Tag: Joe Biden

Statement by UAW President Ray Curry on President Biden’s State of the Union Address

Detroit – “Under President Biden’s leadership, we have seen unprecedented job growth and rising wages. The President has directly confronted the coronavirus pandemic that has taken lives of almost nine hundred and fifty thousand of our fellow citizens. Through his leadership, we are now better protected, and the number of infections is declining. Of course, challenges remain and there is more work to do. Congress must act on the President’s priorities. For starters, the Senate should pass the PRO Act and Confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to the highest court in the land. Together with the Biden Administration, we are working ... Read more

Statement by UAW President Ray Curry on President Biden’s Nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court

Detroit – “Today’s historic nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court gives Americans a jurist with broad experience across the legal profession who has a strong understanding of the everyday lives of working families. Judge Jackson played a key role in the U.S. Sentencing Commission on criminal justice reform and showed a keen understanding of the implications of the law on everyday lives. She has been a private Attorney and a public defender and is recognized as one of the bright legal minds of our generation. It matters a great deal who serves on the ... Read more

Statement from UAW President Ray Curry on the Adoption of Nationwide Emission Regulations that Protect and Create Jobs

Detroit — “President Joe Biden and EPA Administrator Michael Regan have created a win-win for UAW members, the U.S. manufacturing workforce and our environment by putting into place nationwide 2023 to 2026 Model Year (MY) light-duty emission regulations that are good for our air quality, preserve and grow both American jobs and our economy. History has demonstrated that strong standards based on input from stakeholders that include American workers at the table can be an opportunity for both job retention, job creation and environmental protections. Well thought out regulations, such as the Biden Administration’s emission rules today, will promote long-term ... Read more

Statement by President Joe Biden On Kellogg Collective Bargaining Negotiations

Collective bargaining is an essential tool to protect the rights of workers that should be free from threats and intimidation from employers. That’s why I am deeply troubled by reports of Kellogg’s plans to permanently replace striking workers from the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International during their ongoing collective bargaining negotiations. Permanently replacing striking workers is an existential attack on the union and its members’ jobs and livelihoods. I have long opposed permanent striker replacements and I strongly support legislation that would ban that practice. And such action undermines the critical role collective bargaining plays in providing ... Read more

UAW President Ray Curry Statement on President Biden’s Executive Order to Buy American and Preserve and Create Union Wage Jobs While Reducing the Federal Government’s Carbon Emissions

Detroit – “President Biden rightly understands that we can address carbon emissions and turn it into an economic opportunity to preserve and create good union paying jobs of the future through federal fleet conversion and reducing the federal government’s carbon footprint. The challenge we face is to make sure these produce jobs of the future that continue to support and build America’s middle class. Today’s Executive Order by President Biden seizes the opportunity to preserve, create and increase the opportunity for good union jobs for decades to come.”

Statement of UAW President Ray Curry on U.S. House Passage of Build Back Better

Detroit – “House Democrats stood up for American union jobs and American families today by passing the Build Back Better Act. President Biden, Speaker Pelosi, and Majority Leader Schumer have worked hard to make meaningful real-life investments in American families. Make no mistake, this bill stands to benefit all UAW members and retirees, regardless of sector, for years to come. Universal preschool, lower prescription drug costs, support for child and elder care, ensuring the extremely wealthy pay more of their share, and better tools to hold union busters accountable all represent important wins for all workers. For example, this job creating ... Read more

UAW Statement on the Grand Opening of Factory Zero And President Biden’s Support of Good Paying Union Jobs

UAW President Ray Curry and UAW Vice President Terry Dittes issued the following statement on the grand opening of the GM Factory Zero plant in Hamtramck Michigan. The $2.2 billion investment in retooling the plant will include 2,200 UAW members making Electric Vehicles including the: 2022 GMC HUMMER EV pickup – production beginning late in 2021 2024 GMC HUMMER EV SUV Chevrolet Silverado EV Cruise Origin “Today we welcome home to Hamtramck what will be over 2,200 UAW members making vehicles of the future with the quality and craftsmanship of good paying union jobs,” said Terry Dittes, Vice President and ... Read more

UAW President Ray Curry on President Joe Biden Signing Landmark Infrastructure Bill Into Law

“Standing with President Biden today, I was so proud to represent our entire UAW family at this historic event. UAW members could not be more proud of the bi-partisan infrastructure bill that was signed into law. This enormous accomplishment will address so many of the critical needs that every American relies on to live, work and succeed in our nation. This has been a long time coming. For UAW members, this legislation delivers reliability and job opportunities by improving the current state of our roads, bridges, water, electric vehicle infrastructure, internet capacity and electrical grid capacity. This long needed funding ... Read more

STATEMENT BY UAW PRESIDENT RAY CURRY ON PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN’S VISIT TO HOWELL, MICHIGAN & THE IMPORTANCE OF PASSING INFRASTRUCTURE BILLS

Detroit –  “The President’s trip to Howell is important to all Americans because we must invest in the American people and fix our crumbling infrastructure. President Joe Biden and Governor Gretchen Whitmer understand that without passage of both the bi-partisan infrastructure bill, and the jobs and economic stimulus of the Build Back Better bill, it is American families and middle class jobs that will suffer.  For UAW members, this legislation is about jobs. Especially key to UAW job creation is the Kildee/Stabenow provision, which will help ensure that subsidies for electric vehicles go to good union jobs here in the ... Read more

UAW President Ray Curry Statement on President Biden’s Visit with UAW Mack Truck and UAW Local 677 Members in Allentown, PA

“President Biden returned to his roots Wednesday, not just in Pennsylvania, but with UAW Local 677 at the Volvo Mack Truck Lehigh Valley Operation. The President has made good on his promise to greatly strengthen Buy American standards and focus on using taxpayer money on American made goods while funding good-paying union scale jobs and benefits for American workers.” “The President often quotes the lessons of his Pennsylvania father about respecting the dignity of a job and focusing public policy on ensuring those jobs are quality, good-paying union jobs. Joe Biden understands what it means to prevent companies from off-shoring ... Read more