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UAW President Ray Curry Statement on President Biden’s Visit with UAW Mack Truck and UAW Local 677 Members in Allentown, PA

“President Biden returned to his roots Wednesday, not just in Pennsylvania, but with UAW Local 677 at the Volvo Mack Truck Lehigh Valley Operation. The President has made good on his promise to greatly strengthen Buy American standards and focus on using taxpayer money on American made goods while funding good-paying union scale jobs and benefits for American workers.” “The President often quotes the lessons of his Pennsylvania father about respecting the dignity of a job and focusing public policy on ensuring those jobs are quality, good-paying union jobs. Joe Biden understands what it means to prevent companies from off-shoring ... Read more

Striking Volvo Truck Workers in Dublin Virginia Reach a Tentative Agreement With Major Gains; Strike To Continue Through the Ratification Vote

The UAW announced this evening that the elected bargaining team at Volvo Truck has reached a tentative agreement. UAW Local 2069 members will remain on the picket line until there is a ratification vote on the negotiated agreement. “UAW members and their families felt strongly about the need for financial stability gains in this contract and were willing to strike not once, but twice, to achieve those gains. The elected bargaining team of the UAW Volvo Truck Council worked very hard to achieve these significant gains and they could not have achieved them without the solidarity of Local 2069 members.,” ... Read more

UAW Volvo Truck in Dublin Virginia Reaches Tentative Agreement – Strike Ends with Significant Gains

Detroit – Early this morning the UAW Volvo Truck Council announced that they have reached a tentative agreement. “UAW members showed incredible solidarity on the picket lines and have achieved significant gains toward fair pay, benefits and job security protections,” said UAW Secretary-Treasurer and Director of the UAW Heavy Truck Department, Ray Curry. Curry said the strike will be suspended and Volvo Truck workers will be scheduled to return to their regular shifts on May 3. “The stress of a strike is never easy on a member or their family, particularly in these uncertain times,” said Mitchell Smith, director of ... Read more

UAW Members at Volvo Truck in Dublin Virginia Strike For Fair Wages, Benefits, Health and Safety

“The UAW is disappointed that Volvo Truck has failed to present a substantial offer by the March 16 contract deadline despite a contract extension. Our goal remains to achieve a fair tentative agreement for our members, their families and the community of Dublin, Virginia,” said UAW Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry, Director of the UAW Heavy Truck Department. Over 2900 UAW members want a new agreement that protects their families through job security, adequate wages and benefits and protects their health and safety. Curry said, the members of UAW Local 2069 are committed to achieving a contract that is best for their ... Read more

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