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UAW Statement on Company’s Last, Best and Final Offer

Strike continues through ratification vote Detroit — John Deere and Company has made a last, best and final offer to the UAW negotiating team that includes modest modifications to the last tentative agreement presented for ratification on November 2nd. As a result, the UAW will present the Company’s offer for ratification and, as has been the case throughout the bargaining process, will  support the outcome as determined by our members. The strike continues and voting information will be provided by the Local Union.

Veterans Day

Sisters and Brothers, This Veterans Day across our great nation, we honor the proud individuals who served our country. We remember the men and women, and their families, who have made the ultimate sacrifice during wartime, those who made it through, and those who gave of their time and commitment during peacetime. We will again remember the willingness and sacrifice of America’s veterans who served our country — service that deserves our lasting gratitude. On this special day we are always mindful that while this holiday is about commemoration and reflection, it is also very much about renewing and ever ... Read more

Honoring our military on Veterans Day

On November 11, people across the country will take a moment to honor our military veterans, who have sacrificed their time — and many their lives — by serving in the United States Armed Forces. In addition to their brave actions, defending our country and others, these men and women are a valuable resource to the entire labor movement. The UAW has a long history of supporting and recognizing the men and women in our military and their families. Numerous events are planned at the locals across the United States. Some of the Veteran’s Day events include: Region 1 The ... Read more

Statement by UAW President Ray Curry on Passage By the U.S. House of the Bi-partisan Infrastructure Bill

“With today’s passage of a bi-partisan infrastructure bill, President Biden, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats have fixed many of the core needs that every American relies on to live, work and succeed in the future For UAW members this legislation brings reliability and job opportunities by improving the current state of our roads, bridges, water, electric vehicle infrastructure, internet capacity and electrical grid reliability. We were also encouraged by passage of the procedural rules for the Build Back Better Act (BBBA). We now look forward to swift passage by the U.S. House of the BBBA along with the Kildee/Stabenow Provision ... Read more

STATEMENT OF UAW VICE PRESIDENT CHUCK BROWNING DIRECTOR OF THE UAW FORD DEPARTMENT ON THE DEATH OF A MEMBER OF LOCAL 1219

Detroit – “Today is a tragic day for the family, friends, and coworkers of our brother. I am just heartbroken and devastated over this somber news and I plead with all to rededicate themselves to the safety and well-being of one another in our workplaces. The UAW extends our condolence to the family of our fallen brother and the UAW members at Local 1219 on their loss. We honor our fallen brother with gratitude for his life and mourn his loss.”

UAW Statement on Implementation of OSHA Vaccine Requirements

Detroit – “The UAW continues to strongly encourage all members to get vaccinated, but understands that in some cases health related and religious related issues do not make that possible. We will review our over 700 employer contracts and see how this rule impacts the current protocols in place at different worksites as well as any impacts on terms of our existing contracts.”

John Deere UAW Members Stay on Strike

Detroit –  By a vote of 45% yes to 55% no, UAW John Deere members voted down the agreement this evening. The strike against John Deere and Company will continue as we discuss next steps with the company. Pickets will continue and any updates will be provided through the local union.

John Deere UAW Members Reach A Tentative Agreement

UAW President Ray Curry and UAW Vice President Chuck Browning announced today that the elected national bargaining team at John Deere has reached a tentative agreement and will remain on strike throughout the ratification process. “Our UAW John Deere national bargaining team went back to our local members after the previous tentative agreement and canvassed the concerns and priorities of membership.” said Curry. “We want to thank the UAW bargaining team and striking UAW members and their families for the sacrifices they have made to achieve these gains. Our members have enjoyed the support of our communities and the entire ... Read more

STATEMENT OF UAW PRESIDENT RAY CURRY ON BUILD BACK BETTER FRAMEWORK; NEED TO PASS BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE, INVESTMENT, and JOBS ACT

Detroit – Today the White House announced a framework for legislation that will transform our economy for UAW members and working families through key investments to rebuild our infrastructure, strengthen our communities, and create good paying union jobs.  President Biden, Speaker Pelosi, and Senate Majority Leader Schumer have worked hard to advance meaningful real-life enhancements to the American people. We need congress to pass the Infrastructure bill and Build Back Better Act so President Biden can sign them into law. For UAW members in the auto sector, the Stabenow-Kildee provision in the Build Back Better Act will create and preserve ... Read more

Led by Rep. Katie Porter, 30 Members of Congress Ask UC President Michael Drake to Recognize Student Researchers United-UAW

Union members will rally across the state on Thursday to call for long-overdue recognition.   A clear majority of California’s congressional delegation (30 members), led by Representative Katie Porter (D-Irvine), have called on UC President Michael Drake to immediately recognize Student Researchers United-UAW, which represents more than 17,000 Student Researchers (SRs) across the UC system. The union was democratically chosen by a supermajority of SRs in May of this year when they filed support cards at California’s Public Employee Relations Board. Since then, UC has refused to recognize the union. Administrators have stalled, hired “union avoidance” attorneys, made baseless objections, ... Read more