Tag: Strike

Settling a strike in today’s world

On April 17, 2020 UAW Local 1407 ended a 41-day strike against Cummins Filtration in Cookeville, Tennessee by ratifying a contract. Anytime a strike is called there are many issues that make the strike difficult. Not only did they have the normal difficulties, but they also had a devastating and fatal tornado hit their town the week the strike began, a second storm hit that produced another tornado in the area, and then the COVID-19 outbreak. Even with all these obstacles, the membership stood strong and united to show the company they were willing to fight for what they believed ... Read more

Statement of UAW Vice President Terry Dittes on GM Investments in Tonawanda and Spring Hill

“UAW members during the 40-day strike last fall received significant economic commitments to many plants. Under the direction of Region 9 Director Jeff Binz, the $6.7 million investment at GM’s Tonawanda Plant will continue UAW members’ quality work on the 5.3L V8 engines they provide. In Spring Hill, an over $40 million commitment under the direction of Region 8 Director Mitchell Smith will significantly expand the production capacity on the V8 engine as well. These investments through the 2019 collective bargaining agreement provide significant job security in both New York and Tennessee for UAW members, their families and their communities.”

UAW Mack Truck Workers Ratify Contract

Strike nets fair pay, benefits and job security protections DETROIT – UAW Mack Truck members ratified a four-year collective bargaining agreement by over 79% on Sunday. “Through the new four-year agreement, the UAW looks to further expand its long-term relationship with Mack Trucks. The members at Mack were able to hold the line on health care and add job security provisions and substantial raises during a difficult economic time in the industry,” said UAW Secretary-Treasurer and director of the UAW Heavy Truck Department, Ray Curry. “The solidarity of Mack Truck workers on the picket line achieved significant wage increases, bonuses, ... Read more

UAW Mack Truck Members Strike – Update

UAW Mack Truck workers sacrifice for fair pay, benefits and job security protections Detroit – Approaching a week, UAW Mack Truck workers continue to strike for fair pay, benefits and job security protections. “We appreciate the picket line solidarity of our members across three states and six locations as they work for a fair contract,” said UAW Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry, director of the UAW Heavy Truck Department. Curry said there has been an outpouring of community support. “It is not easy to strike – on workers, on their families, and on their communities,” said Curry. “Public support means so much in ... Read more

NYDN: Why I strike: One GM worker explains

In 1997, fresh out of the Army, I joined General Motors at the age of 23. In the 20 years I have worked in the auto industry, GM has become my family. Under normal circumstances, UAW members build the greatest products in the world. And it is those products that have made GM the most profitable American automaker. But these aren’t normal circumstances… Read the full article on nydailynews.com >>>

Nurses, Service and Technical Staff at Toledo Mercy St. Vincent Hospital Issue 10-Day Notice to Strike

TOLEDO – Over 2,200 workers have issued a 10-day notice of intent to strike at Mercy Health – St. Vincent Hospital in Toledo. UAW Region 2B issued the notice on behalf of workers at the hospital that include a Registered Nurses bargaining unit (Local 2213), as well as Technical and Support bargaining units (Local 12). Since July 30, these healthcare workers have been in contract negotiations with Mercy Health, the largest healthcare provider in the state of Ohio.  On April 18, UAW members overwhelmingly voted against the company’s “last, best and final” offer.  After multiple extensions, their contract expired at ... Read more

UAW Local 3999 Bath Marine Draftsmen’s Association Extends Contract Deadline and Prepares for Strike

Bath, ME – Members of UAW Local 3999 Bath Marine Draftsmen’s Association (BMDA) agreed over the weekend to extend their contract by one week and continue negotiations. A deadline to strike has been set for Monday, Sept. 25 upon expiration of the contract extension. After weeks of negotiations, members voted against a final offer from the company on Saturday. On Sunday, members voted overwhelmingly to prepare for a strike if negotiations this week are not successful. “While we continue to engage with the company to negotiate a better proposal for our members and their families, we are also making sure ... Read more

Take Action: Support AT&T Workers on Strike!

40,000 workers at AT&T just announced that they will walk off the job for three days starting Friday at 3pm ET/Noon PT if they haven’t won a fair union contract by then. Workers have been at the bargaining table for months fighting for good jobs against a company dead set on lining its pockets at the expense of the workers who make them billions. This weekend the CWA and the UAW are sending AT&T a message that we are united and ready to fight. This will be the biggest strike in the United States since Verizon workers walked out last year, ... Read more

Witness to the 1936-37 Flint Sit Down Strike – Geraldine Blankinship

Today is White Shirt Day, where we remember the Flint Sit-Down Strikers that paved the way for working people across the nation.