Vice President Joe Biden to visit UAW Legislative Conference

WASHINGTON – Vice President Joe Biden will address the 2014 UAW National Community Action Program (CAP) Conference at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel at 2660 Woodley Road, N.W., in the nation’s Capital. Nearly 1,500 UAW activists are attending the union’s annual legislative conference. Over the course of the four-day

UAW political activists to gather in Washington

WASHINGTON – Nearly 1,500 active and retired UAW members and guests will gather here from Feb. 2-5 for the union’s National Community Action Program (CAP) Legislative Conference. The conference will take place at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel at 2660 Woodley Road, N.W., in Washington. UAW delegates from across the United States, Canada and Puerto

A Celebration in Detroit of Nelson Mandela’s life

Music Hall presents ‘Madiba: A Celebration of Life’ Sun. Dec. 15 Celebrate the life of recently passed, world-reknowned freedom fighter Nelson Mandela Sun. Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. at Music Hall in Detroit, a city Mandela visited shortly after his release from prison. The event will include song, dance, spoken word performances and other activities.

NYU graduate employees win back union with 98% majority

Neutrality agreement paves the way for UAW representation after 8-year struggle NEW YORK — A majority of voting graduate employees at New York University chose to unionize in an historic election held on Dec. 10 and 11 that was certified by the American Arbitration Association late today. With a resounding 98 percent voting for representation

UAW statement on passing of Nelson Mandela

DETROIT – The UAW released the following statement today on the passing of Nelson Mandela: “The UAW deeply mourns the loss of Nelson Mandela, one of the most influential civil rights and social justice leaders of our time. Nelson Mandela demonstrated how commitment to core principles and social justice can change the world. His actions

Ohio casino workers join UAW

The 1,100 Cincinnati workers increase union total to 4,000 in Ohio gaming industry CINCINNATI – About 1,100 workers at Ohio’s Horseshoe Casino in Cincinnati gained a union voice today through a majority recognition election. The workers will be represented by the Casino Workers Council, which includes the UAW, the United Steelworkers, Teamsters and UNITE HERE.

Kentucky workers at Faurecia join UAW

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A majority of workers at automotive supplier Faurecia Interior Systems Inc. have decided today to join the UAW in a majority recognition election held at the plant. The facility, which opened in late 2011, produces automotive interiors for vehicles manufactured at Ford Motor Co.’s Louisville Assembly Plant and the General Motors Co.

Statement from UAW President Bob King on government shutdown

“Today is a sad day for working Americans and our democracy. Tea Party Republicans continued their extremist ways and shutdown the federal government in an attempt to implement their far, right-wing agenda. Congressional Republicans’ insistence on denying health care coverage to millions of Americans by undermining the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is immoral as well

UAW releases 2014 union-built vehicles list

Quality, variety and fuel efficiency – not to mention keeping good jobs in America – are the highlights of the UAW’s 2014 Union-Built Vehicles List, which was released today. The new editions to the list include Ford Motor Co.’s Fusion sedan, made for the first time at the Flat Rock (Mich.) Assembly Plant as a