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Statement of UAW President Ray Curry on Solidarity and Support During Thanksgiving

Many UAW members are preparing to enjoy their union-negotiated holidays this weekend. It is a time to gather with family and community to recharge, reconnect and reflect.   Part of our celebration should be remembering the power of solidarity and supporting everyone in our UAW family.  Right now, there are UAW members on strike at CNHi (UAW Locals 180 and 807 have been on strike since May 2), Harper Collins Publishers (UAW Local 2110 has been on strike since November 10), University of California (UAW Locals 2865 and 5810 have been on strike since November 14), and the New School (UAW ... Read more

Statement of UAW President Ray Curry on the University of California Strike

(PHOTO CREDIT-IAN CASTRO) This morning, 48,000 Academic Workers across all 10 campuses of the University of California began their unfair labor practice strike over UC’s unlawful conduct thwarting progress at the bargaining tables.   Our union stands with our members in California as they fight for fairness and an equitable collective bargaining agreement. This strike is the largest in the nation, the biggest of the year and the largest at any academic institution in history.   We urge the University of California to stop their misconduct and bargain in good faith with their academic workers who perform critical work every ... Read more

$700 million investment in Kentucky Truck Plant Secures More UAW Jobs to build the F-Series Super Duty Truck

Today Ford announced the investment of $700 million and a commitment to create 500 additional jobs in Kentucky. “UAW Local 862 members are proud to be a part of the F-Series Super Duty’s success both today and tomorrow,” says UAW President Ray Curry.  “We celebrate this $700 million investment into Ford’s Kentucky Truck Plant as it shows that UAW members continue to play an important role in Ford’s future.” “This investment recognizes that UAW members bring quality, skills and experience to their jobs every day and that Ford counts on them to build their future business,” adds UAW Vice President ... Read more

UAW and Forever Energy Announce Neutrality Agreement

Detroit, MI, Shreveport, LA (Sept. 22, 2022) – The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) and Forever Energy announced they have reached a labor neutrality agreement that captures the company and union’s commitment to mutual respect and open communication. Forever Energy’s new facility will be in the one-million-square-foot factory that was shuttered in 2012 by General Motors at Port of Caddo Bossier in Shreveport, Louisiana. Forever Energy is quickly ramping up and hopes to employ as many as 2,000 workers that will be needed once the plant is operating at capacity within a few years. By committing ... Read more

UAW President Ray Curry Statement on Biden’s Announcement to Cancel Student Debt

Today President Biden once again showed that his Administration stands with working families over special interests by forgiving up to $20,000 in debt for Pell Grant recipients and up to $10,000 for non-Pell Grant recipients for borrowers who earn less than $125,000 per year or households earning less than $250,000. The student loan payment pause which has been vital for borrowers struggling because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has also been extended for a final time through the end of 2022. Excessive student debt is a drain on our economy and burden for many working families strained by rising housing ... Read more

We Will Fight for the Members of our Past, Present and Future

UAW President Ray Curry Statement on UAW Priorities as We Head into 38th Constitutional Convention  After two long years of living with the difficult conditions caused by the pandemic, our union is emerging strong and energized.  In less than two months, we convene to debate the important matters facing our union.  It is a healthy process that strengthens our democracy, and we all look forward to gathering in Detroit from July 25-28. There are some principles that the UAW stands for, however, that are not subject to debate.  They are fundamental. They guide us today and tomorrow. For almost eighty-seven ... Read more

UAW Statement on Stellantis and Samsung Joint Venture for Battery Plant in Kokomo, Indiana

Detroit – Today, Stellantis NV announced it will be building a new battery plant in Kokomo, Indiana, as part of a joint venture with Samsung. “UAW applauds the decision to invest in domestic production, and our union looks forward to being a part of its success,” says UAW President Ray Curry. “As President Biden recently said during his visit to South Korea, the most highly skilled and dedicated and engaged workers in the world are American union members. We look forward to having UAW members be a part of the success of this new joint venture.” Vice President Cindy Estrada, ... Read more

Statement of UAW President Ray Curry on the Confirmation of United States Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson

Detroit – “With today’s confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the United States Supreme Court gains a new justice who knows firsthand the challenges and hopes of working families across America as well as how the justice system impacts their lives. Judge Jackson played a key role in the U.S. Sentencing Commission on criminal justice reform and showed a keen understanding of the implications of the law on everyday lives through her work as a public defender – many of whom are UAW members. As Justice Jackson takes her seat in the nation’s highest Court, she will bring the experiences ... Read more

Statement of UAW President Ray Curry on Keeping Important Provisions To Protect the Manufacturing Supply Chain in the COMPETES Act Deliberations.

Detroit — Congress has an opportunity to pass historic legislation that will strengthen domestic auto manufacturing for UAW members, their families and their communities to make our supply chains more resilient for decades to come. The UAW supports supply chain resilience provisions in the House-passed COMPETES Act and, in the strongest possible terms, urges House and Senate conferees to include it in the final agreement so President Biden can sign it into law. These provisions would aid the Biden Administrations’ important work to strengthen our supply chains. We thank Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, Congressman Adam ... Read more

UAW President Ray Curry Writes Congressional Letter Urging Passage of the Susan Muffley Act to Restore the Pensions of Salaried Delphi Employees

Detroit – “Congress has an opportunity to restore full pension benefits to over 20,000 salaried Delphi employees. These hard working coworkers of UAW members suffered significant losses to their earned benefits, with some losing as much as 70% of their benefits.  We strongly urge Congress to pass this legislation that would pay the difference between the pension benefits earned by Delphi salaried retirees and what they received following the GM bankruptcy in 2009. It is long overdue.”