“While Corporate America cheers on another Supreme Court attack on workers’ rights, this ruling achieves nothing that would undermine the fundamental right to strike,” said UAW President Shawn Fain. “Our members’ fight for justice on and off the job won’t be slowed by a court ruling or by corporate greed. While we’re disappointed to see the US Supreme Court once again try to legislate away the rights of working-class Americans, the UAW remains ready to take action, when necessary, to raise the standard for workers everywhere.”
“Stellantis’ push to cut thousands of jobs while raking in billions in profits is disgusting,” said UAW President Shawn Fain. “This is a slap in the face to our members, their families, their communities, and the American people who saved this company 15 years ago. Even now, politicians and taxpayers are bankrolling the electric vehicle transition, and this is the thanks the working class gets. Shame on Stellantis.” UAW Vice President Rich Boyer said “Our union is working around the clock to get justice for the members impacted by these job cuts. We look forward to Stellantis doing the right ... Read more
Statement by UAW President Shawn Fain on Department of Labor LM-2 filings showing the UAW added 10,000 members in 2022: “We’re just getting started.”
Today, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision in the first of the two Tesla cases before it. The Court upheld the NLRB’s rulings (1) that Musk’s tweets were unlawful threats, rejecting Tesla’s First Amendment arguments, and (2) that Tesla had unlawfully fired Richard Ortiz for exercising his rights to organize a union. “This is a happy day where my rights were finally vindicated. I look forward to returning to work at Tesla and working with my co-workers to finish the job of forming a Union,” said Richard Ortiz who was unlawfully terminated from Tesla for union activity. ... Read more
I want to express my deep gratitude to all UAW leaders and active and retired members for your many years of support and solidarity. It has been the honor of my life to serve our great union. Tomorrow, Shawn Fain will be sworn in as UAW president, and he will chair our 2023 Special Bargaining Convention. I am committed to ensuring that this transition is smooth and without disruptions. I wish him, the entire UAW International Executive Board, staff and clerical support as well as UAW’s membership great success for the future.
UAW members across four locals in Illinois and Pennsylvania have ratified their new contract with Caterpillar Inc. The terms of the contract are effective immediately. We commend the UAW-Caterpillar bargaining team for their hard work and UAW membership for their solidarity and support throughout this process.
IG Metall, the UAW and Volkswagen’s Group and World Group Works Council welcome the construction of a new plant in South Carolina, where electrified vehicles will be manufactured under the traditional US brand Scout Motors. This investment will create thousands of new manufacturing jobs and will further drive the transformation towards electromobility. We also welcome the fact that the Board of Management and the Supervisory Board have clearly stated that Volkswagen and Scout will respect employees and trade union rights at the new site. This means that future employees will have the right to decide on union representation without intimidation ... Read more
The UAW’s bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement with Caterpillar Inc. before the contract expiration. Members at four locals in Illinois and Pennsylvania will review the tentative agreement and vote at upcoming ratification meetings. No details will be publicly released, and we will have no further statement until after those meetings.
UAW President Ray Curry discusses PRO Act with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (NY) The UAW applauds Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Chairman Bernie Sanders, Leader Jeffries, Ranking Member Bobby Scott, Representative Brian Fitzpatrick, and all original co-sponsors in the re-introduction of the Richard L. Trumka Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act today. We wholeheartedly agree with President Biden’s statement on the PRO Act during his recent state of the union address: “I’m so sick and tired of companies breaking the law by preventing workers from organizing. Pass the PRO Act because workers have a right to form a ... Read more
Last December, Stellantis NV announced its decision to idle the Belvidere Assembly Plant in Illinois on February 28, 2023, by refusing to put a new product into the award-winning plant. “UAW Local 1268 members at Belvidere have proudly built vehicles for Chrysler, then FCA and now Stellantis since 1965. They have delivered quality and productivity for the corporation for generations,” says UAW President Ray Curry. “Stellantis’ ill-advised decision will have negative repercussions throughout the region and supplier network. It will disrupt lives, uproot families, and leave communities struggling to find economic drivers to pay for schools, roads and other services.” “It ... Read more