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Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams on the U.S. Election

The results are in and the American people have spoken. As a nation, it is time for us to once again unite for the common good of our country. We want to thank our members and retirees for their hard work during this democratic process. It’s obvious there is work to be done. We have high hopes that elected officials heard the American people loud and clear about trade, jobs, education and the inequality in this country.

Trump Does Not Stand with Workers

UAW President Dennis Williams says it’s important to take seriously what a presidential candidate says. What Donald Trump has said on the campaign trail should be concerning for UAW members and America’s working families. “When candidates are seeking worker’s support, you really pay attention to what they say. What Donald Trump said in Michigan caught our attention,” said President Williams. “Trump said we should close plants here and move them to a low-wage state to compete with Mexico. Then, when workers want their jobs back, they will agree to work at a lower wage. I don’t know how that’s helping ... Read more

For President’s Day: A Timeline of UAW Presidents

Today is President’s Day, the federal holiday when we celebrate the birthday of George Washington, whose birthday is Feb. 22, 1732. The holiday was first created by an act of Congress in 1879 and has widely become a day when we celebrate all presidents of the United States. This President’s Day, let’s take a look back at the history of UAW presidents through the timeline below. Check out the links to learn more about each one. UAW PRESIDENTS Francis J. Dillon: August 26, 1935  – April 29, 1936 Francis J. Dillon, pictured left Francis J. Dillon was appointed by American Federation ... Read more