UE International Director Joins 5000 at International Peace Meeting

UE's Director of International Strategies Kari Thompson traveled to Hiroshima, Japan in early August to bring UE's commitment to peace, denuclearization, and a reduction in military spending to the 2018 World Conference Against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs. Longtime UE ally Zenroren, a Japanese trade union confederation representing over 1.2 million workers, hosted Thompson. “It was […]

UE’s Eastern Region VP Joins Labor Against War Delegation to Korea

“South Koreans don’t want [U.S.] missiles there, they don’t want any of that. They want unification,” reports Eastern Region Vice President Darrion Smith, who represented UE on a US Labor Against the War (USLAW) delegation to Korea at the beginning of May. Smith and the USLAW delegation arrived in Korea on the heels of the “Panmunjom Declaration” […]

GE Workers Gather for Global Trade Union Network Meeting

UE’s national officers and members of Locals 506, 601 and 618 traveled to Toronto on May 7 and 8, 2018, for the first meeting of the global General Electric Trade Union Network, hosted by UE’s Canadian partner Unifor and organized by the global trade union federation IndustriALL. Unifor National President Jerry Dias and UE General President Peter Knowlton welcomed […]

UE Helps Mexican Workers Defeat Attack on Labor Rights

Update, August 2018: This legislation did not pass out of the Mexican Senate before their session ended, and the results of the Mexican elections on July 1st mean that it is unlikely to see daylight again. In December and January, more than 1000 supporters signed on to a UE petition opposing attacks on workers’ rights […]