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

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

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

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