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The UAW is one of the nation’s most diverse unions, representing workers in manufacturing, health care, higher education, gaming, public service and other sectors.

Auto manufacturing: For more than 70 years, UAW members have set wage and benefit standards for workers in America’s auto industry. More than 100,000 UAW members work in production and skilled trades at U.S. auto assembly, stamping, engine and powertrain plants. UAW members produce top quality cars and trucks for a number of manufacturers.... read more

Auto parts: Tens of thousands of workers who make seats, interiors, batteries and other key vehicle components are UAW members. Our members work for dozens of companies … read more

Aerospace and Defense: UAW members work in demanding, high technology jobs in America’s aerospace industry. More than 25,000 highly skilled men and women are from 59 UAW UAW local unions and serve 51 companies in both the commercial and defense sectors of the aerospace industry.

Ag-imp and construction equipment: More than 22,000 UAW members produce top-quality tractors, combines and other farm implements, as well as excavators, bulldozers and other construction equipment for leading manufacturers such as Caterpillar, Case New Holland (CNH) and John Deere… read more

Heavy Trucks: UAW members produce top-quality heavy trucks at U.S. plants operated by leading manufacturers, including Freightliner, Mack, Volvo and Navistar International…. read more

Health care: UAW members work as nurses, respiratory therapists, X-ray technicians, health aides and fill many other critical positions in community hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and vision care facilities.... read more

Higher Education: The UAW is the union of choice for more than 40,000 workers at America’s colleges and universities. UAW members in a variety of campus professions – teaching assistants, research assitants, post-doctoral researchers, faculty, administrators, clerical and technical staff – have wone pay raises, improved health care benefits.... read more

Gaming: UAW representation is growing fast in this fast growing industry, with 10,000 members in six states. UAW members deal cards in casinos, fix and maintain slot machines, operate keno and simulcast games, and work as top-ranked jai alai players.... read more

Public Sector: More than 50,000 public sector workers are UAW members, providing top quality public services in every conceivable occupation. UAW members drive ambulances in California, pilot ships on the waters off Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, fight fires in Grand Rapids, tend zoo animals in Lansing.

Also: The UAW membership is far more diverse than can be described in any single list of categories. Our Technical, Office and Professional (TOP) members are attorneys, industrial designers, librarians, museum curators, journalists, TV reporters and camera operators, and much more.

In manufacturing, UAW members produce well-known consumer products including Kohler bathroom fixtures, Lennox home furnaces and air conditioners, Miller beers, Colt firearms, Master Loc locks, Land O' Lakes butter, Folger's coffee, Libby's and Crosse & Blackwell canned foods, and Planter's nuts.

The UAW is truly a union of all workers, uniting people from different occupations, employers and industrial sectors. We all work together for a common purpose: to win social and economic justice for all working families, at home and abroad.