VOTERS TO POLITICIANS: “FOLLOW THROUGH” Detroit – UAW President Gary Jones said Wednesday that voters sent a loud and clear message on election day: “Enough rhetoric.” Voters made it clear they expect real progress on trade, job creation, job protections and wage growth. He also noted the significant victories of women, minorities, the first two female Muslim members of Congress and the first openly LGBT governor in U.S. history. “This vote was a loud statement by Americans that they want action on jobs, healthcare, education, fair trade, income growth and a future for their children. If 2016 was a statement ... Read more
I am proud of Alabamians who stood up to the racism, sexism and darkness of the past. Let this vote be a clarion call to those who want to lead us to divisiveness, that regardless of party America rejects hatred, rejects bigotry and rejects sexual harassment.
The U.S. Senate is scheduled to vote this week on a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and end Medicaid as we know it. This mean-spirited bill, sponsored by Republican Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, would radically change our health care system, leading to unaffordable care for millions of Americans. This bill would drastically cut coverage for seniors, children, veterans, and people with disabilities. Medicaid, the largest provider of long-term care for seniors in the country, would cease to exist as we know it in only nine years. If passed, this bill would end federal ... Read more
We‘ve been asking for your help a lot recently, but we need your help now more than ever to save UAW members’ and their families’ health care. Due to your activism, Republicans in the Senate have abandoned their efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and instead are voting to fully repeal the ACA with no replacement. The consequences will be dire for all UAW members and their families. Call 1-313-528-6780 NOW to tell your Senator to vote NO on ACA Repeal! Non-Partisan experts have concluded that 32 million Americans will lose health care due to this bill, with ... Read more
After the July 4th recess, the Senate is set to vote on a health care bill which strips insurance from 22 million Americans, guts protections for those with preexisting conditions, and brings back lifetime caps on care. Put simply, this bill is a threat to UAW members, UAW retirees, and UAW families. Please take action today — call your Senator at 1-313-528-6780. This bill is terrible for millions of Americans, is opposed by many Democrats and Republicans alike, but it is particularly bad for UAW members in a few ways. The bill: Cuts Medicaid by over $800 billion which could hurt ... Read more
The following is a statement from UAW President Dennis Williams regarding today’s passage of S.J. Res. 27 Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to “Clarification of Employer’s Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness.” In a slap to the face of American workers, the Senate vote today to rollback workplace protections that have existed for over forty years. This bill puts workers’ lives and well-being at great risk. It recklessly eliminates common sense, long standing recordkeeping policies that simply required large employers in hazardous industries to keep their health ... Read more
TOLEDO – United Auto Workers (UAW) Region 2B Director Ken Lortz announced today that UAW has voted to endorse former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland for U.S. Senate against U.S. Senator Rob Portman. “Ted Strickland has always stood on the side of working men and women in Ohio. When auto workers needed him most, Ted fought right alongside us to secure the auto rescue and together we saved 160,000 Ohio jobs. Ted has sided with workers and voted against every job-killing trade deal that has ever come before him. And he’s siding with us now in the latest fight to protect American ... Read more
LAKE ORION, Mich. — Following misleading comments by Terry Lynn Land’s campaign that said she supported federal help for General Motors and Chrysler during the auto crisis, the UAW released the following statement: “Unlike Gary Peters, Terry Lynn Land did not stand with Michigan autoworkers when General Motors and Chrysler faced liquidation,” said Lou Rocha, president of UAW Local 5960, which represents workers at the General Motors Orion Assembly Plant. “On more than one occasion she demeaned General Motors and UAW workers by using the term ‘Government Motors.’ Land supported Mitt Romney, who would have let Detroit die, and is ... Read more