WPI Graduate Student Workers Win Their Union

Strong majority of Worcester Polytechnic Institutes’ Graduate Student Workers vote to unionize, adding momentum to the movement of academic organizing across the country. WORCESTER, MA – According to votes counted last night by the National Labor Relations Board, a majority of Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s more than 550 Graduate Workers have voted to form their union,

Student Workers at Washington State University Successfully Form a Union

On Nov. 1, the choice to form a union by a strong majority of 1,500 graduate and undergraduate Teaching and Research Assistants, as well as Tutors and Graders and others (collectively known as Academic Student Employees or ASEs) was confirmed by the Washington State Public Employment Relations Commission. Final certification is expected next week. Their

UAW Mourns the Passing of Former Region 9A Director Phil Wheeler

“The entire UAW family today expresses great sadness at the passing of Phil Wheeler,” says UAW President Ray Curry. “Phil was a tough leader who never shied away from taking on companies. Under his tough exterior was a man who loved the labor movement, UAW members and fighting for social justice.” Phil became a UAW member in

UAW President Ray Curry Statement on the Election of President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil

Detroit, MI — The UAW congratulates fellow autoworker, honorary UAW member, and long-time friend, President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, better known as Lula, for his globally crucial victory in Sunday’s presidential election against right-wing incumbent Jair Bolsonaro. Lula’s return to the presidency comes at a moment of acute political and social tensions in Brazil,

UAW Files a Petition for Election at Ultium Cells, LLC

Detroit, MI — Today, the International Union, UAW filed a petition for election with the Cleveland office of the National Labor Relations Board on behalf of approximately 900 workers at Ultium Cells, LLC in Warren Ohio. “A majority of Ultium workers have signed cards authorizing the UAW to represent them,” says UAW President Ray Curry. 

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UAW Statement on University of California Academic Workers Taking Their Strike Vote

Forty-eight thousand academic workers in four UAW bargaining units at the University of California system, including 17,000 student researchers who are fighting for their first contract, are in contract negotiations. Very shortly, they all will take strike authorization votes. “Our members in the University of California system organized their union to win job protections, stop

UAW Mourns the Passing of Former Region 1 Director Ken Terry

The UAW International Executive Board is saddened by the passing today of our brother and former UAW Region 1 Director Ken Terry. “Today we lost a champion of worker rights,” says UAW President Ray Curry.  “Ken Terry was an activist, organizer, leader and fighter for UAW’s active and retired members.  He was kind, thoughtful and

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