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STATEMENT FROM UAW PRESIDENT RAY CURRY AND REGION 9 DIRECTOR JEFF BINZ ON BUFFALO SUPERMARKET SHOOTING

Our union grieves for the senseless and cruel loss of life suffered in Buffalo, New York, yesterday. Ten families are forever changed because of hate, and our nation will bear another scar. Our members are a vital part of the Buffalo community, and we mourn with them and pray for healing.

Update on 2022 IEB Elections

The UAW remains committed to the process laid out in the Consent Decree that our union entered into in 2020. Prior to the Consent Decree, our union had started implementing ethical and financial reforms, and the pace of change has not abated as we must restore full confidence in our union. We are ready to move forward with the International Executive Board elections as outlined in the Monitor’s official rule The Monitor’s Notice of 2022 UAW Election can be found here.  

UAW Remembers Walter Reuther 52 years After His Passing

Fifty-two years ago on May 9, our union and the world lost a great leader – Walter Reuther.  Walter, his wife May, architect Oskar Stonorov, bodyguard William Wolfman, and pilots George Evans and Joseph Karrafa perished in a plane crash in Pellston, Michigan. In our union, Reuther is a larger than life figure who inspires us to this day.  In life, he challenged members and leaders to join together in solidarity to fight for a better world.  He was innovative at the bargaining table, always thinking about how to create real economic security and equity for members.  He was in ... Read more

UAW Endorses Gretchen Whitmer for Reelection as Governor of Michigan – Lt. Gov. Gilchrest, A.G. Nessel and S.O.S. Benson also Get Nod

Detroit – The UAW International Union announced its endorsement of Gretchen Whitmer as Governor of Michigan citing her strong commitment to working families, the Michigan manufacturing economy and UAW members. “Despite challenges like the pandemic, Gretchen Whitmer has brought new auto jobs, kept Michiganders safe, fixed roads and made the largest K-12 school investment in the state’s history,” said Ray Curry, President of the UAW. The union also endorsed Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist, Attorney General Dana Nessel and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. “This is a strong unified ticket for working families,” Curry noted. “Under the Whitmer administration, each of ... Read more

UAW Joins Coalition to Put $15 Minimum Wage on Michigan Ballot this November

Detroit — Today the UAW announces that it has joined a coalition of organizations working with One Fair Wage to put a ballot question on the Michigan ballot this November that will raise the overall minimum wage in Michigan to $15 an hour and end all subminimum wages for tipped workers, workers with disabilities and youth. “This is an important change that will improve the lives of over one million working families in Michigan,” said UAW President Ray Curry. “It is long overdue and will mean that these workers are paid a fair wage to support their families which in turn ... Read more

UAW Members at CNHi Strike for Improved Standard of Living, Retirement Benefits and a Better Work Environment

Racine, WI, Burlington, IA – UAW CNHi members struck at noon, May 2, after the company failed to present an agreement that met member demands and needs. “Our members at CNHi strike for the ability to earn a decent living, retire with dignity and establish fair work rules,” said Chuck Browning, Vice President and director of the UAW’s Agricultural Implement Department. “We stay committed to bargaining until our members goals are achieved.” UAW President Ray Curry said the almost one million UAW retirees and active members stand in solidarity with the striking workers at CNHi. “All UAW members are united ... Read more

UAW Bargainers Set Strike Deadline for 12 PM (Central Time) at CNHi

Racine, WI, Burlington, IA – After agreeing to extend the current collective bargaining agreement hour by hour on May 1, UAW CNHi bargainers have set a strike deadline of noon (Central Time), May 2.  Just over 1,000 UAW members are represented under the contract

UAW CNHi BARGAINERS EXTEND CONTRACT BARGAINING CONTINUES

Racine, WI, Burlington, Iowa – The UAW and CNHi have agreed to extend the current collective bargaining agreement hour by hour as the parties continue to make progress towards reaching a tentative agreement. Any updates or changes to the status of the negotiations will be communicated through our local unions. Just over 1,000 UAW members are represented under the contract.

UAW NAMES SANDRA ENGLE CHIEF CONTACT FOR MEDIA

Detroit – UAW President Ray Curry announced today that Sandra Engle, the head of Strategic Campaigns and the UAW Public Relations Department will become the spokesperson for the union of over one million members and retirees beginning May 1. “Sandra Engle brings a wealth of experience in public relations, government affairs, organizing, education and a legal background having started her career as a public defender. She has hit the ground running and is focused on integrating all of our messaging throughout the country.” Brian Rothenberg has resigned from the UAW effective May 1 to take a position in Columbus, Ohio, ... Read more

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