Tag: President Biden

UAW President Ray Curry Statement on Biden’s Announcement to Cancel Student Debt

Today President Biden once again showed that his Administration stands with working families over special interests by forgiving up to $20,000 in debt for Pell Grant recipients and up to $10,000 for non-Pell Grant recipients for borrowers who earn less than $125,000 per year or households earning less than $250,000. The student loan payment pause which has been vital for borrowers struggling because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has also been extended for a final time through the end of 2022. Excessive student debt is a drain on our economy and burden for many working families strained by rising housing ... Read more

President Biden Shouts Out UAW on International Visit

President Biden delivered these remarks today after touring Samsung Electronics Pyeongtaek Campus in South Korea.   It’s a remarkable testament to hear the leader of the free world acknowledging the role of organized labor on an international visit.  His full remarks can be read here:   https://bit.ly/3sKHGiM From President Biden –  I urge Samsung and Stellantis and any company investing in the United States to enter into partnerships with our most highly skilled and dedicated and engaged workers you can find anywhere in the world: American union members. Stellantis knows how much benefit comes from a successful relationship with a union in ... Read more

STATEMENT OF UAW PRESIDENT RAY CURRY ON THE FINDINGS OF THE WHITE HOUSE TASK FORCE ON WORKER ORGANIZING AND EMPOWERMENT

Detroit – “President Biden’s White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment recognized today a fundamental reality for working families across the United States – that we need to remove roadblocks to the ability to bargain the terms and conditions in their workplaces. Through comprehensive findings the Biden Administration points out that although 68% of all Americans approve of labor unions, there has been a steady erosion of the ability to join a union for decades as anti-worker policies and judicial decisions erode the ability to join a union. We can fix this problem through executive actions and Congressional ... Read more

UAW PRESIDENT RAY CURRY ISSUES STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT BIDEN’S APPOINTMENTS TO THE FEDERAL RESERVE

Detroit – “President Bidens’ appointment of Professor Lisa Cook and Philip Jefferson to the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors is a breath of fresh air as they bring much needed diversity and with that a deeper appreciation as to how the Fed influences the daily lives of all UAW members, retirees and working Americans throughout the country.  Workers are increasingly impacted by climate change and the advent of new technologies. Meanwhile, unfair lending practices and discrimination in our financial markets continue to create roadblocks for people pursuing the American dream. Working Americans need board members who will deepen the Fed’s understanding ... Read more