Category: Features

Rory Gamble Named First African American President Of The Historic UAW

“In the great arc of history in my lifetime, there have been and continue to be many firsts. But nothing is more fitting than the history between the UAW and civil rights in our country coming full circle with Rory Gamble in Reuther’s chair and Ray Curry as the UAW’s Secretary-Treasurer. When you view the historic lens of my lifetime, the UAW has always been present in the fight for equality, for racial and social justice, and in the darkest hours of our movement.” – Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr. Read the full article at PRNEWSWIRE.com >>>

Warm against the cold

Volunteers join UAW Acting President’s 5th Sleeping Bag Drive to Help Detroit Homeless Today, UAW members and Metro Detroit residents flowed into a local Detroit McDonald’s restaurant to show their support and join UAW Acting President Rory Gamble in a community effort to raise money for sleeping bags and winter necessities for homeless residents in the Detroit area. The fundraiser kicked off with the Bed-in-a-Bag Radiothon, with local radio personality Mildred Gaddis broadcasting live on 105.9 FM. The radiothon included an interview with Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist.  This year’s goal is to raise more than $35,000 and distribute at ... Read more

BLACKPRESSUSA OP-ED: What I’m thankful for this season

I know. Collective Bargaining doesn’t sound festive. But believe me, Collective Bargaining is responsible for a whole lot of the festivities that we enjoy this holiday. Trade unions and the collective voice that they speak to management with, have brought about so much of what we now take for granted. The 40-hour work week, for example, was almost 70 hours until unions rolled their sleeves up and said life also calls for family and R and R time. Read more on blackpressusa.com >>>

UAW retirees lend a hand to local coal miners

Left: Miners with UAW retirees on the tracks. Retirees are: Lawrence Hamilton (red shirt, far left); Cliff Cantrell (far right); Pam Hamilton (in back with sign); Nolla Kelly (middle with sign). Right: UAW retirees delivered two truckloads of food to help the miners and their families in Harlem County, Kentucky. Nearly 600 coal miners have been locked out of their jobs since July when Blackjewel coal company abruptly filed for bankruptcy and shut down two coal mines in Kentucky. The workers were left without pay and facing an uncertain future. They had been camping out on the railroad tracks to ... Read more

We must lower drug costs!

As president of the United Auto Workers (UAW), I recently joined dozens of organizations from across the country in a coordinated effort demanding that Congress and the Trump Administration develop strong, REAL reform to lower drug prices for patients and end Big Pharma’s price gouging. More than a dozen organizations — including the AFL-CIO, AFSCME, Alliance for Retired Americans, American Medical Student Association, the Center for Popular Democracy, Health Care for America Now, People’s Action, Public Citizen, Social Security Works,  and many others — joined forces with us to make our voices heard, and be clear in our support of ... Read more

Will the “new” NAFTA work for US?

The UAW has one goal: support the U.S. worker in all aspects of their professions. That includes involvement in U.S. trade policy decisions where our overarching focus is creating good paying U.S. jobs —  now and in the future. Currently, more than 900,000 people work in the auto and auto-parts manufacturing sectors alone. This has a far-reaching economic impact going beyond the shop floor. The Center for Automotive Research estimates that every assembly plant job supports an additional 9 to 12 jobs in the United States. The effect continues into our communities. Automakers, suppliers, dealerships, and the local businesses that ... Read more

The 2019 UAW Union-Built Vehicle Guide: Buy Union and Support Good Jobs!

  Take a look at the guide and make a choice that’s good for our entire economy. Buy union today! UAW Cars Buick LaCrosse Cadillac ATS Cadillac CTS Cadillac CT6 (excluding plug-in hybrid) Chevrolet Bolt (electric) Chevrolet Camaro Chevrolet Corvette Chevrolet Cruze* Chevrolet Cruze (diesel) Chevrolet Impala Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Sonic Chevrolet Volt (electric) Ford Mustang Ford Taurus Lincoln Continental UAW Trucks Chevrolet Colorado Chevrolet Medium-Duty Navistar Silverado (crew cab) Chevrolet Medium-Duty Navistar Silverado (regular cab) Chevrolet Silverado** Ford F Series Ford F-650/750 Ford Ranger Ford Super Duty Chassis Cab GMC Canyon GMC Sierra** Ram 1500* UAW SUVS/CUVS Buick Enclave ... Read more

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