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Community Action Program

UAW-CAPCAP 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.
V-CAP is 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 Program (CAP).
The Defiance CAP Council website can be found here:
How 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.
How 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.

Sheri Baker
Local 211
Raymond Sauber
Local 86
Financial Secretary:
David Thimlar
Local 1181
Recording Secretary:
Scott McKibben
Local 211
Trustees: Jim Shock
Local 211
Caleb Witchey
Local 211
Howard Tropepe
Local 211
UAW Local 1097 has published an excellent FAQ section on CAP  Click to View
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