Tag: Ray Curry

A New Year of Opportunity

My Sisters and Brothers,  President Ray Curry I want to begin this first message of 2022 with a deep sentiment of gratitude for our union and for all the hard work, dedication, and fortitude our UAW family showed this past year. We had many challenges to face together, and I watched this membership rise to each one of them and support one another, as we always do.  We started the year hopeful about a vaccine for Covid-19 becoming available and ended with the realization that we can only manage this deadly pandemic, and the knowledge again that we must all ... Read more

In 2021, Organized Labor is Again Flexing its Muscles

President Ray Curry By Ray Curry, UAW President Jobs. Racial justice. Workplace safety. Equity. These issues, front and center in the minds of millions of Americans for years, were deeply intensified by the pandemic of 2020 and 2021. As the pandemic took full effect, devastating job losses hit minority workers and their families especially hard and the critical role of health and safety protections were never more clearly at the forefront of our conversations than during this terrible pandemic. But as 2021 took hold and a new administration began its work, the long overdue fight to improve working conditions and ... Read more

Statement from UAW President Ray Curry on the Adoption of Nationwide Emission Regulations that Protect and Create Jobs

Detroit — “President Joe Biden and EPA Administrator Michael Regan have created a win-win for UAW members, the U.S. manufacturing workforce and our environment by putting into place nationwide 2023 to 2026 Model Year (MY) light-duty emission regulations that are good for our air quality, preserve and grow both American jobs and our economy. History has demonstrated that strong standards based on input from stakeholders that include American workers at the table can be an opportunity for both job retention, job creation and environmental protections. Well thought out regulations, such as the Biden Administration’s emission rules today, will promote long-term ... Read more

UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada Receives Jewish Labor Committee’s Human Rights Award

UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada will be honored December 16th with the Jewish Labor Committee’s 2021 Human Rights Award along with Fred Redmond AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer and Richard Maroko, President of the New York Hotel and Gaming Trades Council. “I am honored to be the presenter for Vice President Cindy Estrada during the Jewish Labor Committee’s virtual awards event,” said Ray Curry, President of the UAW. “Cindy works every day with a goal of preserving the dignity of all human rights in our workplace and our society. Her commitment and focused leadership have kept the proud UAW tradition of human rights advocacy ... Read more

UAW President Ray Curry Statement on President Biden’s Executive Order to Buy American and Preserve and Create Union Wage Jobs While Reducing the Federal Government’s Carbon Emissions

Detroit – “President Biden rightly understands that we can address carbon emissions and turn it into an economic opportunity to preserve and create good union paying jobs of the future through federal fleet conversion and reducing the federal government’s carbon footprint. The challenge we face is to make sure these produce jobs of the future that continue to support and build America’s middle class. Today’s Executive Order by President Biden seizes the opportunity to preserve, create and increase the opportunity for good union jobs for decades to come.”

John Deere UAW Members Ratify a 6-Year Agreement With Substantial Gains

A strike that captured the mood of a nation in search of fairness in wages and benefits for workers, ended  today when UAW John Deere members ratified a landmark agreement after weeks of striking. By a vote of 61% to 39%, UAW John Deere members ratified the agreement, which includes an $8,500 signing bonus; 20% increase in wages over the lifetime of the contract with 10% this year; return of Cost of Living adjustments; three 3% lump sum payments; enhanced options for retirement and enhanced CIPP performance benefits. Healthcare remains the same for the life of the agreement. UAW President ... Read more

UAW Statement on the Grand Opening of Factory Zero And President Biden’s Support of Good Paying Union Jobs

UAW President Ray Curry and UAW Vice President Terry Dittes issued the following statement on the grand opening of the GM Factory Zero plant in Hamtramck Michigan. The $2.2 billion investment in retooling the plant will include 2,200 UAW members making Electric Vehicles including the: 2022 GMC HUMMER EV pickup – production beginning late in 2021 2024 GMC HUMMER EV SUV Chevrolet Silverado EV Cruise Origin “Today we welcome home to Hamtramck what will be over 2,200 UAW members making vehicles of the future with the quality and craftsmanship of good paying union jobs,” said Terry Dittes, Vice President and ... Read more

Veterans Day

Sisters and Brothers, This Veterans Day across our great nation, we honor the proud individuals who served our country. We remember the men and women, and their families, who have made the ultimate sacrifice during wartime, those who made it through, and those who gave of their time and commitment during peacetime. We will again remember the willingness and sacrifice of America’s veterans who served our country — service that deserves our lasting gratitude. On this special day we are always mindful that while this holiday is about commemoration and reflection, it is also very much about renewing and ever ... Read more

STATEMENT OF UAW PRESIDENT RAY CURRY ON BUILD BACK BETTER FRAMEWORK; NEED TO PASS BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE, INVESTMENT, and JOBS ACT

Detroit – Today the White House announced a framework for legislation that will transform our economy for UAW members and working families through key investments to rebuild our infrastructure, strengthen our communities, and create good paying union jobs.  President Biden, Speaker Pelosi, and Senate Majority Leader Schumer have worked hard to advance meaningful real-life enhancements to the American people. We need congress to pass the Infrastructure bill and Build Back Better Act so President Biden can sign them into law. For UAW members in the auto sector, the Stabenow-Kildee provision in the Build Back Better Act will create and preserve ... Read more

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