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
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.
President -Ray Curry My Sisters and Brothers, This is my first Labor Day as president of our great union, and although it would be my wish to be with you in person, I can tell you that our virtual celebrations and the observance of what this day means to this union and all working men and women in this nation are no less heartfelt and meaningful. For me, Labor Day has always been about our collective voice and celebrating and recognizing what that voice has achieved for the American worker. That voice built the middle class, spoke out against racial ... Read more
OAKLAND, CA—California’s Public Employment Relations Board has verified that a majority of the 17,000 Graduate Student Researchers, Trainees, and Fellows at the ten University of California campuses and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have chosen to unionize through Student Researchers United/UAW (SRU-UAW). SRU-UAW makes history as the largest union formed in 2021, and the largest-ever unionization drive of academic student employees. SRU-UAW leaders immediately requested that UC administrators respect their democratic decision, recognize their union, and begin negotiations for a contract. “We’re thrilled that PERB has verified our majority,” said Maya Holay, a Graduate Student Researcher in the Department of Nanoengineering ... Read more
Last week the 2020 UAW LUCA Excellence in Communications Contests Awards Show took place. The list of winners and judges’ comments are available here. Founded in 1978, UAW-LUCA helps UAW local unions produce top-quality, effective communications. UAW-LUCA provides information, training and communications materials for the union’s locals across the U.S., as well as in Canada and Puerto Rico, through a members-only cloud sharing, called the LUCA Cloud where materials can be downloaded and posted. Member locals can also get free training and assistance in setting up a free website through the UAW’s SolidWeb program. Through LUCA, members can share information about issues ... Read more
DETROIT – The UAW reported today solid financials and steady membership numbers in the face of the 2020 pandemic. Average membership was virtually unchanged despite the pandemic. And net income actually increased in 2020 as did the UAW strike fund. “In a very challenging year, we were able to be creative in saving on costs including travel and meetings by utilizing technology and took advantage of solid investments that performed exceedingly well,” said UAW Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry. “The bottom line is that the UAW ended the year balanced with modest growth and the strike fund continued to grow at a ... Read more
Former UAW Vice President Richard Shoemaker passed away Friday March 12 at the age of 81. Shoemaker served as UAW Vice President for three terms including an assignment overseeing the UAW General Motors Department. Shoemaker, born on October 6, 1939, joined the UAW in 1957 right out of high school when he began working at Deere & Co. Harvester Works in East Moline, Illinois where his father worked. “In those days, you really had a choice whether you wanted to go to school or whether you wanted to spend a career in the plant,” Shoemaker told the Associated Press in ... Read more