Tag: Gretchen Whitmer

UAW President Rory L. Gamble Applauds Law Enforcement for Breaking Up Plot Against Michigan Governance

Detroit – “UAW members are grateful to law enforcement authorities for putting aside in this very divisive time any partisan differences and breaking up perhaps the most direct threat to our U.S. democracy since the murder of President Abraham Lincoln and conspiracy against the U.S. Government. And we are thankful for the health and safety of all those who were targeted in this incident. The FBI, many local police authorities, both Michigan U.S. Attorneys Andrew Birge and Matthew Schneider and Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel worked together to uncover a very real plot to destabilize the government in Michigan and ... Read more

Democratic National Convention Day One: Michele Obama, Whitmer, among those who stress importance of healing the nation

The Democratic National Convention’s first day focused on three major issues — the pandemic, the resulting economic crisis and the racial justice crisis.  A diverse lineup of speakers and guests including former First Lady Michele Obama, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, among others — including many Republicans, front line workers and members of George Floyd’s family — urged voters of all political persuasions to elect the ticket that will stand up for UAW members and their families while rebuilding America. Whitmer, one of the women Biden considered for the No. 2 spot on the ticket before ... Read more

Statement from UAW President Rory L. Gamble on Governor Whitmer’s Announcement

“Throughout this worldwide crisis, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has been a leading voice to make sure that scientific data and the health and safety of all Michiganders was the priority in managing pandemic decisions. Governor Whitmer has at all times been inclusive and focused on building consensus to do what is right for the health and safety of UAW members and all of Michigan’s working men and women. The UAW will continue to have dialogue and aggressively pursue all avenues over the health and safety of our members, their families and their communities as we cautiously go into our next ... Read more

Statement from UAW President Rory L. Gamble on Delaying an Early May Start Date

At this point in time, the UAW does not believe the scientific data is conclusive that it is safe to have our members back in the workplace. We have not done enough testing to really understand the threat our members face. We want to make sure the scientific data is supportive and every possible health protocols and enhanced protections are in place before UAW members walk into the workplace. We are in support of Governor Whitmer extending the Stay at Home order. We strongly suggest to our companies in all sectors that an early May date is too soon and ... Read more

Statement by UAW President Rory Gamble on Gov. Whitmer’s stay at home order

“The difficult decision by Governor Whitmer, and other Governors to issue stay at home orders will in fact not only save lives but speed up the timetable to get our workforce back up and running at capacity. The sooner we can limit exposure and ‘flatten the curve’, the sooner all American’s can go back to work, school and our daily normal routines. It’s a tough decision, but a necessary one.” Learn more about the COVID-19 / Coronavirus disease >>>

FREEP: Gov. Whitmer vows to fight GM to save UAW jobs at Detroit-Hamtramck

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer met with about 50 UAW members Friday at union headquarters in Detroit, telling them she will fight to keep their jobs as General Motors looks to idle five factories. Of the five, Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly and Warren Transmission are in Michigan. Union workers in Lordstown, Ohio, and Oshawa, Ontario, also have been fighting back against GM’s decision. Read more at www.freep.com >>>

GOTV Rally with Gretchen Whitmer

Join us for a rally to help get out the vote for UAW-endorsed candidates! Gretchen Whitmer will be joined by her running mate Garlin Gilchrist, Senator Debbie Stabenow, Congressman Sander Levin, and congressional candidate Andy Levin. Help us kick off an exciting election week, and learn how you can help get your fellow union members to the polls!   GOTV Rally with Democratic Nominee for Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Democratic Nominee for Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II and Special Guests U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow Congressman Sandy Levin and Andy Levin Sunday, November 4th 4:00 p.m.   UAW Region 1 27800 ... Read more

Gretchen Whitmer Partners with Labor for Bottled Water Distribution

Gretchen Whitmer Partners with Labor for Bottled Water Distribution Whitmer Joined Teamsters and UAW to Distribute Bottled Water in Flint Today, former Senate Democratic Leader and Ingham County Prosecutor Gretchen Whitmer partnered with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the United Auto Workers for a bottled water distribution event in Flint, Michigan. Michigan Teamsters Joint Council #43 President Greg Nowak said Whitmer’s time on the front lines of the fight to ensure every community has access to clean, safe water makes her our strongest candidate to get things done for the people of Michigan. “We’re here today because once again, ... Read more

5 Reasons UAW Members Support Gretchen Whitmer

Gretchen Whitmer is Michigan born and raised. She shares our Michigan values and the grit that so many UAW members take to the job each day. Here are just 5 of the reasons members like us support Gretchen.   1. She fought to expand Medicaid Since that fight, 680,000 additional Michiganders have health care, and the cost of health care for many has slowed. Now, she promises to fight attacks on our health care, and work with anyone, Democrats or Republicans, to make our health care better and more affordable.   2. Gretchen got the minimum wage raised Republicans didn’t ... Read more