Statement of UAW President Ray Curry on Veterans Day

Today is Veterans Day – a day of remembrance, reflection, and honor for those who have given much to serve our nation. As you celebrate this day with your family and communities, I encourage you to watch two videos which describe the special connection between UAW members and our nation’s veterans.  The first video tells

Statement From UAW President Ray Curry on Midterm Election Results

UAW congratulates the many UAW-endorsed candidates who won their elections on Tuesday.  We thank our active and retired member volunteers who did the hard work to ensure that UAW members voted at the polls or returned their ballots.  With new legislatures soon in place, we will continue advocating for our active and retired members and

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 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

Celebrate the collective energy of working men and women

UAW Family, As we celebrate the important contributions of union workers this Labor Day, I am reflecting on the vitality displayed by our members and the energy of the labor movement this past year. I am reminded of how the unified voice of labor continues to make powerful differences in our communities. It is a

UAW Statement on NLRB Decision Regarding Tesla

In a major decision issued on August 29, the National Labor Relations Board found Tesla to have violated the law by restricting employees’ right to wear union t-shirts at work.  The decision orders Tesla to cease and desist from maintaining and enforcing a work attire policy that prohibits employees from wearing black union shirts, to rescind

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