U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider and UAW President Rory Gamble jointly announce that they had a productive and helpful first meeting to begin negotiations to further the cause of reform in the United Auto Workers union. U.S. Attorney Schneider welcomed the opportunity to sit down with the UAW’s President in order to work together toward improving the union for all its members. President Gamble appreciated the chance to meet with the Department of Justice so as to further his efforts at reforming the organization and to ensure integrity in the union’s leadership. During the meeting, President Gamble and representatives of the ... Read more
The COVID-19 pandemic has sent our world into a public health and economic tailspin. As of May, the national unemployment rate was at 13.3%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In Michigan, it is a staggering 21.2% — worse than the Great Recession. The Washington Post reports that more than 100,000 businesses have closed permanently. But more important, lives are at stake. Read more on www.detroitnews.com >>>
Today, we take time to honor the memory of our lost brother, George Floyd. We will sit still, we will put down our tools and silence our phones for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. A full eight minutes and 46 seconds — the agonizing amount of time that Mr. Floyd lay on the pavement begging for his life. In the days since his horrific death, this country has seen demonstrations from coast to coast and demands from all of its citizens — black, brown and white — to finally take systemic racism in this country head on and MAKE IT STOP. ... Read more
U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider and UAW President Rory L. Gamble jointly announce that they will be meeting on June 30, 2020 in Detroit in order to begin negotiations to further the cause of reform in the United Auto Workers Union. Both men seek to work together to restore the trust and confidence of the UAW’s membership in the Union’s ability to represent them and their interests. This meeting is the first step in a joint effort by U.S. Attorney Schneider and President Gamble to put into place mechanisms and protections to eliminate corruption and to ensure that it does not ... Read more
I want to send a message to the family of George Floyd. I cannot begin to imagine what you are going through in these hours after your son’s tragic and needless death. As a father and grandfather, I want to personally extend my most heartfelt sympathy to your family. Sadly, he is one of many African Americans who have been the victim of racial profiling and brutality in this country. We have all seen the headlines. I say this with great sorrow and not to vilify our brave men and women in blue. We represent many police officers and they ... Read more
DETROIT – The International Union, UAW announced today support for the House-passed Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act and urged the Senate to approve this important piece of economic recovery legislation as soon as possible. The HEROES Act takes important steps for the nation as communities battle the public health and economic crisis stemming from the tragic COVID-19 pandemic. “Working people need Congress to once again put partisan politics aside and take strong and immediate action to fight the spread of the deadly coronavirus and severe economic downturn. Our nation needs decisive measures to create a pathway for ... Read more
This global pandemic is a worldwide tragedy on so many levels for so many people, and the full impact is still an unknown. But what is not unknown is one undeniable, shameful story of inequality, of lost opportunity, of wasted minds and hearts, and of unnecessary pain and suffering. We need only to look at the statistics: COVID-19, while devastating families across the nation with illness and deaths, is hitting communities of color especially hard. The reasons for this have been in front of us for years. Coronavirus has emphasized a lack of equal access to work, health care and a safe ... Read more
This Memorial Day, let us all take time to remember and honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country. It is because of these brave men and women that we enjoy the freedoms we have today and we must never forget their sacrifice and the sacrifices of their families. Wishing my UAW family — and all Americans — a safe and pleasant holiday.
WWJ AutoBeat Reporter Jeff Gilbert speaks one-on-one with UAW President Rory Gamble about the reopening of the auto industry.
Sisters and Brothers, I want to address some of the comments and questions I’ve been hearing over the past few days concerning testing for the COVID-19 virus. Last week, UAW International staff members in Michigan received COVID-19 testing. I have heard some pretty strong comments from members concerning our staff having access to the testing. I want to address this quickly and directly. The UAW, just like the companies, is an employer. And just like the companies, we are responsible for our employees’ health and safety while they are in the workplace. The International staff has had two confirmed cases ... Read more