UAW Endorses Lavora Barnes for Michigan Democratic Party Chair

The UAW International Union endorsed Lavora Barnes Thursday for the Michigan Democratic Party Chair. “We believe Lavora has the ability to unify the Democratic Party while providing strong leadership and building on the success of the 2018 election,” said Gary Jones, UAW International President. Jones said Barnes was endorsed by the UAW officers and the

UAW Navistar Members Ratify Significant Contract Bring End to Tiered Wages

UAW Navistar members have voted to ratify a new six-year contract. The UAW negotiating team secured significant economic and benefit improvements including the elimination of all tiered wages, profit sharing, pension plan improvements, and a “no closing agreement” which includes language to retain the contract if the company is sold or merged. The agreement covers

Will the New NAFTA Make a Difference?

GM Example Thumbs Its Nose at New NAFTA Before the Ink Dried The following statement is from UAW President Gary Jones on the signing of the “New” NAFTA called USMCA: “Before the ink hit the paper, General Motors has already signaled that the “New” NAFTA (known as USMCA) is not strong enough, as it stands

UAW Members Reach Out to Homeless families

PHOTO CAPTION: (L to R) Denise Wood, Local 163 financial secretary; Alfreada Wallace, Local 163 vice president; Tamieka Andrews, Westland Samaritas facility coordinator; Ralph Morris Jr., Local 163 president; Malisa Donner, Local 163 Women’s Committee chair. If the community struggles, we struggle, too (WESTLAND, Mich.) – Life is a little easier now for dozens of homeless families

2,000 Columbia University Postdocs Vote to Unionize with UAW

Historic Vote Marks First Union of Postdocs at a Private University Adds to Huge Wave of Academic Workers Choosing UAW   Columbia University postdoctoral researchers announced Thursday that they’ve voted overwhelmingly to choose Columbia Postdoctoral Workers-UAW (CPW-UAW) as their union. In a National Labor Relations Board election held Oct. 2 and 3, the vote to unionize with the

NAFTA Negotiations on Track but Not Done

Joint statement from five labor leaders on the latest North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) news: NAFTA has had a devastating impact on workers for more than 25 years. We are aggressively engaged in pursuing an agreement that works for working people in all three countries, and we are not done yet. There is more

UAW endorses Dana Nessel for Michigan Attorney General

WARREN, Mich — The UAW has unanimously endorsed Dana Nessel for Michigan Attorney General. Commenting on the endorsement are UAW leadership from Region 1, Region 1A and Region 1D. REGION 1 – Director Frank Stuglin “An Attorney General needs to be fearless in protecting the labor rights and civil rights of UAW members and Michiganders.

Columbia University Postdocs form union with UAW, petition NLRB for election; first private university postdoc effort expands growing academic union movement

NEW YORK CITY — A majority of the 2,000 postdoctoral researchers at Columbia University have formed a union and today filed a petition initiating the certification process with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). “After hundreds of conversations, meetings and town halls across the university over the last year, we are excited to take this

Big Labor Wins on Key Day of Primaries

DETROIT — Working families and working Americans sent a clear message in key primary races Tuesday that 2018 is about the pocketbook, not ideological battles. Voters in Missouri rejected so-called “Right-to-work” for less; elected key labor candidates in primaries in Michigan, Missouri and Washington, and took an open GOP seat in Ohio to a neck

UAW members ratify contract agreements at six Daimler Trucks North America facilities Includes wage increases, lump sums and ratification bonus

UAW members at six UAW Daimler Trucks North America facilities have ratified six-year contract agreements with Daimler Trucks North America. The agreements cover UAW members at Daimler Trucks North America facilities at Thomas Built Buses, Local 5287, in High Point, North Carolina, Cleveland TMP, Local 3520, in Cleveland, North Carolina, Gastonia/Parts, Local 5286, in Gastonia,

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