Category: News

5 Ways to Get out the Vote

2018 is a midterm election year and a lot is at stake. Voters across the country are already headed to the polls to select candidates in primary elections. Here are five things you can do to help make sure pro-worker candidates win:   1) Make sure you’re registered to vote 2) Contact family and friends to make sure they’re registered, too 3) Reach out to a campaign and volunteer your time 4) Talk with family and friends about why it’s important to vote on Election Day, especially in midterms 5) Vote!

Daimler Trucks Votes by 98% to Support a Strike Friday If Sanctioned by the UAW

Terry Dittes UAW Vice President and Director of the Heavy Truck Department issued the following statement Tuesday:   “The membership at Daimler Trucks voted by a 98% margin to support a strike if sanctioned by the International Union.  This strike authorization development is due to the fact that an agreement has not yet been reached on a contract that expires on Friday April 20th, 2018 for some 7,000 UAW represented Daimler Truck members.”

Kokomo Union Members Support Students

The UAW isn’t only about collective bargaining and giving a voice to workers. It’s also about supporting local communities like UAW locals in Kokomo did when they donated supplies to kids throughout Howard County: On Feb. 2, UAW 1302 members made their rounds at the area schools, dropping off supplies. The union, headed up by Weed Widup, started at Taylor Elementary School. Ten classrooms were adopted by this union alone. “I’m pretty passionate about the 75 in 5 incentive,” said Scott Flatford, president of UAW 1166. “I keep talking about it every time we get around somebody.” The 75 in ... Read more

Three Award-Winning Vehicles from the UAW Built Vehicle Guide

Buying union made is something everyone can do to help UAW members and the U.S. economy. Here are three of many award-winning vehicles from the 2018 UAW Union-Built Vehicle Guide. 2018 Ford F-150 This Ford made truck not only has choices that specialize in capability, efficiency and everything in between, but it also holds the 2018 Motor Trend Truck of the Year award. Winning best-in-class payload, towing and more, if you’re looking for a dependable truck with power, this is the way to go. Check out more UAW-Made Ford Vehicles, here.   2018 Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet’s latest technology combined with ... Read more

Did You Know? Five Products Made by UAW Members

When you think UAW you think of hard-working members making autos, right? They do. But UAW members across the country make all kinds of things you might now know about. We’re a diverse group across many industries. Check out some of the many different things UAW members manufacture and see the full list of UAW-made products here: Batteries made by Johnson Controls, Local 12, Region 2B Coffee made at Folgers Coffee Co., Local 1805, Region 5 Planters Peanuts at Kraft Foods, Local 2426, Region 8 Livestock watering equipment made at Ritchie Industries, Local 893, Region 4 Contact lenses made at ... Read more

UAW Members Participate in Memphis March to Honor Dr. King

On Wednesday, UAW members joined workers from around the country in a march to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. April 4th marked the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination at a Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. King was in Memphis to support sanitation workers striking over unsafe working conditions. UAW member Pamela Davidson said of the event, “I’m proud we could come together for a man that really gave his life for our civil rights and pulling us together. Dr. King knew that if you didn’t have a good wage, and we did not help people within the workforce, ... Read more

UAW Endorses Pat Miles for Michigan Attorney General

DETROIT – Citing a people first agenda that protects workers’ rights, fosters transparency in government, protects the rights of Michiganders, the UAW this morning announced the endorsement of Pat Miles for Michigan Attorney General. “Pat Miles brings the experience to the table from fighting for our neighborhoods by prosecuting street gangs to protecting Michiganders from drug companies defrauding our government. Pat understands that the Michigan Attorney General’s office is about law enforcement not politics,” said Dennis Williams, President of the UAW. Miles, whose grandparents were UAW members, said he would protect the work and safety rights of working families. “Michigan ... Read more

UAW Endorses Jocelyn Benson for Michigan Secretary of State

DETROIT – The UAW announced the endorsement of Jocelyn Benson today, citing her commitment to efficient service for Michigan voters and Michigan drivers. Benson is experienced in voting election law and has vowed to make driver’s license renewal an efficient 30-minute process. “In Jocelyn Benson, Michigan has an experienced, fair-minded public servant who puts people before politics,” said Dennis Williams, President of the UAW. “We need to take politics out of the voting process and Jocelyn Benson understands that her job is to make it easy for eligible voters to participate in elections. She will put an end to partisan ... Read more

UAW Local 1558 and Spirit AeroSystems Announce Increased Production

UAW Local 1558 members at Spirit AeroSystems announced with the company an increase in production which brought equipment from Mexico to the U.S. The plant—which manufactures parts for commercial and military airplanes—announced the opening of a second fabrication center in McAlester, Oklahoma. Spirit brought 18 machines from Mexico after collaborating with UAW Local 1558 to increase plant capacity. The company is open to adding more equipment if demand continues to rise. “I am proud of the brothers and sisters of Local 1558 for bringing these jobs back from Mexico to McAlester at Spirit AeroSystems,” said Ernie Russell, President of UAW ... Read more

NLRB finds merit to charges filed against Tesla, issues complaint and sets trial date for June 11

Complaint supports workers’ charges that Tesla’s harassment, intimidation and biased terminations violated their rights Oakland, CA – The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has handed down a complaint against Tesla, finding merit to a series of charges that were filed against the company over the past several months. Charges range from terminating employees in retaliation for engaging in union and/or protected activities to unlawful interrogations of union supporters and more. A full copy of the complaint is attached here. In part, the complaint reads: “By the conduct described above in paragraphs 7 and 8(b) through 8(e), Respondent has been interfering with, ... Read more