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When Labor Let Its Values Down: Remembering Vincent Chin

Vincent Chin was 27 years old and about to be married when he was murdered during a time of heightened anti-Japanese emotions. (Public Domain Photo) Forty years ago, when anti-Asian feelings were on the rise in Detroit’s auto plants, a Chinese American worker was murdered. What role did bigotry and prejudice play in his death? Since the first workers began organizing, unions have been driven by an urgent need to seek justice and fairness for all. Unions do not come into being just because of outrage:  we channel our anger into seeing that individuals are treated fairly and justly. It is ... Read more

STATEMENT FROM UAW PRESIDENT RAY CURRY AND REGION 8 DIRECTOR MITCHELL SMITH ON TEXAS SCHOOL SHOOTING

Our union grieves today over another senseless and violent tragedy. Nineteen children were taken from their families in Uvalde, Texas yesterday. Two educators who devoted themselves to their profession are gone. UAW members will stand with the community of Uvalde both today and tomorrow.

Statement of VP Chuck Browning on State of CNHi Negotiations

Today CNH Industrial released a statement regarding the status of contract negotiations with the UAW. In response to the company’s statement, the UAW provides the following assessment of negotiations. CNH Industrial entered negotiations with a predetermined bargaining strategy based on the principles of fear and intimidation. After a month of offering little resolve to bargaining issues submitted by UAW members themselves, the UAW utilized the authority granted by an overwhelming majority of our membership and took strike action against CNH Industrial. The company immediately deployed a scab workforce that they assembled prior to the contract deadline in anticipation of a ... Read more

UAW Statement on Stellantis and Samsung Joint Venture for Battery Plant in Kokomo, Indiana

Detroit – Today, Stellantis NV announced it will be building a new battery plant in Kokomo, Indiana, as part of a joint venture with Samsung. “UAW applauds the decision to invest in domestic production, and our union looks forward to being a part of its success,” says UAW President Ray Curry. “As President Biden recently said during his visit to South Korea, the most highly skilled and dedicated and engaged workers in the world are American union members. We look forward to having UAW members be a part of the success of this new joint venture.” Vice President Cindy Estrada, ... Read more

President Biden Shouts Out UAW on International Visit

President Biden delivered these remarks today after touring Samsung Electronics Pyeongtaek Campus in South Korea.   It’s a remarkable testament to hear the leader of the free world acknowledging the role of organized labor on an international visit.  His full remarks can be read here:   https://bit.ly/3sKHGiM From President Biden –  I urge Samsung and Stellantis and any company investing in the United States to enter into partnerships with our most highly skilled and dedicated and engaged workers you can find anywhere in the world: American union members. Stellantis knows how much benefit comes from a successful relationship with a union in ... Read more

2022 National CAP Conference: Day 4 Highlights

A breakfast tribute to a UAW trailblazer Lori Welch, Local 598, Region 1D The day started off with the Odessa Komer Memorial Breakfast hosted by President Ray Curry and Vice President Cindy Estrada.  The breakfast was formerly known as the Women’s Breakfast, but the rebranding reflects that this is an occasion for all UAW members to honor one of our union’s trailblazers, Odessa Komer.  Lori Welch from Local 598 in Region 1D learned more about this important leader and how she broke through many barriers in her local and the International union.  “Like Komer, I believe all UAW members should ... Read more

2022 National CAP Conference: Day 3 Highlights

Region 4 members meet with Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) The morning gets busy Day three of the National Cap Conference began as the delegates attended Regional breakfasts to plan their lobby day.  Among elected officials who also shared breakfast with UAW delegates were Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Elissa Slotkin (D-MI 8th),  Debbie Dingell (D-MI 12th) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI 13th) among others. While CAP Conference Delegates planned their day, the National Veterans Advisory Council met to discuss issues affecting our many UAW members who have served in the military.  President Curry – himself an Army veteran – addressed them at ... Read more

2022 National CAP Conference: Day 2 Highlights

Plenary Begins The day began early with a robust agenda of speakers and panelists that touched upon the mission of UAW National CAP Conference delegates this week.  The participants listened to uplifting and inspiring speeches on a variety of topics that are close the hearts of men and women across the country.  Each speaker had a perspective that rings true to labor and their presentations reinforced the importance of the upcoming midterm elections. Corey Frost, President, Local 898, Region 1A For Corey Frost (President of Local 898 in Region 1A), hearing from officials who understand the day-to-day issues in the ... Read more

2022 National CAP Conference – Day 1: Highlights

Delegates arrive From all over the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, almost 1000 UAW members converged in National Harbor, Maryland this week for the 2022 UAW National CAP Conference. Just a stone’s throw from the steps of the nation’s capital, the delegates are meeting to learn about the pressing matters of the UAW, get the latest training on lobbying and advocacy as well as the opportunity to raise our issues in front of their elected representatives. Jessie Jesson, Local 686, Region 9 For Jessie Jesson from Local 686 in Region 9, this week is about fighting for the members back ... Read more