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A Message from UAW President Rory L. Gamble on Workers Memorial Day

My Brothers and Sisters, We have all been through a year that none of us could have possibly imagined, and I want to begin this message with a note of thanks to my UAW family for their strength and Solidarity in facing a worldwide pandemic that has forever altered all of our lives. I could not be more proud of what we have accomplished and I am confident that we will continue to do the hard work to keep one another safe. We come together today on Workers Memorial Day to recognize and honor all of the UAW family members ... Read more

Statement of UAW President Rory L. Gamble on Derek Chauvin Verdict

Detroit — “Regardless of today’s outcome, George Floyd was a man, a citizen, a fellow American and did not deserve to die on that fateful day in Minnesota. While the jury has issued a just verdict in Officer Derek Chauvin’s case, the deep divide in our nation over race was also on trial and does not end today. We have come a long way in this nation, but clearly given recent events, not far enough. As a father and grandfather, I live every day with the idea that my family could be treated unjustly because of the color of their ... Read more

Statement From UAW President Rory L. Gamble on Weekend Shootings

Detroit — I watched in horror last week and this weekend, along with the rest of our nation, as the headlines rolled in once again with reports of bloodshed, terror, tragedy and senseless loss of lives. America woke up Friday morning to the news of a mass shooting in Indianapolis, Indiana that took the lives of eight innocent people and injured several others. By the end of this weekend, at least nine more people had been killed in shootings across the country — in Illinois, Texas, Wisconsin, Ohio, Nebraska and Louisiana. More lives lost to gun violence. Sadly, these images ... Read more

Michigan Chronicle Names Region 1A Assistant Director Laura Dickerson and Top Aide to UAW President Cassandra Shortridge Women of Excellence

UAW President Rory L. Gamble and Region 1A Director Chuck Browning congratulated Laura Dickerson and Cassandra Shortridge for being named Women of Excellence by the Michigan Chronicle. “We are honored that two of the UAW’s finest have been recognized for their selfless work both within the UAW and in our community,” said Gamble. Region 1A Assistant Director Laura Dickerson Dickerson is the first African American woman in the history of the UAW to be promoted to Assistant Director of a Regional UAW Office. The Region serves approximately 44,000 active members and 114,000 retirees and surviving spouses, covering most of Wayne, ... Read more

Statement of UAW President Rory L. Gamble on Efforts To Restrict Voting Access in Michigan

Detroit – “As a nation we have a bloody history when it comes to efforts to circumvent the right to vote. In my own lifetime, I have watched activists and disenfranchised southern minority voters risk their lives for these rights in Selma, Birmingham, Mississippi and throughout our nation. The right to vote is a fundamentally protected right, and yet women suffragists had to fight for those rights; minorities had to fight Jim Crow laws geared at cruel political games meant to suppress those rights. And here we are today, with a radical Republican Legislative faction that has a goal to ... Read more

Statement from UAW President Rory L. Gamble on Atlanta Shootings

Detroit — On behalf of the entire UAW and all my brothers and sisters, I want to extend our heartfelt sympathies and prayers to the families of the victims of Tuesday’s horrific shootings in Atlanta and our prayers for the recovery of the young man who is currently fighting for his life in an Atlanta hospital. As a diverse nation of many backgrounds, we have a responsibility to everyone who calls this country home and these stories of violence on our streets and in our neighborhoods, are far too common and have become far too familiar. Eight innocent people, six ... Read more

Statement of UAW President Rory L. Gamble on Passage of the American Recovery Program

Taking strong and decisive measures to end the pandemic and create a pathway for a speedy, equitable and sustained economic recovery, President Biden and Congress have made major strides toward protecting the health and safety of the American people. The new law provides direct payments to struggling American taxpayers and extends weekly unemployment benefits for families in need through Labor Day and makes a substantial portion of aid from last year tax-free. It provides $350 billion to state, local, and territorial governments who have laid off critical front-line workers including UAW members due to budget shortfalls. The law will help ... Read more

Statement of UAW President Rory L. Gamble on House passage of The PRO Act

DETROIT – Today the U.S. The House of Representatives stood up for workers who face fear and intimidation when trying to stand up for themselves over their wages, their benefits and their health and safety in the workplace. For too long the arc of justice and fairness has been warped towered silencing workers who simply want the freedom and rights to join together and have a voice at the table with management. For far too long,  the ability of workers to come together and collectively bargain for workplace rights and better wages and benefits have been sabotaged by weak labor ... Read more

Statement of UAW President Rory L. Gamble on the death of AFL-CIO President Emeritus John J. Sweeney

Detroit – “History will remember AFL-CIO President John Sweeney for his soft-spoken heartfelt leadership that bridged the labor movement in the United States during a crucial time in American history. President Sweeney was dealt a tough hand post-NAFTA and sought to modernize organizing, advocacy and mobilization and focus on diversity and inclusion of the modern labor movement. It is these imprints that UAW members and all of labor benefit from today. The UAW sends condolences to brother Sweeney’s family and a heartfelt thanks for the imprint he has made in our worksites and our homes.”