Tag: virginia

Facts About UAW Strength in the South

√ We are and have been in the U.S. South Over 55,000 UAW Members reside in communities throughout the South Over 66,000 UAW retirees in the south Over 13% of all active UAW Members are in the South √We are organizing in the South – it’s not just high-profile Over the past year Five southern locals have joined the UAW with over 1,323 members in Texas, Tennessee and Kentucky. Almost 3,000 organized since the VW vote in 2014. √ Among many UAW Products: In Kentucky, UAW members make whiskey barrels, Corvettes, Fords, steel and nurse patients. In North Carolina, UAW ... Read more

Statement from UAW Region 8 Director Ray Curry

Ahead of Tuesday night’s vice presidential debate in Virginia, the UAW is speaking out in support of Tim Kaine and Hillary Clinton, the candidates who we know will protect middle class families: “The same can’t be said for the Republican ticket. Mike Pence voted against raising the minimum wage and repeatedly opposed the auto rescue, while Donald Trump said he’d let the auto industry go bankrupt. Trump and Pence claim they are fighting for middle class families, but if they had gotten their way, the auto industry wouldn’t be thriving and America would have lost tens of thousands of jobs ... Read more