Category: News Release

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

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