Tag: Rory Gamble

UAW President Rory L. Gamble Announces Decision to Retire June 30

Detroit – UAW President Rory L. Gamble informed staff at noon today that he has notified the UAW International Executive Board (IEB) that he will retire at the end of June. He will serve through June 30, 2021. Under the UAW Constitution, the IEB will elect a successor to serve the remainder of the term through June 2022. “I said on Day One I would hand over the keys to this treasured institution as a clean union,” said Gamble, 65. “My original intent as a UAW Vice President was to retire at the end of June 2021, and after looking ... Read more

Juneteenth message from UAW President Rory L. Gamble

The observance of Juneteenth is recognition of a profound milestone in our nation’s history. And while our struggles for equality in the United States have been long and difficult and sometimes fraught with setbacks and terrible loss, today we reflect on how far we, as Americans, have come in this journey. There is still much more to do my brothers and sisters, but I am heartened by what we have accomplished and the outpouring of support and activism we have seen this past year from coast to coast, from black, brown and white, demanding that our nation finally make good ... Read more

Detroit News – Labor Voices: The UAW is fighting for LGBTQ rights this Pride Month

President Rory L. Gamble By Rory L. Gamble Civil and human rights belong to us all Look around your world these days. People are celebrating the diversity of who they are; what makes us all unique, wonderful people. For UAW members in the workplace and at home we live in a time when prejudices are no longer being tolerated, whether it is racial, ethnic, or sexual identity. We find ourselves living in a time where equality in the workplace and in our communities is valued more than it ever has. Right now, in the United States, an estimated 4.5% of ... Read more

UAW President Rory L. Gamble Praises Senator Stabenow’s Made in America Provision Reported Out of Committee in the Clean Energy for America Act

Led by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow and Senate Democrats, future jobs in America will be protected for decades to come through provisions that tie key consumer rebates for electric vehicles (EV’s) to good paying, union auto jobs made domestically. The Stabenow Made in America Provision, reported out of committee, would continue a $7,500 consumer credit for EVs but add for the next five years a $2,500 bonus for autos assembled in the United States and another $2,500 for meeting certain worker focused labor standards. The $12,500 rebates would apply as a rebate on tax returns. And, after five years a ... Read more

Statement on Protocols After Meeting With the COVID-19 Task Force

Detroit – Out of an abundance of caution, the COVID-19 Joint Task Force, comprised of the UAW, Ford, General Motors and Stellantis, has decided to continue to require workers to wear masks at the worksite until the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issues guidelines in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recent change in Covid-19 workplace standards. Ford, General Motors and Stellantis will also comply with all state, county, and city regulations where we operate facilities. The COVID-19 Task Force met and after reviewing the CDC guidelines and OSHA standards, decided it is best for ... Read more

UAW President Rory L. Gamble joins President Joe Biden at Ford Rouge Plant

UAW President Rory L. Gamble greeted President Joe Biden at the legendary Ford Rouge plant to help launch the Ford F-150 Lightning. Gamble stressed that Ford Motor Company is doing this the right way with good-paying union jobs. Gamble pointed out that Ford is giving consumers choices between a gas-powered, hybrid and EV F-150 — a move that provides the best-selling iconic truck flexibility as technology changes. “What you see before you are the efforts of great teamwork between the UAW and Ford Motor Company. This is what teamwork can accomplish: Building world-class vehicles that meet the needs of America ... Read more

Statement by UAW President Rory L. Gamble on the Visit of President Joe Biden to Launch the Ford F-150 Lightning

On behalf of the UAW family, I am proud to welcome President Joe Biden to the launch of the “F-150 Lightning” in Dearborn, Michigan. UAW members are proud to be on the frontlines in making cars of the future that deliver on the twin goals of reducing emissions in transportation and supporting high quality union jobs that sustain families and communities. We are honored that the President has chosen to join us in Dearborn on this historic occasion. It is no secret that the U.S. auto industry is at a crossroads, as sales of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids are ... Read more

Statement by UAW President Rory L. Gamble and International Executive Board Concerning the Continuation of COVID Protocols

The UAW is currently looking at the new COVID protocols released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) earlier this week. We are asking all of our members to continue to be vigilant with existing protocols as we determine the best course of safety and security for our members, their families and their communities. We are working to clearly understand these new CDC guidelines and coordinating with the companies. Our position is, as always, what is best to keep our members safe. We appreciate the profound sacrifices UAW members have already made to keep our brothers and sisters safe. In ... Read more

Ethics Reforms Update

Dear UAW Brothers and Sisters: I want to share some updates with you today on our Ethics Reforms. Since November of 2019, our union has taken many significant steps forward in moving past this dark chapter in our history and rebuilding trust with UAW members. I have said from my first days in this office that I would be transparent and share all that we are doing on behalf of this great union of ours to move our union forward. We stated when we began this process that the International Union would seek to recover any misused funds or monies ... Read more

UAW President Rory L. Gamble Statement on the first 100 Days of the Biden Administration and Advances for Working Families

Detroit – Remarkably in 100 days, working families have seen our nation come together to embrace our differences, give voice to the voiceless, give fairness to working families, and restore confidence in a government that builds toward our economic future. The stark contrast in these short months for UAW members and for working families is evident not just in big ticket items like economic stimulus and Covid-19 vaccine distribution, but in subtle fairness in government agencies from worker safety enforcement at OSHA to the rulings of the NLRB. Government economic investment is focused on working families and generates a vibrant ... Read more