Statement From the UAW on Leave of Absence of UAW President Gary Jones – UAW Vice President Rory Gamble to Serve as Interim President

UAW President Gary Jones has asked for a leave of absence, following a vote of the Executive Board. It will be effective Sunday, Nov. 3rd.  Vice President Rory Gamble, who recently negotiated the Ford agreement, will serve as acting president and assume full responsibility for the president’s office. “The UAW is fighting tooth and nail

UAW National Negotiators Vote To Send Proposed Tentative Agreement to National UAW-Ford Council

Detroit –  The UAW Ford National Negotiators, UAW President Gary Jones along with UAW Vice President Rory Gamble, Director of the Ford Department, have announced that they have reached a proposed tentative agreement. “Our national negotiators elected by their local unions have voted to recommend to the UAW-Ford National Council the proposed tentative agreement,” said

Solidarity Sunday

Dear Sisters and Brothers, On Sunday, September 22, 2019, at the UAW General Motors and Aramark picket lines across the nation – I encourage your participation in Solidarity Sunday. We are inviting people of faith and others to join the picket lines in support as we recognize one full week since the start of this

We must lower drug costs!

As president of the United Auto Workers (UAW), I recently joined dozens of organizations from across the country in a coordinated effort demanding that Congress and the Trump Administration develop strong, REAL reform to lower drug prices for patients and end Big Pharma’s price gouging. More than a dozen organizations — including the AFL-CIO, AFSCME,

UAW Selects General Motors to Begin Detroit Big 3 Negotiations

Selection Sets the Pattern for Autoworkers and Manufacturing Detroit – United Autoworkers President Gary Jones announced today that the UAW has decided to proceed on bargaining with GM. “Mary Barra said from the outset of these talks that we will stand up as we tackle a changing industry. We are ready to stand strong for

Statement on UAW cooperation with government investigation

The UAW and President Gary Jones have always fully cooperated with the government investigators in this matter. As the leader of the UAW, Pres. Jones is determined to uncover and address any and all wrongdoing, wherever it might lead. There was absolutely no need for search warrants to be used by the government today —

Labor Voices: Handshake symbolizes struggle for worker rights

It’s hard to think about the cold right now in Michigan. With news about heatwaves and soaring heat index ratings, December seems a world away. But some of us thought about December this week. This past Monday and Tuesday, the Big Three automakers sat down with UAW leadership for the ceremonial handshake — the handshake that

UAW President Gary Jones Remarks at the 110th NAACP Convention

On July 22nd, UAW President Gary Jones delivered an address to delegates at the 110th NAACP Convention in Detroit, Michigan. Jones honored the organization’s history and continued work as a champion for civil rights across America. He also highlighted the UAW’s commitment to ensuring racial equality during the American civil rights movement and the struggle

UAW and FCA Kick Off Bargaining

UAW International President Gary Jones’s Remarks FCA Handshake Ceremony July 16, 2019 FCA Headquarters 1:00 p.m. Good afternoon UAW Brothers and Sisters, fellow UAW board members and the members of our great bargaining councils. Good afternoon members of the FCA leadership. Mark Stewart, Thank you for being here for this important event. I’d like to

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