Category: News Release

UAW Statement on Criminal Complaint Against Jeff Pietrzyk

“The charges against Jeff Pietrzyk are serious, and the conduct outlined in his charges is not just illegal, it is an affront to every member of the UAW.  The UAW has already made changes to its purchasing procedures that require three bids and pushed the Joint Program Centers to significantly tighten their accounting controls to prevent this type of criminal activity from happening again.  This conduct—which was suspiciously announced in the middle of our current bargaining—must not and will not distract us from negotiating the strongest possible contract for our members.”

Auto Workers Go on Strike After Years of Tirelessly Helping General Motors Reach Record-Level Profits

Auto Workers Go on Strike After Years of Tirelessly Helping General Motors Reach Record-Level Profits UAW SAYS GM REFUSES TO GIVE EVEN AN INCH TO HELP HARD-WORKING MIDDLE-CLASS FAMILIES   Among GM Failures, Affordable Healthcare for Thousands Remains Unsettled For No Good Reason   UAW To GM: We Stood Up For You, Now We Stand Up For Us   Local Union leaders from across the nation met Sunday morning after the 2015 General Motors collective bargaining agreement expired Saturday night and opted to strike at midnight on Sunday. The autoworkers are calling on the Big 3 automaker to recognize the ... Read more

UAW Aramark Workers Strike

At midnight over 850 Aramark workers in Michigan and Ohio walked off the job over better wages, health care and retirement. “We have UAW members who work long, hard hours and are still on public assistance,” said Gerald Kariem, Director of UAW Region 1D. “It’s shameful.” Aramark maintenance workers in Hamtramck, Warren, Flint, Grand Blanc and Parma, Ohio have been working on an extended contract since March of 2018. Key issues involve wages, caps on health insurance, vacation time and 401k retirement. “Every day, UAW members go to work and keep these plants profitable,” said UAW Region 1 Director Frank ... Read more

After Months of Tough Negotiations, UAW Vice President Terry Dittes Announces No GM Contract Extension; GM Refuses to Put Hard Working American Families Before Profits

UAW is Committed to Securing the Best Possible Wages, Job Security, and Access to Affordable Healthcare for Members RELEASES LETTER TO MEMBERS Detroit — UAW Vice President Terry Dittes released a letter this evening to members announcing that the UAW will not extend the current 2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement, but will work without a contract until a course of action is decided by the UAW International Executive Board and the UAW-GM National Council. “While we are fighting for better wages, affordable quality health care, and job security, GM refuses to put hard-working Americans ahead of their record profits of $35 ... Read more

Appeals court rules Honeywell workers have lifetime benefits for pre-1997 retirees

ORDERS TRIAL FOR THOSE WHO RETIRED AFTERWARD Several hundred retired UAW workers from the Stratford Army Engine Plant in Stratford, CT won a major victory in a decision issued by the US Second Circuit Court of Appeals in a ruling against Honeywell, Inc. The appeals court decision upheld injunctions issued by District Court Judge Vanessa Bryant in Kelly vs Honeywell that prevented the company from unilaterally terminating UAW negotiated medical insurance it agreed to provide for life to all future retirees and surviving spouses. In that ruling, the District Court ruled by summary judgment for anyone who retired under the ... Read more

UAW President Gary Jones Shows Support for Mercy Health Workers

Although Mercy Health officials finally set aside dates to resume negotiations with striking hospital workers, UAW President Gary Jones called on the hospital to arrive to the talks ready to bargain in earnest and craft an agreement that is fair to all parties and patients. In response to the UAW’s requests to continue talks, and growing community support for the workers, Mercy announced that is available to meet May 20, 21 and 22. Union officials said they can meet all three days. “Toledo is a union town. It values fairness,’’ Jones told a news conference. “It understands that it’s wrong ... Read more

Statement on Behalf of Chattanooga Volkswagen Workers

Let Chattanooga workers vote. After insisting for the last four years that they would only agree to a vote of all production and maintenance workers, Volkswagen has now blocked just such a vote. VW’s manipulation of the NLRB process to halt a vote of its workers is a travesty. Free, democratic elections are a cornerstone of American life, whether it’s the PTA or President of the United States. After all these years, why in the world is it okay to deny Chattanooga workers their vote of yes or no? Volkswagen’s actions in this matter are the definition of duplicity. In ... Read more

MGM Guest Service Representatives Vote to Join UAW

NLRB Certifies Election and Right to Proceed and Bargain LAS VEGAS – The NLRB certified Friday that 57 MGM Guest Service Representatives who work in the slot department of the casino have successfully voted to join the UAW. MGM employees join recent UAW successful elections for casino dealers at Caesar’s, The Wynn, Harrah’s, Paris and Bally’s. “Anytime workers overcome obstacles, so they can sit at the bargaining table, is a victory for all Las Vegas workers. It lifts all boats. And we are excited that MGM Guest Service Representatives have joined the UAW family.” Guest Service Representatives at MGM voted ... Read more

Caesars Palace Gaming Dealers Vote to Join the UAW

Caesars Palace Gaming Dealers Vote to Join the UAW Fifth Las Vegas Casino in Two Weeks to Vote Yes   Almost 550 gaming dealers at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas voted to join the UAW Saturday. “We are thrilled to have Caesars Palace gaming dealers vote to be allowed to join what are now over 10,000 casino workers in the UAW,” said Gary Jones, president of the UAW. “In just this past week the UAW has welcomed over 2,000 new Las Vegas casino workers.” Last week almost 1500 gaming dealers from Bally’s, Harrah’s, Paris and the Wynn voted to become ... Read more

Statement by UAW Secretary-Treasurer and Director of the General Dynamics Department Ray Curry on Federal Budget Investment in Lima Tank Plant

“UAW members at the General Dynamics Lima Tank plant are proud of the role they play in defending the United States. The UAW thanks elected leaders from both sides of the aisle that have fought to keep production at Lima for years and supports the Administration’s budget request for more the $2.3 billion to speed up production and produce over 317 new military vehicles.  Every day UAW members in Lima head to work knowing that their quality craftsmanship will make our nation safer and our futures brighter.” Craig Mack and Chad Aregood, Local 2147 and 2017 Presidents at General Dynamics ... Read more