The UE Union: United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE) is a democratic national union representing some 35,000 workers in a wide variety of manufacturing, public sector and private non-profit sector jobs. UE is an independent union (not affiliated with the AFL-CIO) proud of its democratic structure and progressive policies.
Most UE members still work in factories related to the union’s traditional jurisdictions — electrical manufacturing, metalworking and plastics. UE members work as plastic injection molders, tool and die makers, sheet metal workers, truck drivers, warehouse workers, and custodians. We build locomotives, repair aircraft engines, assemble circuit boards, manufacture metal cabinets, produce industrial scales and make machine tools.
UE members are also teachers, speech pathologists and nurses; clerical workers, graduate instructors, graduate researchers, scientists, librarians, and day care workers. We maintain county roads, drive school buses, conduct research in university laboratories, counsel AIDS victims, treat waste water and engage in hundreds of other occupations.