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UAW Endorses Gretchen Whitmer for Reelection as Governor of Michigan – Lt. Gov. Gilchrest, A.G. Nessel and S.O.S. Benson also Get Nod

Detroit – The UAW International Union announced its endorsement of Gretchen Whitmer as Governor of Michigan citing her strong commitment to working families, the Michigan manufacturing economy and UAW members. “Despite challenges like the pandemic, Gretchen Whitmer has brought new auto jobs, kept Michiganders safe, fixed roads and made the largest K-12 school investment in the state’s history,” said Ray Curry, President of the UAW. The union also endorsed Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist, Attorney General Dana Nessel and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. “This is a strong unified ticket for working families,” Curry noted. “Under the Whitmer administration, each of ... Read more

UAW Joins Coalition to Put $15 Minimum Wage on Michigan Ballot this November

Detroit — Today the UAW announces that it has joined a coalition of organizations working with One Fair Wage to put a ballot question on the Michigan ballot this November that will raise the overall minimum wage in Michigan to $15 an hour and end all subminimum wages for tipped workers, workers with disabilities and youth. “This is an important change that will improve the lives of over one million working families in Michigan,” said UAW President Ray Curry. “It is long overdue and will mean that these workers are paid a fair wage to support their families which in turn ... Read more

STATEMENT OF UAW REGION 1 DIRECTOR JAMES HARRIS ON THE INVESTMENT OF PRODUCT AND JOBS AT GMs LAKE ORION ASSEMBLY PLANT

Detroit – “Members of UAW LOCAL 5960 have led the nation in the early transition to electric vehicles. Today’s announcement that the Chevrolet Silverado EV and GMC Sierra EVE pickups will be built at Lake Orion by UAW members protects thousands of jobs in Michigan and provides good paying jobs for UAW members and their families for decades to come.”