Category: Statements

Statement of the COVID-19 Joint Task Regarding Voluntary Vaccination Status Disclosure; Task Force Continues to Strongly Recommend Vaccinations, Boosters

Detroit – At a meeting Monday evening, the COVID-19 Joint Task Force, comprised of the UAW, Ford, General Motors and Stellantis, has aligned on a policy of voluntary and confidential disclosure of vaccination status for UAW members. Each company will provide additional communication to employees on how, where and when to report their vaccination status. In addition to encouraging members to disclose their vaccination status, the Task Force continues to urge all members, coworkers, and their families to get vaccinated and get booster vaccinations against COVID-19, while understanding that there are personal reasons that may prevent some members from being vaccinated, ... Read more

UAW Statement on Company’s Last, Best and Final Offer

Strike continues through ratification vote Detroit — John Deere and Company has made a last, best and final offer to the UAW negotiating team that includes modest modifications to the last tentative agreement presented for ratification on November 2nd. As a result, the UAW will present the Company’s offer for ratification and, as has been the case throughout the bargaining process, will  support the outcome as determined by our members. The strike continues and voting information will be provided by the Local Union.

STATEMENT OF UAW PRESIDENT RAY CURRY ON THE 108 MEMBERS OF THE U.S. HOUSE WHO ADVOCATE FOR PASSAGE OF THE KILDEE STABENOW PROVISION IN THE BUILD BACK BETTER INFRASTRUCTURE ACT

“The House Labor Caucus understands that we need jobs of the future to be as good or better than the union jobs they replace. By endorsing the Kildee-Stabenow Provision in the Build Back Better Infrastructure Act, the House members who signed this letter are standing up for UAW members and America’s middle class by helping to ensure that our investment through tax credits in electric vehicles lead to good paying union jobs in the United States. If we invest in future jobs, we need them to be good paying union jobs right here in America.”   CLICK HERE to Download/View  ... Read more

Statement from UAW President Ray Curry on Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Reinstatement of Prevailing Wage

Detroit – “Governor Whitmer today stood up for working men and women in Michigan and our middle class by reinstating the prevailing wage and restoring dignity and respect to the hard work done by Michigan workers including UAW members. This action restores a fair process, a fair wage for thousands of infrastructure projects in Michigan and will certainly protect good paying union jobs. Governor Whitmer’s actions today show that she not only is committed to fixing Michigan’s roads and infrastructure, but she is committed to making sure that Michigan’s middle class expands, and Michigan’s economy expands as Congress passes long needed ... 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

UAW PRESIDENT RAY CURRY STATEMENT ON THE ARREST OF YANG KYEUNG SOO, PRESIDENT OF THE KOREAN CONFEDERATION OF TRADE UNIONS FOR EXERCISING FREE SPEECH.

Korean Confederation of Trade Unions president Yang Kyeung-soo waves to supporters while police transfer him to a detention center. (KCTU / Labor and the World) Detroit – UAW President Ray Curry Wednesday, condemned the arrest of Yang Kyeung Soo, President of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) for exercising his free speech rights in South Korea.  President Yang was arrested on the morning of September 2 after police squadrons in riot gear surrounded KCTU headquarters and entered forcibly.  The South Korean authorities have charged Brother Yang with: –          obstruction of general traffic through demonstration, –  ... Read more

STATEMENT OF UAW PRESIDENT RAY CURRY ON THE HISTORY-MAKING ELECTION OF THE FIRST FEMALE AFL-CIO PRESIDENT LIZ SHULER & FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN AFL-CIO SECRETARY-TREASURER FRED REDMOND

  Detroit – “In Liz Shuler, the working families of the AFL-CIO have a President who understands the need to grow organized labor, focus resources on protecting America’s working families and America’s middle class, and a strong voice for free fair collective bargaining for all workers. The UAW, having championed diversity in union leadership throughout its history, is especially proud of the historic election of President Shuler breaking the glass ceiling by becoming the first female AFL-CIO President and also the First African American AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer in Fred Redmond, international Vice President of the United Steelworkers (USW). We know that ... Read more

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

STATEMENT OF THE COVID-19 JOINT TASK FORCE REGARDING REINSTATING MASK MANDATE

Detroit - The COVID-19 Joint Task Force, comprised of the UAW, Ford, General Motors and Stellantis, has determined that personnel will be required to wear masks at all plants, offices and warehouses, regardless of vaccination status, beginning Aug. 4. This is in response to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recent change in COVID-19 workplace standards related to the Delta variant. The Task Force met and, after reviewing the recently changed CDC guidelines and community COVID-19 trends, decided it is best for worker safety to resume wearing masks in all worksites. While we know that masks can be uncomfortable, ... Read more

Statement on Further Changes to Covid-19 Protocols after Meeting of the Covid-19 Task Force

Detroit – After reviewing new data from health and medical experts as well as changes to state policies, the COVID-19 Joint Task Force, comprised of the UAW, Ford, General Motors and Stellantis, has decided to remove the mask mandate for those in the United States who have been fully vaccinated beginning July 12. The UAW, Ford, General Motors and Stellantis will also continue to comply with all state, county, and city regulations where we operate facilities. The COVID-19 Task Force met Monday, June 28 and reviewed the reports of medical experts, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and Occupational Safety and Health ... Read more