Today, Newly elected UAW President Shawn Fain delivered a powerful message to the delegates at the 2023 UAW Special Bargaining Convention: “We are united to serve you. Now, we’re here to come together to ready ourselves for the war against our one and only true enemy: multibillion dollar corporations and employers that refuse to give our members their fair share.” Follow along with the 2023 Special Bargaining Convention: LEARN MORE
At noon today, UAW President Shawn Fain was sworn into office, completing our union’s first-ever direct election of top leadership. The new International Executive Board convened immediately after the swearing-in ceremony, and is ready to get to work for the UAW membership.
A little over ten years ago, “Right to Work” was signed into law in Michigan, even as thousands of union members protested at the Capitol. This week, however, is the beginning of a new era for Michigan. Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed the bills to repeal “Right to Work.” After a decade of “Right to Work” laws in Michigan that suppressed income and eroded job quality, the passage of House Bills 4004 and 4005 and Senate Bills 5 and 34 get Michigan one step closer to restoring workers’ rights. For too long we have seen anti-union legislation being introduced and ... Read more
I want to express my deep gratitude to all UAW leaders and active and retired members for your many years of support and solidarity. It has been the honor of my life to serve our great union. Tomorrow, Shawn Fain will be sworn in as UAW president, and he will chair our 2023 Special Bargaining Convention. I am committed to ensuring that this transition is smooth and without disruptions. I wish him, the entire UAW International Executive Board, staff and clerical support as well as UAW’s membership great success for the future.
Two elected UAW International Executive Board members were sworn in today: Vice President Chuck Browning and Region 9 Director Daniel Vicente. The vote counting for President continues.
UAW to provide 360,000 identification kits to protect the children of Delaware and area states Dover, DE and Detroit, MI – Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long announces that UAW will provide 360,000 identification kits in partnership with the National Child Identification Program, to protect Delaware’s children. Delaware families will receive an inkless, at-home child ID kit in the spring. The child identification kit allows parents to store the necessary information law enforcement needs to find a missing child. All kits are stored at home by the parent or guardian and do not enter a database. Each kit includes an inkless fingerprint identification card, ... Read more
UAW members across four locals in Illinois and Pennsylvania have ratified their new contract with Caterpillar Inc. The terms of the contract are effective immediately. We commend the UAW-Caterpillar bargaining team for their hard work and UAW membership for their solidarity and support throughout this process.
IG Metall, the UAW and Volkswagen’s Group and World Group Works Council welcome the construction of a new plant in South Carolina, where electrified vehicles will be manufactured under the traditional US brand Scout Motors. This investment will create thousands of new manufacturing jobs and will further drive the transformation towards electromobility. We also welcome the fact that the Board of Management and the Supervisory Board have clearly stated that Volkswagen and Scout will respect employees and trade union rights at the new site. This means that future employees will have the right to decide on union representation without intimidation ... Read more
The UAW’s bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement with Caterpillar Inc. before the contract expiration. Members at four locals in Illinois and Pennsylvania will review the tentative agreement and vote at upcoming ratification meetings. No details will be publicly released, and we will have no further statement until after those meetings.
UAW President Ray Curry discusses PRO Act with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (NY) The UAW applauds Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Chairman Bernie Sanders, Leader Jeffries, Ranking Member Bobby Scott, Representative Brian Fitzpatrick, and all original co-sponsors in the re-introduction of the Richard L. Trumka Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act today. We wholeheartedly agree with President Biden’s statement on the PRO Act during his recent state of the union address: “I’m so sick and tired of companies breaking the law by preventing workers from organizing. Pass the PRO Act because workers have a right to form a ... Read more