UAW Congratulates Volkswagen and Employees on New Product Line in Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Gary Casteel, secretary-treasurer of the UAW, issued the following statement responding to Volkswagen’s announcement to add a new product line in Chattanooga: “The UAW congratulates Volkswagen employees, the company, and the citizens of Chattanooga and Tennessee on the addition of a new product line. This announcement is a major vote of confidence

UAW, GM Open 2015 Contract Talks

DETROIT — UAW President Dennis Williams, surrounded by UAW negotiating committee members and GM cars built by UAW members, officially began 2015 contract negotiations with General Motors today with a handshake with GM’s negotiating team at the UAW-GM Center for Human Resources (CHR). UAW and GM negotiating teams will conduct contract talks at the UAW-GM

UAW President Dennis Williams statement on the passage of Fast Track

Today Congress turned their backs on the American people and voted to not do their job. Instead, they surrendered their constitutional authority to the executive branch. With this terrible “Fast Track” bill, for the next six years, all free trade agreements will be voted on in Congress without meaningful debate. Clearly, this bill is designed

UAW Veterans Hold Carnival for Children of Veterans

Since 1925, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) has helped veterans and their families with short and long-term housing. From children who need foster care because their parents died in a war to veterans who have become homeless, the VFW maintains houses throughout the country to give aid to our military long after service. In

UAW Advances Works Council Discussions with Volkswagen Group of America

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The UAW today released the following statement from Gary Casteel, secretary-treasurer of the UAW and head of the union’s transnational department, regarding the progress of UAW Local 42 at Volkswagen in Chattanooga: “UAW Local 42, with advice and counsel from the International union, is advancing a German-style works council concept that we

Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams on Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Visit and Trade

Looming in the background of Prime Minister Abe’s state visit to our nation’s capital today is a trade deficit that already threatens America’s middle class economy as storm clouds gather and current discussions could accelerate, not end, America’s trade imbalance with Japan. This is a crucial time for middle class American manufacturing workers. Japan keeps