Tag: Gary Jones

Statement on Memorial Day from UAW President Gary Jones

On this Memorial Day Weekend, I know you will join me in reflecting on why such a time is possible, and give thanks to the brave men and women who gave everything to protect our freedoms and safeguard this nation. These American brothers and sisters of ours gave the ultimate sacrifice — and they will not be forgotten. I would like to wish all of you a great Memorial holiday and hope it’s a time that finds you in good company with family, friends and community. Have a happy and safe holiday to you and yours!

UAW President Gary Jones Shows Support for Mercy Health Workers

Although Mercy Health officials finally set aside dates to resume negotiations with striking hospital workers, UAW President Gary Jones called on the hospital to arrive to the talks ready to bargain in earnest and craft an agreement that is fair to all parties and patients. In response to the UAW’s requests to continue talks, and growing community support for the workers, Mercy announced that is available to meet May 20, 21 and 22. Union officials said they can meet all three days. “Toledo is a union town. It values fairness,’’ Jones told a news conference. “It understands that it’s wrong ... Read more

Flint Lear employees vote to join UAW

Nearly 600 employees of the new Lear manufacturing facility in Flint agreed join the UAW on Thursday. “We are thrilled to bring Lear’s exceptional workers into the UAW family, and are excited about the prospect of new jobs available in Flint,” said Gary Jones, president of the UAW. “The UAW represents over 400,000 members and has welcomed over 10,000 new members since August. We welcome these workers and the opportunity to be a part of Flint’s rebirth. We look forward to getting down to business, bargaining great contracts, and helping our new members make a positive impact on the community.” ... Read more

Labor Voices – Opinion: Opioid crisis a UAW negotiation priority

Do you have a prescription for painkillers? If you don’t, you know someone who does. One in three Americans has a prescription for opioids, and prescriptions have almost quadrupled in the past decade. When you mention collective bargaining, I’m sure that opioid prescriptions and addiction are not what spring to mind. Read more on www.detroitnews.com >>> Related: See How Opioid Addiction Affected one UAW family  >>>

Caesars Palace Gaming Dealers Vote to Join the UAW

Caesars Palace Gaming Dealers Vote to Join the UAW Fifth Las Vegas Casino in Two Weeks to Vote Yes   Almost 550 gaming dealers at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas voted to join the UAW Saturday. “We are thrilled to have Caesars Palace gaming dealers vote to be allowed to join what are now over 10,000 casino workers in the UAW,” said Gary Jones, president of the UAW. “In just this past week the UAW has welcomed over 2,000 new Las Vegas casino workers.” Last week almost 1500 gaming dealers from Bally’s, Harrah’s, Paris and the Wynn voted to become ... Read more

Statement by UAW Secretary-Treasurer and Director of the General Dynamics Department Ray Curry on Federal Budget Investment in Lima Tank Plant

“UAW members at the General Dynamics Lima Tank plant are proud of the role they play in defending the United States. The UAW thanks elected leaders from both sides of the aisle that have fought to keep production at Lima for years and supports the Administration’s budget request for more the $2.3 billion to speed up production and produce over 317 new military vehicles.  Every day UAW members in Lima head to work knowing that their quality craftsmanship will make our nation safer and our futures brighter.” Craig Mack and Chad Aregood, Local 2147 and 2017 Presidents at General Dynamics ... Read more

We Are One! Special Bargaining Convention Closes as Delegates Set Bargaining Priorities

The 2019 UAW Special Bargaining Convention closed with chants of “We are One!” as UAW members set their union’s bargaining priorities for the next four years by overwhelmingly adopting a comprehensive resolution. UAW locals will use the resolution as a guide when they enter negotiations with management. While negotiations with the Big Three automakers loom large, the resolution is designed to give workers from all segments guidance on a wide variety of workplace issues. The convention itself was a reminder to members that it was solidarity that won the working conditions and benefits that UAW members enjoy today, and that ... Read more

UAW Special Bargaining Convention Gets Under Way

On March 11, more than 900 delegates converged in Cobo Center in Detroit to set the union’s bargaining priorities for the next four years at the UAW Special Bargaining Convention. The convention, which closes Wednesday, is a critical part of the union’s preparations for Big Three bargaining this summer and fall. The work of this convention will set the standards for bargaining for the Big Three, as well as other industries and workplaces. “During individual negotiations over the next several years, we will use this standard as a guide,” UAW President Gary Jones told delegates. “When sitting at the bargaining ... Read more

UAW Announces Strike Fund Increase

UAW President Gary Jones announced that the union’s leadership has raised the weekly strike fund pay from $200 to $250 per week effective March 2019. That number will increase to $275 per week in January 2020.   “No one goes to the bargaining table expecting to strike. But the UAW goes to the bargaining table prepared to strike if our members need to strike,” said Jones. “Raising the strike fund is an important symbol that we have their backs.”   The UAW Strike and Defense fund totaled out at more than $721 million in 2018.  Delegates voted at the UAW’s Constitutional ... Read more

UAW Leaders Meet With German Labor Minister

Today, UAW President Gary Jones and Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry met with Hubertus Heil, who serves as German Minister of Labor and Social Affairs. They spoke about automotive manufacturing in both the United States and Germany and about the importance of honoring the rights of workers. Below are statements from President Jones and Secretary-Treasurer Curry about the meeting: UAW President Gary Jones “Today’s meeting with Minister Heil is an important dialogue for all labor unions. German manufacturers play an important role in the worldwide manufacturing. Here in the United States that includes Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and many transnational parts suppliers. A strong labor ... Read more