Tag: Black Lives Matter

Statement From Uaw President Rory L. Gamble on the Shooting of Jacob Blake

The senseless shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, WI, by police officers this past week is yet another horrific tragedy, yet another Black Man shot on an American street. Blake was shot in the back seven times and shot with deadly force in front of his children. As a father and grandfather, I want to extend my deepest sympathies to his family. This incident, like the agonizing death of George Floyd earlier this year at the hands of Minneapolis police and so many others before him, is tearing at the very fabric of our nation. We must not look away ... Read more

UAW President Rory L. Gamble Juneteenth Memorial

Today, we take time to honor the memory of our lost brother, George Floyd. We will sit still, we will put down our tools and silence our phones for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. A full eight minutes and 46 seconds — the agonizing amount of time that Mr. Floyd lay on the pavement begging for his life. In the days since his horrific death, this country has seen demonstrations from coast to coast and demands from all of its citizens — black, brown and white — to finally take systemic racism in this country head on and MAKE IT STOP. ... Read more