Category: Politics

UAW President Ray Curry Statement on the Death of Former Rep. Dale Kildee, Longtime Friend of the UAW and Working Men and Women

“In 36 years in Congress, Flint’s native son, Dale Kildee had an excellent voting record and strong voice in each of those votes for UAW members and their families. UAW members in Region 1D and throughout our nation will miss a humble public servant who quietly but doggedly fought for working men and women, children and the most vulnerable in our Nation. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Gayle, his children, grandchildren and nephew Rep. Dan Kildee as well as his extended family for his service and commitment to UAW members and his beloved Flint area constituents ... Read more

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

REP. DAN KILDEE’S AMENDMENT TO THE STABENOW MADE IN AMERICA PROVISION

“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 BY UAW PRESIDENT RAY CURRY ON U.S. SENATE PASSAGE OF THE BI-PARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE BILL

Detroit –  “Every day UAW members, our friends, neighbors and communities confront firsthand the sad reality that the infrastructure in the United States desperately needs to be modernized. UAW members make products that are impacted by the current state of our roads, bridges, internet capacity and electrical grid reliability. With today’s passage of a bi-partisan infrastructure bill, the Biden Administration and U.S. Senate came together to fix the core needs every American relies on to live, work and succeed in the future. Congress needs to pass the Stabenow Amendment that when paired with this infrastructure bill will ensure that consumer ... Read more

Michigan Legislative Update: VOTING SUPPRESSION disguised as VOTER SECURITY, Flint Water Crisis and more

Welcome to the new Michigan Legislative Update Newsletter brought to you by Michigan UAW-CAP. The Community Action Program (CAP) of the UAW is the union’s non-partisan political arm. CAP educates members, both active and retired, on political issues that affect them and their families. Learn more about UAW-CAP, here. Voting suppression disguised as voter security After historic voter turnout in the 2020 Presidential election, which saw extremely high numbers of absentee voting and first-time voters becoming registered to vote, there was much disinformation spread concerning the presence of voter fraud. Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey said, “We haven’t found ... Read more

Statement of UAW President Rory L. Gamble on House passage of The PRO Act

DETROIT – Today the U.S. The House of Representatives stood up for workers who face fear and intimidation when trying to stand up for themselves over their wages, their benefits and their health and safety in the workplace. For too long the arc of justice and fairness has been warped towered silencing workers who simply want the freedom and rights to join together and have a voice at the table with management. For far too long,  the ability of workers to come together and collectively bargain for workplace rights and better wages and benefits have been sabotaged by weak labor ... Read more

Bloomberg: Biggest Electric Bus Deal in U.S. Approved in Maryland

A school system outside Washington is poised to become the nation’s biggest operator of electric school buses. The Board of Education in Maryland’s Montgomery County voted unanimously on Tuesday evening to approve a 16-year, $169 million contract to lease 326 buses, part of a plan that could result in the county replacing its entire 1,422-bus fleet over the next two decades. Read more on Bloomberg.com >>>     Photo by MarcelX42 – 2018 Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley (prototype all-electric bus) via CC BY-SA 4.0

UAW President Rory L. Gamble Elected to Michigan THAW Board of Directors

Providing heating assistance to Michigan families Detroit – UAW President Rory L. Gamble has been unanimously elected to serve on the Board of Directors of THAW, The Heat and Warmth Fund, an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, that has been helping to keep Michigan families warm through utility assistance since 1985. THAW provides assistance to vulnerable Michigan residents through 39 agency partners and a series of annual mobile processing events. Since its inception in 1985, THAW has distributed over $190 million in assistance to more than 256,000 Michigan households. Last year, THAW distributed more than $15 million in utility assistance to ... Read more

Statement of UAW President Rory L. Gamble on the Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris

Detroit – “Hand on Bible, in the seat of the world’s longest democratic republic, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris took an oath that carries the hopes and dreams of all Americans to rise from the COVID-19 challenge, our economic challenges and our national division. Today we all stand together – one nation, united in our prayers for a brighter day. Today in the workplaces, the homes and the communities of UAW members, we come together to do our part in making this a ‘more perfect union.’ Today, President Biden and his diverse administration bring a new and ... Read more