Category: News Release

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

Statement From UAW Vice President Terry Dittes on the Final Cruze Built in Lordstown

“We in the UAW have taken issue with the decision of the General Motors Company to stop building the top quality and award winning Chevrolet Cruze, built by one of the greatest workforces in the country at UAW Local 1112! As our recently filed lawsuit against GM makes clear, the UAW will leave no stone unturned in keeping the Lordstown plant open.”

Statement from UAW President Gary Jones on visit by U.S. Trade Ambassador Robert Lighthizer

“This was an opportunity for Ambassador Robert Lighthizer and his staff to meet and hear UAW leadership and workers who have seen their work and communities devastated by the failed NAFTA. We welcome the dialogue and continue to advocate for a “New” NAFTA that will be a good deal for working people by lifting wages in the United States and creating more good jobs. While some progress has been made, it is clear from current auto company investments abroad, that more work needs to be done to make this agreement enforceable and meaningful to our members and their job security. ... Read more

Statement from UAW Vice President Terry Dittes on GM Profit Sharing Announcement

The UAW Membership makes the components for and builds the finest General Motors cars, trucks, crossovers, SUVs and vans in the world right here in the U.S.A. That is the driving force behind propelling GM to make $10.769 billion in net profits in the U.S. for 2018. Profit Sharing payments to UAW-GM Members up to $10,750 is because the UAW proposed this during Negotiations; achieved it at the bargaining table and our members ratified it.

Statement of UAW President Gary Jones Regarding Tonight’s State of the Union Speech

“Tonight’s speech is an important reminder that there is much to do for the American worker and their families. UAW Local Presidents from Lordstown, OH Local 1112 and Warren, MI Local 909 are in House Chambers as symbolic reminders of the failure of trade and industrial policies in our Nation. The dignity of work — of a good job with living wages and benefits, is not a partisan issue. If there is hope for finding common ground in Washington let it be progress for the workers in Lordstown, Detroit and Baltimore and all over this Nation who have watched their ... Read more

UPDATE: UAW represented at State of the Union address

UPDATE (02/05/19, 9:35 a.m.): UAW Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry has accepted the invitation of Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (Miss-02) to attend the State of the Union representing the UAW, International Union. UAW Lordstown and Warren local presidents to attend as guests of Ryan, Levin DETROIT, MI – Congressman Andy Levin (MI-09), vice chair of the U.S. House of Representatives Education and Labor Committee, and Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13), co-chair of the U.S. House Manufacturing Caucus, have invited UAW Presidents Ghana Goodwin-Dye (Warren Local 909) and Dave Green (Youngstown Local 1112) to attend President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, ... Read more

IC Bus of Oklahoma/Navistar Reaches a Tentative Agreement

UAW Local 5010 members at IC Bus of Oklahoma/Navistar announced Friday that they have reached a tentative agreement on a new collective bargaining contract. The contract covers 677 UAW members. No further details on the agreement will be released publicly until Local 5010 members have a chance to review the terms of the agreement. A ratification vote will follow shortly. Based in Tulsa, IC Bus of Oklahoma manufactures commercial buses including school bus transportation.

10 Years After the Taxpayer-Funded Auto Rescue, UAW Members Urge GM to Invest in Workers and Taxpayers NOT Wall Street

On the heels of GM’s announcement last November that it was closing four plants and eliminating the jobs of 14,000 American workers, UAW members released a video, today telling the story of how UAW workers and U.S. taxpayers came to the rescue of the company in 2008. For UAW members their commitment to the company during those dark days explains why they insist GM must invest in U.S. not Wall Street. UAW President Gary Jones said in November, “We have been clear that the UAW will leave no stone unturned and will use any and all resources available to us ... Read more

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 Michigan Regional Directors. As the Chief Operating Officer at the Michigan Democratic Party, Barnes captained the 2018 election of Democratic candidates for Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State and gains in the Supreme Court as well as the Legislature. “Lavora has the ability to hit ... Read more

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 Navistar Local 6 and 2293 in Melrose Park; Local 472 in Atlanta; Local 119 in Dallas; Local 1872 in York, PA and Local 402 and 658 in Springfield, Ohio. “The UAW negotiating team was able to successfully bargain an end to tiered pay and a ... Read more