Category: Covid 19 Landing Page

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 dear member. Also, today FCA officials sent home the few remaining MOPAR workers at the parts distribution center in Center Line, Michigan, after at least one employee tested positive for the virus. The center had been open with paid volunteers only as it is an ... Read more

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COVID-19 Update

My Brothers and Sisters, I have much to update you on today as we all work through this very difficult time. First of all, I want to extend sincere sympathies from myself and the entire International Executive Board for the families of two of our members, one at FCA Kokomo, IN, and one at FCA Sterling Heights, MI, who have lost their lives to this virus. This is a terrible tragedy for our entire UAW family. I want you to know that we are working around the clock with companies in every sector, health officials and governmental agencies across this ... Read more

Detroit Free Press: UAW plant leader’s emotional day: Pleas to management and dread from the line

Trent DeSenglau, the son of two factory workers, struggled to select his words as he fought back tears. “I’m sorry,” he said over the phone early Monday from his home in Chesterfield. “I’m on quarantine. Everybody is scared for people they work with, their friends, their families. People are getting sick in my plant.” It’s a scene playing out at manufacturing plants around the country, especially so in places like Michigan, where in just over two weeks, positive tests for coronavirus have gone from single digits to four figures in the general population. Many people, including white-collar auto industry workers, have been dispatched to do their ... Read more

Your Guide to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Last week, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump. The bill will provide support for workers during the Coronavirus pandemic as well as providing additional funding for social safety net programs. Read some of the highlights of the bill below: What does the Families First Coronavirus Response Act do? Free COVID-19 Testing: The bill ensures patients have access to cost-free COVID-19 testing. Paid Sick Leave: Employers with over 50 employees and under 500 employees are required to grant two weeks (80 hours) of paid sick leave for workers dealing with ... Read more

Message to all members re: COVID-19 — All sectors

To my UAW Sisters and Brothers, I want to send a message to my entire UAW family, all of our active members and our retirees. First of all, I want you to know that during this time of crisis, our UAW leadership is absolutely focused on protecting our membership in every way we can. We are facing the most significant health crisis in memory and I know that our families and members — and all working men and women — are worried, unsure of what tomorrow will bring and facing hardships and extremely difficult challenges and decisions. I’m not going ... Read more

Our message to Big 3: Put our members first

Brothers and Sisters, I’m going to get right to the point. I want you to know exactly where we are with our discussions with the Big 3 leadership and protecting our members and their facilities during this international crisis. I announced this past Sunday that the International UAW had formed a COVID-19/Coronavirus task force with GM, Ford and FCA to implement enhanced protections for manufacturing and warehouse employees at all three companies. I want to be very transparent about what happened during our conversation Sunday with the Big 3. The UAW leadership, based on the World Health Organization (WHO) and ... Read more