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Unifor and UAW take shared NAFTA message to Minister Freeland

Toronto – Unifor and the United Auto Workers of America (UAW) took a united message on auto sector needs to a joint meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland and lead NAFTA negotiator Steve Verheul. “We are united with the UAW in our demand to address the imbalances in the auto industry as NAFTA is renegotiated,” said Unifor National President Jerry Dias. “The plain fact is that the United States and Canada have equitable trade, Mexico does not and that must be dealt with immediately.” Dias and United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams met with Freeland and Verheul ... Read more

Unifor-UAW Statement on Auto and the Re-negotiation of NAFTA

The Potential for Fair Trade in an Essential Industry The North American auto industry remains a powerhouse of advanced manufacturing, innovation and economic activity. Directly responsible for 2 million jobs across North America, the auto industry serves as the anchor for entire supply chains including: auto parts producers, suppliers of raw materials and service providers (1). The economic activity generated by the industry supports local business and public services, as each auto assembly job creates in the range of 9 to 10 other jobs across the economy (2). These are often good jobs with above average wages which for generations ... Read more

Labor Voices: New NAFTA for working families

The UAW has always been about a greater calling. We are more than just contracts and bargaining; we are also about lifting up our communities and fighting for fairness for all working men and women. The concerns of the UAW and the labor movement aren’t limited to those who carry a union card. Read more on detroitnews.com >>>

Tell the U.S. Trade Representative NAFTA must prioritize working families

Recently, the Trump administration notified Congress that it plans to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement — better known as NAFTA — with powerful corporations and some in the president’s administration saying it simply needs to be “modernized.” The U.S. Trade Representative’s office is accepting comments from the public until June 12. It’s important that working people speak up for ourselves now, the same as we did with the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Click here to leave a comment for the U.S. Trade Representative about why a trade deal that takes working people into account is important to you. NAFTA — ... Read more

Statement by UAW President Dennis Williams on President Trump’s Executive Order Withdrawing from the TPP

The following is a statement from UAW President Dennis Williams regarding President Trump’s 1/23/17 Executive Order withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement “UAW members around the country have long rallied against the deeply flawed corporate driven TPP that puts quarterly profits before worker paychecks. We commend President Trump for withdrawing from the TPP and Congressional leaders, such as Sherrod Brown and Debbie Stabenow, for their leadership in opposing this job killing trade agreement. This is a victory for American workers and families.”  

ICYMI: Hillary Clinton explains her position on Jobs and the Economy to UAW Members

Hillary Clinton joined in for a tele-town hall with UAW members and UAW President Dennis Williams to explain her position on issues that are important to working families. Listen to the podcast: https://uaw.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/MP3-Hillary-on-Jobs-and-the-Economy.mp3

ICYMI: Hillary Clinton explains her position on Trade to UAW Members

Hillary Clinton joined in for a tele-town hall with UAW members and UAW President, Dennis Williams to explain her position on issues that are important to working families. Listen to the podcast: https://uaw.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/MP3-Hillary-on-Trade.mp3