UAW statement on nomination of Michael Froman as U.S. Trade Representative

DETROIT — The UAW released this statement today in support of President Obama’s nomination of Michael Froman as U.S. Trade Representative: “We support President Obama’s nomination of Michael Froman as U.S. Trade Representative to replace Ron Kirk, who stepped down in February after serving in the post throughout the president’s first term. “As a seasoned

Master Lock workers to demonstrate at shareholder meeting

Workers want to know why company refuses to agree to fair contract MILWAUKEE — UAW Local 469 members will travel to Wheeling, Ill., today where Master Lock’s parent company, Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. (FBHS), will hold its annual shareholder meeting at 3:30 p.m. at the Westin Chicago North Shore, 601 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Master Lock workers in Milwaukee plan informational picket

Financially stable company refuses to agree to fair contract MILWAUKEE — UAW Local 469 members at Master Lock will hold an informational picket near the company’s plant here April 19 at the corner of 32nd and Center streets to encourage management to negotiate a fair contract that rewards their hard work and provides a fair

UAW statement on immigration legislation

The UAW commends the bipartisan Gang of 8 for introducing sensible legislation to reform our broken immigration laws. It commends President Obama for his leadership on the issue and for making it a top priority for his administration. While we do not agree with every provision in the bill, it does take important steps forward.

UAW members head to Washington for immigration rally

DETROIT – Thousands of UAW members from states across the country are heading to Washington today for a Wednesday rally on the West Lawn of the Capitol on the seventh anniversary of the largest mobilization for immigrant rights in recent history. This year’s rally is expected to draw tens of thousands of activists to urge

UAW statement on proposed tier 3 standards

DETROIT – The UAW commends the Obama administration for proposing new fuel and tailpipe emission standards that will help ensure the U.S. auto industry remains the most advanced and competitive in the world. When combined with the already finalized CAFE standards, the American people can see the commitment of this administration to ensure we continue

UAW membership increases

DETROIT –The UAW filed its Labor Organization Annual Report, Form LM-2, with the U.S. Department of Labor today. The LM-2 contains the union’s membership numbers for the prior year. The UAW’s 2012 LM-2 report shows UAW membership continued to grow, increasing from 380,716 in 2011 to 382,513 in 2012.  The growth in UAW membership continues

UAW statement on the House Ryan Budget

DETROIT – The UAW released this statement today regarding the vote in the House on the Ryan Budget: “Today House Republicans passed another misguided, draconian budget on a party-line vote. Their plan is even more extreme than the fiscal blueprint on which Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan ran in the fall. The federal budget is

UAW statement on Japan’s entry into the TPP

DETROIT – “The UAW strongly opposes Japan’s entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) because their inclusion would undermine our nation’s ongoing economic recovery. Japan’s inclusion in the TPP would cost the loss of tens of thousands of automotive manufacturing jobs in the United States because of long-standing closed markets. Although Japan’s trading partners have worked