STATEMENT: Labor Day Violence Raises Questions About Efficacy of More Police

Emma TaiNews

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 5, 2017 CHICAGO- Following is the statement of Emma Tai, Executive Director of United Working Families (UWF) on Chicago’s Labor Day weekend violence. “As the summer comes to an end, media outlets report that 30 people were shot this Labor Day weekend, adding to the growing number of shootings and homicides in 2017. Our thoughts and … Read More

Emma TaiSTATEMENT: Labor Day Violence Raises Questions About Efficacy of More Police

STATEMENT: Governor Rauner Continues to Demonstrate he Only Governs for the 1%

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 25, 2017 CHICAGO- Following is the statement of Emma Tai, Executive Director of United Working Families following Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of Senate Bill 81, legislation to raise the minimum wage in Illinois to $15 by 2022. “Over the past thirty years, the income gap between the 1% and the rest of us has doubled and … Read More

Emma TaiSTATEMENT: Governor Rauner Continues to Demonstrate he Only Governs for the 1%

United Working Families is hiring!

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We are an independent political organization by and for the 99%. Funded completely by working-class people and their organizations—labor unions, community groups, and committed individuals—UWF represents over 100,000 working people across Illinois. UWF combines the experience, resources, and mass base of organized labor with the energy and innovation of the grassroots to recruit, train, and run candidates, and to build … Read More

Emma TaiUnited Working Families is hiring!

Charlottesville and Chicago

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It’s not news, but it bears repeating: white supremacy is alive and well in America. Our thoughts and prayers are with our sisters and brothers who were killed and injured by racist terrorists in Charlottesville this weekend. If you can, please contribute to funds to assist with their medical costs. Yet our rage and sorrow go unanswered in the political response … Read More

Emma TaiCharlottesville and Chicago

Statement on Chicago School Budgets

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 20, 2017   United Working Families Statement on Chicago School Budgets CHICAGO – Following is the statement of Emma Tai, Executive Director of United Working Families, on the school budgets provided to Chicago principals today: “Today, principals across Chicago received woefully inadequate school budgets that will mean yet another round of brutal cuts for students, parents, and teachers. “Bruce … Read More

Emma TaiStatement on Chicago School Budgets

Summer 2017 Update: Berwyn United, Knock Your Block, First Thursdays, and more!

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Summer is off to a busy start for us here at United Working Families, where we’re building the people power we need to elect progressive champions for racial, social, and economic justice. Check out some of our updates below! — Berwyn United Holds the Line on Worker Rights! After Cook County raised the minimum wage and secured earned sick time … Read More

Emma TaiSummer 2017 Update: Berwyn United, Knock Your Block, First Thursdays, and more!

Grassroots Progressive Efforts Quadruple Turnout in Bolingbrook Election

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Suburban Voters Fire Warning Shots for Trump, Rauner, Complacent Dems BOLINGBROOK – United Working Families, an independent political organization powered by progressive labor and community organizations, congratulates mayoral candidate Jackie Traynere and the progressive grassroots organizing efforts that powered the Bolingbrook United slate’s historic turnout levels. Following is the statement of Emma Tai, Executive Director of United Working Families, on … Read More

Emma TaiGrassroots Progressive Efforts Quadruple Turnout in Bolingbrook Election

Berwyn United Slate Fires Shot Across the Bow for Complacent Democrats

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People-Powered Progressive Slate Shakes up Suburban Primary with Eight Electoral Victories BERWYN – United Working Families, an independent political organization powered by progressive labor and community organizations, congratulates Berwyn United on its victories in Tuesday’s primary. Berwyn United, a 15-candidate slate mounting a progressive challenge to the Berwyn political establishment, picked up eight seats on Tuesday. Following is the statement of Emma Tai, Executive Director of United … Read More

Emma TaiBerwyn United Slate Fires Shot Across the Bow for Complacent Democrats

STATEMENT: Rauner’s “Grand Bargain” is a Raw Deal for the 99%

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For Immediate Release February 15, 2017 United Working Families Statement: Rauner’s “Grand Bargain” is a Raw Deal for the 99%   CHICAGO – Following is the statement of United Working Families Executive Director Emma Tai in response to the Governor’s non-budget address: “Over the past thirty years, the income gap between the 1% and the rest of us has doubled. Bruce Rauner’s ‘Grand Bargain’ is … Read More

Emma TaiSTATEMENT: Rauner’s “Grand Bargain” is a Raw Deal for the 99%

Elena and Aaron fight for the future of education

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We’d like you to meet a couple of fierce progressive organizers who are working for change in the 15th Ward and across Chicago. Elena and Aaron are volunteer leaders with Grassroots Illinois Action and United Working Families, building power in their neighborhood and organizing to elect Rafael Yañez as alderman and Jesus “Chuy” Garcia to the mayor’s office. Elena got … Read More

GraemeElena and Aaron fight for the future of education