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MGM Guest Service Representatives Vote to Join UAW

NLRB Certifies Election and Right to Proceed and Bargain LAS VEGAS – The NLRB certified Friday that 57 MGM Guest Service Representatives who work in the slot department of the casino have successfully voted to join the UAW. MGM employees join recent UAW successful elections for casino dealers at Caesar’s, The Wynn, Harrah’s, Paris and Bally’s. “Anytime workers overcome obstacles, so they can sit at the bargaining table, is a victory for all Las Vegas workers. It lifts all boats. And we are excited that MGM Guest Service Representatives have joined the UAW family.” Guest Service Representatives at MGM voted ... Read more

Tax Scam: No Impact on Business Spending

Congressional Republicans promised a huge boost in job growth and business spending as a result of the corporate tax cuts he and Congressional Republicans introduced and passed last January. By now, we had expected to see some of the promised benefits of the tax cut taking shape, like job creation, higher wages, and expanded investment in businesses. But one year after the passage of these tax cuts, more evidence appears every day contradicting these claims. A new poll by The National Association of Business Economics found that 84 percent of companies surveyed had not changed investment or hiring plans for ... Read more

Labor Voices – Opinion: Collective bargaining creates equality

Collective bargaining is the process in which a group of workers comes together and negotiates the terms of their contracts with one voice. Making their demands, together. Making a promise that whatever is offered to one will be rejected unless it is offered to all. Read more on www.detroitnews.com >>>

Caesars Palace Gaming Dealers Vote to Join the UAW

Caesars Palace Gaming Dealers Vote to Join the UAW Fifth Las Vegas Casino in Two Weeks to Vote Yes   Almost 550 gaming dealers at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas voted to join the UAW Saturday. “We are thrilled to have Caesars Palace gaming dealers vote to be allowed to join what are now over 10,000 casino workers in the UAW,” said Gary Jones, president of the UAW. “In just this past week the UAW has welcomed over 2,000 new Las Vegas casino workers.” Last week almost 1500 gaming dealers from Bally’s, Harrah’s, Paris and the Wynn voted to become ... Read more

Statement from UAW Vice President Terry Dittes Director of the GM Department on Lake Orion Investment

“The great workforce at Lake Orion understands that today’s announcement will provide over 400 new jobs for a General Motors product of the future built by UAW Local 5960 members for years to come right here in Michigan. Today’s GM commitment of $300 million to build this electric vehicle, with our UAW members, is a good start on GM’s investment toward keeping future manufacturing jobs here in America.”

Statement by UAW Secretary-Treasurer and Director of the General Dynamics Department Ray Curry on Federal Budget Investment in Lima Tank Plant

“UAW members at the General Dynamics Lima Tank plant are proud of the role they play in defending the United States. The UAW thanks elected leaders from both sides of the aisle that have fought to keep production at Lima for years and supports the Administration’s budget request for more the $2.3 billion to speed up production and produce over 317 new military vehicles.  Every day UAW members in Lima head to work knowing that their quality craftsmanship will make our nation safer and our futures brighter.” Craig Mack and Chad Aregood, Local 2147 and 2017 Presidents at General Dynamics ... Read more

Statement From UAW Vice President Rory Gamble on Ford Flat Rock Investment

“Ford’s $900 million in investments, most of which is in the Flat Rock facility, sets up the downriver Detroit facility to be the center of electric vehicles for years to come. As we transition to new technology and future products, Flat Rock through this investment, is well positioned to be a world leader for decades to come in auto industry technology and production.”

Las Vegas Gaming Dealers Vote to Join the UAW

STATEMENT OF UAW PRESIDENT GARY JONES ON THE VOTE AT BALLY’S. HARRAH’S, PARIS & THE WYNN DEALERS JOINING THE UAW “We welcome our new UAW sisters and brothers to the UAW family. Gaming dealers at Bally’s, Harrah’s, Paris and the Wynn will now join the over 8,000 UAW members in Casino’s across the country. We expect another successful vote from Caesars’ workers next week. With these votes, the UAW is proud to have organized almost 9,000 new members since June of 2018.”    UAW REGION 5 DIRECTOR VANCE PEARSON’S ON BALLY’S, HARRAH’S, PARIS AND THE WYNN DEALERS VOTING TO JOIN ... Read more

Make it a Union-Made St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day brings a little cheer each year at the end of our winter season. And it’s not unusual for UAW members to make some classic Irish eats, kick back with a cold green beer and enjoy a little quality time family and friends. Don’t forget, there’s an easy way to make sure that your supplies are union-made! You can visit aflcio.org/StPatricksDay for a list of union-made beer, wine and spirits and cookout items. Want to spread the word? Just share this post on social media!  

We Are One! Special Bargaining Convention Closes as Delegates Set Bargaining Priorities

The 2019 UAW Special Bargaining Convention closed with chants of “We are One!” as UAW members set their union’s bargaining priorities for the next four years by overwhelmingly adopting a comprehensive resolution. UAW locals will use the resolution as a guide when they enter negotiations with management. While negotiations with the Big Three automakers loom large, the resolution is designed to give workers from all segments guidance on a wide variety of workplace issues. The convention itself was a reminder to members that it was solidarity that won the working conditions and benefits that UAW members enjoy today, and that ... Read more