Category: Politics

UAW President Ray Curry on President Joe Biden Signing Landmark Infrastructure Bill Into Law

“Standing with President Biden today, I was so proud to represent our entire UAW family at this historic event. UAW members could not be more proud of the bi-partisan infrastructure bill that was signed into law. This enormous accomplishment will address so many of the critical needs that every American relies on to live, work and succeed in our nation. This has been a long time coming. For UAW members, this legislation delivers reliability and job opportunities by improving the current state of our roads, bridges, water, electric vehicle infrastructure, internet capacity and electrical grid capacity. This long needed funding ... Read more

Statement by UAW President Ray Curry on Passage By the U.S. House of the Bi-partisan Infrastructure Bill

“With today’s passage of a bi-partisan infrastructure bill, President Biden, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats have fixed many of the core needs that every American relies on to live, work and succeed in the future For UAW members this legislation brings reliability and job opportunities by improving the current state of our roads, bridges, water, electric vehicle infrastructure, internet capacity and electrical grid reliability. We were also encouraged by passage of the procedural rules for the Build Back Better Act (BBBA). We now look forward to swift passage by the U.S. House of the BBBA along with the Kildee/Stabenow Provision ... Read more


Detroit – Today the White House announced a framework for legislation that will transform our economy for UAW members and working families through key investments to rebuild our infrastructure, strengthen our communities, and create good paying union jobs.  President Biden, Speaker Pelosi, and Senate Majority Leader Schumer have worked hard to advance meaningful real-life enhancements to the American people. We need congress to pass the Infrastructure bill and Build Back Better Act so President Biden can sign them into law. For UAW members in the auto sector, the Stabenow-Kildee provision in the Build Back Better Act will create and preserve ... Read more

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


“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


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 >>>     Photo by MarcelX42 – 2018 Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley (prototype all-electric bus) via CC BY-SA 4.0