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

UAW Members Overwhelmingly Ratify Contract with MGM National Harbor

Detroit, MI – UAW members who work at MGM National Harbor (Maryland) overwhelmingly ratified their first agreement on Saturday.  92.4% voted to approve a contract that includes back pay lump sums, base wage increases, game knowledge wage increases, significant reductions in employee-paid healthcare premiums as well as other protections.  The contract will cover approximately 1000

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