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.

UAW commends DOE action to strengthen the Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing program

DETROIT — UAW President Bob King issued the following statement today regarding the Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Program: “The UAW commends the Obama administration and U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz for taking action to strengthen the Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing (ATVM) program. The UAW has been a strong supporter of this program from

UAW shows continued growth

DETROIT – UAW membership continues to grow, according to the union’s Labor Organization Annual Report, Form LM-2, filed with the U.S. Department of Labor. The LM-2 contains the union’s membership numbers for the prior year. The UAW’s 2013 LM-2 report shows UAW membership at 391,415, up nearly 9,000 members from numbers reported last year. Job

UAW panel to testify in DOL hearings on proposed standard for crystalline silica

A UAW panel will testify Wednesday at the U.S. Department of Labor in strong support of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) proposed standard to protect workers from silica exposure. The panel will include workers from facilities where occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica occurs daily. UAW members are exposed to silica in foundries,

Common performs in support of Nissan workers

Grammy award-winning singer and actor Common performed before a sold-out audience at Jackson State University March 21 in support of Mississippi Nissan workers as they expand their effort to organize a union at the Nissan plant in Canton. Other guests at the event included actor and activist Danny Glover, local performance artists, Mississippi Alliance for