Tag: Ray Curry

UAW Members at John Deere Strike for Improved Standard of Living, Retirement Benefits and a Better Work Environment

UAW John Deere members struck at midnight October 14, after the company failed to present an agreement that met our members’ demands and needs. “Our members at John Deere strike for the ability to earn a decent living, retire with dignity and establish fair work rules,” said Chuck Browning, Vice President and director of the UAW’s Agricultural Implement Department. “We stay committed to bargaining until our members’ goals are achieved.” UAW President Ray Curry, said “The almost one million UAW retirees and active members stand in solidarity with the striking UAW members at John Deere.” Curry noted that, “UAW John ... Read more

STATEMENT OF UAW PRESIDENT RAY CURRY ON THE 108 MEMBERS OF THE U.S. HOUSE WHO ADVOCATE FOR PASSAGE OF THE KILDEE STABENOW PROVISION IN THE BUILD BACK BETTER INFRASTRUCTURE ACT

“The House Labor Caucus understands that we need jobs of the future to be as good or better than the union jobs they replace. By endorsing the Kildee-Stabenow Provision in the Build Back Better Infrastructure Act, the House members who signed this letter are standing up for UAW members and America’s middle class by helping to ensure that our investment through tax credits in electric vehicles lead to good paying union jobs in the United States. If we invest in future jobs, we need them to be good paying union jobs right here in America.”   CLICK HERE to Download/View  ... Read more

Statement from UAW President Ray Curry on Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Reinstatement of Prevailing Wage

Detroit – “Governor Whitmer today stood up for working men and women in Michigan and our middle class by reinstating the prevailing wage and restoring dignity and respect to the hard work done by Michigan workers including UAW members. This action restores a fair process, a fair wage for thousands of infrastructure projects in Michigan and will certainly protect good paying union jobs. Governor Whitmer’s actions today show that she not only is committed to fixing Michigan’s roads and infrastructure, but she is committed to making sure that Michigan’s middle class expands, and Michigan’s economy expands as Congress passes long needed ... Read more

STATEMENT BY UAW PRESIDENT RAY CURRY ON PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN’S VISIT TO HOWELL, MICHIGAN & THE IMPORTANCE OF PASSING INFRASTRUCTURE BILLS

Detroit –  “The President’s trip to Howell is important to all Americans because we must invest in the American people and fix our crumbling infrastructure. President Joe Biden and Governor Gretchen Whitmer understand that without passage of both the bi-partisan infrastructure bill, and the jobs and economic stimulus of the Build Back Better bill, it is American families and middle class jobs that will suffer.  For UAW members, this legislation is about jobs. Especially key to UAW job creation is the Kildee/Stabenow provision, which will help ensure that subsidies for electric vehicles go to good union jobs here in the ... Read more

UAW Calls on Congress to Pass Infrastructure and Build Back Better with Kildee/Stabenow Provision

“It’s Time to Focus on Jobs and Our Future, Not Discord ….. Act Now ! “ Detroit – The United Auto Workers today announced a broad campaign to have Congress move forward on passing the Build Back Better and bi-partisan Infrastructure bills and Kildee/Stabenow Provision to protect good paying American jobs. “It’s about jobs — period,” said Ray Curry, President of the UAW with almost 1 million active and retired members. “It is time for Congress to come together and create jobs now and in the future. Not passing both pieces of legislation could stifle economic growth and our middle-class economy ... Read more

Statements on Ford Investments in Tennessee and Kentucky Creating About 11,000 Combined Jobs

“Today’s announcement will produce about 11,000 combined quality jobs. The UAW looks forward to continuing our long-time partnership with Ford as consumers transition to make Electric Vehicles in the right way. The UAW has always taken a lead in manufacturing innovation with our employer partners. We look forward to reaching out and helping develop this new workforce to build these world class vehicles and battery components.” Ray Curry, UAW International President “We commend Ford for investing in the U.S., resulting in the creation of thousands of good middle-class jobs. The UAW is eager to work with Ford to continue to ... Read more

Detroit News – Labor Voices: Challenges of the future offer opportunities for unions

President Ray Curry By Ray Curry At the beginning of this month we observed Labor Day — a day to recognize the American labor movement and the contributions of laborers to the development and growth of our country. It’s a great way to say “thank you.” We celebrate the work that millions of United Auto Workers and Americans contribute to our lives each and every day, in places like factories, offices, hospitals, stores, government services and educational institutions throughout our great nation. Now is the time to take that celebration of our organized and working Americans and honor them by supporting ... Read more

UAW PRESIDENT RAY CURRY STATEMENT ON THE ARREST OF YANG KYEUNG SOO, PRESIDENT OF THE KOREAN CONFEDERATION OF TRADE UNIONS FOR EXERCISING FREE SPEECH.

Korean Confederation of Trade Unions president Yang Kyeung-soo waves to supporters while police transfer him to a detention center. (KCTU / Labor and the World) Detroit – UAW President Ray Curry Wednesday, condemned the arrest of Yang Kyeung Soo, President of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) for exercising his free speech rights in South Korea.  President Yang was arrested on the morning of September 2 after police squadrons in riot gear surrounded KCTU headquarters and entered forcibly.  The South Korean authorities have charged Brother Yang with: –          obstruction of general traffic through demonstration, –  ... Read more

LABOR DAY MESSAGE FROM UAW PRESIDENT RAY CURRY

President -Ray Curry My Sisters and Brothers, This is my first Labor Day as president of our great union, and although it would be my wish to be with you in person, I can tell you that our virtual celebrations and the observance of what this day means to this union and all working men and women in this nation are no less heartfelt and meaningful. For me, Labor Day has always been about our collective voice and celebrating and recognizing what that voice has achieved for the American worker. That voice built the middle class, spoke out against racial ... Read more

NNPA BLACKPRESS – OP-ED: To Labor Day and Labor Days Ahead

    President Ray Curry BY UAW PRESIDENT RAY CURRY In 1882,a union man, Peter J. McGuire, founder of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and an early supporter of the creation of the American Federation of Labor, suggested setting aside a day for a “general holiday for the laboring classes.” Almost 130 years later, Labor Day continues to celebrate those who did the work and the magnificent job they have done in building what I will always believe to be, the greatest nation on Earth. One hundred and thirty years later, America will again thank those who figured it ... Read more