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Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams on passage of the Republican tax bill

Yesterday was a sad day for our country and for working families. The Republican Controlled Congress ignored the voices of their constituents, including tens of thousands of UAW members and retirees, to deliver tax cuts to the wealthy and corporations that American workers and their families will feel for generations. It provides major incentives for corporations to send jobs overseas. Corporations investing in the United States will pay 21 percent in U.S. tax while ones that outsource those same jobs would pay far less. This new bill does nothing to boost wages and create good jobs. Paul Krugman summed it ... Read more

Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams on Non-Partisan CBO Study on 22 Million Americans Losing Health Coverage

On Monday, the Congressional Budget Office confirmed what has been rumored and feared about the Senate Republican health care bill written behind closed doors in Congress. The Republican’s bill is heartless and deadly. According to the Congress’ own nonpartisan CBO experts, the mean-spirited bill would force 22 million Americans to lose health care coverage completely while tens of millions will be forced to pay a lot more money for much less coverage.  Premiums will rise by an additional 20 percent next year because of this bill. The cost of health care coverage for older workers with fixed incomes could rise by ... Read more

Tell Congress Not to Take Health Care Coverage from Working Families

Virtually everything working people have gained to improve health and retirement security since the 1940s is now at risk, including Medicare, Medicaid, workplace health plans, the Affordable Care Act and Social Security. Republicans in Congress are rushing to approve legislation that effectively would end these programs without providing a replacement for the 30 million Americans who will become uninsured. Working People Shouldn’t Lose Health Care Coverage: Repealing the Affordable Care Act without any replacement would collapse the insurance market and strip coverage from 30 million Americans. Workplace Coverage Shouldn’t Be Gutted While the Wealthy Gain Tax Breaks: GOP proposals include ... Read more

Workers at Dayton auto supplier file OSHA complaint

Chemical spills, lack of protective gear endanger Creative Foam workers who make auto parts for Ford, GM, Mercedes, Toyota at Dayton plant — Complaint comes as workers prepare to vote on joining UAW in effort to win safe, good jobs Dayton, Ohio – Autoworkers at the Creative Foam plant in Dayton filed a complaint Thursday with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) calling for an investigation into widespread hazards at the factory, including dangerous chemical leaks and spills, a lack of proper protective gear, and insufficient training on how to handle toxic chemicals that can cause workers to ... Read more