Tag: Statements

UAW Commends Ford Motor Company’s Announcement on Adding 6,000 New Jobs and Converting 3,000 UAW Members to Permanent, Full-Time Status with Benefits

Detroit – UAW commends today’s announcement from Ford Motor Company. “This announcement is a testament to UAW members who contribute their skill, experience, and knowledge to the success of Ford Motor Company,” says UAW President Ray Curry. “We are always advocating to employers and legislators that union jobs are worth the investment. Ford stepped up to the plate by adding these jobs and converting 3000 UAW members to permanent, full-time status with benefits.” “The essential necessity of quality healthcare and full-time employment are longstanding principles that have been communicated to the Company by the UAW International Union and our UAW ... Read more

Statement from UAW Vice President Chuck Browning, Director of the UAW Ford Department on UAW Made Ford Pro E-Transit Van Production

  Detroit – “Today’s announcement that the 2022 Ford Pro E-Transit vans are shipping to customers marks the beginning of a new era emerging from the Kansas City Assembly Plant,” said Chuck Browning, UAW Vice President and Director, Ford Department. “By producing both gas and electric versions of America’s best-selling commercial van, members in Claycomo are working to meet current demand while transitioning to a strong EV future. UAW members are proud to take part in Ford’s commitment to build a quality new technology product that adds jobs and investment in Kansas City.”  

STATEMENT OF UAW PRESIDENT RAY CURRY ON THE FINDINGS OF THE WHITE HOUSE TASK FORCE ON WORKER ORGANIZING AND EMPOWERMENT

Detroit – “President Biden’s White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment recognized today a fundamental reality for working families across the United States – that we need to remove roadblocks to the ability to bargain the terms and conditions in their workplaces. Through comprehensive findings the Biden Administration points out that although 68% of all Americans approve of labor unions, there has been a steady erosion of the ability to join a union for decades as anti-worker policies and judicial decisions erode the ability to join a union. We can fix this problem through executive actions and Congressional ... Read more

UAW PRESIDENT RAY CURRY ISSUES STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT BIDEN’S APPOINTMENTS TO THE FEDERAL RESERVE

Detroit – “President Bidens’ appointment of Professor Lisa Cook and Philip Jefferson to the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors is a breath of fresh air as they bring much needed diversity and with that a deeper appreciation as to how the Fed influences the daily lives of all UAW members, retirees and working Americans throughout the country.  Workers are increasingly impacted by climate change and the advent of new technologies. Meanwhile, unfair lending practices and discrimination in our financial markets continue to create roadblocks for people pursuing the American dream. Working Americans need board members who will deepen the Fed’s understanding ... Read more

JOINT STATEMENT OF UAW PRESIDENT RAY CURRY AND UAW VICE PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR OF THE UAW GENERAL MOTORS DEPARTMENT TERRY DITTES ON GM’S $7 BILLION INVESTMENT CREATING 4,000 NEW JOBS, RETAINING 1,000 JOBS AND LOCATING NEW PRODUCT IN MICHIGAN

Detroit – “Today’s massive investment in committing over $7 Billion in four Michigan manufacturing sites creates a strong future for UAW members, their families and communities. For UAW Local 5960 Lake Orion the planned new products and advanced electric vehicle retooling builds on their plant’s history as a cutting edge manufacturing facility with a highly skilled and experienced EV workforce. For UAW members at the GM Lansing Delta Township and Lansing Grand River Assembly plants the investments are commitments to continue and expand into new technologies as the industry transitions. And in the case of the new Ultium Cell battery ... Read more

STATEMENT OF UAW REGION 1D DIRECTOR STEVE DAWES ON GENERAL MOTORS INVESTMENTS IN LANSING Detroit

Detroit – “Today’s announcements of GMs investment in the GM Lansing Delta Township Plant and the GM Lansing Grand River Plant is a down payment on future work as we transition to new technologies in the auto sector. The placement of the Ultium battery plant will center our region as part of our Nation’s technology future and we look forward to welcoming those members into the UAW. Today’s announcement will not just be remembered for the Lansing region, it will transform our area into the jobs of the future. We congratulate the UAW members whose skill and hard work made ... Read more

STATEMENT OF UAW REGION 1 DIRECTOR JAMES HARRIS ON THE INVESTMENT OF PRODUCT AND JOBS AT GMs LAKE ORION ASSEMBLY PLANT

Detroit – “Members of UAW LOCAL 5960 have led the nation in the early transition to electric vehicles. Today’s announcement that the Chevrolet Silverado EV and GMC Sierra EVE pickups will be built at Lake Orion by UAW members protects thousands of jobs in Michigan and provides good paying jobs for UAW members and their families for decades to come.”

Statement from UAW Vice President Terry Dittes Director of the UAW GM Department on Investment in General Motors Lockport Components Plant

Detroit – “For UAW members and their families at General Motors Lockport Components Plant, today’s announcement is a commitment to their future and western New York’s economy. GM’s commitment to invest $154 million to produce a key component of electric motors recognizes the skilled work of UAW Local 686 members and cements the Lockport facility as a key UAW plant in the transition to future electric vehicles.”

STATEMENT OF UAW VICE PRESIDENT CHUCK BROWNING DIRECTOR OF THE UAW FORD DEPARTMENT ON THE DEATH OF A MEMBER OF LOCAL 1219

Detroit – “Today is a tragic day for the family, friends, and coworkers of our brother. I am just heartbroken and devastated over this somber news and I plead with all to rededicate themselves to the safety and well-being of one another in our workplaces. The UAW extends our condolence to the family of our fallen brother and the UAW members at Local 1219 on their loss. We honor our fallen brother with gratitude for his life and mourn his loss.”

UAW Statement on Implementation of OSHA Vaccine Requirements

Detroit – “The UAW continues to strongly encourage all members to get vaccinated, but understands that in some cases health related and religious related issues do not make that possible. We will review our over 700 employer contracts and see how this rule impacts the current protocols in place at different worksites as well as any impacts on terms of our existing contracts.”