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Region 1D Delegates Elect Steve Dawes Regional Director

Flint Truck and AC Spark Plug Veteran to Lead UAW in 73 MI Counties FLINT – Michigan Delegates from UAW locals in 73 counties met in Flint today to select a successor to long-time Regional Director Gerald Kariem, who became a UAW Vice President in January. Delegates selected Steve Dawes, a veteran spot welder from the Flint Assembly Plant with a long history of service to the union. Dawes has been an Assistant Director since 2010 and helped steer the merger between Regions 1C and 1D in 2014. “Brother Dawes brings to the table vast experience in contract negotiations and ... Read more

Statement of UAW President Rory Gamble on U.S. House Passage of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act (H.R. 2474)

“Today is a good day for all working people. The Democratically controlled House of Representatives passed the PRO Act, legislation that goes a long way towards rebuilding our  middle class by increasing penalties against employers who violate workers’ rights to organize, protecting the right to strike, prohibiting captive audience meetings, and helping workers who choose to form a union to secure a first contract. It is legislation like the PRO ACT that will create an economy that works for all Americans instead of one that puts the interests of the 1% and multinational corporations above everyone else. We must not ... Read more

UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada Director of the FCA Department Issues Profit Sharing Statement

“Through collective bargaining UAW members were able to bargain profit-sharing to adequately reflect their role in FCA US’ profitability. UAW FCA members make some of the best-selling quality products in America. Today’s eligible profit sharing amount of $7,280 per member, reflects that hard work, dedication and product success.”

2020 UAW Legislative Conference ends with an eye toward November

Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the keynote speaker on the final day of the 2020 UAW Community Action Program (CAP) Conference, quoted Walter Reuther as saying, “We can make America the image of what it really stands for.” UAW members must help make that a reality in the 2020 elections, Pelosi added. “Are you ready to make a decision to win?” she asked the delegates, who responded strongly in the affirmative. The Speaker laid out the measures House Democrats have passed – or intend to soon pass — to make Reuther’s vision a reality, including ... Read more

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell Applauds the Work and Fortitude of UAW Women

The last day of the UAW Community Action Program Conference kicked off with a 7 a.m. Women’s Breakfast that drew about 500 UAW members to hear from Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada and UAW Region 9A Director Beverley Brakeman. CAP Delegate’s Shirt The morning started with brief words from UAW Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry, who welcomed the group on behalf of UAW President Rory Gamble. He expressed appreciation to UAW women for their work and leadership. The breakfast focused on the power of women in the union, the challenges they face,  and the importance of women and men ... Read more

Statement by UAW Vice President Terry Dittes Director of the UAW GM Department on GM Profit Sharing

“UAW General Motors workers throughout the strike last Fall said to the American public that they build quality vehicles that make excellent profits. Much was made about the cost of the strike, but consider the fact that even with a 40-day strike, General Motors North American made a significant profit.” “Through profit sharing on average UAW GM members will make $8,000 in profit sharing all through the collective bargaining process.”

UAW Members take their message to Capitol Hill

On Tuesday, more than 1,000 UAW members from around the country, including Puerto Rico, spent the day on Capitol Hill meeting with their members of Congress. The members are attending a four-day UAW Community Action Program conference which focuses on the 2020 elections, international trade, job creation and other issues of importance to working families.

Time for a check-up … How is labor faring under this administration and Congress?

As we head full swing into the 2020 Presidential Election year, let’s take a hard look at how the men and women of the United States labor force have fared under this administration. Social Security in danger of cuts: Federal worker pensions have been targeted to offset deficit-inflating tax cuts for the wealthiest of Americans. Social Security benefit rules are changing to encourage workers to retire later, meaning an aging workforce with increased medical needs. Many employers are increasing retiree costs for health care or phasing out coverage altogether. Medicare isn’t available until age 65 and doesn’t cover all medical ... Read more

Statement From UAW Vice President Gerald Kariem Director of the UAW Ford Department

“UAW Ford members negotiate profit-sharing in their contracts so that they can share in the success of the company and its profits. Today’s announcement is a testament to UAW Ford members’ hard work and the great products that they make.”

Tell Congress: Support the PRO Act – H.R. 2474

Right now, Congress has a critical opportunity to strengthen workers’ rights supported by the UAW. The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, H.R. 2474, which would give millions of America’s workers additional protections to organize and negotiate for better pay and benefits, and a voice on the job. The U.S. House of Representatives will vote next week on this crucial piece of legislation. But greedy CEOs will do everything they can to oppose working people standing together. Can you make a call right now to tell your representative to pass the PRO Act? It’s no secret that the right ... Read more