Tag: Strike

UAW Announces Strike Fund Increase

UAW President Gary Jones announced that the union’s leadership has raised the weekly strike fund pay from $200 to $250 per week effective March 2019. That number will increase to $275 per week in January 2020.   “No one goes to the bargaining table expecting to strike. But the UAW goes to the bargaining table prepared to strike if our members need to strike,” said Jones. “Raising the strike fund is an important symbol that we have their backs.”   The UAW Strike and Defense fund totaled out at more than $721 million in 2018.  Delegates voted at the UAW’s Constitutional ... 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

UAW reaches tentative agreement with Challenge Manufacturing to end strike

Kansas City, Mo.– Over 300 UAW members at Challenge Manufacturing have reached their first tentative agreement to end a three-week strike. “We congratulate UAW members of Local 710 at Challenge Manufacturing on their first contract after difficult negotiations,” said UAW President Dennis Williams. Members of Local 710 at Challenge Manufacturing reached their first tentative agreement after the Michigan-based company located a stamping supply facility in Kansas City. “We welcome Challenge Manufacturing members into the Region 5 UAW family,” said Gary Jones, director of UAW Region 5. “I would like to thank UAW Local 31 and UAW Local 249 along with the ... 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.

Local 1612 Members in Region 9 Strike Bridon American

On June 27, at 3:25 p.m., 175 members of UAW Local 1612, Region 9, went on an unfair labor practices strike at Bridon American. UAW members have been bargaining for a fair contract with Bridon for months. Unfortunately, Bridon American management has been unwilling to negotiate a fair offer on issues like health care and wages. Bridon American is a leading specialist in the manufacturing of high quality steel wire and rope solutions for cranes, oil fields, as well as surface and underground mining projects. It has two locations, Hanover Township and Pittston, Pennsylvania. It is one of many companies ... Read more

Contract Ratified at Sakthi Automotive

UPDATE 6/27/16 9:00 AM: On Sunday June 26th 2016, Sakthi  Automotive workers ratified their first collective bargaining agreement.  Once the workers came in to Local 600 and reviewed the language that included the real meaningful gains they had been fighting for, 100 % of the workers voted to pass the agreement.  The UAW would like to welcome our new brothers and sisters to our great Union. We look forward to our new partnership in Southwest Detroit and we are glad to be helping in bring manufacturer jobs back to the Detroit neighborhoods that desperately need them. Together We Bargain and Divided ... Read more

Impending Strike at Sakthi Automotive

UPDATE 6/24/14 12:30 PM: Late Thursday night, Sakthi Automotive and the UAW reached a tentative agreement. Sakthi Automotive workers are scheduled to vote on the agreement Sunday, June 26,  at noon and at 4 p.m. at UAW Local 600 in Dearborn, Michigan. The strike has been canceled. Original article from 6/22/16 On May 8, 2015, workers at Sakthi Automotive in Detroit, Michigan, won their National Labor Relations Board election by a super majority in favor of forming their union at two plants located in southwest Detroit. Prior to the election the company ran an aggressive anti-union campaign which resulted in the company ... Read more

Following unanimous vote to strike, Ohio autoworkers win union at Ford supplier

Unprecedented walkout threat by temp workers paid as little as $9.50 an hour leads to victory Avon, OHIO– Workers who had planned to walk off their jobs Tuesday at an Ohio auto parts plant called off the strike after their employer, Detroit Chassis, agreed to their demand to join the UAW. The workers, who were fed up with low pay, lack of benefits, and permanent temp status, had voted unanimously Sunday to strike. The vote followed a march Thursday during which the workers delivered a letter to management outlining their demand for union recognition. A walkout could have halted production within ... Read more

Nearly 40,000 Verizon Workers Go On Strike

For updates go to standuptoverizon.com After ten months trying to reach a fair contract, nearly 40,000 Verizon workers from Massachusetts to Virginia walked off the job at 6 a.m. on Wednesday. The Verizon strike is by far the largest work stoppage in the country in recent years. Despite making record profits — $39 billion in profits over the last three years — Verizon executives have been pushing to offshore jobs to the Philippines, Mexico and other locations, outsource work to low-wage contractors and transfer workers away from their families for months at a time. Verizon workers, who are ready to ... Read more