Tag: President Obama

Department of Labor and President Obama Celebrate First-Ever National Apprenticeship Week

More than 200 local events will highlight the positive impact of apprenticeship in America WASHINGTON –Apprenticeship is a proven path for workers into the middle class and an effective strategy for businesses to train for the skills they need. For decades, the skilled trades have led the way in developing and refining apprenticeships in America. Today, in addition to using their expertise to apply this unique learn and earn model to modern methods and skills, new apprenticeships are emerging to prepare workers with the skills needed to thrive in today’s global economy. To “support and encourage apprenticeship programs that will ... Read more

UAW President on President Obama’s auto plant tour Jan. 7

UAW President Dennis Williams on President Obama’s auto plant tour marking the auto sector’s successful turnaround and the end of the government’s historic efforts to save the auto industry The following statement by UAW President Dennis Williams can be used in whole or in part: “Together, the members of the UAW, government officials of all parties led by the Obama White House, and the auto companies have shown how cooperation and shared sacrifice could take an industry from its darkest day to the economic bright spot of the international economy. Through shared sacrifice members and consumers can benefit and it ... Read more

UAW statement on Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order

DETROIT — UAW President Dennis Williams issued the following statement today regarding President Obama’s executive order on fair pay and safe workplaces:  “I commend President Obama for signing an executive order that will hold companies that receive significant taxpayer dollars more accountable for their actions. Thanks to President Obama’s bold move, companies that repeatedly violate worker rights and workplace safety standards will no longer receive taxpayer funds or contracts with the federal government. Right now in America, it is far too easy for unscrupulous employers to hide critical information that protects workers. Gone unchecked, some employers continue violating their employees’ ... Read more