Tag: Gary Jones

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 fight for a strong contract. Additionally, at noon on Sunday, your local union chaplain will be available on the picket lines for words of support. As you know, strikes can be physically, emotionally, and spiritually exhausting on our membership and their families. We sincerely hope ... Read more

Auto Workers Go on Strike After Years of Tirelessly Helping General Motors Reach Record-Level Profits

Auto Workers Go on Strike After Years of Tirelessly Helping General Motors Reach Record-Level Profits UAW SAYS GM REFUSES TO GIVE EVEN AN INCH TO HELP HARD-WORKING MIDDLE-CLASS FAMILIES   Among GM Failures, Affordable Healthcare for Thousands Remains Unsettled For No Good Reason   UAW To GM: We Stood Up For You, Now We Stand Up For Us   Local Union leaders from across the nation met Sunday morning after the 2015 General Motors collective bargaining agreement expired Saturday night and opted to strike at midnight on Sunday. The autoworkers are calling on the Big 3 automaker to recognize the ... Read more

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, Alliance for Retired Americans, American Medical Student Association, the Center for Popular Democracy, Health Care for America Now, People’s Action, Public Citizen, Social Security Works,  and many others — joined forces with us to make our voices heard, and be clear in our support of ... Read more

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 our future,” said Jones. Detroit Big 3 contracts all expire at midnight the evening of Sept. 14. UAW GM local unions have all voted and sent a national bargaining team supported by the UAW International Union and their UAW GM Department. “We are focused. We ... Read more

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 — the UAW has voluntarily responded to every request the government has made throughout the course of its investigation, produced literally hundreds of thousands of documents and other materials to the government, and most importantly, when wrongdoing has been discovered, we have taken strong action to ... Read more

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 historically starts off all contract negotiations. We’ve been negotiating contracts with these groups for over 65 years, and each negotiation starts with this same handshake. Negotiations didn’t always start this way, however, and that’s where we get to December. Read more at The Detroit News >>>

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 to end apartheid in South Africa and pledged that the UAW will continue to stand with the NAACP to ensure equality and justice for all Americans. The transcript of his remarks can be found below.     Gary Jones Remarks 110th NAACP Annual Convention July ... Read more

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 start by recognizing the hard work of the UAW FCA Department, led by my Sister and friend, Vice President Cindy Estrada, and the members of FCA national negotiating committee. It is an honor to be here today to represent the hardest working men and women ... Read more

UAW and GM Begin 2019 Negotiations

UAW International President Gary Jones GM Handshake Ceremony July 16, 2019 Detroit Marriott Ambassador Ballroom 10:00 a.m. Good morning UAW Brothers and Sisters, fellow UAW board members and the members of our great bargaining councils. Good morning members of the GM leadership. Mary, thank you for coming to this important event​. I’d like to start by recognizing the hard work of the UAW GM Department, led by my Brother and friend, Vice President Terry Dittes, and the members of the GM national negotiating committee. It is an honor to be here today on behalf of the greatest workforce in the ... Read more

UAW-Ford Bargaining Kicks Off

Transcript of UAW President Gary Jones’s Remarks Ford Motor Company Handshake Ceremony July 15, 2019 Ford World Headquarters 10:00 a.m.   Good morning UAW Brothers and Sisters, fellow UAW board members and the members of our great bargaining councils. Good morning members of the Ford leadership team. It is great that Bill Ford has joined us for this important event in our history … Thank you. I’d like to start by recognizing the hard work of the UAW Ford Department, led by my Brother and friend, Vice President Rory Gamble, and the members of the Ford national negotiating committee. It ... Read more