Category: Statements

Statement by UAW Vice President Terry Dittes Director of the UAW GM Department on GM Investment Announcement at Spring Hill, Lansing Delta and Other Locations

DETROIT – The future unveiled by General Motors today is a commitment to UAW members’ future work based on their skill, sweat and craftsmanship. And we are excited about building next generation vehicles like the EV Cadillac Lyriq and new generation Acadia at UAW Local 1853 and UAW Local 602 respectively. Spring Hill will undergo major equipment upgrades including modification of the Paint and Body facilities in preparation for these next generation vehicles as the Acadia moves up to Lansing Delta Township. These ongoing discussions are part of our collective bargaining process during the 2019 contract negotiations and we will ... Read more

UAW President Rory L. Gamble Applauds Law Enforcement for Breaking Up Plot Against Michigan Governance

Detroit – “UAW members are grateful to law enforcement authorities for putting aside in this very divisive time any partisan differences and breaking up perhaps the most direct threat to our U.S. democracy since the murder of President Abraham Lincoln and conspiracy against the U.S. Government. And we are thankful for the health and safety of all those who were targeted in this incident. The FBI, many local police authorities, both Michigan U.S. Attorneys Andrew Birge and Matthew Schneider and Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel worked together to uncover a very real plot to destabilize the government in Michigan and ... Read more

UAW Statement on the positive tests of the President, First Lady and staff

Detroit — Our thoughts and prayers are with the President, First Lady and White House staff for a quick recovery from COVID-19. UAW members know all too well the danger of this pandemic and we pray for the health and recovery of all who are infected, exposed or caring for family members. Today’s news is a shocking reminder to all UAW members that this pandemic does not discriminate and we are all at risk. Please continue to follow all protocols including wearing masks, washing hands, sanitizing, limiting public exposures and continuing to self-report and quarantine when we experience symptoms or ... Read more

UAW Statement on the Nomination of Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court Justice

“UAW members and our nation need Senate leadership to take pause this close to a presidential election and let whoever is rightfully elected to be president in November nominate the next Supreme Court Justice. The nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, given her past decisions, would most certainly create concerns for working families in a non-election year, let alone amid a national election. Her judicial record and legal writings demonstrate she will likely rollback civil rights, worker’s rights, and accessible health care for all. During her judicial career, she has undermined protections for older workers, made it harder to sue ... Read more

Statement by UAW Vice President and Director of the UAW GM Department on General Motors Investment in Toledo and Defiance

DETROIT – “By committing $71 million in investments at the Toledo Transmission Plant and Defiance Casting Plant, General Motors is demonstrating its commitment to the long history and quality craftsmanship of UAW members. These investments create job security for UAW GM members, their families and the Toledo and Defiance communities.”

Labor Day Message from UAW President Rory L. Gamble

In recognition of each and every UAW member and retiree, thank you for your service and your SOLIDARITY.  Thanks to one and all, past and present, for your role in our just cause. Have a safe and happy Labor Day. In Solidarity, Rory L. Gamble   Tune in to labor’s virtual celebrations LEARN MORE

Labor Day Message from President Rory L. Gamble

Brothers and Sisters, As we celebrate Labor Day this Monday, I want to start by saying Thank You.  This year has been utterly unprecedented, and we have had to deal with extraordinary challenges. I want to recognize the hard work and courage of my UAW family in facing this terrible pandemic and working to keep one another safe. Labor Day is the day that we celebrate and recognize the spirit, strength and life-changing contributions of working men and women across this nation. It is the voice, the sacrifice and the unwillingness to give up that defines our labor movement and ... Read more

UAW Statement on the Delivering for America Act

“For more than 240 years, Americans have been able to go to their mailbox without worry. The postal service is one of the oldest and most respected of American public services. UAW members and retirees rely on the mail for medicine and medical supplies, bills, commerce, communications, and absentee voting. It is critical to our everyday life needs. According to the American Postal Workers Union, last year the USPS handled approximately 1.2 billion prescription drug shipments, which is nearly 4 million per day, six days a week. This issue is not and should not be political.  It’s never been political. ... Read more

UAW Statement on the Announcement of Senator Kamala Harris as Vice Presidential Candidate

Detroit – “The UAW knows Senator Kamala Harris to be a bright and active supporter of UAW members and their families. Senator Harris supported GM picket lines when we needed her, and her votes demonstrate support on the issues that matter to UAW members and all working families: fair wages, job security, health and safety in and out of the workplace, and education and training. There is comfort for UAW members in knowing that Kamala Harris is part of this ticket.”

Joint Statement of the UAW and Director Richard Rankin

The International Union, UAW and Region 2B Director Richard Rankin have reached a resolution that includes the UAW International Union withdrawing with prejudice the Article 30 charges and Director Rankin resigning from his position as Regional Director and as an employee of the International Union. Director Rankin’s resignation was a personal decision and does not reflect an admission of any kind. Director Rankin is proud of the work that he has performed advocating for workplace rights of men and women in Region 2B over two decades in various UAW leadership positions. No Article 30 hearing will be held.