Tag: Lula da Silva

UAW President Ray Curry Statement on the Election of President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil

Detroit, MI — The UAW congratulates fellow autoworker, honorary UAW member, and long-time friend, President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, better known as Lula, for his globally crucial victory in Sunday’s presidential election against right-wing incumbent Jair Bolsonaro. Lula’s return to the presidency comes at a moment of acute political and social tensions in Brazil, with concerns about rising levels of poverty in an economy that has yet to fully recover from the damage wrought by the pandemic. As president of Brazil from 2003 to 2010, he became one of the most consequential leaders of our time, implementing programs to ... Read more

UAW Statement on Lula’s Freedom

Lula’s freedom today is a victory for democratic principles and the right to legal due process as affirmed by Brazil’s Supreme Court. This is a victory for the people of Brazil who have been under attack by a right-wing administration that wants to erode the rights and dignity of workers, indigenous peoples, Afro-Brazilians and the LGBTQ community. The UAW stands with our trade unionist brother Lula and the workers of Brazil who are fighting for labor rights, defending democracy and pursuing a civilized discourse on the challenges that they face.  We thank the thousands of UAW members who sent personal ... Read more