Tag: Dennis Williams

‘American Idle’ No More

UAW Launches BuildBuyUSA Song and Video Contest; $5.000 Prize to Update ‘Look for the Union Label’ Jingle Detroit, Mich. — The UAW wants Americans to buy American. And sing about it. The union, which represents automobile, aerospace and agricultural implement workers, launched a video contest to get Americans thinking about the value of buying goods manufactured in their communities. “By manufacturing goods in the United States and spending our consumer dollars on those goods, we strengthen our communities from the ground up,” said UAW International President Dennis Williams. “This contest is an innovative way to get Americans to think about how ... Read more

UAW Women’s Breakfast Speakers Remind Us: “We Are Responsible for One Another”

Photo by Jessie Jesson, UAW Local 686 About 500 UAW CAP Conference men and women gathered on Wednesday for a breakfast meeting that celebrated women and reminded everyone why this is a pivotal time. 2018 UAW Community Action Program (CAP) Conference on Wednesday. UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada, the mother of two 14-year-old twins, explained that with the turmoil on Capitol Hill, we must not allow crisis to diminish hope. “I want what all of us want, to build better, loving and caring communities,” she said.  “We need to support your people with courage, the women with courage to stand ... Read more

UAW Region 5 wins V-CAP award after raising more than $2 million

After 19 previous wins, it came as no surprise that UAW Region 5 members won this year’s V-CAP award. The award was presented by UAW President Dennis Williams and UAW Secretary-Treasurer Gary Casteel to Region 5 Director Gary Jones, whose region raised more than $2 million. And, as it has happened all 19 times, more than 1,100 CAP delegates cheered Region 5 members as Jones accepted the award on their behalf. Money raised with the voluntary donations makes it possible for union members to support candidates and issues that affect unions and working families and “helps us do the things ... Read more

UAW President Dennis Williams Announces BuildBuyUSA Contest to Launch March 7

American consumers can make a difference for working men and women when they buy products made right here in the United States, UAW President Dennis Williams told CAP delegates Sunday night. The UAW’s BuildBuyUSA Program will launch a video contest as an innovative way to create fun and excitement to supporting goods manufactured here because “we have economic power as working men and women in this country,” Williams said. The program will launch on March 7 with more details to be released soon. “We believe things change by the power of the wallet,” said Williams. The BuildBuyUSA video contest, said ... Read more

Elections Matter: UAW Community Action Program Conference Opens in Washington, D.C., with a Renewed Call for Unity and Activism

It’s been two years since members of Local 42 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, voted to join our union, but with a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) now dominated by anti-union members, they continue to be denied their rights, UAW President Dennis Williams told union political activists Sunday. Williams, speaking before more than 1,100 delegates at the 2018 UAW Community Action Program (CAP) Conference in Washington, D.C., said the change in the makeup of the NLRB was one of many consequences of the 2016 elections that hurt working Americans. Working Americans will suffer consequences for generations as a result of the tax ... Read more

Letter from UAW President Dennis Williams to members regarding DOJ case

Brothers and Sisters, You may have seen earlier this week that former Fiat Chrysler executive Al Iacobelli plead guilty to corruption charges in federal court. While Mr. Iacobelli will have to answer for his criminal conduct, it appears that in an attempt to get lenient treatment from the government he is now falsely spinning his crimes as an effort to corrupt the collective bargaining process between the UAW and Fiat Chrysler. In reality, it is plain as day that his motivation was nothing more than outright greed. Let me speak clearly. Al Iacobelli by his own admission is a crook ... Read more

Labor Voices: Support Pro-Worker Candidates

What have we learned from our first year under Republican control of all branches of government? Elections matter. The mid-term election is critically important. And when we vote, we must not be taken in by hollow promises. We must not be distracted or deterred from our course by the peculiar distractions of this government. We must insist on something better from Washington. We do not want more politicians who forget about working families after Election Day. We need leaders who will represent working families and who understand that a healthy democracy represents all Americans rather than the wealthy few. Read ... Read more

Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams on the UAW’s Zero Tolerance Policy over Sexual Harassment

“Let me be very clear about this. The UAW has a policy of no tolerance – zero tolerance – when it comes to sexual harassment. Working men and women have to understand that people ought to be able to go to the workplace without being harassed for any reason whatsoever. Training and education around these issues has been, and continues to be, an important component of the UAW’s strategy to provide the Union and its members with the tools needed to combat harassment.”

UAW Statement on the FCA Announcement of Additional Production in the United States

“The UAW has had an ongoing dialogue with FCA, dating back prior to the 2015 negotiations about the trucks moving back to U.S. production from Mexico and the additional jobs that come with it. The UAW is committed to working with FCA to increase domestic production that will increase employment for our members in our communities. We will be conducting further meetings in the coming weeks to discuss the details on the welcome news FCA made on January 11th.” -UAW President Dennis Williams and UAW Vice President Terry Dittes

UAW President Dennis Williams Statement on the Alabama Election of Doug Jones to the U.S. Senate

I am proud of Alabamians who stood up to the racism, sexism and darkness of the past. Let this vote be a clarion call to those who want to lead us to divisiveness, that regardless of party America rejects hatred, rejects bigotry and rejects sexual harassment.