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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

Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams on new overtime rules

“Today is a great day for millions of hardworking Americans and working families because they are finally going to be rightfully paid for working overtime. I commend President Obama and Labor Secretary Perez for their leadership in adopting this commonsense rule that will raise the incomes of more than 4 million working people. The previous outdated overtime rules contained loopholes that many employers used for decades to exploit workers and deny them their earned pay. The new overtime threshold will help white collar workers all over the country, including thousands of UAW members who work as Postdocs at our nation’s ... Read more

Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams on the nomination of Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court

Today, President Obama nominated Merrick Garland to fill the seat on the U.S. Supreme Court left empty by the recent passing of Judge Antonin Scalia. Garland is a distinguished, moderate judge with more federal judicial experience than any other Supreme Court nominee in history. The Senate GOP leadership is refusing to give Judge Garland a full hearing and vote. We call on the GOP leadership to set politics aside and fulfill their constitutional duty to provide a hearing and vote for the president’s nominee. Our American judicial system deserves nothing less.

UAW Statement on GM Profit Sharing

Statement from UAW Vice President and Director of the UAW’s GM Department, Cindy Estrada: “UAW members will go home to their families today knowing that their hard work and innovative team work have paid off. Through collective bargaining those UAW members eligible will receive up to $11,000 in GM profit sharing. Together, UAW members are sharing in the quality products and record sales of GM cars and trucks.”

Maryland State UAW-CAP endorses Chris Van Hollen for U.S. Senate

Kensington, MD – Today the Maryland State United Auto Workers (UAW) Community Action Program announced they are endorsing Chris Van Hollen for U.S. Senate. The group represents over 15,000 active and retired members and their families in Maryland. In announcing their endorsement of Van Hollen for U.S. Senate, Ray Curry, director of UAW Region 8 said, “Our union and its members in Maryland intend to do all within our power to support and advance Chris Van Hollen’s candidacy because of his commitment to Maryland’s working families. “Maryland UAW members are tireless champions for families in our state – on  everything ... Read more

Kohler, union reach tentative deal on new contract

Negotiators for Kohler Co. and the United Auto Workers have reached a tentative agreement on a new labor contract, the local union president said Tuesday night. If approved by the membership of UAW Local 833, the deal would end a strike by some 2,000 workers that began four and a half weeks ago. Read the full article on jsonline.com >>>

Flamingo/Margaritaville dealers overwhelmingly ratify groundbreaking first contract

UAW President, Dennis Williams LAS VEGAS ̶ UAW-represented table games dealers at The Flamingo/Margaritaville Casino on Friday overwhelmingly ratified their first-ever contract, a groundbreaking agreement that raises the bar for all gaming workers in Las Vegas. More than 400 dealers, members of UAW Local 3555, ratified the agreement by 91 percent. Through the collective bargaining process, they were able to win significant guaranteed year-over-year wage increases, a new grievance procedure to protect against unjustified discipline, and language that finally draws a line in the sand against the growing practice of diverting their tips to compensate managers. “This agreement is solid ... Read more