Tag: Ray Curry

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

NNPA BLACKPRESS – November 3: So much at stake in this election

Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry By Ray Curry Vote! I cannot say it any simpler or say it enough. Vote to restore government for the people, by the people; vote to preserve our threatened middle class; vote for America’s workers by voting for an America that works; vote up and down the ballot and vote union blue. Sisters and brothers, I have to say that never before has there been so much at stake for the American people than in this election. From constitutional court decisions affecting human, civil and worker rights, to the ability to safely exercise our right to vote ... Read more

blackpressusa OP-ED: The United States Postal Service Delivers Much More Than Mail

Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry By Ray Curry, Secretary-Treasurer, UAW America’s Postal service has been an essential institution that has connected every one of us as Americans even before we were a nation independent of Great Britain. The most American of traditions Benjamin Franklin was appointed our first Postmaster General in 1775.  This democratic treasure, which has proven as reliable as it has self-sufficient, was a model for how government service should work. Its rich history is America’s history of adaptability, ingenuity and grit… Read more on blackpressusa.com >>>

Vice President Joe Biden Visits UAW Region 1

Today, Vice President Joe Biden visited UAW Region 1 in Warren, Michigan to lay out his plan to revitalize American manufacturing. He proposed a program to reward the creation of American jobs and disincentivize corporate offshoring through the use of tax credits and penalties. He also committed to using the United States government’s purchasing power to buy American-made goods. UAW Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry and UAW Local 5960 President Louis Roche welcomed Biden to Warren and discussed his successes in bringing back American auto jobs after the 2008 recession. Check out the gallery below for a series of photos from today’s ... Read more

Rising to the Moment: Jill Biden and the UAW know Joe Biden will lead

Leadership matters, especially when working families are struggling with the worst public health crisis in a century, which has spurred the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. For UAW members and their families, the 2020 election comes at a time of great uncertainty about the economy, retirement, health care and a way forward to guide the nation out of the COVID-19 pandemic. The second night of the convention saw the two Democratic candidates, Biden and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, have their names formally placed in nomination. Biden was formally nominated as the Democratic candidate for president by a large ... Read more

DNC Convention 2020 Roll Call

Just after sunset on a resurgent Detroit, UAW Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry and U.S. Senator Gary Peters called the Michigan roll for Joe Biden at the 2020 Democratic National Convention live from Belle Isle’s Sunset Point. Secretary-Treasurer Curry said it was a high honor for working families and the UAW because of Biden’s long track record of support for labor.

blackpressUSA – #NNPA BLACKPRESSOP-ED by Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry: No Bridge too Far — Remembering Congressman John Lewis and the Fight Still Ahead

This month marks the 55th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), one of the most powerful pieces of civil rights legislation in our history. The passage of the VRA into law was the result of decades of struggle and sacrifice and was truly a shining moment in our history. Unfortunately, the struggle to ensure that all Americans have the right and opportunity to vote not only continues today, we have actually suffered significant losses on this front over the past decade. Read more on blackpressUSA.com >>>

BlackPress USA – OP-ED: 8 minutes and 46 seconds

May we never witness this again By Ray Curry, Secretary-Treasurer, UAW Over the past weeks across the nation, united demonstrations have made the message clear: People have had enough of the ongoing struggle for equality and equity, of the battle against systemic injustice, and the fear of being a person of color in America. The catalyst for the latest demonstrations was the senseless and tragic death of George Floyd on May 25 at the hands of four police officers in Minneapolis, Minn. Floyd’s death, those horrific eight minutes and 46 seconds as this American was begging for his life on ... Read more