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ATTENTION: ALL UAW MEMBERS 2021 REFERENDUM ON INTERNATIONAL EXECUTIVE BOARD (IEB) ELECTION METHOD

Pursuant to the Consent Decree entered by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan in the matter of United States v. International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, 20 Cv. 13293 (DML-RSW) (E.D. Mich.), concluding civil litigation brought by the Department of Justice against the UAW, the UAW is holding a union-wide secret ballot Referendum this fall concerning the method and procedures for the election of the members of the International Executive Board (IEB), specifically, International President, International Secretary-Treasurer, International Vice Presidents, and Regional Directors. The UAW membership will vote on the ... Read more

UAW calls for immediate release of President of Korean Confederation of Trade Unions

Thousands of striking Korean Confederation of Trade Unionists (KCTU) members held rallies in Seoul, Korea and 13 other provinces on October 20, calling for an expansion of labor law for all workers, abolition of precarious works, just transition based on strong voices of workers, and stronger public services. (credit: Korean Confederation of Trade Unionists Facebook page) On September 8, 2021, a few weeks before the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) was to begin a one day General Strike, the UAW issued a call for the release of Yang Kyeung Soo, President of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) ... Read more

Update on John Deere Negotiations

“The bargaining committee continues to address the concerns of its membership with the company. We would like to thank our communities and members for their continued support.”

Support from Brazil for Striking John Deere Workers

Hear from Carlos Albino from Catalão, Goiàs Brazil show solidarity for UAW-John Deere workers on strike.

UAW Members at John Deere Strike for Improved Standard of Living, Retirement Benefits and a Better Work Environment

UAW John Deere members struck at midnight October 14, after the company failed to present an agreement that met our members’ demands and needs. “Our members at John Deere strike for the ability to earn a decent living, retire with dignity and establish fair work rules,” said Chuck Browning, Vice President and director of the UAW’s Agricultural Implement Department. “We stay committed to bargaining until our members’ goals are achieved.” UAW President Ray Curry, said “The almost one million UAW retirees and active members stand in solidarity with the striking UAW members at John Deere.” Curry noted that, “UAW John ... Read more

UAW supports 1,400 workers on strike against Kellogg

Detroit — The UAW is proud to stand in support of the 1,400 striking Kellogg workers represented by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) International Union who walked out on October 5 after the company failed to address worker concerns over wages, health care benefits, overtime and pensions. “We are truly at a crossroads for the working men and women of this nation. They have kept our economy running throughout this pandemic and are the backbone of our nation and America’s middle class,” said UAW President Ray Curry. “It is time we acknowledge their value and their rights as Americans. We stand ... Read more

UAW President Ray Curry Statement on the Death of Former Rep. Dale Kildee, Longtime Friend of the UAW and Working Men and Women

“In 36 years in Congress, Flint’s native son, Dale Kildee had an excellent voting record and strong voice in each of those votes for UAW members and their families. UAW members in Region 1D and throughout our nation will miss a humble public servant who quietly but doggedly fought for working men and women, children and the most vulnerable in our Nation. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Gayle, his children, grandchildren and nephew Rep. Dan Kildee as well as his extended family for his service and commitment to UAW members and his beloved Flint area constituents ... Read more

STATEMENT OF UAW PRESIDENT RAY CURRY ON THE 108 MEMBERS OF THE U.S. HOUSE WHO ADVOCATE FOR PASSAGE OF THE KILDEE STABENOW PROVISION IN THE BUILD BACK BETTER INFRASTRUCTURE ACT

“The House Labor Caucus understands that we need jobs of the future to be as good or better than the union jobs they replace. By endorsing the Kildee-Stabenow Provision in the Build Back Better Infrastructure Act, the House members who signed this letter are standing up for UAW members and America’s middle class by helping to ensure that our investment through tax credits in electric vehicles lead to good paying union jobs in the United States. If we invest in future jobs, we need them to be good paying union jobs right here in America.”   CLICK HERE to Download/View  ... Read more

Statement of UAW Vice President Chuck Browning On Ratification Vote Results of the John Deere Contract

“The tentative agreement reached by the UAW and John Deere was rejected this evening by a majority of 90% of the membership. The UAW negotiating team will report immediately to Moline on Monday. A strike deadline has been set for 11:59 pm, Wednesday, October 13th. Further updates will be provided by our Local Unions.”

ZF Employees and ZF Marysville Reach Agreement to Recognize the UAW

ZF workers in Marysville, Michigan reached an agreement on Friday to be recognized as being represented by a union.  The workers went on strike for over a week for recognition beginning September 9. A majority of the workers signed up to join the union, but ZF did not accept the voluntary majority of 340 ZF employees who asked to join the UAW. ZF Marysville has been staffed by UAW Stellantis workers under a UAW contract. During the 2019 negotiations, Stellantis agreed to transfer ZF Marysville workers to other Stellantis locations and have ZF staff the plant with ZF employees. That ... Read more