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

UAW Statement Regarding NRTW Lawsuit

UAW President Bob King issued the following statement in reaction to the lawsuit filed by the National Right to Work Legal Foundation: “The lawsuit filed by the National Right to Work Legal Foundation is baseless. At the time it negotiated its Election Agreement with Volkswagen Group of America, the UAW had already established for the

NLRB wrong to allow right-wing groups to intervene in VW vote

DETROIT –The UAW released the following statement in reaction to the NLRB ruling to let outside-funded groups participate in the hearing regarding the interference of state and federal politicians in the UAW election at Volkswagen in Chattanooga: “It is an outrage that the Atlanta Region of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), deviating from the

The 2014 UAW Family Scholarship Program

Learn about the value of your union with your family in a beautiful setting The UAW Family Scholarship Program was created to provide an environment where members may bring their families to the Walter and May Reuther UAW Family Education Center in Onaway, Mich., (Black Lake), and help them gain an understanding of the values

UAW mourns the loss of William Clay Ford, Sr.

DETROIT – UAW President Bob King today issued this statement on behalf of the members and retirees of the UAW, on the passing of William Clay Ford, Sr.: “The UAW mourns the loss of Bill Ford Sr. and extends deepest sympathy to the entire Ford family. His vision and leadership helped create the unique relationship

UAW members fight for fair union organizing

On March 5, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce held a hearing on the so-called “Culture of Union Favoritism: The Return of the NLRB’s Ambush Election Rule”. The hearing focused on the proposed rule that was issued by the NLRB in early February that would require businesses to turn over employees’ email addresses

Coercive, Outside Anti-Union Campaign Contaminates VW Election

Last week’s union election at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tennessee, assembly plant – where workers fell 86 votes short of gaining union representation through the UAW – leaves a foul taste in my mouth. My reaction isn’t a matter of sour grapes, as I deeply respect the right of workers to decide if they want union representation.

IBEW Stands with UAW, Calls for New Volkswagen Vote

The United Auto Workers is asking the National Labor Relations Board to set aside the results of the certification election at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tenn. assembly plant decided after a three-day vote Feb. 14. Workers at the plant voted 712-626 against joining the UAW after a high-profile campaign that saw Tennessee politicians and private interest groups