Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams on White Shirt Day

It’s been 80 years since the Flint Sit-Downers’ victory. The Flint Sit-Down Strike was called the strike heard around the world because it was more than a strike. It started a mass movement for change in this country.  What was at stake for them 80 years ago? Everything. The laws were stacked against them. They

Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams on Immigration

We are a nation of immigrants and our union would not exist if immigrants and non-immigrants alike hadn’t fought in solidarity for the rights we cherish today. We must protect national security while remaining true to the very values that have made us a great nation. UAW opposes discrimination of any kind and denounces any policy

Labor will miss Obama’s idealism

The following article first appeared as part of the Labor Voices series at the Detroit News Eight years ago, Barack Obama became the first African-American president. This was a major event in our nation’s history in and of itself. But he brought with him a message of hope and change that invigorated political participation that

Statement by UAW President Dennis Williams on President Trump’s Executive Order Withdrawing from the TPP

The following is a statement from UAW President Dennis Williams regarding President Trump’s 1/23/17 Executive Order withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement “UAW members around the country have long rallied against the deeply flawed corporate driven TPP that puts quarterly profits before worker paychecks. We commend President Trump for withdrawing from the TPP

Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams on FCA Announcement

The following is a statement from UAW President Dennis Williams regarding today’s FCA announcement: “We are very happy with FCA’s announcement today as it shows their commitment to the United States, UAW members and their employees. “This announcement confirms ongoing discussions that the UAW leadership have been engaged in with Sergio Marchionne and his team.

UAW President’s Statement on Today’s Announcements

The following is a statement from UAW President Dennis Williams in reference to a tweet from President-Elect Donald Trump regarding the Chevy Cruze and today’s announcement by Ford Motor Company that Ford is cancelling plans for a new plant in Mexico and investing $700 million at their Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan. “The UAW has long believed

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