Category: Covid 19 Landing Page

Statement of UAW President Ray Curry on Federal Vaccination Announcements

“The UAW has and continues to strongly encourage all members and their families to be vaccinated unless there is specific health or religious concerns. We know that this is the best way to protect our members, coworkers and their families. We are reviewing the details of yesterday’s announcements and the impact on our members and our over 700 employer contracts. In the meantime, we continue our member commitment to practice safety in every one of our worksites by following protocols including masks, sanitizing and reporting any exposure or symptoms of the virus. At the UAW we all understand that fighting ... Read more

President Trump’s October 6th announcement on addressing the COVD-19 Pandemic

On October 6th, after returning to the White House from Walter Reed Medical Center, President Donald Trump abruptly ended negotiations on a comprehensive response to the ongoing pandemic that has killed over 216,000 and infected over 7.8 million Americans. Nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic, we are nowhere near getting it under control: Cases are rising in 39 states, and nine states in the Midwest have set seven-day records for infections. According to the Department of Labor, 28 million workers are on unemployment benefits or are waiting to see if they get benefits, and over the next two months nearly ... Read more

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 and in faith. And it is that commonality that will see us through this terrible worldwide crisis. I want to recognize all of my sisters and brothers who are helping fight this devastating virus in so many ways in so many of our communities – ... Read more

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 by production workers to ensure they’re safe while producing the equipment. “This is a very proud day for the UAW and our UAW members. I want to recognize the hard work that Secretary-Treasurer and Agriculture Implement Department Director Ray Curry and Region 4 Director Ron ... Read more

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 right and just. He served this union tirelessly for decades, starting at the GM Fisher Body Plant 2 in Flint, Michigan. He quickly rose through the UAW ranks, serving as committee person, executive board member and director of Region 1C. I will be forever grateful ... Read more

Statement of UAW President Rory L. Gamble on Ford’s Decision to Extend Production Reopening Date

“Today’s decision by Ford is the right decision for our members, their families and our nation. Under Vice President Gerald Kariem, the UAW Ford Department continues to work closely with our local unions and Ford to make sure that when we return to production all members are safe, and our communities are protected from this spreading pandemic.”

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 Estrada and the entire International Executive Board extend our heartfelt sympathies and prayers to our dear brother’s family and friends. This is truly a time for us all to come together and help one another. We are living in an unprecedented situation and working every ... Read more

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 https://des.az.gov/services/employment/unemployment-individual   Arkansas https://www.dws.arkansas.gov/unemployment/ezarc/   California https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm   Colorado https://www.colorado.gov/cdle/unemployment   Connecticut http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/UI-online/index.htm   Delaware https://ui.delawareworks.com/   Florida http://www.floridajobs.org/   Georgia https://dol.georgia.gov/online-services   Hawaii https://labor.hawaii.gov/ui/   Idaho https://labor.idaho.gov/dnn/COVID-19   Illinois https://www2.illinois.gov/ides/Pages/COVID-19-and-Unemployment-Benefits.aspx   Indiana https://www.in.gov/dwd/19.htm   Iowa https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/updates-and-resources-about-covid-19   Kansas https://www.getkansasbenefits.gov/Home.aspx   Kentucky https://kcc.ky.gov/career/Pages/default.aspx   Louisiana ... Read more

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 what’s in the bill. We’ll update this article as we have more answers or if the plan changes as it moves through the legislative process. Read more on nytimes.com >>> Learn more about the COVID-19 / Coronavirus disease >>>

UAW Statement on Ford’s Announcement Resuming Production at Some Plants April 14

“We are reviewing with great concern and caution today’s announcement. Our priority is the health and safety of our members, their families and the American public.” Learn more about the COVID-19 / Coronavirus disease >>>