Bloomberg Law
June 14, 2018, 2:25 PM

UAW’s New Leader Focuses on Politics in First Address

Jaclyn Diaz
Jaclyn Diaz

The United Auto Workers will have its eyes on the political ball for the next four years under the new leadership of President Gary Jones.

In his first official address as president of the organization, Jones promised the union would stand up against anti-union forces through political means. He challenged members sitting in a Detroit convention hall June 14 to increase local unions’ political donations to the UAW’s voluntary political action committee, V-Cap.

Additionally, Jones said the union won’t support politicians who don’t clearly support the goals of organized labor. His message echoed that of several other union leaders over ...