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Support for UAW Active and Retired Members Affected by Hurricane Ian in Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina

Region 8 has created a UAW Region 8 Hurricane Relief Fund to collect support for members and retirees devastated by hurricane Ian. We have been in communication with UAW representatives in the affected states, and we are currently accessing the needs of all members. As there are many retirees in Florida, we are also in communication with IAC chairpersons. President Curry and the International Union are working with the AFL-CIO and other labor unions to identify ways in which we can provide immediate relief to people in the affected states. We expect there will be many needs due to the ... Read more

Statement from UAW President and Director of National Gaming Department Ray Curry and Region 8 Director Mitchell Smith Regarding Tentative Agreement Reached at MGM National Harbor

A tentative agreement has been reached between the approximately 1,000 UAW-represented table games and poker dealers and MGM National Harbor in Maryland. Details of the tentative agreement are withheld until UAW members are briefed prior to ratification. UAW represents over 12,000 table games & poker dealers, slot attendants, slot technicians and cage cashiers at multiple locations throughout the U.S.

UAW Reaches Card Check and Neutrality Agreement with The Metals Company

This week the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) and The Metals Company (TMC) announced that they have entered into a labor neutrality agreement to bolster the critical mineral supply chain and to lay the groundwork for sustainable production of electric car batteries while creating a path to more good union jobs in the United States. TMC will process and eventually recycle key battery metals responsibly collected from polymetallic nodules that lay unattached on the seafloor in the Eastern Pacific off the coast of North America. Battery metals, many of which are included on ... Read more

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$700 million investment in Kentucky Truck Plant Secures More UAW Jobs to build the F-Series Super Duty Truck

Today Ford announced the investment of $700 million and a commitment to create 500 additional jobs in Kentucky. “UAW Local 862 members are proud to be a part of the F-Series Super Duty’s success both today and tomorrow,” says UAW President Ray Curry.  “We celebrate this $700 million investment into Ford’s Kentucky Truck Plant as it shows that UAW members continue to play an important role in Ford’s future.” “This investment recognizes that UAW members bring quality, skills and experience to their jobs every day and that Ford counts on them to build their future business,” adds UAW Vice President ... Read more

Support for UAW Members Affected by Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico

Region 9A has created the UAW Region 9A Hurricane Relief Fund to collect support for members devastated by hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico.  Much of the island remains without electricity or water.  Region 9A Director Beverley Brakeman has been in communication with UAW local presidents on the island. Though most of our members are living without electricity or water and dealing with tremendous flooding, they are safe and remain optimistic about their ability to rebuild. President Curry and the International Union are working with the AFL-CIO and other labor unions to identify ways in which we can provide immediate relief ... Read more

UAW and Forever Energy Announce Neutrality Agreement

Detroit, MI, Shreveport, LA (Sept. 22, 2022) – The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) and Forever Energy announced they have reached a labor neutrality agreement that captures the company and union’s commitment to mutual respect and open communication. Forever Energy’s new facility will be in the one-million-square-foot factory that was shuttered in 2012 by General Motors at Port of Caddo Bossier in Shreveport, Louisiana. Forever Energy is quickly ramping up and hopes to employ as many as 2,000 workers that will be needed once the plant is operating at capacity within a few years. By committing ... Read more

UAW Statement on Tentative Agreement Reached at Stellantis Kokomo Casting

UAW Local 1166 reached a tentative agreement with the Stellantis Kokomo Casting plant Sunday night. “The bargaining committee stood strong with the support of the striking UAW Local 1166 members to win an agreement that will correct the poor working conditions,” says UAW President Ray Curry. “This tentative agreement is a testament to UAW solidarity. Their working conditions will greatly improve, and they have given us all inspiration to fight for justice and respect in our workplaces.” “The environment in the plant has deteriorated over the years due the company’s decision to save money by not properly maintaining or providing ... Read more

UAW Local 1166 Stellantis Kokomo Casting Members on Strike

The members of UAW Local 1166 Kokomo are asking the company to provide them with a safe and comfortable place to work. Among their demands are for management to repair, replace and maintain the HVAC systems (something the company promised to do years ago), address other health and safety issues, provide clean uniforms like it does for workers at other plants, and fix some work rules. “Stellantis claims it has no money to meet the basic needs of UAW Local 1166 members while, at the same time, it is making record profits and investing billions in a new battery plant ... Read more

Celebrate the collective energy of working men and women

UAW Family, As we celebrate the important contributions of union workers this Labor Day, I am reflecting on the vitality displayed by our members and the energy of the labor movement this past year. I am reminded of how the unified voice of labor continues to make powerful differences in our communities. It is a collective energy that is evident on picket lines, in organizing drives and in the solidarity and persistence that makes a real impact whether it is dealing with the lingering effects of COVID-19, reimagining work in an era of new technology or reminding elected officials how ... Read more