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Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry: By the Content of their Character

America’s Black History, which we celebrate this month, offers abundant examples across the centuries of how one person can make a difference, how one person can move an entire people forward. I am lucky enough to have witnessed the results of two such difference makers firsthand, both in my job and in my life. Two men who found each other in their individual fight for human rights, and in doing so, helped shape the future of our nation. So, this February, I would like to pay tribute to that relationship, to two heavyweight champions who fought together for America’s soul, ... Read more

MORNING JOURNAL: Oberlin College students, staff and community members protest layoffs of UAW workers at the school

800 members of the Oberlin College community staged a protest in opposition to a plan which would eliminate 108 UAW custodial and dining jobs. The protest, consisting of roughly over 800 people, took place during an Oberlin College faculty meeting. Read more on Morning Journal >>>

Share your story about the late UAW President Emeritus Owen Bieber

Owen Bieber touched the lives of many during his career, including many UAW members and their families. During his 12 years leading the world’s most powerful union that was 1.1 million members strong, he had a hand in supporting struggles for human rights from Africa to Eastern Europe, and advising President Bill Clinton on labor and economic issues. Bieber’s work as a union leader went beyond rallies and negotiations. The UAW supported labor and civil rights movements with leaders across the globe, where the stakes were about more than higher wages. He is a leader that will be missed, but ... Read more

UAW IEB members remember President Emeritus Owen Bieber

President Rory L. Gamble: “Owen Bieber’s death is a loss for our union and all working people. He was a man of incredible leadership. He was not afraid of tough battles or taking a stand on controversial issues, ” said UAW president Rory L. Gamble. “He was not only a devoted trade unionist but a social activist whose impact was felt around the world. Whether it was his support to end apartheid in South Africa or in Poland, Owen stood on the right side of history for the nation and the world. ” Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry: “The UAW and workers ... Read more

UAW Mourns the Loss of President Emeritus Owen F. Bieber

The UAW International Executive Board is deeply saddened at the passing today of UAW beloved President Emeritus Owen F. Bieber at age 90. “Owen Bieber’s death is a loss for our union and all working people. He was a man of incredible leadership. He was not afraid of tough battles or taking a stand on controversial issues,” said UAW President Rory L. Gamble. “He was not only a devoted trade unionist but a social activist whose impact was felt around the world. Whether it was his support to end apartheid in South Africa or in Poland, Owen stood on the ... Read more

UAW-FCA Caravan Ratifies Tentative Agreement

The UAW-FCA Caravan membership has ratified a Tentative Agreement with 74% of members voting in favor. These janitorial workers help to ensure a clean, safe and efficient work site and the UAW is proud to help them bargain a fair contract. Below is a letter from UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada celebrating the ratification of the agreement:  

Region 1D Delegates Elect Steve Dawes Regional Director

Flint Truck and AC Spark Plug Veteran to Lead UAW in 73 MI Counties FLINT – Michigan Delegates from UAW locals in 73 counties met in Flint today to select a successor to long-time Regional Director Gerald Kariem, who became a UAW Vice President in January. Delegates selected Steve Dawes, a veteran spot welder from the Flint Assembly Plant with a long history of service to the union. Dawes has been an Assistant Director since 2010 and helped steer the merger between Regions 1C and 1D in 2014. “Brother Dawes brings to the table vast experience in contract negotiations and ... Read more

Statement of UAW President Rory Gamble on U.S. House Passage of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act (H.R. 2474)

“Today is a good day for all working people. The Democratically controlled House of Representatives passed the PRO Act, legislation that goes a long way towards rebuilding our  middle class by increasing penalties against employers who violate workers’ rights to organize, protecting the right to strike, prohibiting captive audience meetings, and helping workers who choose to form a union to secure a first contract. It is legislation like the PRO ACT that will create an economy that works for all Americans instead of one that puts the interests of the 1% and multinational corporations above everyone else. We must not ... Read more

UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada Director of the FCA Department Issues Profit Sharing Statement

“Through collective bargaining UAW members were able to bargain profit-sharing to adequately reflect their role in FCA US’ profitability. UAW FCA members make some of the best-selling quality products in America. Today’s eligible profit sharing amount of $7,280 per member, reflects that hard work, dedication and product success.”

2020 UAW Legislative Conference ends with an eye toward November

Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the keynote speaker on the final day of the 2020 UAW Community Action Program (CAP) Conference, quoted Walter Reuther as saying, “We can make America the image of what it really stands for.” UAW members must help make that a reality in the 2020 elections, Pelosi added. “Are you ready to make a decision to win?” she asked the delegates, who responded strongly in the affirmative. The Speaker laid out the measures House Democrats have passed – or intend to soon pass — to make Reuther’s vision a reality, including ... Read more