Tag: Cindy Estrada

UAW Statement on NLRB Decision Regarding Tesla

In a major decision issued on August 29, the National Labor Relations Board found Tesla to have violated the law by restricting employees’ right to wear union t-shirts at work.  The decision orders Tesla to cease and desist from maintaining and enforcing a work attire policy that prohibits employees from wearing black union shirts, to rescind that policy, to notify all current employees that the policy has been rescinded, and to post a notice in the plant stating Tesla will comply with the law and not prohibit black union shirts. In making the decision, the Board explained that union insignia are ... Read more

UAW Commends Stellantis Investment in UAW Facilities

Detroit – Today Stellantis announced a $99 million investment which includes $83 million for Dundee Engine Plant (UAW Local 723) and $14 million for Kokomo Castings (UAW Locals 1166 and 1302). “We commend the announcement from Stellantis to invest in UAW facilities,” says UAW President Ray Curry. “When companies invest in UAW facilities, they are recognizing that UAW members add value to the company’s success.” “This morning’s announcement from Stellantis to invest in Dundee Engine Local 723 and Kokomo Casting Locals 1166 and 1302 is great news for our members,” says UAW Vice President and Director of the Stellantis Department ... Read more

UAW Statement on Stellantis and Samsung Joint Venture for Battery Plant in Kokomo, Indiana

Detroit – Today, Stellantis NV announced it will be building a new battery plant in Kokomo, Indiana, as part of a joint venture with Samsung. “UAW applauds the decision to invest in domestic production, and our union looks forward to being a part of its success,” says UAW President Ray Curry. “As President Biden recently said during his visit to South Korea, the most highly skilled and dedicated and engaged workers in the world are American union members. We look forward to having UAW members be a part of the success of this new joint venture.” Vice President Cindy Estrada, ... Read more

UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada Receives Jewish Labor Committee’s Human Rights Award

UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada will be honored December 16th with the Jewish Labor Committee’s 2021 Human Rights Award along with Fred Redmond AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer and Richard Maroko, President of the New York Hotel and Gaming Trades Council. “I am honored to be the presenter for Vice President Cindy Estrada during the Jewish Labor Committee’s virtual awards event,” said Ray Curry, President of the UAW. “Cindy works every day with a goal of preserving the dignity of all human rights in our workplace and our society. Her commitment and focused leadership have kept the proud UAW tradition of human rights advocacy ... Read more

UC Agrees to Recognize to Student Researchers’ Union after Workers Vote to Authorize a Strike

Workers in the largest new union of 2021 look forward to bargaining a contract that makes UC a more inclusive and equitable place to work. Berkeley, CA – After months of delay, the University of California on Wednesday agreed to recognize Student Researchers United/UAW, the union of over 17,000 Student Researchers (SRs) at UC. The decision comes just two weeks after SRs voted to authorize a strike (of the 10,890 SRs who cast a ballot, 10,622 voted yes), and a month after 49 state legislators and 30 members of Congress urged University President Michael Drake to respect the democratic rights ... Read more

STATEMENT FROM UAW VICE PRESIDENT CINDY ESTRADA,  DIRECTOR OF THE UAW STELLANTIS DEPARTMENT ON STELLANTIS $229 MILLION INVESTMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

Detroit – “Today’s announced investment in the UAW Stellantis Kokomo plants is a result of the hard work and attention to quality that the UAW- Stellantis workforce has demonstrated over the past years. During the 2019 Negotiations the UAW Negotiators made it a priority that as we transition into the next generation of vehicles and powertrains the UAW members must continue to build these great products. The commitment to building these multi-tool transmissions will enable Kokomo UAW members to continue the quality transmissions used in today’s gas and hybrid technology while preparing for electric vehicles and new technologies far into ... Read more

Statement of UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada, Director of the UAW Organizing Department on NLRB Tesla Decision

DETROIT – In a sweeping decision issued today, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) found Tesla to have violated the law and ordered it to cease interfering with workers seeking to organize a union at its Fremont, California plant. The NLRB found that Tesla illegally terminated a union supporter, disciplined another union supporter for engaging in protected activity, and interrogated others for speaking out about workplace injuries. The company was ordered to stop interfering in employees’ rights to communicate with fellow employees about their campaign to form a union with the UAW and must rescind several illegal policies meant to ... Read more

Statement from UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada on Stellantis Profit Sharing for UAW Members

Detroit — “The UAW Stellantis 2020 Profit Sharing announced today is great news for our members given the challenges we experienced last year. The average payout of $8,010 is well deserved for the hard work, dedication and sacrifices the membership showed in 2020. I would like to thank the 2019 UAW FCA National Negotiating Team for their hard work in improving the Profit-Sharing Plan which is realizing a 12% increase in the payout this year over the previous agreement.”

Vice President Cindy Estrada: This election is critical for us all

As delegates gather online for this year’s historic Democratic National Convention, UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada says this online-only convention is key to success in November, especially for women. “It’s exciting because we have the first African-American and Southeast Asian woman vice presidential nominee running a strong, dynamic program,” says Estrada. “Kamala Harris understands the importance of unions and that people are ready for a change.” She also noted that this week marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the19th amendment, which granted women the right to vote. Estrada says it’s groundbreaking to have Harris on the ticket for ... Read more