Tag: Ray Curry

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

UAW, NRDC File Joint Lawsuit Against USPS Over Controversial Oshkosh Defense Truck Contract

Groups: USPS Failed to Ensure Clean Trucks, Good Union Jobs in Multi-Billion, 10-Year Contract Labor, Environmental Groups Demand USPS Halt Purchase Plan, Buy Union-Made, Electric Vehicles to Ensure Public Dollars Contribute to Public Good  WASHINGTON, DC – A lawsuit filed jointly by the United Auto Workers (UAW) and the NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) Thursday in federal court claims the United States Postal Service (USPS) failed on multiple levels when evaluating and finalizing a contract for next generation postal trucks and demands the agency halt production. In the lawsuit, UAW and NRDC highlight USPS’ failure to comply with the National ... Read more

Workers Memorial Day Statement from UAW President Ray Curry

April 28th, Workers Memorial Day, is a day of remembrance honoring all those who lost their lives, were seriously injured, or were sickened by their work. But it is also a day to recommit ourselves to the promise that every worker has a fundamental right to a safe job. Fulfilling this promise requires that we recommit to the fight for a workplace free of hazards.  April 28, 2022, marks 52 years since Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 into law. The OSH Act was passed because of the relentless efforts of the labor movement. When OSHA ... Read more

Statement of UAW President Ray Curry on the Confirmation of United States Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson

Detroit – “With today’s confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the United States Supreme Court gains a new justice who knows firsthand the challenges and hopes of working families across America as well as how the justice system impacts their lives. Judge Jackson played a key role in the U.S. Sentencing Commission on criminal justice reform and showed a keen understanding of the implications of the law on everyday lives through her work as a public defender – many of whom are UAW members. As Justice Jackson takes her seat in the nation’s highest Court, she will bring the experiences ... Read more

Statement of UAW President Ray Curry on Keeping Important Provisions To Protect the Manufacturing Supply Chain in the COMPETES Act Deliberations.

Detroit — Congress has an opportunity to pass historic legislation that will strengthen domestic auto manufacturing for UAW members, their families and their communities to make our supply chains more resilient for decades to come. The UAW supports supply chain resilience provisions in the House-passed COMPETES Act and, in the strongest possible terms, urges House and Senate conferees to include it in the final agreement so President Biden can sign it into law. These provisions would aid the Biden Administrations’ important work to strengthen our supply chains. We thank Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, Congressman Adam ... Read more

UAW President Ray Curry Writes Congressional Letter Urging Passage of the Susan Muffley Act to Restore the Pensions of Salaried Delphi Employees

Detroit – “Congress has an opportunity to restore full pension benefits to over 20,000 salaried Delphi employees. These hard working coworkers of UAW members suffered significant losses to their earned benefits, with some losing as much as 70% of their benefits.  We strongly urge Congress to pass this legislation that would pay the difference between the pension benefits earned by Delphi salaried retirees and what they received following the GM bankruptcy in 2009. It is long overdue.”

Statement of UAW President Ray Curry on Ford’s Announcement of Separate Ford Blue and Ford Model E Divisions

Detroit – “UAW Ford members are proud of the work they do each and every day and none of that changes under this newly announced structure. The UAW will play a key role in helping Ford assert its leadership while maintaining good paying union jobs in those businesses. We embrace the challenge of new technology as an opportunity while we maintain our strong commitment to union jobs under the current and any future Ford collective bargaining agreements.”

Statement by UAW President Ray Curry on President Biden’s State of the Union Address

Detroit – “Under President Biden’s leadership, we have seen unprecedented job growth and rising wages. The President has directly confronted the coronavirus pandemic that has taken lives of almost nine hundred and fifty thousand of our fellow citizens. Through his leadership, we are now better protected, and the number of infections is declining. Of course, challenges remain and there is more work to do. Congress must act on the President’s priorities. For starters, the Senate should pass the PRO Act and Confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to the highest court in the land. Together with the Biden Administration, we are working ... Read more