The union expects that anger over Republican anti-union legislation will help drive large numbers of people to the polls.
Declaring, "We are a union of immigrants," Auto Workers President Bob King elevated immigration reform to a top spot on the UAW's lobbying agenda.
Instead of treating the day as a reminder of twelve months without a final victory, striking workers celebrated unity and solidarity - with a birthday party.
The United Auto Workers' campaign to keep the New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI) plant open has ended in defeat.
By late yesterday it was clear Ford workers have overwhelmingly rejected contractual givebacks that their union had negotiated with the company.