Tag: Puerto Rico

Statement from UAW International Executive Board and President Rory Gamble on Earthquakes in Puerto Rico

The UAW has more than 5,000 members living and working in Puerto Rico. While still reeling from the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria, the Island has been shaken by two significant earthquakes and over 950 smaller quakes in the past two weeks. Our entire International Executive Board is concerned and is holding our members, their families and all Commonwealth residents in our thoughts and prayers. Through the Region’s Director, Beverley Brakeman, we are learning about the earthquake’s impact upon our members. While the quakes have been largely concentrated in the southwestern part of the Island, nearly 75% of the Island ... Read more

UAW Brothers and Sisters in Puerto Rico desperately need our help

Our UAW Brothers and Sisters in Puerto Rico desperately need our help – and they need it now. Our UAW members living on the Island — and Puerto Rican families of UAW members here — are facing horrific conditions resulting from hurricane Maria. There is no electricity. Many people have no food or water. There is a serious shortage of fuel and barely any cell phone service. Much of the country is inaccessible because roads and bridges are impassable. Hospital generators are lacking the fuel necessary to operate 24 hours a day. The situation is dire, and the expectation is ... Read more