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Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Series Returns

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The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s television series Brotherhood Outdoors is back for a 12th season. Each episode follows a union member as they embark on a hunting adventure and share stories from their lives and workplaces. The season 12 premiere follows steamfitter Adam Rule as he ventures into the Canadian wilderness on the waterfowl hunt of a lifetime. Later episodes this season cover hunting and fishing expeditions across the Western United States. Find out when and where you can watch the show in your area at http://www.brotherhoodoutdoors.tv/.

Support Michigan’s Front Line Workers

Union members in the public sector are once again under attack and need our support. The Snyder-appointed Civil Service Commission is using the cover of a global pandemic to engage in underhanded union busting targeted at State of Michigan workers. This is not only an attack on dedicated state employees, but also their ability to provide quality public services to the people of Michigan. At a time when state workers have been on the frontlines of protecting the people of Michigan from the coronavirus, these anti-worker commissioners are trying to undermine the right of state employees to collectively bargain. Stand ... Read more

U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider and UAW President Rory Gamble Meet to Discuss Reform of the UAW

U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider and UAW President Rory Gamble jointly announce that they had a productive and helpful first meeting to begin negotiations to further the cause of reform in the United Auto Workers union. U.S. Attorney Schneider welcomed the opportunity to sit down with the UAW’s President in order to work together toward improving the union for all its members. President Gamble appreciated the chance to meet with the Department of Justice so as to further his efforts at reforming the organization and to ensure integrity in the union’s leadership. During the meeting, President Gamble and representatives of the ... Read more

Harvard student workers vote to ratify first union contract One-year agreement includes victories on discrimination protections, healthcare, and childcare

CAMBRIDGE, MA — Student workers at Harvard University made history today, voting in favor of ratifying their first union contract. The one-year contract agreement with the university will improve pay and benefits for over 4,000 student workers, and guarantee health and safety protections in the midst of a pandemic. The contract strengthens protections for student workers against discrimination and harassment, including racial discrimination and sexual harassment, and includes new provisions aimed at increasing job security for international student workers. The contract is a major victory not only for the Harvard Graduate Students Union (HGSU-UAW), which is the largest private-sector student ... Read more

Update on Reforms

Brothers and Sisters, When I accepted the office of the presidency, I pledged to keep you updated on all of our reforms and progress on restoring our member’s trust in leadership. As you know, we have instituted a comprehensive reforms agenda and top-to-bottom review of our operations and financial house. One of the many reforms we promised to our membership was to work very hard to return any dues dollars that were inappropriately spent. I am very pleased to report today that upon discovering, through our independent review process, that former president Dennis Williams had received travel expenses that were ... Read more

Reminder on Ethics Hotline

Sisters and Brothers, As we approach the three-month mark since launching the UAW Ethics Hotline, I want to take this opportunity to reiterate that our Ethics Hotline is a valuable, confidential resource for anyone within the UAW who wishes to report a concern related to financial malfeasance or ethical misconduct by UAW International officials or employees, including suspected violations of the UAW Constitution or the Ethical Practices Code. The UAW Ethics Hotline is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week/365 days-a-year via the following toll-free phone number: (866) 830-0006 or through the web at https://www.lighthouse-services.com/uaw. We remind UAW members and ... Read more

BlackPress USA – OP-ED: 8 minutes and 46 seconds

May we never witness this again By Ray Curry, Secretary-Treasurer, UAW Over the past weeks across the nation, united demonstrations have made the message clear: People have had enough of the ongoing struggle for equality and equity, of the battle against systemic injustice, and the fear of being a person of color in America. The catalyst for the latest demonstrations was the senseless and tragic death of George Floyd on May 25 at the hands of four police officers in Minneapolis, Minn. Floyd’s death, those horrific eight minutes and 46 seconds as this American was begging for his life on ... Read more

Detroit News – Opinion: Unions support workers during crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has sent our world into a public health and economic tailspin. As of May, the national unemployment rate was at 13.3%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In Michigan, it is a staggering 21.2% — worse than the Great Recession. The Washington Post reports that more than 100,000 businesses have closed permanently. But more important, lives are at stake. Read more on www.detroitnews.com >>>

Walk to Freedom

On June 23, 1963, over 125,000 people marched down Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan in the ‘Walk to Freedom.’ The march was the largest civil rights demonstration at the time highlighting the injustices African Americans faced across the country.

Front Line Heroes | Ronald Clayton, Astin Gray and Tianyuan “Kimmy” Huang-Walsh

“I would like to recognize and commend everyone who plays an integral part as essential workers across the UAW, with a special emphasis on my brothers and sisters who perform cleanup duties. We have always known our value and worth with the jobs we perform, from the roof tops and tanks to the tunnels below, to keep our plants running smoothly. “I would like to thank three people at Louisville Assembly Plant who stayed the course voluntarily, from the moment the plant went down to present. They could have taken layoff or said they didn’t feel safe and Leadec could ... Read more