Category: Member News

UC Agrees to Recognize to Student Researchers’ Union after Workers Vote to Authorize a Strike

Workers in the largest new union of 2021 look forward to bargaining a contract that makes UC a more inclusive and equitable place to work. Berkeley, CA – After months of delay, the University of California on Wednesday agreed to recognize Student Researchers United/UAW, the union of over 17,000 Student Researchers (SRs) at UC. The decision comes just two weeks after SRs voted to authorize a strike (of the 10,890 SRs who cast a ballot, 10,622 voted yes), and a month after 49 state legislators and 30 members of Congress urged University President Michael Drake to respect the democratic rights ... Read more

ATTENTION: ALL UAW MEMBERS 2021 REFERENDUM ON INTERNATIONAL EXECUTIVE BOARD (IEB) ELECTION METHOD

Pursuant to the Consent Decree entered by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan in the matter of United States v. International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, 20 Cv. 13293 (DML-RSW) (E.D. Mich.), concluding civil litigation brought by the Department of Justice against the UAW, the UAW is holding a union-wide secret ballot Referendum this fall concerning the method and procedures for the election of the members of the International Executive Board (IEB), specifically, International President, International Secretary-Treasurer, International Vice Presidents, and Regional Directors. The UAW membership will vote on the ... Read more

Honoring our military on Veterans Day

On November 11, people across the country will take a moment to honor our military veterans, who have sacrificed their time — and many their lives — by serving in the United States Armed Forces. In addition to their brave actions, defending our country and others, these men and women are a valuable resource to the entire labor movement. The UAW has a long history of supporting and recognizing the men and women in our military and their families. Numerous events are planned at the locals across the United States. Some of the Veteran’s Day events include: Region 1 The ... Read more

STATEMENT OF UAW VICE PRESIDENT CHUCK BROWNING DIRECTOR OF THE UAW FORD DEPARTMENT ON THE DEATH OF A MEMBER OF LOCAL 1219

Detroit – “Today is a tragic day for the family, friends, and coworkers of our brother. I am just heartbroken and devastated over this somber news and I plead with all to rededicate themselves to the safety and well-being of one another in our workplaces. The UAW extends our condolence to the family of our fallen brother and the UAW members at Local 1219 on their loss. We honor our fallen brother with gratitude for his life and mourn his loss.”

UAW Statement on Implementation of OSHA Vaccine Requirements

Detroit – “The UAW continues to strongly encourage all members to get vaccinated, but understands that in some cases health related and religious related issues do not make that possible. We will review our over 700 employer contracts and see how this rule impacts the current protocols in place at different worksites as well as any impacts on terms of our existing contracts.”

Led by Rep. Katie Porter, 30 Members of Congress Ask UC President Michael Drake to Recognize Student Researchers United-UAW

Union members will rally across the state on Thursday to call for long-overdue recognition.   A clear majority of California’s congressional delegation (30 members), led by Representative Katie Porter (D-Irvine), have called on UC President Michael Drake to immediately recognize Student Researchers United-UAW, which represents more than 17,000 Student Researchers (SRs) across the UC system. The union was democratically chosen by a supermajority of SRs in May of this year when they filed support cards at California’s Public Employee Relations Board. Since then, UC has refused to recognize the union. Administrators have stalled, hired “union avoidance” attorneys, made baseless objections, ... Read more

Statement by UAW Leadership on the Death of Member While Reporting to Picket at John Deere

Detroit – UAW members mourned the death today of a 56-year-old member of Milan, Ill, Local 79, who was a 15-year employee at the Milan John Deere Parts Distribution Plant in Moline, Ill.  He was struck in a traffic accident and fatally injured while walking to the picket line. “On behalf of the UAW and all working families, we mourn the passing of our UAW brother,” said Ray Curry, UAW President. “It is a somber time to lose a member who made the ultimate sacrifice in reporting to picket for a better life for his family and coworkers.” The UAW ... Read more

STATEMENT FROM UAW VICE PRESIDENT CINDY ESTRADA,  DIRECTOR OF THE UAW STELLANTIS DEPARTMENT ON STELLANTIS $229 MILLION INVESTMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

Detroit – “Today’s announced investment in the UAW Stellantis Kokomo plants is a result of the hard work and attention to quality that the UAW- Stellantis workforce has demonstrated over the past years. During the 2019 Negotiations the UAW Negotiators made it a priority that as we transition into the next generation of vehicles and powertrains the UAW members must continue to build these great products. The commitment to building these multi-tool transmissions will enable Kokomo UAW members to continue the quality transmissions used in today’s gas and hybrid technology while preparing for electric vehicles and new technologies far into ... Read more

ZF INTERNATIONAL MARYSVILLE EMPLOYEES STRIKE FOR RECOGNITION

Detroit – Workers at ZF International Marysville went on strike for recognition Thursday morning, after the company reneged on a neutrality agreement to recognize a majority sign up for their union. The location had employed Stellantis LLC workers at the ZF International Plant in Marysville. ZF Marysville workers have clearly indicated they expect to join the UAW as current UAW Stellantis members move to other Stellantis locations. A majority of the ZF workers have signed up to join the union, but ZF did not accept voluntary recognition. “It is unconscionable that the company would choose to put workers through delay ... Read more

UAW Constitutional Convention 2022 Update

President Curry and the International Executive Board are very pleased to announce that we are well into the planning phase of the 2022 Constitutional Convention. We go into this iconic event with renewed energy, enthusiasm, and purpose.  The convention will be held at the TCF Center, formerly Cobo Hall, in Detroit, Michigan. The dates are July 25-29, 2022. We look forward to seeing so many of our members back in Detroit where this great union of ours was founded.