Tag: Ray Curry

Statement by UAW Secretary-Treasurer and Director of the General Dynamics Department Ray Curry on Federal Budget Investment in Lima Tank Plant

“UAW members at the General Dynamics Lima Tank plant are proud of the role they play in defending the United States. The UAW thanks elected leaders from both sides of the aisle that have fought to keep production at Lima for years and supports the Administration’s budget request for more the $2.3 billion to speed up production and produce over 317 new military vehicles.  Every day UAW members in Lima head to work knowing that their quality craftsmanship will make our nation safer and our futures brighter.” Craig Mack and Chad Aregood, Local 2147 and 2017 Presidents at General Dynamics ... Read more

GM, FCA Bargaining Committees Introduced at UAW Special Bargaining Convention

On the second day of the UAW’s Special Bargaining Convention, Vice President Terry Dittes, director of the UAW General Motors Department, and Vice President Cindy Estrada, director of the UAW FCA Department, introduced members of the national bargaining committees and presented sector reports. The committee members will begin negotiations with the automakers this summer. In her report, Estrada said FCA will open the first new auto plant in Detroit in nearly three decades. “You can build a plant right here in the city of Detroit with union wages and still make a profit,” she said. In her remarks, Estrada emphasized ... Read more

UAW Leaders Meet With German Labor Minister

Today, UAW President Gary Jones and Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry met with Hubertus Heil, who serves as German Minister of Labor and Social Affairs. They spoke about automotive manufacturing in both the United States and Germany and about the importance of honoring the rights of workers. Below are statements from President Jones and Secretary-Treasurer Curry about the meeting: UAW President Gary Jones “Today’s meeting with Minister Heil is an important dialogue for all labor unions. German manufacturers play an important role in the worldwide manufacturing. Here in the United States that includes Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and many transnational parts suppliers. A strong labor ... Read more

UAW Navistar Members Ratify Significant Contract Bring End to Tiered Wages

UAW Navistar members have voted to ratify a new six-year contract. The UAW negotiating team secured significant economic and benefit improvements including the elimination of all tiered wages, profit sharing, pension plan improvements, and a “no closing agreement” which includes language to retain the contract if the company is sold or merged. The agreement covers Navistar Local 6 and 2293 in Melrose Park; Local 472 in Atlanta; Local 119 in Dallas; Local 1872 in York, PA and Local 402 and 658 in Springfield, Ohio. “The UAW negotiating team was able to successfully bargain an end to tiered pay and a ... Read more

UAW Members Endorse Roger Manno for Maryland Congressional Race

Because of his commitment to supporting working families and a strong middle-class economy, the UAW has announced its endorsement of State Senator Roger Manno for Maryland’s 6th Congressional District race. “Senator Manno has a proven track record in the Maryland legislature for standing up for workers,” said UAW Region 8 Director Ray Curry. Region 8 includes the state of Maryland. “Roger Manno is responsible for the strongest manufacturing initiative in state history that says workers deserve the same tax benefits as corporations. He also supports pro-worker legislation on fair trade, currency manipulation and raising the minimum wage,” said Curry. “Senator ... Read more

UAW Members at Baltimore Horseshoe Casino Ratify First-Ever Contract

UAW table games, poker dealers and dual-rate dealers at the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore have ratified their first-ever contract, winning significant wage increases and greatly improving their benefits, job security and health and safety. The UAW, which represents more than 13,000 gaming workers in nine states, is the largest member of a coalition of five unions that bargained with Caesars Entertainment Corporation, the casino’s owners. “We’ve improved our working conditions across the board with this contract,” said Aaron Carter, bargaining committee chairman of UAW Local 17. “This contract will help our members to have jobs that can support a family. ... Read more

Election Night Statements: Updated 8:50 PM ET

Statement from UAW Region 8 Director Ray Curry on Maryland Senate Race 8:50 PM ET “Tonight Maryland sent to the Senate a voice for working families that can break through the special interest gridlock and put our families first. Chris Van Hollen understands that America’s economy must work for us all and he will work to create a fair trade policy that favors people over multinational corporations. I want to thank the UAW members and retirees who worked hard to send Chris Van Hollen to fight for good jobs in the U.S. Senate.”

UAW welcomes Magna Seating Members: Spring Hill Plant Votes Overwhelmingly to Join UAW

Spring Hill, Tenn. – By a nearly unanimous vote workers at Magna Seating International, a new facility in Spring Hill, Tenn. voted last evening to join the UAW International Union. The 230 workers build seats for the new Cadillac XT5 and GMC Acadia in a state of the art 122,500 square foot facility near the Spring Hill General Motors Manufacturing plant. “Members voted 192-1 last evening to join the UAW,” said Ray Curry, director of UAW Region 8. “We welcome the new members, 230 workers of Magna, to the UAW family and look forward to begin bargaining with Magna,” said ... Read more

UAW endorses candidates in statewide races in Pennsylvania

UAW Regions 8 and 9 today released the names of candidates endorsed by the regions for the general election in November, citing the candidates’ support for UAW members and the needs of all working families in Pennsylvania. “These candidates for public office represent the voice of workers,” said UAW Region 9 Director Terry Dittes, whose region includes the state of Pennsylvania. “They understand the challenges facing workers in Pennsylvania and will fight to protect the best interests of those they serve,” he said. “UAW members know we can count on these pro-worker candidates and that they will defend us against ... Read more

Maryland State UAW-CAP endorses Chris Van Hollen for U.S. Senate

Kensington, MD – Today the Maryland State United Auto Workers (UAW) Community Action Program announced they are endorsing Chris Van Hollen for U.S. Senate. The group represents over 15,000 active and retired members and their families in Maryland. In announcing their endorsement of Van Hollen for U.S. Senate, Ray Curry, director of UAW Region 8 said, “Our union and its members in Maryland intend to do all within our power to support and advance Chris Van Hollen’s candidacy because of his commitment to Maryland’s working families. “Maryland UAW members are tireless champions for families in our state – on  everything ... Read more