Tag: Immigration

Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams on Immigration

We are a nation of immigrants and our union would not exist if immigrants and non-immigrants alike hadn’t fought in solidarity for the rights we cherish today. We must protect national security while remaining true to the very values that have made us a great nation. UAW opposes discrimination of any kind and denounces any policy that judges people based on their religion or nation of origin.  

Statement by UAW President Dennis Williams

Download a copy of the statement here Statement by Dennis Williams, President UAW I was asked by a graduate student at Harvard to elaborate on my comments from my recent press conference in which I stated that the UAW would work with the Administration to end trade deals that have destroyed lives and have destroyed the middle class. The UAW has in the past and will continue to oppose trade agreements that lack labor and environmental standards, because they encourage a race to the bottom and hurt all workers across the globe. I want to make clear as I did ... Read more

UAW Statement on Immigration

Overview Our broken immigration system hurts all of us. The status quo creates divisions, depresses wages and weakens labor standards for all workers. Out of fear of being deported, undocumented workers have little recourse against wage theft and other employer abuses. When businesses can exploit immigrant workers, it lowers the wages of all workers. There are an estimated 11.3 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. The vast majority are here because they want a better life for their families and faced economic and political oppression back home. Often, these individuals come from undemocratic countries that lack even the most ... Read more