NNPA BLACKPRESS – OP-ED: To Labor Day and Labor Days Ahead

    BY UAW PRESIDENT RAY CURRY In 1882,a union man, Peter J. McGuire, founder of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and an early supporter of the creation of the American Federation of Labor, suggested setting aside a day for a “general holiday for the laboring classes.” Almost 130 years later, Labor Day continues

UAW Region 1 Elected Delegates Pick James Harris As Regional Director

Detroit – Delegates elected by Local Unions in UAW Region 1 met Thursday and elected James Harris as Regional Director. Harris hails from UAW Local 1700, Stellantis Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (SHAP). “It is a great honor to represent Region 1 members, retirees and their families,” said Harris. “Our focus will continue to be on representing

STATEMENT OF UAW PRESIDENT RAY CURRY ON THE HISTORY-MAKING ELECTION OF THE FIRST FEMALE AFL-CIO PRESIDENT LIZ SHULER & FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN AFL-CIO SECRETARY-TREASURER FRED REDMOND

  Detroit – “In Liz Shuler, the working families of the AFL-CIO have a President who understands the need to grow organized labor, focus resources on protecting America’s working families and America’s middle class, and a strong voice for free fair collective bargaining for all workers. The UAW, having championed diversity in union leadership throughout

Joint UAW Statement of UAW President Ray Curry and UAW Vice President Terry Dittes on Silao Workers Solidarity

Workers Reject a Pro-employer Protection Union Contract   The UAW congratulates workers at the GM Silao plant who withstood threats and intimidation to reject a pro-employer union contract 3,214 to 2,623.   The vote occurred after the Biden Administration sought to rerun the previous vote under new provisions of the USMCA agreement to give union workers a free,

STATEMENT BY UAW PRESIDENT RAY CURRY ON U.S. SENATE PASSAGE OF THE BI-PARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE BILL

Detroit –  “Every day UAW members, our friends, neighbors and communities confront firsthand the sad reality that the infrastructure in the United States desperately needs to be modernized. UAW members make products that are impacted by the current state of our roads, bridges, internet capacity and electrical grid reliability. With today’s passage of a bi-partisan

Honoring 56 Years of the Voting Rights Act

Today marks the 56th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act, one of the most sweeping pieces of civil rights legislation in U.S. history. This ground-breaking measure was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1965 after the courageous efforts of Civil Rights leaders who marched, fought, and bled for the

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