Tag: Strike

Support from Brazil for Striking John Deere Workers

Hear from Carlos Albino from Catalão, Goiàs Brazil show solidarity for UAW-John Deere workers on strike.

UAW Members at John Deere Strike for Improved Standard of Living, Retirement Benefits and a Better Work Environment

UAW John Deere members struck at midnight October 14, after the company failed to present an agreement that met our members’ demands and needs. “Our members at John Deere strike for the ability to earn a decent living, retire with dignity and establish fair work rules,” said Chuck Browning, Vice President and director of the UAW’s Agricultural Implement Department. “We stay committed to bargaining until our members’ goals are achieved.” UAW President Ray Curry, said “The almost one million UAW retirees and active members stand in solidarity with the striking UAW members at John Deere.” Curry noted that, “UAW John ... Read more

UAW Volvo Truck in Dublin Virginia Reaches Tentative Agreement – Strike Ends with Significant Gains

Detroit – Early this morning the UAW Volvo Truck Council announced that they have reached a tentative agreement. “UAW members showed incredible solidarity on the picket lines and have achieved significant gains toward fair pay, benefits and job security protections,” said UAW Secretary-Treasurer and Director of the UAW Heavy Truck Department, Ray Curry. Curry said the strike will be suspended and Volvo Truck workers will be scheduled to return to their regular shifts on May 3. “The stress of a strike is never easy on a member or their family, particularly in these uncertain times,” said Mitchell Smith, director of ... Read more

UAW Members at Volvo Truck in Dublin Virginia Strike For Fair Wages, Benefits, Health and Safety

“The UAW is disappointed that Volvo Truck has failed to present a substantial offer by the March 16 contract deadline despite a contract extension. Our goal remains to achieve a fair tentative agreement for our members, their families and the community of Dublin, Virginia,” said UAW Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry, Director of the UAW Heavy Truck Department. Over 2900 UAW members want a new agreement that protects their families through job security, adequate wages and benefits and protects their health and safety. Curry said, the members of UAW Local 2069 are committed to achieving a contract that is best for their ... Read more

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 >>>