stands for the Community Action Program and is essential to
the UAW and for the working families of America. Together, we
are trying to increase awareness, education, communication,
coalition building, and to change our image. Our motto is: "We
support those who support working families". The "bread box"
and the "ballot box" are tied inseparably together. In fact,
CAP legislative and political activities are becoming ever
more important in the vital struggle for economic security for
our members and their families. The all important fight for
jobs to get America back to work to revitalize basic industry
has to be won through legislative and political action, in
concert with our collective bargaining efforts.
the UAW's political action fund made up of voluntary
contributions from UAW members, retirees and their families.
The money is used to support pro-worker political candidates
who have earned the endorsement of the UAW Community Action
much should I contribute to V-CAP?
That's entirely up to you. Many contributors to UAW
V-CAP give $10 each month. That works out to less
than 33 cents a day. Of course, you can choose to
contribute more of less, depending on your circumstances.
do I contribute to UAW V-CAP?
The UAW has negotiated a checkoff provision with General
Motors, Ford, Chrysler and a number of other employers.
to participate in checkoff, simply sign a UAW V-CAP checkoff
card. This card authorizes your employer to deduct the
amount of money that you specify from your paycheck, and your
contribution is automatically sent to UAW V-CAP.
Checkoff cards for UAW V-CAP are available from our local
union CAP representatives.
If you don't have UAW V-CAP checkoff at your workplace, you
can still contribute by way of a personal check.
Local 1097 has published an excellent FAQ section on CAP
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