Today CNH Industrial released a statement regarding the status of contract negotiations with the UAW. In response to the company’s statement, the UAW provides the following assessment of negotiations. CNH Industrial entered negotiations with a predetermined bargaining strategy based on the principles of fear and intimidation. After a month of offering little resolve to bargaining issues submitted by UAW members themselves, the UAW utilized the authority granted by an overwhelming majority of our membership and took strike action against CNH Industrial. The company immediately deployed a scab workforce that they assembled prior to the contract deadline in anticipation of a ... Read more
Racine, WI, Burlington, IA – UAW CNHi members struck at noon, May 2, after the company failed to present an agreement that met member demands and needs. “Our members at CNHi 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 workers at CNHi. “All UAW members are united ... Read more
Over 265 members of UAW Local 1472 went on strike Monday and began picketing Vollrath Manufacturing Services in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Vollrath produces deep drawing, metal spinning, metal fabrication, annealing, polishing & finishing and refrigeration systems as a major employer for Sheboygan families. “We want to get a fair contract for our members, their families, and those who depend on them. We will keep standing up for all of our people,” said Rob Kilgore, President/Bargaining Chair of UAW Local 1472. The initial contract proposal was rejected by 74% of UAW Local 1472 members over economic issues related to wages and the ... Read more
Collective bargaining is an essential tool to protect the rights of workers that should be free from threats and intimidation from employers. That’s why I am deeply troubled by reports of Kellogg’s plans to permanently replace striking workers from the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International during their ongoing collective bargaining negotiations. Permanently replacing striking workers is an existential attack on the union and its members’ jobs and livelihoods. I have long opposed permanent striker replacements and I strongly support legislation that would ban that practice. And such action undermines the critical role collective bargaining plays in providing ... Read more
Strike continues through ratification vote Detroit — John Deere and Company has made a last, best and final offer to the UAW negotiating team that includes modest modifications to the last tentative agreement presented for ratification on November 2nd. As a result, the UAW will present the Company’s offer for ratification and, as has been the case throughout the bargaining process, will support the outcome as determined by our members. The strike continues and voting information will be provided by the Local Union.
Detroit – UAW members mourned the death today of a 56-year-old member of Milan, Ill, Local 79, who was a 15-year employee at the Milan John Deere Parts Distribution Plant in Moline, Ill. He was struck in a traffic accident and fatally injured while walking to the picket line. “On behalf of the UAW and all working families, we mourn the passing of our UAW brother,” said Ray Curry, UAW President. “It is a somber time to lose a member who made the ultimate sacrifice in reporting to picket for a better life for his family and coworkers.” The UAW ... Read more
Hear from Carlos Albino from Catalão, Goiàs Brazil show solidarity for UAW-John Deere workers on strike.
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
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
“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