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Michigan Chronicle Names Region 1A Assistant Director Laura Dickerson and Top Aide to UAW President Cassandra Shortridge Women of Excellence

UAW President Rory L. Gamble and Region 1A Director Chuck Browning congratulated Laura Dickerson and Cassandra Shortridge for being named Women of Excellence by the Michigan Chronicle. “We are honored that two of the UAW’s finest have been recognized for their selfless work both within the UAW and in our community,” said Gamble. Region 1A Assistant Director Laura Dickerson Dickerson is the first African American woman in the history of the UAW to be promoted to Assistant Director of a Regional UAW Office. The Region serves approximately 44,000 active members and 114,000 retirees and surviving spouses, covering most of Wayne, ... Read more

Statement of UAW President Rory L. Gamble on Efforts To Restrict Voting Access in Michigan

Detroit – “As a nation we have a bloody history when it comes to efforts to circumvent the right to vote. In my own lifetime, I have watched activists and disenfranchised southern minority voters risk their lives for these rights in Selma, Birmingham, Mississippi and throughout our nation. The right to vote is a fundamentally protected right, and yet women suffragists had to fight for those rights; minorities had to fight Jim Crow laws geared at cruel political games meant to suppress those rights. And here we are today, with a radical Republican Legislative faction that has a goal to ... Read more

UAW-Ford Partnership Provides 120 Million Masks

Last year, the UAW and Ford partnered to combat the shortage of personal protective equipment and medical supplies across the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic. UAW members volunteered to return to work in order to produce masks, ventilators, and other supplies to combat the spread of the virus. Since then, the partnership has provided 120 million masks to first responders, schools, local governments and organizations across the country. In addition, they have distributed 22.5 million face shields, 50,000 ventilators, 32,000 respirators and 1.6 million isolation gowns. This equipment continues to protect essential workers and communities across the country. We ... Read more

blackpressusa.com – COMMENTARY: The American Dream belongs to working Americans

Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry By Ray Curry, Secretary-Treasurer, UAW I grew up in a world that held the promise of a bright future for those who were willing to work hard. An America that said you can do better than your parents. A promise that meant job security with decent wages, health care, and benefits; a promise that meant training and education and a path to advancement for so many; a promise that made owning a home and raising a family possible; a promise that guaranteed a middle-class life and the ability to retire one day after a job well done. ... Read more

UAW LM-2 Reflects Stable Membership and Solid Financials in the Face of the Pandemic

DETROIT – The UAW reported today solid financials and steady membership numbers in the face of the 2020 pandemic. Average membership was virtually unchanged despite the pandemic. And net income actually increased in 2020 as did the UAW strike fund. “In a very challenging year, we were able to be creative in saving on costs including travel and meetings by utilizing technology and took advantage of solid investments that performed exceedingly well,” said UAW Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry. “The bottom line is that the UAW ended the year balanced with modest growth and the strike fund continued to grow at a ... Read more

Statement of UAW President Rory L. Gamble on the President’s Jobs and Infrastructure Bill

President Biden’s economic development and infrastructure package announced today will not only help our economy now, but for decades to come. President Biden has been a champion of American workers and we believe this initiative furthers his worker first agenda.  It builds on the American Rescue Plan’s critical health and economic support for the millions of Americans and businesses who have been suffering because of the year-long pandemic. The UAW believes President Biden’s policies will restore fairness in our economy while promoting domestic manufacturing and quality union jobs today and in the future. It will aid the Administration’s efforts to improve ... Read more

Statement of the International Union UAW on the Coup in Myanmar

The International Union, UAW representing one million active and retired members supports the Confederation of Trade Unions of Myanmar (CTUM) in its rejection of any action that impedes Myanmar’s democratic transition. In 2010, after decades of military dictatorship characterized by violence, forced labor, and the denial of fundamental human rights including worker rights, democracy began to take shape in Myanmar. Incipient democracy gradually brought multilateral cooperation, investment, and jobs. While the military retained substantial power, there were elections, civil society organizations, and a growing labor movement. Myanmar’s unions have worked to support the country’s transition to democracy. The International Labor ... Read more