Category: News Release

UAW Academic Student Employees and Student Researchers at University of California Reach Tentative Agreements

After thirty-two days of striking, the UAW Academic Student Employee and Student Researcher bargaining teams have reached tentative agreements on a contract with the University of California. “These tentative agreements include major pay increases and expanded benefits which will improve the quality of life for all members of the bargaining unit,” says UAW President Ray Curry. “Our members stood up to show the university that academic workers are vital to UC’s success. They deserve nothing less than a contract that reflects the important role they play and the reality of working in cities with extremely high costs of living.” Members ... Read more

Newly Elected UAW International Executive Board Members

Newly elected UAW International Executive Board members were sworn in today and the following assignments were announced: President’s Office – Ray Curry President’s Office:  Black Lake, Civil and Human Rights, International Affairs, Legislative, National CAP, Michigan CAP, Retired Workers, Public Relations/Strategic Campaigns, Research, Legal, Social Security, Education, Health and Safety, Veterans, Arbitration and Sourcing, Heavy Truck, Aerospace, General Dynamics, Skilled Trades and Women’s. The President also has oversight over administrative departments such as Human Resources, Information Technology Systems, Travel, Compliance, Appeals, Bylaws, Policy, Administrative Letters and Security. EV/Transnational Bargaining Organizing (IPS, EV, Transnational, Assembly, Higher Ed and EV-Joint Ventures) Secretary-Treasurer ... Read more

Why This Tuesday Matters to UAW Members

In our democracy, we, the American people, vote to elect our leaders. The people, not politicians, have the final say in deciding who will represent us. We cannot afford to take this fundamental right lightly.  At the same time, it can be hard to make an informed choice as we are bombarded with attack ads and widespread misinformation everywhere we turn. Fortunately, candidate records and voting histories can be utilized to gain a better understanding of how candidates intend to govern if elected. In Congress, the agenda is determined by the party in power. Since January 2021 (117th Congress), Democrats ... Read more

UAW Files a Petition for Election at Ultium Cells, LLC

Detroit, MI — Today, the International Union, UAW filed a petition for election with the Cleveland office of the National Labor Relations Board on behalf of approximately 900 workers at Ultium Cells, LLC in Warren Ohio. “A majority of Ultium workers have signed cards authorizing the UAW to represent them,” says UAW President Ray Curry.  “By refusing to recognize their majority will, Ultium – which is a joint venture between General Motors and LG Energy Solution – has decided to ignore democracy and delay the recognition process.  Make no mistake:  whether it is by card check or union election, these ... Read more

UAW Commends the U.S. Department of Labor for Swift Child Labor Investigations of Nonunion Alabama Hyundai Supplier

Detroit, MI – UAW commends the U.S. Department of Labor for its swift investigation and fining of SL Alabama LLC, a supplier of parts to Hyundai and Kia.  The DOL found that the company illegally employed children as young as thirteen and was fined $30,076 to address their child labor violations. The Alabama Department of Labor also fined SL Alabama and JK USA, a temporary employment agency, $17,800 each for violating state laws that forbid underage children in manufacturing jobs. The children were hired through JK USA, a temporary employment agency which did not provide any required documentation. “This distressing ... Read more

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