equal work.
– FAIR PAY & COLA. Restore Cost-of-Living Adjustments that built the middle class.
– JOB SECURITY & JUST TRANSITION TO EVs. Stop plant closures and make EVery auto job a good job.

Tell the Big Three CEOs that Record Profits Mean Record Contracts.

Take Action NOW to Support UAW Autoworkers 

September 23: WCDP Black Caucus Meeting

The next WCDP Black Caucus General Meeting will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at 10 AM – 12 noon. This will be a HYBRID meeting both in person and via Zoom.  Please share widely. We hope to see you there!

Special guest speakers:

Dr. Pamela Pugh, Candidate – U.S. Senate
Alfreda Rooks, MPA – Michigan Medicine

In-Person Location:
Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center
4135 Washtenaw Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

BREAKING: President Biden just announced he would formally establish the American Climate Corps!!!!!

The American Climate Corps is a new climate jobs training program that the White House says could put 20,000 people to work in its first year on projects like restoring land, improving communities’ resilience to natural disasters and deploying clean energy. The program will pay participants, and most positions will not require previous experience. Biden said that he hoped the corps would “mobilize the next generation of conservation and resilience workers and maximize the creation of accessible training opportunities and good jobs.” The idea of a climate corps began with progressive environmental activist groups, including the youth-led Sunrise Movement. Read more here.

September 26: Climate Rally at the Capitol

From our friends at the MI League of Conversation Voters:

Fight back and make your voice heard at the Climate Rally for Our Future!

Join us for a youth-led lobby day in Lansing to push for 100% carbon free energy. We will have live music featuring Gmac Cash, impactful meetings with legislators and their staff, free food, speeches, and raffles!

Tuesday, September 26th
Lobby Day: 8am-4pm
Rally at the Capitol: 1pm

Michigan State Capitol
100 N Capitol Ave
Lansing, MI 48933 United States + Google Map

Register to let us know you’re coming!

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Meet your representatives ☕

State Representative Carrie Rheingans will be hosting a constituent happy hour at HOMES Campus (112 Jackson Plaza in Ann Arbor) this Friday, Sept. 22, from 4-5:30 p.m.

Record Profits mean Record Contracts

UAW President Shawn Fain explains the next strike deadline on Youtube:

Take Action TODAY for the UAW 
Use the hashtag #StandUpUAW to support your brothers and sisters!
Check out the Stand Up Strike FAQ

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