Tag: UAW President

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 benefits of these services performed by the union, made possible by the union, we believe that since all the workers share in the services all the workers ought to share in the cost of providing those services. —Walter Reuther Management has no divine rights.  Management ... Read more

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 salute the spirit of solidarity that brought those autoworkers together. Let us always remember that our founders took huge risks, personally, financially, even physically to establish our union. “For 80 years UAW members, joined together, have driven our nation to the greatest middle-class economy in ... Read more

UAW President Williams’ statement on Veterans Day

We honor our veterans today. Across the country UAW members acknowledge this day, and that our union’s service to veterans is a year-round obligation. From a variety of organized activities ranging from collecting and donating items for those who live in Veterans Homes to simply taking time on any day of the year to remember and acknowledge the hard sacrifices they’ve made, UAW members are there for veterans. We always have been and always will be committed to our veterans, and we’re rightfully proud of that. Today, as we remember veterans with events throughout the country, it’s also a good ... Read more

President Williams: Thank you, UAW members, for your election work

Thank You! I want to thank all the members of the UAW who took the time to go vote last week. Our union has faced many challenges over the past several years and we will face many more in the future and voting is the surest way to change the environment in our states and nation. The stark fact that so many others stayed home and did not vote is a reflection that too many Americans are being left out of an economy that promotes the success of a few, while leaving the rest of us behind. While the Republicans ... Read more