Labor Voices: Your vote is your voice

Government matters. Voting matters. Who you vote for matters. For UAW members, government policies impact the health and safety rules in the workplace; the right to organize; the right to a fair collective bargaining process; and even the impact on our health care and retirement. In a time of very deep political divide and social

2,000 Columbia University Postdocs Vote to Unionize with UAW

Historic Vote Marks First Union of Postdocs at a Private University Adds to Huge Wave of Academic Workers Choosing UAW   Columbia University postdoctoral researchers announced Thursday that they’ve voted overwhelmingly to choose Columbia Postdoctoral Workers-UAW (CPW-UAW) as their union. In a National Labor Relations Board election held Oct. 2 and 3, the vote to unionize with the

UAW President Gary Jones Issues Statement on USMCA Announcement

“For a quarter century, NAFTA has been disastrous for working people in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico and a gift to corporations offshoring good U.S. jobs. The true test of a new NAFTA agreement will be in whether it protects and enhances opportunities for the U.S. workforce and leads to higher wages and benefits for

Labor Voices: Supreme Court nominees impact unions

At the UAW, we often quote Walter Reuther’s famous statement that there is a direct relationship between the ballot box and the bread box. That connection has rarely been more evident than what we’re seeing with the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. His confirmation could cement a right-leaning majority on

Statements on the death of Sergio Marchionne

STATEMENT FROM UAW PRESIDENT GARY JONES ON THE PASSING OF SERGIO MARCHIONNE “During the industry’s dark days of the recession, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and RAM were at a perilous point. Working with the UAW members, the FCA rebirth was borne when many doubted it would come. As in all labor-management relationships, there were clashes and

Gary Jones Elected Next UAW President

Today, UAW delegates from across the country came together, electing Gary Jones to be the next President of the UAW International Union. Jones currently serves as Director of UAW Region 5, and hails from O’Fallon, Missouri. Elected on the same slate were incoming Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry, current Vice Presidents Cindy Estrada and Terry Dittes, and

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

UAW Gains 400 New Members in Missouri Organizing Win

Wentsville, Missouri — About 350 employees of TVS Supply Chain Solutions recently voted by a margin of 2 to 1 to join the UAW and have a voice at their workplace. The National Labor Relations Board election took place July 5-6, and TVS employees will be become members of UAW Local 282. “This is my

Cage cashiers at The Flamingo casino vote for UAW representation

LAS VEGAS — The UAW’s presence in Las Vegas continues to grow as cage cashiers at The Flamingo casino voted overwhelmingly to join the union, the first time such workers will be represented by a union on The Strip. The vote, which was supervised by the National Labor Relations Board, took place Thursday. The 25

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