¡Presente! Steelworker and union leader Ed Sadlowski – September 10, 1938 – June 10, 2018 As a rank-and-file union activist and working class labor leader, Ed Sadlowski led from a place of profound respect and love for his fellow workers. Sadlowski and the Steelworkers Fight Back movement that he helped lead laid out a vision for democratic, militant unionism, rooted in our communities that has inspired many … Read More
Tell your legislators today that working families deserve rent control. This winter, we talked to thousands of voters about the need for rent control in our city and state and we heard it over and over again – people are struggling to keep up with rising rents. In nine wards across the city, voters were asked if we should lift … Read More
Working for Delia Ramirez was my first experience managing an electoral campaign. I saw firsthand how powerful it is to have women of color who come from our movements in leadership on the campaign trail–a role that is traditionally dominated by white men. As a Black woman coming from the labor movement, I’m passionate about growing the next generation of … Read More
This May Day, help us build the political power of working people. Last month, United Working Families slate of first-time Black and Latinx candidates was victorious in the Illinois primaries. Not only that, but our first class of Movement Leader Fellows–young people of color from the rank and file of our movements–were trained and placed on successful campaigns where they … Read More
Three years ago, I participated in the United Working Families Fellowship, where I learned how to knock on doors and have real conversations with my neighbors. It helped me realize that I have what it takes to run for office. Just last month, I fought and won against one of the most powerful machines in the state. During this past election … Read More
On March 20, voters came out in force for our UWF slate of candidates – Brandon Johnson and Alma Anaya for Cook County Commissioner seats, and Delia Ramirez and Aaron Ortiz for State Representative. They are all first time candidates, young people of color who have been active in movements for education justice, immigrant rights, and more. It was a stunning … Read More
CHICAGO- Following is the statement of Emma Tai, Executive Director of United Working Families (UWF), on the victories of UWF-endorsed candidates in today’s primary elections: Brandon Johnson (Cook County 1), Delia Ramirez (IL House 4), Aaron Ortiz (IL House 1), and Alma Anaya (Cook County 7). “Today, voters came out in force for movement candidates Brandon Johnson, Delia Ramirez, Aaron Ortiz, and … Read More
There’s no better way to win elections and build our movement than by having one-to-one conversations with our neighbors. Can you spend a Saturday out talking to voters and helping build a Chicago for the many, not the few?
United Working Families adds the endorsement of two more movement candidates, who are ready to build for the many and take on the Rahm, Rauner, and Trump agenda, to our 2018 Candidate Slate.
CHICAGO- Following is the statement of Emma Tai, Executive Director of United Working Families (UWF), on Bruce Rauner’s State of the State address: “Just one day after Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, here comes Bruce Rauner with more of the same. Slapping a new catchphrase on schemes that help the rich get richer is no bold idea. “Rauner, … Read More