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COVID-19 Update – 3/28/2020

Sisters and Brothers, We have been notified today that two more members of our UAW family have fallen to the virus. One member worked at Ford Motor Company Dearborn Stamping and a skilled trades brother who worked at the Ford Data Center in Dearborn, Michigan. Our prayers and support go out to their families and communities. I also want to extend, on behalf of the entire International Executive Board, our gratitude and concern for our members and all the brave men and women who are serving on the frontlines of this crisis to keep all of us safe. We pray ... Read more

COVID-19 Update – 3/27/2020

My Brothers and Sisters, As always, I want to recognize and thank all of the brave men and women on the front lines of this crisis and extend my sincere sympathies to any one of us who is sick, or struggling with family or financial issues or loss in these difficult, dark days. In my message today, I want to report that we got some good news on several fronts. Let me start with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that the House passed this afternoon and was just signed into law. The COVID-19 relief legislation will ... Read more

Statement of UAW Vice President Terry Dittes Director of the UAW GM Department on Efforts to Produce Ventilators During the Nationwide Coronavirus Pandemic

DETROIT — “We are happy to work with GM during this pandemic for the health and safety and good of our Nation as we collaborate towards the production of ventilators. The UAW has a proud history of stepping up in times of national emergency. General Motors should be commended for stepping up at a crucial moment in our history. At the UAW we are – all in – to find ways to partner together to flatten this curve and save lives.” Learn more about the COVID-19 / Coronavirus disease >>>  

UAW President Rory L. Gamble Statement on Federal Stimulus Legislation

DETROIT — The legislation unanimously passed in the Senate last night takes important steps for the Nation as we battle the public health and economic crisis stemming from this tragic pandemic. One of the main things that concerns UAW members is the package fails to provide front line workers with the health and safety protections necessary to keep them from contracting Covid-19. It includes no enforceable workplace standards and does not provide enough resources to frontline workers who are the first line of defense. Every day this week, the UAW has had to report to members on the deaths of ... Read more

CV3 signed into law. Here’s what it means.

This afternoon (March 27, 2020), CV3, a $2-trillion stimulus package to lessen the effects of COVID-19 on our economy and citizen’s health, was signed into law. This package is the largest in U.S. history. The legislation provides more than $500 billion for emergency relief and taxpayer protections to help get the economy moving again. This includes industries hit by the drastic downturns in business due to the virus shutdowns, with $50 billion going to passenger airlines, $8 billion to cargo airlines, $17 billion for companies deemed important to national security, and $425 billion for businesses, cities and states. Auto manufacturers ... Read more

UAW Statement of President Rory L. Gamble on Health and Safety Standards Regarding the Reopening of Worksites

“The UAW continues to review with great caution and concern decisions being made about restarting workplaces, especially at advanced dates.” These decisions should be informed by data and where each state is on the contagion curve. The UAW maintains that strict CDC guidelines need to be adhered to at all worksites and that prior to reopening sufficient data and protections are in place to ensure the safety of our members, their families and the public. The only guideline in a boardroom should be management asking themselves, “Would I send my family — my own son or daughter — into that ... Read more

UAW Statement on Ford’s Announcement Resuming Production at Some Plants April 14

“We are reviewing with great concern and caution today’s announcement. Our priority is the health and safety of our members, their families and the American public.” Learn more about the COVID-19 / Coronavirus disease >>>

Labor Voices: Unions protect members, communities

Last week, as all of you know FCA, Ford and GM announced their intention to cease production at plants across North America through the end of March in order to ensure the health and safety of employees during the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis. The UAW fully supports this action. But I do want to take some time to recognize the many heroes among us, many UAW members, who soldier on despite the dangers because of the essential role we all play. UAW nurses, social workers, government workers, public safety officers and our factory workers keep our economy afloat. These are American heroes. Read more at ... Read more

TELL CONGRESS: make workers well-being and economic security your top priority

As COVID-19 wreaks havoc across the world, people coming down with the virus is skyrocketing, and it is uncertain when this pandemic will end. What is clear is we are not taking all the necessary steps to fight this virus.. Millions of the brave nurses, doctors, firefighters, policemen, and other first responders do not even have basic protective gear they need to not get infected themselves. Millions of Americans have been laid off , or seen their hours cut as business are ordered to shut down and people ordered to stay at home. We all have a role to play ... Read more

Statement of UAW Vice President Gerald Kariem Director of the UAW Ford Department on Efforts to Help Produce Protective Equipment

“UAW Ford members have a history of working together for the good of our Nation. We look forward to collaborating with Ford so that once again UAW members can find ways to improve the health and safety of all Americans during this national emergency.” Learn more about the COVID-19 / Coronavirus disease >>>