Tag: Gary Jones

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 incoming Vice President Rory Gamble. The new officers will be sworn in on Thursday, closing out the 37th Constitutional Convention.

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 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 first experience with the UAW and I welcome this victory and a chance to have a voice at the table. We did not do this alone. There was a lot of hard work and a lot of support from the UAW region for this,” said ... Read more

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 cashiers, who will become members of UAW Local 3555, handle a variety of customer transactions, from cashing chips for customers to handling large sums of cash generated from the slots and table games. The issues for the cage cashiers had more to do with treatment ... Read more

Gaming workers at The LINQ, Paris/Bally’s casinos overwhelmingly approve contracts

LAS VEGAS — UAW-represented table games dealers at The LINQ casino and slot attendants at the Paris/Bally’s casinos overwhelmingly ratified first-ever contracts that raise wages, protect tips received by employees, and provide a fair and just grievance system, among other improvements at the properties on the strip. The gaming workers, all members of UAW Local 3555, ratified the agreements last week. The contract for the 287 dealers at The LINQ was ratified by a 99 percent margin. The contract for the 38 slot attendants at Paris/Bally’s was unanimously supported. The agreements, which include guaranteed raises in each year for all ... Read more

UAW-Made Camaro and Colorado Named MotorTrend Car and Truck of the Year

LOS ANGELES – The all-new Gen Six Chevrolet Camaro and the Chevrolet Colorado with its all-new 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel engine won the 2016 Motor Trend Car and Truck of the Year awards on Monday night. 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel It is the second consecutive Truck of the Year award for Colorado, the mid-size pickup introduced as a 2015 model. Motor Trend editors praised the Camaro for its lighter weight, which contributes to “world-class sports car performance and dynamics.” The Colorado is produced in GM’s Wentzville Assembly plant in Wentzville, MO. The plant employs 3,484 hourly workers building the Chevy Colorado, ... Read more

Gaming Workers at The LINQ Casino Vote for UAW Representation

LAS VEGAS — Gaming workers at The LINQ casino voted overwhelmingly for UAW representation in a National Labor Board-supervised election held last night. They became the second group of Las Vegas gaming workers to choose UAW representation in the last 18 months. Khanh “Kenny” Vo, a dealer at The LINQ, said he and his fellow table games dealers wanted UAW representation “so we can all be stronger together as one, and to get our voices heard, and gain the respect that we all deserve as workers.” The UAW will represent 248 dealers as they head into negotiations for a first ... Read more

UAW Members Build 2015 Truck of The Year

UAW Local 2250 members have something to be very proud of:  the General Motors Wentzville, Missouri plant workers build 2015 Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year.  The award was announced this week and it recognizes the best “all-new or significantly updated trucks and vans for the upcoming model year.”  It competed against nine other vehicles and was the hands down winner. UAW Local 2250 Chairman Mike Bullock notes, “Our members are very proud of this vehicle.   We’re moving to add a third shift and probably another thousand jobs as sales of the Colorado increase.  This is good for everyone and ... Read more

Flamingo/Margaritaville dealers overwhelmingly ratify groundbreaking first contract

UAW President, Dennis Williams LAS VEGAS ̶ UAW-represented table games dealers at The Flamingo/Margaritaville Casino on Friday overwhelmingly ratified their first-ever contract, a groundbreaking agreement that raises the bar for all gaming workers in Las Vegas. More than 400 dealers, members of UAW Local 3555, ratified the agreement by 91 percent. Through the collective bargaining process, they were able to win significant guaranteed year-over-year wage increases, a new grievance procedure to protect against unjustified discipline, and language that finally draws a line in the sand against the growing practice of diverting their tips to compensate managers. “This agreement is solid ... Read more