Tag: Region 8

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

MGM National Harbor Dealers Vote to Join the UAW

On Monday, June 11, Dennis Williams announced to applause from the UAW Constitutional Convention hall that workers at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland had voted to form their union. The 950 table game dealers, poker dealers and dual rates will become the newest members of UAW Region 8. We congratulate these workers and welcome them to UAW!

GM Announces Restoration of Shift and Additional Jobs

From UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada: As a result of increasing sales and the outstanding quality work of the members of UAW Local 1853, General Motors has announced the addition of a 3rd shift of production at the Spring Hill, Tennessee facility in September 2018. This announcement will recall the laid off seniority members of Local 1853 and create an opportunity for approximately 350 additional members to transfer, pursuant to Appendix A of the 2015 National Agreement. This is exciting news for UAW local 1853 and we shall continue to work toward our goal of 100% of our members being ... 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

Ford to invest $25 Million in Kentucky Plant

Ford has announced new investments in its Kentucky Truck Plant, due to increasing demand from consumers. The company plans to invest an additional $25 million—on top of the $900 Million it has already invested—to boost production of the Lincoln Navigator and Ford Expedition. Todd Dunn, President of UAW Local 862, which represents the workers at the Kentucky Truck Plant, says the investments will be good for workers: “It’s the whole family of labor that will be benefiting from the growth of that unit, that’s key. You gotta remember it’s not just building a truck and getting it on the highway ... 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

Donate to the Florida Workers Relief Fund

As millions of our fellow Floridians continue the immediate work of digging out after Hurricane Irma by dealing with the loss of electricity, needing food, water and basic necessities, the Florida AFL-CIO is working to help provide assistance for both the short and long term for the victims of this terrible storm. The Florida AFL-CIO has established the Florida Workers Relief Fund in order to provide direct support to union members, community allies, their families, and neighbors. The funds we raise will be used to help purchase the essential items and services desperately needed by working families impacted by Hurricane ... Read more

Nissan Union Vote Set for Aug. 3-4 in Mississippi

UAW Calls on Company to Cease Threats, Intimidation of Workers (Pictured: employees at Nissan’s Canton plant participate in the March on Mississippi earlier this year) CANTON, Miss. — Acting on behalf of Nissan employees, the UAW today reached an agreement with Nissan to hold a two-day union representation election, supervised by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), on Thursday, Aug. 3, and Friday, Aug. 4, in Canton, Miss. In an election petition filed with the NLRB, Nissan employees originally sought to schedule the election earlier that same week but instead agreed to the Aug. 3-4 dates offered by the company. In announcing the ... Read more

Joint Statement by UAW and Ford on Louisville Assembly Plant

The following is a joint statement released by the UAW and Ford Motor Company regarding today’s news about louisville assembly plant and the lincoln mkc  

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.”