COVID-19 Update 4/3/2020

My Brothers and Sisters, Today brought more news of members and hard-working men and women stepping up to help our first line responders and their families and communities during these difficult days. We have members who have courageously volunteered their time, going through rigorous safety training at the GM Kokomo, Indiana, facility as they begin

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

Statement from FCA: Ceasing production at plants in North America

Working with the UAW and listening to the concerns of our people, we have agreed to cease production at our plants across North America, starting progressively from today through the end of March. While production is paused, the Company will put actions into place to facilitate the steps agreed to through the joint task-force set

Follow-Up on Big 3 Discussions

As you know, the UAW has strongly requested that the Big 3 automakers cease production for the next two weeks to safeguard our members, the workforce that makes their products and our communities. We spent hours tonight in talks with the leadership of the Big 3, demanding that they do the right thing for our

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

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

UAW President Rory Gamble Letter to membership on Coronavirus

Brothers and Sisters: As the United States is faced with the concern of the new Coronavirus known as COVID-19, I feel it is important to speak to this topic with all our UAW membership. I want to be very clear that we do not take this matter lightly. In detailing some important actions that our

Senator Brown Stands With Oberlin Workers

On Thursday, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown released a letter calling on Oberlin College to do the right thing and maintain 108 UAW member jobs. The college has announced plans to outsource the dining and custodial jobs in a cost-saving measure. In February, over 800 members of the Oberlin community protested the plan and called on

UAW Provides Aid, Support to Puerto Rico’s Earthquake Victims

Puerto Rico – The UAW has come to the aid of its members in Puerto Rico, who are struggling and facing untold hardships after the earthquakes in January. On behalf of the UAW’s International Executive Board, UAW Region 9A Director Beverley Brakeman met with 45 UAW members in Ponce, Guanica, Yauco, Mayaguez, and Arecibo during

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