UAW family, This past month has been a very busy one for our union, and I’m excited to share what we’ve been working on. This week, I spoke directly to the membership about our progress, and our major fights ahead. If you missed it, check it out here. The Electric Vehicle transition remains a core issue for our union. Right now, we have UAW members in Lordstown, Ohio, making batteries for a GM “joint venture” called Ultium, earning just $16.50 an hour. EVs aren’t just coming – they’re here. And we support a clean auto industry. But we need to ... Read more
“Stellantis’ push to cut thousands of jobs while raking in billions in profits is disgusting,” said UAW President Shawn Fain. “This is a slap in the face to our members, their families, their communities, and the American people who saved this company 15 years ago. Even now, politicians and taxpayers are bankrolling the electric vehicle transition, and this is the thanks the working class gets. Shame on Stellantis.” UAW Vice President Rich Boyer said “Our union is working around the clock to get justice for the members impacted by these job cuts. We look forward to Stellantis doing the right ... Read more
Statement by UAW President Shawn Fain on Department of Labor LM-2 filings showing the UAW added 10,000 members in 2022: “We’re just getting started.”
Last month, our union completed our first-ever direct elections of top officers. It is an honor of a lifetime to have been chosen by the membership to lead our great union. Right from the start, we’re committed to building a more transparent and communicative international union. In that spirit, this is my Message to the Membership, the first of many. In my closing remarks at this week’s Special Bargaining Convention, I spoke about the importance of unity and of seizing this moment. When will we say enough is enough? When will we demand what we deserve? When will we unite ... Read more
In his closing remarks to our union’s Special Bargaining Convention, UAW President Shawn Fain addressed delegates about how we move forward, together. President Fain spoke of his personal experience coming into the union while raising a young child. “Thirty years ago, I was a young parent in Kokomo, Indiana, just trying to make ends meet. Times were tough. Work was slow.” “But then, something changed,” Fain recalled. “I became a member of the UAW and found you all… I want the UAW of tomorrow to be the life-changing experience it was for me.” President Fain also spoke about the fights ... Read more
Today, Newly elected UAW President Shawn Fain delivered a powerful message to the delegates at the 2023 UAW Special Bargaining Convention: “We are united to serve you. Now, we’re here to come together to ready ourselves for the war against our one and only true enemy: multibillion dollar corporations and employers that refuse to give our members their fair share.” Follow along with the 2023 Special Bargaining Convention: LEARN MORE
At noon today, UAW President Shawn Fain was sworn into office, completing our union’s first-ever direct election of top leadership. The new International Executive Board convened immediately after the swearing-in ceremony, and is ready to get to work for the UAW membership.
I want to express my deep gratitude to all UAW leaders and active and retired members for your many years of support and solidarity. It has been the honor of my life to serve our great union. Tomorrow, Shawn Fain will be sworn in as UAW president, and he will chair our 2023 Special Bargaining Convention. I am committed to ensuring that this transition is smooth and without disruptions. I wish him, the entire UAW International Executive Board, staff and clerical support as well as UAW’s membership great success for the future.