Category: News Release

UAW Statement on Tentative Agreement Reached at Stellantis Kokomo Casting

UAW Local 1166 reached a tentative agreement with the Stellantis Kokomo Casting plant Sunday night. “The bargaining committee stood strong with the support of the striking UAW Local 1166 members to win an agreement that will correct the poor working conditions,” says UAW President Ray Curry. “This tentative agreement is a testament to UAW solidarity. Their working conditions will greatly improve, and they have given us all inspiration to fight for justice and respect in our workplaces.” “The environment in the plant has deteriorated over the years due the company’s decision to save money by not properly maintaining or providing ... Read more

UAW Local 1166 Stellantis Kokomo Casting Members on Strike

The members of UAW Local 1166 Kokomo are asking the company to provide them with a safe and comfortable place to work. Among their demands are for management to repair, replace and maintain the HVAC systems (something the company promised to do years ago), address other health and safety issues, provide clean uniforms like it does for workers at other plants, and fix some work rules. “Stellantis claims it has no money to meet the basic needs of UAW Local 1166 members while, at the same time, it is making record profits and investing billions in a new battery plant ... Read more

UAW Increases Weekly Strike Pay to $400

DETROIT – After a meeting of the UAW International Executive Board, the UAW announced today that it has increased its weekly strike pay for members from $275 per week to $400 per week. Eligibility for weekly benefits will still begin on the 8th day of a strike. In addition, the UAW eliminated a provision that a member may not receive UAW strike benefits if the member received unemployment benefits. “UAW members who strike are fighting to hold their employers accountable,” says UAW President Ray Curry. “Our striking members and their families deserve our solidarity, and this increased benefit will help ... Read more

UC Agrees to Recognize to Student Researchers’ Union after Workers Vote to Authorize a Strike

Workers in the largest new union of 2021 look forward to bargaining a contract that makes UC a more inclusive and equitable place to work. Berkeley, CA – After months of delay, the University of California on Wednesday agreed to recognize Student Researchers United/UAW, the union of over 17,000 Student Researchers (SRs) at UC. The decision comes just two weeks after SRs voted to authorize a strike (of the 10,890 SRs who cast a ballot, 10,622 voted yes), and a month after 49 state legislators and 30 members of Congress urged University President Michael Drake to respect the democratic rights ... Read more

UAW Member Advisory Committee on Ethics Is Chosen

DETROIT – UAW President Rory L. Gamble has announced 14 UAW members who were selected by blind draw from each UAW region to serve on the UAW’s newly constituted Member Advisory Committee on Ethics. The Committee includes rank-and-file members of the UAW along with UAW Ethics Officer Wilma Liebman and UAW Public Review Board Co-chairs Professor Jim Brudney and Professor Janice Bellace. A member and alternate member were chosen from each of the UAW’s eight regions by blind draw on Friday, February 18. A total of 122 eligible applications were received. UAW Public Review Board Co-chair Professor Jim Brudney was ... Read more

UAW President Rory L. Gamble helps launch “Day of Giving” offers opportunity to learn more about Detroit’s original and only Goodfellows Organization and support its mission – Friday, October 16

The WJR Cares event, sponsored by the DTE Energy Foundation, will feature Detroit Goodfellows with a roundtable discussion on “The Paul W. Smith Show” and other interviews throughout the day DETROIT, October 15, 2020 – The Old Newsboys’ Goodfellow Fund of Detroit will be featured for a special Day of Giving during the all-day, on-air WJR Cares event, sponsored by the DTE Energy Foundation, this Friday, Oct. 16. WJR News Talk 760 will host a roundtable and interviews throughout the day with people related to the Detroit Goodfellows organization, including former Goodfellow package recipients and long-term supporters. “We are honored ... Read more

Statement of UAW Ford Vice President Gerald Kariem on the Groundbreaking for the New Rouge All Electric F-150 Plant

“We are proud today to announce for our Ford UAW members and our nation that Ford is building this new plant to assemble the truck of the future — a battery electric Ford F-150. Where once the Mustang changed America, UAW members will now build the truck that will change America — Built Ford Tough by UAW members.”

U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider and UAW President Rory L. Gamble Set Meeting for Negotiations Over Reform of the UAW

U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider and UAW President Rory L. Gamble jointly announce that they will be meeting on June 30, 2020 in Detroit in order to begin negotiations to further the cause of reform in the United Auto Workers Union. Both men seek to work together to restore the trust and confidence of the UAW’s membership in the Union’s ability to represent them and their interests. This meeting is the first step in a joint effort by U.S. Attorney Schneider and President Gamble to put into place mechanisms and protections to eliminate corruption and to ensure that it does not ... Read more

Statement of UAW President Rory L. Gamble on Auto Coronavirus Task Force

“Members of the Auto Coronavirus Task Force have been working daily on best practices for the health and safety of UAW Ford, General Motors and FCA members. This evening President Gamble talked with principles from all three companies. These talks are fluid and ongoing to ensure safe protocols are followed when the companies reopen. President Gamble, the three UAW Vice Presidents and the leadership of Ford, GM and FCA are together working on putting the highest standards of safety in place, and following CDC and WHO protocols as well as enhanced protections that will ensure confidence of members working in ... Read more

UAW Endorses Joseph Biden for President of The United States of America

Detroit – The UAW International Board Tuesday announced the influential unions’ endorsement of former Vice President Joe Biden for President of the United States. “In these dangerous and difficult times, the country needs a president who will demonstrate clear, stable leadership, less partisan acrimony and more balance to the rights and protections of working Americans,” said Rory Gamble, President of the UAW. “UAW Members need a federal government that ensures that members have both a good job to go to, and that they come home to their families at night having earned a fair day’s wage in a safe and ... Read more