COVID-19 Update 4/11/2020

My Sisters and Brothers, Just a short message today on behalf of myself and the entire International Executive Board, to wish our UAW family all the best on this holiday weekend. Many of us are observing religious holidays; and while our celebrations may be different this year, we are still with one another in spirit

UAW John Deere Members Begin Face Shield Production

Yesterday, UAW Local 434 members at John Deere in Moline, Illinois began producing face shields for health care workers battling COVID-19 in their communities. The original run will produce 25,000 face shields with materials on order to produce another 200,000. The shields will be distributed to local health care facilities, as well as being used

COVID-19 Update 4/8/2020

My Brothers and Sisters, I’d like to talk a little today about the loss of my good friend and former UAW Secretary-Treasurer Ruben Burks. Ruben passed on Monday, another casualty in this terrible pandemic. He was truly a gentleman and a tireless fighter for working men and women, for our members and for what is

COVID19 Update – 3/26/2020

My Brothers and Sisters, As this crisis continues, each day we get news of another brother or sister who has fallen to this terrible virus. Today, I am so sorry to report that one of our members at FCA Transport in Sterling Heights, Michigan, has died from the virus. I, along with Vice President Cindy

Unemployment Resources

In some states (maybe all states but the information is not updated) COVID-related UI claims are processed faster and can be more generous than unemployment insurance (for example, Rhode Island) but many state UI websites may not reflect this information as of March 23, 2020. State Unemployment Website Alabama https://www.labor.alabama.gov/   Alaska https://labor.alaska.gov/unemployment/COVID-19.htm   Arizona

NY TIMES: F.A.Q. on Stimulus Checks, Unemployment and the Coronavirus Bill

The Senate unanimously passed a $2 trillion economic rescue plan on Wednesday that will offer assistance to tens of millions of American households affected by the coronavirus. Its components include stimulus payments to individuals, expanded unemployment coverage that includes the self-employed, student loan changes and much more. Here are the answers to common questions about

COVID-19 Update from UAW President Rory Gamble

My Sisters and Brothers, My update today, once again, includes some very sad news. One of our members at FCA Warren Truck in Michigan passed away today due to the Coronavirus. On behalf of myself and the entire International Executive Board, I want to extend our sincerest sympathies to the family and friends of our

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