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GoooooD Morrrrrrning 551!!!!! (well afternoon) 


You might have heard it`s that time again, local elections are here :yahoo:

There is a little different spin this time and the title has been softly spoken about a group at the 551. That title is UAWD. After the mountain of questions I did a little home work. So grab an ice cold coke and a big bucket of pop corn cause it`s one of those long winded Decker ramblings.... :lurk:


Who? What? or is the UAWD…?


TheUnite – All – Workers for – Democracy is a small group of UAW activists that has taken on the task of working with other groups to get UAWD members elected in Local Union positions to push the UAWD agenda`s. 

Kinda like AutoWorkers Caravan or New Direction or New Minds etc, etc, etc but, one big difference, UAWD is in your face Socialism.


As for the “who” part of UAWD,


“In an interview with WSWS the UAWD Chairperson (member Houldieson) referenced who UAWD is aligned with.”    

World Socialist Web Site - 20 Feb. 2020   (WSWS)

Scott Houldieson, National Chairperson of the UAWD and former vice president of UAW Local 551 at Chicago Ford Assembly.” “The UAWD is largely a creation of the Labor Notes group in alliance with the Democratic Socialists of America.


Then the “what” part of the UAWD is agenda, agenda, and more agenda which…. follows and mirrors the instructions given at the 2021 Democratic Socialists of America`s convention as written in the DSA resolutions.

The Democratic Socialist Labor Commission (DSLC) is a body of DSA`ers who are union members (UAW) and district rep`s, union staff, workers center activists, union officers, labor journalists and union retirees.

From the DSA web site, We (DSA Leadership) also encourage all “DSA members in the UAW” to join the reform movement by becoming members of the UAWD. UAW members who sign up will get more information on UAWD conference calls, in-person meet-ups planned for the Labor Notes Conference, and materials to support the DSA resolutions that should be submitted at their locals so these DSA resolutions can be submitted at the next National UAW Constitutional Convention.How many times has the National Chairman of the UAWD and his UAWD members tried to submit DSA resolutions at our Local General Membership meetings?

At the 2021 DSA National Convention. One of the resolutions mandated the creation of the DSA at a local union level, with working groups. With a growing network of local labor working groups working in coordination with and via the DSA. That will better support the socialist rank-and-file labor movement comrade`s.”

(comrades? :salute:)

Is the National Chairperson of the UAWD (Houldieson) and are the other UAW members that member Houldieson nominated for positions in our Local election “DSA rank and file labor movement comrade`s?” Is the Chairperson of the UAWD ultimately strengthening the UAWD to control the UAW Local 551 as a Socialist Union?


In looking on the internet I found something else buried deep in these DSA resolutions. Something that the UAWD National Chairperson (Houldieson) must agree with because he is trying to submit these DSA resolutions at our General Membership Meetings.

This DSA resolution states “BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, The DSA Reaffirms — in word and deed — the spirit of Marx’s declaration: workers of the world unite! We have nothing to lose but our chains. We have a world to win.”    To clarify, Marxism is a root basis of Communism.


There is a fine line between the act of reform and the actions to overthrow. The Chairperson of the Unite All Workers for Democracy, (Houldieson) is following the instructions of the Democratic Socialists of America by being nominated for the position of President of UAW Local 551. He is promoting Democratic Socialists resolutions at UAW Local 551. If elected, will the Chairperson of the UAWD and those candidates’ the UAWD National Chairman nominated for positions in our Local election follow through with the DSA movement to push the UAW Local 551 into a socialist/communism Marxism based UAW Local?

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There`s a young lady in Texas that stated it very well just yesterday, the wave has started. Congratulations Mayra Flores :bananapiano:


It seems a Democratic Socialist, National Chair of the UAWD got the results and it doesn`t look good for the UAWD or the UAWD Chairman`s nominee`s in the local 551 general election. I guess the National Chair of the UAWD will show up (again) at the Constitutional Convention as always and jump out his clown car ready to hand out charges against the IUAW members. Ahhh the Democratic Socialist's dreams for the UAWD.... maybe the national uawd chairman can start campaigning for AOC or the squad or comrade Bernie :idea:

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