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UAW Statement on Killing of Tyre Nichols

Our union shares the outrage over the violent and senseless murder of Tyre Nichols at the hands of police in Memphis, Tennessee. We mourn with Tyre’s mother, son, his loved ones as well as the entire Memphis community which includes many active and retired UAW members. As a union strongly rooted in the fight for social justice, this is a harsh reminder of why we will continue to fight for justice and equality for all. The quote by Dr. Martin Luther King still holds true that “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” President Ray Curry Region 8 Director ... 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