Tag: Health and Safety

UAW Members at Baltimore Horseshoe Casino Ratify First-Ever Contract

UAW table games, poker dealers and dual-rate dealers at the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore have ratified their first-ever contract, winning significant wage increases and greatly improving their benefits, job security and health and safety. The UAW, which represents more than 13,000 gaming workers in nine states, is the largest member of a coalition of five unions that bargained with Caesars Entertainment Corporation, the casino’s owners. “We’ve improved our working conditions across the board with this contract,” said Aaron Carter, bargaining committee chairman of UAW Local 17. “This contract will help our members to have jobs that can support a family. ... Read more

President Williams’ Workers Memorial Day Statement

“It is estimated that twelve workers lose their life on the job every day in the United States. This is unacceptable and affects many of us in many ways; spouses become widows, children lose a mother or father, co-workers lose a friend and we, as a union, lose a brother or sister. On April 28th, we take time to reflect and remember those who went to work but unfortunately never returned home because they lost their life while on the job. Today we are reminded to remain vigilant in the workplace and in the halls of State Legislatures and Congress ... Read more

Fuyao workers and public officials to hold town hall April 30 for fair union election and workplace safety

(MORAINE, Ohio) – Workers at the Fuyao Glass plant in Moraine, Ohio, will join with elected officials for a town hall meeting Sunday, April 30, to urge Fuyao Glass to support employees’ rights to a fair union election and a safe workplace. The public meeting will be held April 30 at UAW Local 696, 1543 Alwildy Ave. in Dayton from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and comes just days after the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health listed Fuyao as among the “Dirty Dozen” most dangerous employers in the United States in a report issued earlier today. “Workers should never ... Read more

Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams on Passage of S.J. Res. 27

The following is a statement from UAW President Dennis Williams regarding today’s passage of S.J. Res. 27 Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to “Clarification of Employer’s Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness.” In a slap to the face of American workers, the Senate vote today to rollback workplace protections that have existed for over forty years. This bill puts workers’ lives and well-being at great risk. It recklessly eliminates common sense, long standing recordkeeping policies that simply required large employers in hazardous industries to keep their health ... Read more

Statement from UAW Region 2B Director Ken Lortz on OSHA Fines for Fuyao’s Dayton Glass Plant

“The UAW stands firm with the workforce at Fuyao in Dayton as, obviously, there continues to be serious health and safety issues in the plant,” said Ken Lortz, director of UAW Region 2B. “The fact that OSHA would announce over $226,000 in fines after eight safety inspections for things like personal protective gear, machine hazards and electrical and chemical exposures is a rare and serious situation. Fuyao’s blatant disregard for the health and safety of workers cannot go unchecked. The UAW will continue to support the workers who brought these issues to the attention of OSHA, and all workers, as ... Read more

Local 9 and Local 1508 Bargaining Committees at Honeywell Issue Statement

“Over the past two days UAW Local 9 and UAW Local 1508 bargainers met in good faith with Honeywell to bargain a fair and equitable contract. UAW members once again asked Honeywell to end its lockout and put our members back to work. The UAW came to the table and submitted numerous proposals that are responsive to our members’ concerns and we did make progress on a few issues. There are many difficult and substantive issues that remain and Honeywell came to the table with no new proposals or ideas to solve the main issues dividing the parties. The good ... Read more

Over 50? It’s time to get screened

Recently the Center for Disease Control began a new campaign called Screen For Life aimed at raising awareness of the risk of colorectal cancer and the need to get screened. Here are some facts about colorectal cancer. You can find more information at cdc.gov/screenforlife   What Is Colorectal Cancer? Colorectal cancer is cancer that occurs in the colon or rectum. Sometimes it is called colon cancer. The colon is the large intestine or large bowel. The rectum is the passageway that connects the colon to the anus. It’s the Second Leading Cancer Killer Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer ... Read more

UAW President Dennis Williams’ Workers Memorial Day Address

UAW President Dennis Williams addresses UAW Members across the country on the occasion of Workers Memorial Day. Watch the full address below. Scroll down for transcript. Transcript of the remarks: As UAW President, I want to take this time to reflect on Workers’ Memorial Day. Every day in America, 12 workers die on the job. This year, unfortunately, four of those who died were our UAW brothers and sisters. They came to work like any other day, but a fatal workplace incident occurred. Sadly, they never went home to their families. Whenever I hear of a UAW member’s death on ... Read more

Workers Memorial Day coming up on April 28

On April 28, the unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew the fight for safe jobs. This year we will come together to call for work in this country that is safe and healthy and pays fair wages. We will celebrate the victories won by working people and commit to fighting until all workers have safe jobs and the freedom to form unions without the threat of retaliation. The Occupational Safety and Health Act and Mine Safety and Health Act promise workers the right to ... Read more

Ground Effects Workers Speak Out For Union Representation

Yesterday, citing major health and safety violations and retaliation including firings of workers, dozens of protestors began a protest action at Ground Effects, an automotive supplier in Dearborn. You can hear the workers’ story in the video below: Last week, 10 OSHA complaints were filed including lack of adequate ventilation; repeated skin contact with the toxic uncured isocyanates, respiratory problems from robotic spray booths, lack of adequate hand and foot protections and problems with the alarm systems. The NLRB in December 2015 ordered a new election following a narrow union representation election loss citing the company’s objectionable conduct during union ... Read more