UAW member from Caterpillar testifies before Congress about the need to improve OSHA’s whistleblower protection for workers

UAW Safety Committeeman Ross Baize of Caterpillar in Peoria, Ill., testified April 29 before the Congressional Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety. He told a moving story about how OSHA’s whistleblowing protections for workers need to be strengthened to help workers speak out about dangerous

UAW Members Endorse Mark Schauer for Michigan Governor

FLINT, Mich. – UAW members will meet with Michigan gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer to announce that the fierce advocate for the middle class and for Michigan’s auto recovery, is the UAW’s choice for Michigan’s next governor. “Our members and their families are proud to stand with Mark Schauer because he supported loans to help the

UAW observes Workers Memorial Day with zero fatalities

DETROIT – While mourning for so many workers who died in the U.S. last year, the UAW is thankful that none of its members died on the job in 2013.  Each year, the UAW, along with the rest of the labor movement, observes Workers’ Memorial Day on April 28 to honor those workers who have

UAW withdraws Volkswagen election objections

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The UAW announced today it is withdrawing objections filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) regarding February’s vote at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, effectively terminating the NLRB review process. UAW President Bob King said the decision was made in the best interests of Volkswagen employees, the automaker, and economic development

More than 2,100 UConn graduate employees win union recognition

Graduate employees commend administration behavior as state labor board confirms majority support HARTFORD, Conn. — University of Connecticut (UConn) graduate student employees won union recognition today after the State Board of Labor Relations (SBLR) verified that a super majority of the workers signed cards authorizing the Graduate Employee Union/United Auto Workers (GEU-UAW) to represent them

UAW applauds Obama action to strengthen apprenticeship and job training programs

DETROIT – The UAW applauds President Obama and Vice President Biden for taking important steps today to strengthen apprenticeship and job training programs. The Obama administration once again demonstrated its commitment to domestic manufacturing and strengthening the middle class. The UAW has long been a leader in worker education, providing college-credit-granting courses to our members

UAW commends Obama action to close wage gap

DETROIT —The UAW commends President Obama for taking action to close the wage gap for women. Today is Equal Pay Day and it is remarkable that in 2014, women still only earn 77 cents on every dollar compared to men. By signing this executive order, President Obama is standing up for American women, banning retaliation

UAW Statement on Senate Passage of EUC Extension

DETROIT — The UAW commends the Senate for reaching a bipartisan agreement and passing legislation to extend Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits.  As our economy continues to recover, the EUC program provides critical support to job seekers and their families.  It is now Speaker Boehner’s turn to take action immediately in the House of Representatives.