Category: News

Ford Announces $250 Million Investment in EVs, Creating 450 UAW Jobs

Today, Ford announced a $250 million investment in three Michigan plants, which will create 450 new UAW jobs. Ford says the investment will help increase production and meet consumer demand for the new F-150 Lightning. “Today’s announcement is a great example of the right way to navigate the transition to tomorrow’s vehicles by ensuring good-paying jobs of the future. Investing in building vehicles right here, in the United States, with the hard-working men and women of the UAW investments like this can pave the way to a future that protects our families, our communities and our middle class,” said UAW ... Read more

Detroit News – Labor Voices: Challenges of the future offer opportunities for unions

President Ray Curry By Ray Curry At the beginning of this month we observed Labor Day — a day to recognize the American labor movement and the contributions of laborers to the development and growth of our country. It’s a great way to say “thank you.” We celebrate the work that millions of United Auto Workers and Americans contribute to our lives each and every day, in places like factories, offices, hospitals, stores, government services and educational institutions throughout our great nation. Now is the time to take that celebration of our organized and working Americans and honor them by supporting ... Read more

REP. DAN KILDEE’S AMENDMENT TO THE STABENOW MADE IN AMERICA PROVISION

“For too long U.S. tax credits meant to create good-paying American jobs have subsidized products not made in the United States or at substandard wages,” said UAW President Ray Curry. “This Amendment continues the work of Sen. Stabenow’s effort to make sure those are good-paying jobs right here at home. Dan Kildee stood up for generations of American workers. I commend him, Chairman Neal, and all members of the Ways and Means Committee who support this important provision.” CLICK HERE FOR FULL STATEMENT

Statement From UAW President Ray Curry on Rep. Dan Kildee’s Amendment to the Stabenow Made in America Provision

U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint) is leading the charge in the U.S. House to make sure that future jobs will be protected for decades to come. Kildee had a House Amendment to Build Back Better that tie key consumer rebates for electric vehicles (EV’s) are only applied to good paying, union auto jobs made domestically. Senator Stabenow championed a similar provision passed by the Senate Finance Committee earlier this year. The Kildee/Stabenow Made in America Provision would continue a $7,500 consumer credit for EVs but add for the next five years a $4,500 bonus for autos assembled in the United ... Read more

Statement of UAW President Ray Curry on Federal Vaccination Announcements

“The UAW has and continues to strongly encourage all members and their families to be vaccinated unless there is specific health or religious concerns. We know that this is the best way to protect our members, coworkers and their families. We are reviewing the details of yesterday’s announcements and the impact on our members and our over 700 employer contracts. In the meantime, we continue our member commitment to practice safety in every one of our worksites by following protocols including masks, sanitizing and reporting any exposure or symptoms of the virus. At the UAW we all understand that fighting ... Read more

ZF INTERNATIONAL MARYSVILLE EMPLOYEES STRIKE FOR RECOGNITION

Detroit – Workers at ZF International Marysville went on strike for recognition Thursday morning, after the company reneged on a neutrality agreement to recognize a majority sign up for their union. The location had employed Stellantis LLC workers at the ZF International Plant in Marysville. ZF Marysville workers have clearly indicated they expect to join the UAW as current UAW Stellantis members move to other Stellantis locations. A majority of the ZF workers have signed up to join the union, but ZF did not accept voluntary recognition. “It is unconscionable that the company would choose to put workers through delay ... Read more

UAW PRESIDENT RAY CURRY STATEMENT ON THE ARREST OF YANG KYEUNG SOO, PRESIDENT OF THE KOREAN CONFEDERATION OF TRADE UNIONS FOR EXERCISING FREE SPEECH.

Korean Confederation of Trade Unions president Yang Kyeung-soo waves to supporters while police transfer him to a detention center. (KCTU / Labor and the World) Detroit – UAW President Ray Curry Wednesday, condemned the arrest of Yang Kyeung Soo, President of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) for exercising his free speech rights in South Korea.  President Yang was arrested on the morning of September 2 after police squadrons in riot gear surrounded KCTU headquarters and entered forcibly.  The South Korean authorities have charged Brother Yang with: –          obstruction of general traffic through demonstration, –  ... Read more

UAW Constitutional Convention 2022 Update

President Curry and the International Executive Board are very pleased to announce that we are well into the planning phase of the 2022 Constitutional Convention. We go into this iconic event with renewed energy, enthusiasm, and purpose.  The convention will be held at the TCF Center, formerly Cobo Hall, in Detroit, Michigan. The dates are July 25-29, 2022. We look forward to seeing so many of our members back in Detroit where this great union of ours was founded.

LABOR DAY MESSAGE FROM UAW PRESIDENT RAY CURRY

President -Ray Curry My Sisters and Brothers, This is my first Labor Day as president of our great union, and although it would be my wish to be with you in person, I can tell you that our virtual celebrations and the observance of what this day means to this union and all working men and women in this nation are no less heartfelt and meaningful. For me, Labor Day has always been about our collective voice and celebrating and recognizing what that voice has achieved for the American worker. That voice built the middle class, spoke out against racial ... Read more

CELEBRATING LABOR DAY BY CELEBRATING LABOR UNIONS

People normally associate Labor Day as the official end of summer, a reason for stores to have sales, or the start of a new school year in many communities. Being in a labor union, we should each take pride in a holiday that commemorates us, labor unionists, both past and present, for our contributions in shaping our nations’ history and society as a whole. The origins of Labor Day in the United States start in 1882 in New York City under the direction of the Central Labor Union. Keep in mind, at that time in America, labor unions only covered ... Read more