Category: News Release

UAW Files Charges Against Tesla on Behalf of Unfairly Terminated Workers

The filing lays out six charges that range from intimidation and harassment to the unfair termination of employees to discourage protected, concerted activity.  Oakland, Ca. – The International Union, UAW filed unfair labor practice (ULP) charges against Tesla, Inc. yesterday afternoon at the National Labor Relations Board’s Oakland office. The filing, which is attached, lays out six charges, including intimidating and harassing employees, terminating a group of employees to discourage protected concerted activity, disciplining employees for wearing items with the Union’s logo, terminating and/or disciplining employees in retaliation for participating in protected concerted activities, and more. Tesla, which recently fired ... Read more

Two Thousand UAW Members Rally to Show Support for Fuyao Workers NLRB sets election for Nov 8-9

MORAINE, Ohio — Two thousand UAW members, Dayton-area residents, family members and supporters from throughout Ohio and Indiana turned out today to show support for Fuyao Glass Plant workers who on Oct. 16 filed a request with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for a representation election at the Ohio plant. On Tuesday, the NLRB set the election for Nov. 8-9 at the plant. “We want Fuyao workers to know that they’re not alone. We’re here and we support them,” said Rich Rankin, UAW Region 2B director. “There are thousands of people here to show them that there is strength in ... Read more

UAW President Dennis Williams Delivers Remarks Ahead of Human Rights Award Presentation to Jailed South Korean Labor Leader

(ST. LOUIS, Missouri) – Standing before U.S. and international labor leaders at the AFL-CIO national convention Tuesday, UAW President Dennis Williams delivered remarks before AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka presented the storied George Meany-Lane Kirkland Human Rights Award to the jailed Korean labor leader Han Sang-gyun (pronounced HAHN SAHNG-GUHN). Since December 2015, Sang-gyun, president of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), has been incarcerated and KCTU General Secretary Lee Young-joo has been under house arrest.  The charges against both unionists relate to organizing a public protest against regressive labor law reforms put forth by the government of former South Korean President ... Read more

UAW Members at Baltimore Horseshoe Casino Ratify First-Ever Contract

UAW table games, poker dealers and dual-rate dealers at the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore have ratified their first-ever contract, winning significant wage increases and greatly improving their benefits, job security and health and safety. The UAW, which represents more than 13,000 gaming workers in nine states, is the largest member of a coalition of five unions that bargained with Caesars Entertainment Corporation, the casino’s owners. “We’ve improved our working conditions across the board with this contract,” said Aaron Carter, bargaining committee chairman of UAW Local 17. “This contract will help our members to have jobs that can support a family. ... Read more

Fuyao workers file for union election with National Labor Relations Board

Workers are fighting for fair polices, equal treatment and workplace safety MORAINE, Ohio — Citing a pattern of unsafe workplace conditions, arbitrary policies and unfair and unequal treatment on the job, employees at Fuyao Glass America Inc. today filed a request with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for a representation election at the Ohio plant. Fuyao employees, whose worries about workplace safety have led to complaints and fines against Fuyao by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), say they now are ready for a voice in their workplace and have filed to form their own union with legal and ... Read more

United Auto Workers Endorses Sherrod Brown for U.S. Senate

UAW Region 2B Represents 150,000 Members In Ohio COLUMBUS — Today, the United Auto Workers (UAW) endorsed Senator Sherrod Brown for reelection to the U.S. Senate. UAW Region 2B represents 150,000 active and retired members in Ohio. Director of Region 2B, Presidents of Locals 1112, 70, 863, and 12 issued the following statements announcing the UAW’s endorsement of Senator Brown. Region 2B Director Rich Rankin: “American workers are the engines of growth in our country, but their hard-earned wages don’t go as far as they used to. Sherrod Brown recognizes that we need to invest in our workers and restore ... Read more

UAW Members Going to Puerto Rico to Help Those Affected by Hurricane Maria

UAW members from across the country are scheduled to fly to Puerto Rico to help in disaster relief efforts on the island, the union announced Tuesday. UAW members will leave Newark, New Jersey, today on a plane donated by United Airlines. Conditions on the island remain harsh, but our members are excited to go and help our fellow Americans in the commonwealth. Volunteers are prepared for a two-week commitment on the island and will stay at the San Juan Coliseum. “Every one of our members who volunteered are ready, willing and able to do whatever they can to help, wherever ... Read more

UAW Local 3999 Bath Marine Draftsmen’s Association Extends Contract Deadline and Prepares for Strike

Bath, ME – Members of UAW Local 3999 Bath Marine Draftsmen’s Association (BMDA) agreed over the weekend to extend their contract by one week and continue negotiations. A deadline to strike has been set for Monday, Sept. 25 upon expiration of the contract extension. After weeks of negotiations, members voted against a final offer from the company on Saturday. On Sunday, members voted overwhelmingly to prepare for a strike if negotiations this week are not successful. “While we continue to engage with the company to negotiate a better proposal for our members and their families, we are also making sure ... Read more

Congressional Leaders to Hear Grad Worker Testimony on Columbia’s Refusal to Bargain

Nine months have passed since overwhelming 72% vote in favor of unionization New York City – On Wednesday, September 20th, Research and Teaching Assistants from departments across Columbia will testify in front of a panel that will include Members of Congress Jerry Nadler and Grace Meng, State Assembly member Deborah Glick, New York City Councilman Mark Levine, New York City Central Labor Council President Vincent Alvarez, and other community leaders on how the University’s refusal to bargain with their union has impacted their lives. The panel will also include graduate workers from other universities, including Yale, where administrators are similarly ... Read more

Unifor and UAW take shared NAFTA message to Minister Freeland

Toronto – Unifor and the United Auto Workers of America (UAW) took a united message on auto sector needs to a joint meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland and lead NAFTA negotiator Steve Verheul. “We are united with the UAW in our demand to address the imbalances in the auto industry as NAFTA is renegotiated,” said Unifor National President Jerry Dias. “The plain fact is that the United States and Canada have equitable trade, Mexico does not and that must be dealt with immediately.” Dias and United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams met with Freeland and Verheul ... Read more