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The UAW's efforts to improve the quality of life reach beyond the workplace and bargaining table to political and social action at the community, state, and national levels.
Over the years, the UAW, working with other unions and progressive allies, has played a vital role in passing such landmark legislation as Medicare and Medicaid, the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), the Voting Rights Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Clean Air Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act.
At a time when powerful special interests, with their multi-million-dollar PACs and high-priced lobbyists, threaten to drown out the concerns of ordinary citizens, the UAW is a strong voice for policies and programs that make life better for all of us, not just the privileged few in our society. In Washington and state capitals, we're fighting for better schools for kids, secure health care and pensions for retirees, tougher workplace health and safety standards, clean air and water, stronger worker's comp and unemployment insurance laws, and fairer taxes.