President Biden delivered these remarks today after touring Samsung Electronics Pyeongtaek Campus in South Korea. It’s a remarkable testament to hear the leader of the free world acknowledging the role of organized labor on an international visit. His full remarks can be read here: https://bit.ly/3sKHGiM From President Biden – I urge Samsung and Stellantis and any company investing in the United States to enter into partnerships with our most highly skilled and dedicated and engaged workers you can find anywhere in the world: American union members. Stellantis knows how much benefit comes from a successful relationship with a union in ... Read more
Fifty-two years ago on May 9, our union and the world lost a great leader – Walter Reuther. Walter, his wife May, architect Oskar Stonorov, bodyguard William Wolfman, and pilots George Evans and Joseph Karrafa perished in a plane crash in Pellston, Michigan. In our union, Reuther is a larger than life figure who inspires us to this day. In life, he challenged members and leaders to join together in solidarity to fight for a better world. He was innovative at the bargaining table, always thinking about how to create real economic security and equity for members. He was in ... Read more
Detroit – UAW President Ray Curry announced today that Sandra Engle, the head of Strategic Campaigns and the UAW Public Relations Department will become the spokesperson for the union of over one million members and retirees beginning May 1. “Sandra Engle brings a wealth of experience in public relations, government affairs, organizing, education and a legal background having started her career as a public defender. She has hit the ground running and is focused on integrating all of our messaging throughout the country.” Brian Rothenberg has resigned from the UAW effective May 1 to take a position in Columbus, Ohio, ... Read more
Detroit – The UAW International Executive Board voted on Tuesday to create a new region in fast growing western United States. The Board voted to change the composition of Region 4 and Region 8 to allow for a new Region 6 comprising: Washington, Oregon, California and Nevada, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Hawaii, and Alaska. “Just in the past few years the UAW has been growing in the west including 17,000 new graduate student researchers at the University of California, with gaming industry dealers, and new opportunities in vehicle production, parts and suppliers,” said Ray Curry, UAW International President. Under this IEB action, ... Read more
Detroit – “Today’s announcement that the 2022 Ford Pro E-Transit vans are shipping to customers marks the beginning of a new era emerging from the Kansas City Assembly Plant,” said Chuck Browning, UAW Vice President and Director, Ford Department. “By producing both gas and electric versions of America’s best-selling commercial van, members in Claycomo are working to meet current demand while transitioning to a strong EV future. UAW members are proud to take part in Ford’s commitment to build a quality new technology product that adds jobs and investment in Kansas City.”
Union members will rally across the state on Thursday to call for long-overdue recognition. A clear majority of California’s congressional delegation (30 members), led by Representative Katie Porter (D-Irvine), have called on UC President Michael Drake to immediately recognize Student Researchers United-UAW, which represents more than 17,000 Student Researchers (SRs) across the UC system. The union was democratically chosen by a supermajority of SRs in May of this year when they filed support cards at California’s Public Employee Relations Board. Since then, UC has refused to recognize the union. Administrators have stalled, hired “union avoidance” attorneys, made baseless objections, ... Read more
“It’s Time to Focus on Jobs and Our Future, Not Discord ….. Act Now ! “ Detroit – The United Auto Workers today announced a broad campaign to have Congress move forward on passing the Build Back Better and bi-partisan Infrastructure bills and Kildee/Stabenow Provision to protect good paying American jobs. “It’s about jobs — period,” said Ray Curry, President of the UAW with almost 1 million active and retired members. “It is time for Congress to come together and create jobs now and in the future. Not passing both pieces of legislation could stifle economic growth and our middle-class economy ... Read more
Detroit – Workers at ZF International Marysville went on strike for recognition Thursday morning, after the company reneged on a neutrality agreement to recognize a majority sign up for their union. The location had employed Stellantis LLC workers at the ZF International Plant in Marysville. ZF Marysville workers have clearly indicated they expect to join the UAW as current UAW Stellantis members move to other Stellantis locations. A majority of the ZF workers have signed up to join the union, but ZF did not accept voluntary recognition. “It is unconscionable that the company would choose to put workers through delay ... Read more
President Curry and the International Executive Board are very pleased to announce that we are well into the planning phase of the 2022 Constitutional Convention. We go into this iconic event with renewed energy, enthusiasm, and purpose. The convention will be held at the TCF Center, formerly Cobo Hall, in Detroit, Michigan. The dates are July 25-28, 2022. We look forward to seeing so many of our members back in Detroit where this great union of ours was founded.
“Some progress was made in the Daimler Truck negotiations, but fell way short of reaching a tentative agreement to present to our members. The parties agreed to extend the Collective Bargaining Agreement on a day by day basis and schedule additional Bargaining Sessions”. Terry Dittes UAW Vice President and Director of the Heavy Truck Department said “We will continue to negotiate with the employer and use whatever means necessary until we achieve terms of a contract that we can be proud of to bring to our membership to ratify”.