Category: Member News

UAW CNHi BARGAINERS EXTEND CONTRACT BARGAINING CONTINUES

Racine, WI, Burlington, Iowa – The UAW and CNHi have agreed to extend the current collective bargaining agreement hour by hour as the parties continue to make progress towards reaching a tentative agreement. Any updates or changes to the status of the negotiations will be communicated through our local unions. Just over 1,000 UAW members are represented under the contract.

UAW NAMES SANDRA ENGLE CHIEF CONTACT FOR MEDIA

Detroit – UAW President Ray Curry announced today that Sandra Engle, the head of Strategic Campaigns and the UAW Public Relations Department will become the spokesperson for the union of over one million members and retirees beginning May 1. “Sandra Engle brings a wealth of experience in public relations, government affairs, organizing, education and a legal background having started her career as a public defender. She has hit the ground running and is focused on integrating all of our messaging throughout the country.” Brian Rothenberg has resigned from the UAW effective May 1 to take a position in Columbus, Ohio, ... Read more

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UAW, NRDC File Joint Lawsuit Against USPS Over Controversial Oshkosh Defense Truck Contract

Groups: USPS Failed to Ensure Clean Trucks, Good Union Jobs in Multi-Billion, 10-Year Contract Labor, Environmental Groups Demand USPS Halt Purchase Plan, Buy Union-Made, Electric Vehicles to Ensure Public Dollars Contribute to Public Good  WASHINGTON, DC – A lawsuit filed jointly by the United Auto Workers (UAW) and the NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) Thursday in federal court claims the United States Postal Service (USPS) failed on multiple levels when evaluating and finalizing a contract for next generation postal trucks and demands the agency halt production. In the lawsuit, UAW and NRDC highlight USPS’ failure to comply with the National ... Read more

Thousands of UAW Workers at UC will Take to the Streets on Tuesday to Protest Untenable Working Conditions

Mass protests at every UC campus Tuesday will highlight the fight against skyrocketing on-campus housing costs, low pay, and chronic harassment and discrimination at work. Academic union organizing is heating up on the West Coast as thousands of UAW-represented workers at the University of California plan to take to the streets to protest rampant workplace abuse, discrimination, insufficient compensation and extreme rent burden. This action will demonstrate the extreme discontent felt across a workforce of 48,000 academic workers who are currently bargaining with the University and demanding union contracts that guarantee a fair workplace. Press is welcome to attend. “Until ... Read more

2022 UAW Family Scholarship Program

For more than 45 years, the Family Education Center has been a place where UAW members and their families come together for an experience that combines education with recreation.  It’s a place to learn about our union, unlock ideas and build new friendships with other UAW families.  This one-week summer experience will leave you and your family filled with a spirit guaranteed to strengthen your understanding and appreciation of our union.  WHO: All active or laid-off members in good standing WHERE:Walter and May Reuther UAW Family Education Center Onaway, Michigan WHEN: June 19-24, 2022  DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

UAW Vollrath Workers in Sheboygan Ratify Contract Suspend Strike; Work To Resume Sunday

Detroit – Over 265 members of UAW Local 1472 suspended their strike Friday and will resume shifts at Vollrath Manufacturing Services in Sheboygan, Wisconsin on Sunday’s 3rd shift after ratifying a new contract. Vollrath produces deep drawing, metal spinning, metal fabrication, annealing, polishing & finishing, refrigeration systems as a major employer for Sheboygan families. “We appreciate every single one of our members who stood together through this strike,” said  Rob Kilgore, President/Bargaining Chair of UAW Local 1472. The contract was ratified overwhelmingly by members on Friday with significant gains. “Our members have been united and stuck together with the bargaining committee to ... Read more

UAW Vollrath Workers in Sheboygan Go on Strike Over Fair Contract, Wages and Elimination of Tiers

Over 265 members of UAW Local 1472 went on strike Monday and began picketing Vollrath Manufacturing Services in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Vollrath produces deep drawing, metal spinning, metal fabrication, annealing, polishing & finishing and refrigeration systems as a major employer for Sheboygan families. “We want to get a fair contract for our members, their families, and those who depend on them.  We will keep standing up for all of our people,” said  Rob Kilgore, President/Bargaining Chair of UAW Local 1472. The initial contract proposal was rejected by 74% of UAW Local 1472 members over economic issues related to wages and the ... Read more

UAW President Ray Curry Statement of Support Of Injured Moma UAW Members, Their Families and Coworkers Following Weekend Attack

Detroit – “No one could ever anticipate the trauma and pain that Museum of Modern Art UAW members endured Saturday afternoon when they left their homes for work.  Thankfully, our injured members are in stable condition following the gruesome knife assault and a suspect is in custody. Within the ranks of the UAW membership, our hearts go out to our injured members, their families and co-workers who all are victimized by this senseless and violent act. We thank the first responders and medical personnel who provided lifesaving care for our injured members and offer our prayers and hopes for a speedy ... Read more

UAW President Ray Curry Writes Congressional Letter Urging Passage of the Susan Muffley Act to Restore the Pensions of Salaried Delphi Employees

Detroit – “Congress has an opportunity to restore full pension benefits to over 20,000 salaried Delphi employees. These hard working coworkers of UAW members suffered significant losses to their earned benefits, with some losing as much as 70% of their benefits.  We strongly urge Congress to pass this legislation that would pay the difference between the pension benefits earned by Delphi salaried retirees and what they received following the GM bankruptcy in 2009. It is long overdue.”