THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS NOT AN ENDORSEMENT FOR ANY CANDIDATE
From January 11, 2016 through January 20, 2016, UAW Local 2322 joined local unions across the country in conducting a poll of members. The results of the poll are in: our members overwhelmingly favor that the UAW endorse VT Senator Bernie Sanders for president. Sanders received 77% of the vote, followed by 12% for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and 5% for physician and Green Party Candidate Jill Stein. Republicans Ted Cruz and Donald Trump each received 2% of the vote, with other Republican and Libertarian Party candidates receiving between 0 and 1%.
Why then, is UAW Local 2322 not endorsing Bernie Sanders right now? Decisions on endorsements are not made at the Local Union Level, but by state CAP Councils, or in the case of national elections, the International Executive Board. We were asked to poll our members to provide the information to the International Executive Board for their use in determining which candidate to endorse. We did, however, want to make sure that the UAW 2322 members who participated in our poll received word about the outcome, as it was clear to us from the response that members were very interested in engaging with the poll. Below are the results for the entire local union, and for members in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York. We also had members from California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Washington vote, but there were too few responses in those states to break out into graphs.