From the President: Understanding Our Union’s Core Values

It is Critical to Maintain Them in Difficult Times The UAW’s core values affect everything we are and do: how we bargain, how we endorse candidates, how we conduct ourselves and how we treat each other. These values come from our history and are written in the preamble of our Constitution: “We hold these truths

UAW President’s Statement on Today’s Announcements

The following is a statement from UAW President Dennis Williams in reference to a tweet from President-Elect Donald Trump regarding the Chevy Cruze and today’s announcement by Ford Motor Company that Ford is cancelling plans for a new plant in Mexico and investing $700 million at their Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan. “The UAW has long believed

Statement by UAW President Dennis Williams

Download a copy of the statement here Statement by Dennis Williams, President UAW I was asked by a graduate student at Harvard to elaborate on my comments from my recent press conference in which I stated that the UAW would work with the Administration to end trade deals that have destroyed lives and have destroyed

Walter Reuther Quote Collection

Walter Reuther was the visionary president of the UAW who led the union through some of its toughest battles, greatest victories, and largest expansions. Throughout his career, he was renowned as a powerful public speaker. Some of his best quotes are collected here on uaw.org: Since all the workers in the industrial community get the

For President’s Day: A Timeline of UAW Presidents

Today is President’s Day, the federal holiday when we celebrate the birthday of George Washington, whose birthday is Feb. 22, 1732. The holiday was first created by an act of Congress in 1879 and has widely become a day when we celebrate all presidents of the United States. This President’s Day, let’s take a look

UAW-FORD MEMBERS RATIFY NEW CONTRACT

Detroit, Mich. — The members have voted to ratify a new four-year collective bargaining agreement with Ford by a 51.4% majority. The results of the voting are as follows: *Production Workers: 51.3% in favor *Skilled Trades: 52.4% in favor UAW President Dennis Williams stated: “Our UAW members have ratified the national agreement after a long

UAW President Williams’ Statement on the UAW’s 80th Anniversary

Eight decades ago, autoworkers gathered at a downtown Detroit hotel because they were tired of being underpaid, overworked and unnecessarily exposed to hazards on the job. They understood that the only way to improve their lives was to band together if they wanted change. Today, on the 80th anniversary of the UAW’s founding convention, we

UAW Statement on Death of Julian Bond

UAW Statement on death of longtime civil rights leader, Julian Bond “Julian Bond taught us that we should never shy from addressing the darkness of racism head on; and that the hard work to achieve equality is through a constant nonviolent dialogue that endures during each generation. He was a friend of labor, a friend

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