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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.”

Statement on Changes to COVID-19 Protocols after Meeting of the COVID-19 Joint Task Force

Detroit – Following a meeting today of the COVID-19 Joint Task Force, comprised of the UAW, Ford, General Motors and Stellantis, the Task Force has decided to adopt the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance and move to a masks optional policy for employees at U.S. facilities regardless of vaccination status, if those facilities are not in high- risk counties as identified by the CDC. Each company will communicate when these changes will go into effect at their locations. Facilities located in high-risk counties as identified by the CDC must continue to require masking and physical distancing. A ... Read more

Statement from UAW Region 1A Director Laura Dickerson on Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Phase Out of the Retirement Tax on Pensioners

  Detroit – “Governor Whitmer understands that Michiganders are not just proud of our iconic past, but we are creating an iconic future in manufacturing. And she understands the importance, here in Region 1A and around the State, of growing our Middle Class economy and at the same time remembers those retirees that made us a manufacturing marvel worldwide. Governor Whitmer’s phase out of the retirement tax over the next few years can save half a million retirees in Michigan an average of $1,000 a year. That’s money for prescriptions, rent, and car payments. Michigan Legislators need to honor our ... Read more