Category: Statements

Workers Memorial Day Statement from UAW President Ray Curry

April 28th, Workers Memorial Day, is a day of remembrance honoring all those who lost their lives, were seriously injured, or were sickened by their work. But it is also a day to recommit ourselves to the promise that every worker has a fundamental right to a safe job. Fulfilling this promise requires that we recommit to the fight for a workplace free of hazards.  April 28, 2022, marks 52 years since Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 into law. The OSH Act was passed because of the relentless efforts of the labor movement. When OSHA ... Read more

Statement of UAW President Ray Curry on the Confirmation of United States Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson

Detroit – “With today’s confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the United States Supreme Court gains a new justice who knows firsthand the challenges and hopes of working families across America as well as how the justice system impacts their lives. Judge Jackson played a key role in the U.S. Sentencing Commission on criminal justice reform and showed a keen understanding of the implications of the law on everyday lives through her work as a public defender – many of whom are UAW members. As Justice Jackson takes her seat in the nation’s highest Court, she will bring the experiences ... Read more

Statement of UAW Ford Vice President Chuck Browning on Ford Blue and Ford Model E Divisions

Detroit – “Our UAW Ford members are proud to be ingrained in the legacy of Ford Motor Company and look forward to successfully embracing the exciting new challenges that the transition to electric vehicles will provide. As has always been the case, the best interests of our members remain at the forefront of discussions with Ford in order to assure job security and shared prosperity as Ford emerges as a leader in the manufacturing of electric vehicles.”

Statement of UAW President Ray Curry on Ford’s Announcement of Separate Ford Blue and Ford Model E Divisions

Detroit – “UAW Ford members are proud of the work they do each and every day and none of that changes under this newly announced structure. The UAW will play a key role in helping Ford assert its leadership while maintaining good paying union jobs in those businesses. We embrace the challenge of new technology as an opportunity while we maintain our strong commitment to union jobs under the current and any future Ford collective bargaining agreements.”

Statement by UAW President Ray Curry on President Biden’s State of the Union Address

Detroit – “Under President Biden’s leadership, we have seen unprecedented job growth and rising wages. The President has directly confronted the coronavirus pandemic that has taken lives of almost nine hundred and fifty thousand of our fellow citizens. Through his leadership, we are now better protected, and the number of infections is declining. Of course, challenges remain and there is more work to do. Congress must act on the President’s priorities. For starters, the Senate should pass the PRO Act and Confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to the highest court in the land. Together with the Biden Administration, we are working ... Read more

Statement From UAW President Ray Curry on USPS Next Generation Delivery Vehicles

Detroit — In response to the United States Postal Service’s decision, Wednesday, to finalize the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle contract with Oshkosh Defense amid widespread concern over the contract’s environmental and community impact, including potential infractions of national environmental standards, UAW President Ray Curry issued the following statement: “Modernizing the Postal Service fleet must both deliver significant investments in green, electric vehicles and create good, union jobs. USPS’s unilateral decision Wednesday to formalize its NGDV production without addressing serious concerns raised by the UAW, environmental advocates, the EPA and the White House is a troubling move that fails to live up to ... Read more

Statement by UAW President Ray Curry on President Biden’s Nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court

Detroit – “Today’s historic nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court gives Americans a jurist with broad experience across the legal profession who has a strong understanding of the everyday lives of working families. Judge Jackson played a key role in the U.S. Sentencing Commission on criminal justice reform and showed a keen understanding of the implications of the law on everyday lives. She has been a private Attorney and a public defender and is recognized as one of the bright legal minds of our generation. It matters a great deal who serves on the ... Read more

We Can Build It!

SATURDAY: Oshkosh Defense Workers, Elected Leaders to Rally Demanding Good Union Jobs for Wisconsin Families Oshkosh Defense slashed hometown jobs in half since 2012 Workers urge company to build USPS vehicles in Wisconsin, create 1,000 local jobs OSHKOSH, WI — Joined by community members and elected leaders outraged by the loss of local jobs, Oshkosh Defense workers with the United Automobile Workers (UAW) Local 578 will rally Saturday at the corporation’s massive headquarters calling for a major investment in good union jobs for Fox Valley families. Standing side-by-side with Wisconsin leaders including Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes, Assemblymember Gordon Hintz, and ... Read more

Statement of UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada Director of the UAW Stellantis Department on 2021 Profit Sharing Announcement

Detroit – During the 2019 Collective Bargaining with Stellantis, the UAW bargaining team fought hard for an enhanced profit sharing formula that more fairly distributed profit earnings based on the company’s unique structure. Today’s announcement that eligible UAW Stellantis members will receive an eligible profit sharing amount of $14,670 is a reflection of the hard work and dedication UAW members bring toward the success of Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge and RAM sales. UAW Stellantis members are proud of the product they create every day especially during challenging environments over the past two years. We continue to make sure that this dedication ... Read more

Statement of UAW Region 2B Director Wayne Blanchard on Collins Aerospace Lockout and Refusal to Bargain in Good Faith for Troy Area Workers and Families

Toledo – “UAW members at Collins Aerospace go to work every day to make quality parts for aerospace and defense that are vital to the American public. In return they ask for a fair contract to protect and raise their families. After receiving a last, best and final offer on February 16 UAW members voted overwhelmingly Saturday 230 to 37 against the company’s offer. UAW Local 128 members have been told that they will be locked out by Collins Aerospace at midnight Sunday, instead of the company in good faith trying to collectively bargain with their employees for adequate pay, benefits ... Read more