Tag: Joe Biden

Bloomberg: Biggest Electric Bus Deal in U.S. Approved in Maryland

A school system outside Washington is poised to become the nation’s biggest operator of electric school buses. The Board of Education in Maryland’s Montgomery County voted unanimously on Tuesday evening to approve a 16-year, $169 million contract to lease 326 buses, part of a plan that could result in the county replacing its entire 1,422-bus fleet over the next two decades. Read more on Bloomberg.com >>>     Photo by MarcelX42 – 2018 Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley (prototype all-electric bus) via CC BY-SA 4.0

Statement by UAW President Rory L. Gamble on President Biden’s Commitment and Executive Order to Strengthen Buy America Provisions

DETROIT – With the stroke of a pen, President Joe Biden today sent a strong message to American workers that our government will do all it can to support buying American products, made here by American workers, recommitting to the men and women of working America. Through today’s order, the Biden Administration commits the vast power of the U.S. government to U.S. citizen made products. Joe Biden throughout his career has understood that the dignity of a job is fundamental to American families. Now UAW families, friends and our communities, must also do our part and make a conscious effort ... Read more

Statement of UAW President Rory L. Gamble on the Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris

Detroit – “Hand on Bible, in the seat of the world’s longest democratic republic, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris took an oath that carries the hopes and dreams of all Americans to rise from the COVID-19 challenge, our economic challenges and our national division. Today we all stand together – one nation, united in our prayers for a brighter day. Today in the workplaces, the homes and the communities of UAW members, we come together to do our part in making this a ‘more perfect union.’ Today, President Biden and his diverse administration bring a new and ... Read more

Watch the inauguration live

President-Elect Biden will take the oath of office at noon, but Inauguration Day coverage will be streaming live starting at 10:30. Watch the celebration live at BidenInaugural.org/watch or on most major networks and streaming services. Learn More

Tune in for the inauguration

Tune in Saturday, January 16th at 7pm for America United: An Inauguration Welcome Event Celebrating America’s Changemakers. The event will kick off the inaugural festivities with musical performances and messages from leaders across the country, including UAW President Rory L. Gamble. Learn More

UAW President Rory L. Gamble Statement on Georgia U.S. Senate Runoff Elections

“UAW members worked hard in Georgia during the runoff election. Today’s election results in Georgia signal that obstructionism in Washington, D.C will end. These results also clearly signal that the American people expect Congress to work with President Elect Joe Biden on behalf of working families in this country regardless of ideology through the narrow majority in both chambers. It’s time to find common ground with the Biden Administration for the sake of UAW members at their worksites, on the factory floor, and in their communities.”

blackpressusa OP-ED: All Eyes on Georgia

Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry Senate Control Crucial for the Nation By Ray Curry, Secretary-Treasurer, UAW These days, like the old Ray Charles song says, I’ve got Georgia on My Mind. We should all be thinking of Georgia because come January 5, the state is positioned to make a tremendous change for the better — a change that will give President-Elect Joe Biden the opportunity for real legislation and real reform; for lasting and potent legislative buy-in to make laws once again (and it has been a while now!) in service to the people. Laws that address issues important to the working ... Read more

UAW President Rory L. Gamble Statement on President-Elect Biden’s Nomination for USTR

“I commend President-Elect Joe Biden for nominating Katherine Tai to lead as U.S. trade representative (USTR). She is highly qualified and well-respected across the political spectrum. Ms. Tai has proven herself to be a tough negotiator and a dedicated public servant who cares deeply about how trade policies impact workers and their communities. This choice clearly demonstrates President-elect Biden’s commitment to fighting for working families and will no doubt bolster his ‘build back better’ agenda. I urge the Senate to swiftly confirm her next year. Katherine Tai is the right person to lead the charge in reforming misguided trade policies ... Read more

On the Front Lines of Democracy

As UAW members get involved in the communities where they live, they have a deep impact not just on their workplaces and their families, but on our nation. For UAW Administrative Assistant to President Rory L. Gamble, Allen Wilson, that meant a front row seat in the national spotlight as he served on the Wayne County Board of Canvassers. The stakes? Who will be our nation’s next president. Wilson is one of four members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers, comprised of two Democrats and two Republicans appointed by the Wayne County Commission, just like the other 82 county ... Read more