UAW President Rory L. Gamble Juneteenth Memorial

Today, we take time to honor the memory of our lost brother, George Floyd. We will sit still, we will put down our tools and silence our phones for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. A full eight minutes and 46 seconds — the agonizing amount of time that Mr. Floyd lay on the pavement begging for his life.

In the days since his horrific death, this country has seen demonstrations from coast to coast and demands from all of its citizens — black, brown and white — to finally take systemic racism in this country head on and MAKE IT STOP.

So, we honor George Floyd and so many others today. And we stand strong together for a better, more hopeful tomorrow.

In Solidarity.