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UAW President Ray Curry Calls for Executive Action to Cancel Student Debt

UAW members know all too well that student debt can be crippling for both themselves and their children. “Educational debt, when compounded by interest, becomes a millstone that compels recent graduates to prioritize the needs of financial institutions over those of their families,” says UAW President Ray Curry.  “That is why our union calls upon President Biden to cancel student debt through executive action.” President Biden has already recognized the need to address this crisis head on. His administration has canceled $25 billion in student loan debt. According to Forbes, the Biden Administration has canceled more student loan debt than any ... Read more

We Will Fight for the Members of our Past, Present and Future

UAW President Ray Curry Statement on UAW Priorities as We Head into 38th Constitutional Convention  After two long years of living with the difficult conditions caused by the pandemic, our union is emerging strong and energized.  In less than two months, we convene to debate the important matters facing our union.  It is a healthy process that strengthens our democracy, and we all look forward to gathering in Detroit from July 25-28. There are some principles that the UAW stands for, however, that are not subject to debate.  They are fundamental. They guide us today and tomorrow. For almost eighty-seven ... Read more

UAW Commends Ford Motor Company’s Announcement on Adding 6,000 New Jobs and Converting 3,000 UAW Members to Permanent, Full-Time Status with Benefits

Detroit – UAW commends today’s announcement from Ford Motor Company. “This announcement is a testament to UAW members who contribute their skill, experience, and knowledge to the success of Ford Motor Company,” says UAW President Ray Curry. “We are always advocating to employers and legislators that union jobs are worth the investment. Ford stepped up to the plate by adding these jobs and converting 3000 UAW members to permanent, full-time status with benefits.” “The essential necessity of quality healthcare and full-time employment are longstanding principles that have been communicated to the Company by the UAW International Union and our UAW ... Read more

MEMORIAL DAY

Memorial Day is dedicated to remembering U.S. military personnel who have given their lives to serve our great nation.  It is a day that has powerful meaning to veterans such as myself, but I know it is significant to everyone in our UAW family.  It is a day to recognize the price paid by many for us to stand here today. It is a time of somber reflection where we think about our history and imagine a better future. On behalf of the entire UAW International Executive Board, we wish everyone a safe and meaningful Memorial Day. In solidarity we ... Read more

UAW Statement on Stellantis and Samsung Joint Venture for Battery Plant in Kokomo, Indiana

Detroit – Today, Stellantis NV announced it will be building a new battery plant in Kokomo, Indiana, as part of a joint venture with Samsung. “UAW applauds the decision to invest in domestic production, and our union looks forward to being a part of its success,” says UAW President Ray Curry. “As President Biden recently said during his visit to South Korea, the most highly skilled and dedicated and engaged workers in the world are American union members. We look forward to having UAW members be a part of the success of this new joint venture.” Vice President Cindy Estrada, ... Read more

President Biden Shouts Out UAW on International Visit

President Biden delivered these remarks today after touring Samsung Electronics Pyeongtaek Campus in South Korea.   It’s a remarkable testament to hear the leader of the free world acknowledging the role of organized labor on an international visit.  His full remarks can be read here:   https://bit.ly/3sKHGiM From President Biden –  I urge Samsung and Stellantis and any company investing in the United States to enter into partnerships with our most highly skilled and dedicated and engaged workers you can find anywhere in the world: American union members. Stellantis knows how much benefit comes from a successful relationship with a union in ... Read more

UAW Endorses Gretchen Whitmer for Reelection as Governor of Michigan – Lt. Gov. Gilchrest, A.G. Nessel and S.O.S. Benson also Get Nod

Detroit – The UAW International Union announced its endorsement of Gretchen Whitmer as Governor of Michigan citing her strong commitment to working families, the Michigan manufacturing economy and UAW members. “Despite challenges like the pandemic, Gretchen Whitmer has brought new auto jobs, kept Michiganders safe, fixed roads and made the largest K-12 school investment in the state’s history,” said Ray Curry, President of the UAW. The union also endorsed Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist, Attorney General Dana Nessel and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. “This is a strong unified ticket for working families,” Curry noted. “Under the Whitmer administration, each of ... Read more

UAW Joins Coalition to Put $15 Minimum Wage on Michigan Ballot this November

Detroit — Today the UAW announces that it has joined a coalition of organizations working with One Fair Wage to put a ballot question on the Michigan ballot this November that will raise the overall minimum wage in Michigan to $15 an hour and end all subminimum wages for tipped workers, workers with disabilities and youth. “This is an important change that will improve the lives of over one million working families in Michigan,” said UAW President Ray Curry. “It is long overdue and will mean that these workers are paid a fair wage to support their families which in turn ... Read more

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

Racine, WI, Burlington, IA – UAW CNHi members struck at noon, May 2, after the company failed to present an agreement that met member demands and needs. “Our members at CNHi 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 workers at CNHi. “All UAW members are united ... Read more

UAW NAMES SANDRA ENGLE CHIEF CONTACT FOR MEDIA

Detroit – UAW President Ray Curry announced today that Sandra Engle, the head of Strategic Campaigns and the UAW Public Relations Department will become the spokesperson for the union of over one million members and retirees beginning May 1. “Sandra Engle brings a wealth of experience in public relations, government affairs, organizing, education and a legal background having started her career as a public defender. She has hit the ground running and is focused on integrating all of our messaging throughout the country.” Brian Rothenberg has resigned from the UAW effective May 1 to take a position in Columbus, Ohio, ... Read more