Tag: UAW

Statement from the UAW on status of Daimler Truck Negotiations

“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”.

We Are the UAW – Potter Park Zoo

Our UAW members perform some of the most fascinating jobs, but sometimes it surprises us to learn that our members do that!? At the Potter Park Zoo in Lansing, Michigan, members from UAW Region 1D, Local 2256 are zookeepers working with some of the world’s most beautiful – and deadly – animals. The zoo is home to over 160 species of animals, many of which are threatened or endangered, including Amur Tigers, Red Pandas, Bali Mynah Birds, Snow Leopards, Tamarin Monkeys, Bongos and more. Click on our video and learn more about our members at the Potter Park Zoo! To learn ... Read more

UAW’s Facebook page is a great resource for both getting information and participating in a conversation about the latest news

Latest studies show that almost half of UAW membership (active and retired) are on Facebook and those figures are growing. Though there are many social media platforms, Facebook is by far the largest and most popular, especially with UAW active and retired members.  The UAW Facebook page features breaking news, educational content as well as union history (that often features stories that could be ripped from today’s headlines). It also gives you the tools to keep your elected representatives accountable – reminding them that they work for you and your community. Much of the content on the page is original and ... Read more

Follow the UAW on Twitter today!

Since its founding in 2006, Twitter has become the top platform for what’s happening right now. It’s full of inside jokes, memes, breaking news and hashtags. Twitter pioneered “trending” topics – a shorthand guide to what 328 million global Twitter users are talking about right now. Two years after Twitter was founded, the UAW landed on the platform. Our first tweet didn’t come until May of 2010 when we advocated for comprehensive metalworking fluids rules. Over 18,700 tweets and seven years later the UAW is still going strong on Twitter, advocating our positions and interacting with members, journalists, government officials ... Read more

UAW’s Facebook page is a great resource for both getting information and participating in a conversation about the latest news

Latest studies show that almost half of UAW membership (active and retired) are on Facebook and those figures are growing. Though there are many social media platforms, Facebook is by far the largest and most popular, especially with UAW active and retired members.  The UAW Facebook page features breaking news, educational content as well as union history (that often features stories that could be ripped from today’s headlines). It also gives you the tools to keep your elected representatives accountable – reminding them that they work for you and your community. Much of the content on the page is original and ... Read more

Follow the UAW on Twitter today!

Since its founding in 2006, Twitter has become the top platform for what’s happening right now. It’s full of inside jokes, memes, breaking news and hashtags. Twitter pioneered “trending” topics – a shorthand guide to what 328 million global Twitter users are talking about right now. Two years after Twitter was founded, the UAW landed on the platform. Our first tweet didn’t come until May of 2010 when we advocated for comprehensive metalworking fluids rules. Over 18,700 tweets and seven years later the UAW is still going strong on Twitter, advocating our positions and interacting with members, journalists, government officials ... Read more

We Are the UAW – Potter Park Zoo

Our UAW members perform some of the most fascinating jobs, but sometimes it surprises us to learn that our members do that!? At the Potter Park Zoo in Lansing, Michigan, members from UAW Region 1D, Local 2256 are zookeepers working with some of the world’s most beautiful – and deadly – animals. The zoo is home to over 160 species of animals, many of which are threatened or endangered, including Amur Tigers, Red Pandas, Bali Mynah Birds, Snow Leopards, Tamarin Monkeys, Bongos and more. Click on our video and learn more about our members at the Potter Park Zoo! To learn ... Read more

Check out our YouTube Channel!

There are many ways to communicate in today’s world. One of the fastest growing tools we use to do this at the UAW is video. You may have seen the videos featured on Facebook highlighting member stories gathered by the UAW’s PRO-Member team. But you should also check our the UAW YouTube channel which houses a wide variety of videos as well. Our UAW YouTube Channel and the videos on it are a valuable source of information about our great union and feature UAW news stories, mini-documentaries, commercials, companion videos to Solidarity stories, history and legacy videos, stories from the front lines ... Read more

Miss the Final Presidential Debate Last Night?

We’ve gathered some of the most interesting Tweets from the debate last night: demos_weiger

Federal Appeals Court Affirms Mercedes-Benz Employees’ Right to Organize in Alabama

LOCAL UNION CALLS ON COMPANY TO ADHERE TO DAIMLER’S GLOBAL SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY PRINCIPLES VANCE, Ala. — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit today upheld a ruling by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that determined Mercedes-Benz U.S. International (MBUSI) violated federal labor law in Tuscaloosa County, Ala. The federal court order affirmed a November 2014 decision by the NLRB, which ruled that MBUSI employees are free to solicit other employees — inside the plant, but not on working time — in order to form a union. At that time, the NLRB ordered MBUSI to inform employees that ... Read more