Tag: Rory Gamble

President Rory L. Gamble: Thanks to Give, Good Work Done, and Good Work to Do

Every year, as I think about the Thanksgiving holiday, I always try to concentrate on the things that we as a union, and our sisters and brothers in solidarity everywhere, have to be thankful for. And, as always, there is much to be thankful for. But what to say about 2020? A year that has brought so much sickness with COVID-19, so much social upheaval and unrest and a presidential election that has only underscored the deep divides in how our nation is to go forward. Put it this way, no one I know signed up for 2020. This year ... Read more

On the Front Lines of Democracy

As UAW members get involved in the communities where they live, they have a deep impact not just on their workplaces and their families, but on our nation. For UAW Administrative Assistant to President Rory L. Gamble, Allen Wilson, that meant a front row seat in the national spotlight as he served on the Wayne County Board of Canvassers. The stakes? Who will be our nation’s next president. Wilson is one of four members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers, comprised of two Democrats and two Republicans appointed by the Wayne County Commission, just like the other 82 county ... Read more

Statement of UAW President Rory L. Gamble on Michigan Leaders Meeting with President Donald Trump

Detroit – “Enough. Voters in Wayne County, Michigan and throughout this country should know that their votes aren’t subject to some arcane public relations spectacle using the courts and legislative procedures as a hammer to deprive them of their personal Constitutional rights to vote. Today, in the ultimate insult to voters, the two leaders of Michigan’s Legislature are headed to the White House for an arm-twisting to artfully try to deny the counting of their legitimate votes. The Board of Canvassers by law has a duty to certify the votes that were certified at the local level. And the Michigan Legislature ... Read more

Statement of UAW President Rory L. Gamble on Meeting with President-Elect Joe Biden, Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris about the Economy

DETROIT – UAW President Rory L. Gamble met remotely with leaders from other unions, businesses and President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris earlier today. He issued the following statement: “I want to thank President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris for convening this important meeting today. Our nation and economy are at a crucial point right now given the rise in COVID-19 cases. Today’s discussion among labor and business leaders was a productive and honest discussion of the challenges we all face in manufacturing and business to wrestle control of a very difficult situation for our economy. The UAW has had ... Read more

Detroit Branch NAACP and Western Wayne County NAACP Honor UAW President Rory L. Gamble with Lifetime Achievement Awards

Detroit – UAW International President Rory L. Gamble has received lifetime achievement awards from the Detroit Chapter NAACP and the Western Wayne County NAACP this month honoring his and UAW’s commitment to the fight for social justice. Gamble, the UAW’s first African American International President, said he was humbled and honored by the award. “This confirms that the work we do at the UAW in fighting for social justice and the rights and dignity of all Americans is recognized by our community.” Gamble received the James Weldon Johnson Lifetime Achievement Award at the October 25 Detroit Branch NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner ... Read more

Don’t stop at the Top: Your choices up and down the ballot make government work

Since its inception, since we got here as a nation, America has been about the right to allow its citizens to pick and choose our best and most qualified people for public office. We took a while to get here. We started out with some states allowing only white male adult property owners to vote, with non-whites and women and non-property owners on the outside looking in. The fact is, we fought and died to figure this out, and here in 2020 we still have some sorting out on the details to go, but the idea of government for the ... Read more

Join the Political Action Workshop tonight with UAW President Rory Gamble, Michigan LT. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II

Join us tonight via Zoom, from 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM for a political action workshop with UAW President Rory Gamble, Michigan LT. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II, Michael Joseph and Frank Woods. Ask questions live, here: https://www.cbtudm.org/cbtu-detroit-paw-questionsfor-lt-gov-garlin-gilchrestand-uaw-president-rorygamble-10-22-20-7-pm/ Zoom Meeting October 22, 7 PM – 7:30 PM EDT Passcode: govuaw JOIN ZOOM MEETING

UAW President Rory L. Gamble helps launch “Day of Giving” for Detroit Goodfellows on WJR

UAW President Rory L. Gamble helped launch “Day of Giving” for Detroit’s original and only Goodfellows Organization on the WJR Paul W. Smith show on Friday. The show was devoted to discussing and supporting the important work of the Detroit Goodfellows. DOWNLOAD BROADCAST HERE

UAW President Rory L. Gamble Applauds Law Enforcement for Breaking Up Plot Against Michigan Governance

Detroit – “UAW members are grateful to law enforcement authorities for putting aside in this very divisive time any partisan differences and breaking up perhaps the most direct threat to our U.S. democracy since the murder of President Abraham Lincoln and conspiracy against the U.S. Government. And we are thankful for the health and safety of all those who were targeted in this incident. The FBI, many local police authorities, both Michigan U.S. Attorneys Andrew Birge and Matthew Schneider and Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel worked together to uncover a very real plot to destabilize the government in Michigan and ... Read more

UAW President Rory L. Gamble on Joe Biden’s Commitment to Jobs Here at Home

“For far too long it’s been a fight to maintain the jobs we have while new automotive products and assembly are sent to Mexico, China and abroad. Trade enforcement will help. But so too will Joe Biden once and for all closing the offshoring loophole in our tax code, imposing a new offshoring tax penalty and creating Biden’s new “Made in America” tax incentive. These are strong proposals to keep jobs here and more importantly make sure new products stay here built by our UAW workforce.”