Tag: Ray Curry

Statement by UAW President Ray Curry on the Death of Former U.S. Senator Carl Levin

“For 36 years, UAW members didn’t have just a Senator, they had a friend in Carl Levin. He was a strong, caring, deeply committed individual who never forgot the working families of Michigan and this country. Carl Levin stood for honor and dignity and fairness for all Americans. As Chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee, he steered our nation through the turbulent period after the terror attacks of 9-11 with quiet dignity and a resolve to modernize our military. But it was here in Detroit, where Senator Levin started as a Councilman championing Civil Rights, that he always returned. ... Read more

UAW International Executive Board Elects Ray Curry to Serve as President of the UAW International Union

Focus on Building, Growing and Strengthening Membership With a focus on building, growing, and strengthening membership, the UAW International Executive Board (IEB), on Monday June 28, unanimously elected Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry to serve as UAW President upon the retirement of Rory L. Gamble for the remainder of the current term, which ends in June 2022 at the 38th Constitutional Convention. Curry, 55, will officially assume the office of President on July 1, 2021. “It is a great honor for me to serve this historic union and the more than 1 million active and retired members,” Curry said. “I am so ... Read more

UAW Volvo Truck in Dublin Virginia Reaches Tentative Agreement – Strike Ends with Significant Gains

Detroit – Early this morning the UAW Volvo Truck Council announced that they have reached a tentative agreement. “UAW members showed incredible solidarity on the picket lines and have achieved significant gains toward fair pay, benefits and job security protections,” said UAW Secretary-Treasurer and Director of the UAW Heavy Truck Department, Ray Curry. Curry said the strike will be suspended and Volvo Truck workers will be scheduled to return to their regular shifts on May 3. “The stress of a strike is never easy on a member or their family, particularly in these uncertain times,” said Mitchell Smith, director of ... Read more

blackpressusa.com – COMMENTARY: The American Dream belongs to working Americans

Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry By Ray Curry, Secretary-Treasurer, UAW I grew up in a world that held the promise of a bright future for those who were willing to work hard. An America that said you can do better than your parents. A promise that meant job security with decent wages, health care, and benefits; a promise that meant training and education and a path to advancement for so many; a promise that made owning a home and raising a family possible; a promise that guaranteed a middle-class life and the ability to retire one day after a job well done. ... Read more

UAW-Built Bus Donated to Detroit Boxing Gym

A customized bus, built by UAW members, was donated to the Downtown Boxing Gym to transport children for its youth programs. UAW Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry talks about the Gym’s contributions to the community, the UAW members who built the bus, and the community partners who helped make the donation possible:

UAW LM-2 Reflects Stable Membership and Solid Financials in the Face of the Pandemic

DETROIT – The UAW reported today solid financials and steady membership numbers in the face of the 2020 pandemic. Average membership was virtually unchanged despite the pandemic. And net income actually increased in 2020 as did the UAW strike fund. “In a very challenging year, we were able to be creative in saving on costs including travel and meetings by utilizing technology and took advantage of solid investments that performed exceedingly well,” said UAW Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry. “The bottom line is that the UAW ended the year balanced with modest growth and the strike fund continued to grow at a ... Read more

blackpressusa OP-ED: Where We Go from Here

Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry By Ray Curry, Secretary-Treasurer, UAW A month into a tumultuous start of a new year, a new year following the most chaotic year in America that any living person can remember, I am seeing signs that the work in the streets and in our hospitals and at our voting booths far and wide, are saying even in states no one thought we would have captured after 2016, that even though we have been hit hard on so many fronts, it’s our front line that is now advancing for the greater good. It is divisiveness and hate that ... Read more

blackpressusa OP-ED: Better Angels and How They Travel

Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry Ray Curry, Secretary-Treasurer, UAW What is the distance a good deed can travel? What does a warm bowl of soup mean? What does a warm bed mean? A new bike or a kind gesture from a stranger? All these things are small in and of themselves, but the smallest gesture to someone in need can move all the markers. If you are cold and someone offers you a warm sleeping bag, is there a measure for that? If you are hungry, and someone gives you a warm meal, how far does that go? To anyone who has ... Read more

blackpressusa OP-ED: All Eyes on Georgia

Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry Senate Control Crucial for the Nation By Ray Curry, Secretary-Treasurer, UAW These days, like the old Ray Charles song says, I’ve got Georgia on My Mind. We should all be thinking of Georgia because come January 5, the state is positioned to make a tremendous change for the better — a change that will give President-Elect Joe Biden the opportunity for real legislation and real reform; for lasting and potent legislative buy-in to make laws once again (and it has been a while now!) in service to the people. Laws that address issues important to the working ... Read more