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John Deere UAW Members Reach a Tentative Agreement with Significant Gains; Member Meetings and Ratification Vote to Follow

UAW President Ray Curry announced today that the elected national bargaining team at John Deere has reached a tentative agreement. “Our UAW John Deere national bargaining team worked tirelessly to create substantial gains for members,” said Ray Curry, UAW International President. “We want to thank the UAW bargaining team and their families who sacrificed time apart on behalf of UAW members.” Chuck Browning, UAW Vice President and director of the Agricultural Implement Department said the agreement contains significant economic gains and continues to provide the highest quality healthcare benefits in the industry. “Substantial hard fought gains and protections were achieved ... Read more

John Deere UAW Members Extend Contract

The UAW and John Deere have agreed to extend the current collective bargaining agreement 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.

UAW Calls on Congress to Pass Infrastructure and Build Back Better with Kildee/Stabenow Provision

“It’s Time to Focus on Jobs and Our Future, Not Discord ….. Act Now ! “ Detroit – The United Auto Workers today announced a broad campaign to have Congress move forward on passing the Build Back Better and bi-partisan Infrastructure bills and Kildee/Stabenow Provision to protect good paying American jobs. “It’s about jobs — period,” said Ray Curry, President of the UAW with almost 1 million active and retired members. “It is time for Congress to come together and create jobs now and in the future. Not passing both pieces of legislation could stifle economic growth and our middle-class economy ... Read more

Statements on Ford Investments in Tennessee and Kentucky Creating About 11,000 Combined Jobs

“Today’s announcement will produce about 11,000 combined quality jobs. The UAW looks forward to continuing our long-time partnership with Ford as consumers transition to make Electric Vehicles in the right way. The UAW has always taken a lead in manufacturing innovation with our employer partners. We look forward to reaching out and helping develop this new workforce to build these world class vehicles and battery components.” Ray Curry, UAW International President “We commend Ford for investing in the U.S., resulting in the creation of thousands of good middle-class jobs. The UAW is eager to work with Ford to continue to ... Read more

Ford Announces $250 Million Investment in EVs, Creating 450 UAW Jobs

Today, Ford announced a $250 million investment in three Michigan plants, which will create 450 new UAW jobs. Ford says the investment will help increase production and meet consumer demand for the new F-150 Lightning. “Today’s announcement is a great example of the right way to navigate the transition to tomorrow’s vehicles by ensuring good-paying jobs of the future. Investing in building vehicles right here, in the United States, with the hard-working men and women of the UAW investments like this can pave the way to a future that protects our families, our communities and our middle class,” said UAW ... Read more

Detroit News – Labor Voices: Challenges of the future offer opportunities for unions

President Ray Curry By Ray Curry At the beginning of this month we observed Labor Day — a day to recognize the American labor movement and the contributions of laborers to the development and growth of our country. It’s a great way to say “thank you.” We celebrate the work that millions of United Auto Workers and Americans contribute to our lives each and every day, in places like factories, offices, hospitals, stores, government services and educational institutions throughout our great nation. Now is the time to take that celebration of our organized and working Americans and honor them by supporting ... Read more


“For too long U.S. tax credits meant to create good-paying American jobs have subsidized products not made in the United States or at substandard wages,” said UAW President Ray Curry. “This Amendment continues the work of Sen. Stabenow’s effort to make sure those are good-paying jobs right here at home. Dan Kildee stood up for generations of American workers. I commend him, Chairman Neal, and all members of the Ways and Means Committee who support this important provision.” CLICK HERE FOR FULL STATEMENT

Statement From UAW President Ray Curry on Rep. Dan Kildee’s Amendment to the Stabenow Made in America Provision

U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint) is leading the charge in the U.S. House to make sure that future jobs will be protected for decades to come. Kildee had a House Amendment to Build Back Better that tie key consumer rebates for electric vehicles (EV’s) are only applied to good paying, union auto jobs made domestically. Senator Stabenow championed a similar provision passed by the Senate Finance Committee earlier this year. The Kildee/Stabenow Made in America Provision would continue a $7,500 consumer credit for EVs but add for the next five years a $4,500 bonus for autos assembled in the United ... Read more

Statement of UAW President Ray Curry on Federal Vaccination Announcements

“The UAW has and continues to strongly encourage all members and their families to be vaccinated unless there is specific health or religious concerns. We know that this is the best way to protect our members, coworkers and their families. We are reviewing the details of yesterday’s announcements and the impact on our members and our over 700 employer contracts. In the meantime, we continue our member commitment to practice safety in every one of our worksites by following protocols including masks, sanitizing and reporting any exposure or symptoms of the virus. At the UAW we all understand that fighting ... Read more


Detroit – Workers at ZF International Marysville went on strike for recognition Thursday morning, after the company reneged on a neutrality agreement to recognize a majority sign up for their union. The location had employed Stellantis LLC workers at the ZF International Plant in Marysville. ZF Marysville workers have clearly indicated they expect to join the UAW as current UAW Stellantis members move to other Stellantis locations. A majority of the ZF workers have signed up to join the union, but ZF did not accept voluntary recognition. “It is unconscionable that the company would choose to put workers through delay ... Read more