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Detroit, MI—United Auto Workers (UAW) Acting President Rory Gamble has announced the initiation of widespread ethics reforms. These reforms make clear the UAW is committed to establishing the right mechanisms and safeguards to protect the union from corruption and misfeasance.
Remembering and honoring our Veterans Today, on Veterans Day, across the nation we honor the proud individuals who served our country. We remember the men and women, and their families, who have made the ultimate sacrifice during wartime, and those who gave of their time and commitment during peacetime. The willingness of America’s veterans to serve our country earns them our lasting, dedicated gratitude.
So far, members of UAW Local 900 (Michigan ISA, Michigan Assembly), UAW Local 898 (Rawsonville), UAW Local 3036(Memphis HVC) , UAW Local 3519 (Washington HVC) and UAW Local 2280 (Van Dyke) have voted in favor of ratifying the Tentative Agreement with Ford.

CALL TO ACTION In CONNECTICUT TONIGHT, March 8th!

The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) are currently in negotiations with Stop & Shop. These negotiations will affect over 30,000 members. The company is currently under funding the pension for its employees. Furthermore, the company is proposing the elimination of time and a half on Sundays; refusing any wage increases of significance; threatening to eliminate health coverage for spouses; and eliminating the entire part- time benefit plan.

In the spirit of Brother Richard “Dik” Days’ impact on our communities at large, we are proud to offer this year’s scholarship. We will provide financial assistance to Connecticut residents who are enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program. Currently we award $1,000 to two students who submit a completed application. The students’ references, financial need, and primarily the substance of their essay contribute to us making a final decision as to who will be awarded a scholarship. Our scholarship is not predicated on area of studies, therefore it can be used where needed.

Brothers and Sisters, This will be the first of many messages to you my Brothers and Sisters. I would like to start this message by saying that I am so humbled to be appointed Acting President of this union by the International Executive Board. And I want to stress how proud I am of you, our membership. I am honored to represent some of the hardest working, creative and caring workforces in this nation.

Strike nets fair pay, benefits and job security protections

DETROIT – UAW Mack Truck members ratified a four-year collective bargaining agreement by over 79% on Sunday.

“Through the new four-year agreement, the UAW looks to further expand its long-term relationship with Mack Trucks. The members at Mack were able to hold the line on health care and add job security provisions and substantial raises during a difficult economic time in the industry,” said UAW Secretary-Treasurer and director of the UAW Heavy Truck Department, Ray Curry.

UAW President Gary Jones has asked for a leave of absence, following a vote of the Executive Board. It will be effective Sunday, Nov. 3rd.  Vice President Rory Gamble, who recently negotiated the Ford agreement, will serve as acting president and assume full responsibility for the president’s office.

“The UAW is fighting tooth and nail to ensure our members have a brighter future. I do not want anything to distract from the mission. I want to do what’s best for the members of this great union,” Jones said.

Detroit – The UAW Ford National Negotiators, UAW President Gary Jones along with UAW Vice President Rory Gamble, Director of the Ford Department, have announced that they have reached a proposed tentative agreement.
Detroit - UAW President Gary Jones announced today that the union will proceed with pattern bargaining at Ford.
Longest National Automotive Strike in Nearly 50 Years Ends Detroit ̶ UAW General Motors members ratified the 2019 Collective Bargaining Agreement this evening ending the longest automotive strike in 50 years.