Tag: Members

Get in the Spring Spirit with UAW Members at Cornell Botanic Gardens

Springtime is here and as we prep our gardens and landscapes for the new season, we’re reminded that some of our UAW members have quite unique jobs. So today, we highlight our members at the Cornell Botanic Gardens at the Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in Ithaca, New York, representing UAW Region 9, Local 2300. Within the 3,500 acres that make up the Cornell Botanic Gardens and the 40 different nature areas around Tomkins County, our members are tasked with numerous areas of specialties including gardeners, arborists, landscapers and facilities. Jules Ginenthal is the Natural Areas Stewardship ... Read more

UAW President Dennis Williams Statement on Labor Day

Updated with Detroit and Quad Cities Labor Day Photos “Walter Reuther believed it was the labor movement’s responsibility not only to look out for its members but also to use its influence — at the bargaining table with business and in the political realm with government — to make America a more livable society for all, not just for workers on every factory floor but everyone in every community. On this Labor Day we owe it to those workers from all walks of life who took that unpaid day off in 1882 to lift each other up and support each ... Read more

Member highlights from the Democratic National Convention

Dennis Williams Speech Judy Calhoun – Region 5 Joe Taylor III – Region 2B Jason Barlow – Region 2B John Bowman — Region 5 UAW members talk TPP  

The UAW Endorsement Process

This week, we’ve heard a lot from UAW members about the presidential election. The engagement – even when we disagree – is healthy and an important part of the democracy of our union. One theme that comes through from all points of view is the importance of electing a president who UAW members have an important choice to make in this fall’s general election when they choose who they want to be our next U.S. president. The UAW has waited patiently for the presidential primary process to run its course and, at this stage of the process, it is time ... Read more

UAW Statement on GM Profit Sharing

Statement from UAW Vice President and Director of the UAW’s GM Department, Cindy Estrada: “UAW members will go home to their families today knowing that their hard work and innovative team work have paid off. Through collective bargaining those UAW members eligible will receive up to $11,000 in GM profit sharing. Together, UAW members are sharing in the quality products and record sales of GM cars and trucks.”

Members are the Highest Authority

Members elect their local leaders, run their local union, elect their negotiators, vote on the contract and elect their grievance handlers.  Without question, the strength of our union begins and ends with membership. This is especially true when it comes to bargaining.  Bargaining proposals are rooted in the information collected from members.  Whether it is a formal survey or discussions at union meetings, members give input to their leadership on bargaining priorities.  Top issues are identified and help form the basis of the union’s bargaining proposal to the employer. Another way that members participate in shaping the bargaining agenda is ... Read more