UAW President Shawn Fain touts solidarity as Kentucky AFL-CIO prepares to choose a new leader

BY: - December 5, 2023

LEXINGTON —  United Auto Workers President Shawn Fain told Kentucky union members Monday night that the working class is fed up with “being left behind” and called on labor to challenge massive income disparity and “the billionaire class.” “The one equalizer in all this is organized labor, and we have an obligation to humanity to […]

Local leaders call for auto workers’ gains to spread to EV plants, Southern Black workers

BY: - November 6, 2023

Local Black elected leaders aligned with racial and economic justice groups want to build on the labor gains made through the United Auto Workers’ six-week strike. The union’s tentative deals with the big three automakers include major wins such as a 25% rise in pay and getting rid of the two-tier worker system. More than […]

UAW reaches tentative pact with General Motors, the last Detroit Three holdout

BY: and - October 30, 2023

The United Auto Workers on Monday reached a tentative contract agreement with General Motors on day 46 of the strike. The announcement follows previous UAW tentative pacts with the other Detroit Three automakers, Ford Motor Co. and Stellantis, which were announced on Wednesday and Saturday, respectively. The union went on strike on Sept.15. “Once again, […]

UAW leader Fain on tentative deal with Ford: ‘I see power’

BY: - October 30, 2023

UAW President Shawn Fain on Sunday outlined his union’s tentative contract settlement with Ford Motor Co. during a 25-minute Facebook live address. He was joined by Chuck Browning, the union’s vice president who headed negotiations with Ford. “There was a time when it was hard to wear this wheel,” said Fain as he pointed to […]

‘We won things nobody thought possible’: UAW reaches tentative deal with Ford

BY: - October 26, 2023

The United Auto Workers (UAW) said on Wednesday night that the union has a potential deal with Ford Motor Co. to end the strike against the automaker after 41 days on strike against the Detroit Three — which also includes General Motors and Stellantis. The agreement includes a 25% wage increase over 4.5 years, starting […]

A day after striking at Sterling Heights Stellantis plant, UAW expands to Arlington GM site

BY: - October 24, 2023

As an escalating workers’ strike heads toward its sixth week, about 5,000 union members at General Motors’ Arlington Assembly in Texas on Tuesday joined the United Auto Workers (UAW) walkout against the Detroit Three. The UAW described the action as an effort against “General Motors’ largest plant and biggest moneymaker.” Workers there build the Chevrolet […]

Beshear makes surprise visit to striking autoworkers in Louisville

BY: - October 19, 2023

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear brought a box of fresh sandwiches to striking UAW Local 862 members outside the Ford Truck Plant in Louisville on Wednesday, reports a posting on the Kentucky AFL-CIO website. “Folks, I’m Andy Beshear and I’m the proud pro-union governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky,” he announced to cheers and applause from […]

UAW focuses on soaring CEO pay in strike for better wages at the Detroit Three

BY: - October 19, 2023

The United Auto Workers union’s strike against the Detroit Three for higher wages, more paid time off, and the elimination of tiered workers, which is in its fourth week, has drawn attention to the vast differences in pay between autoworkers and executives at auto manufacturers. The union has frequently spoken out about the gulf between […]

UAW ‘changes the rules’ as strike drags on, tells members to prepare for walkouts at any time

BY: - October 13, 2023

Four weeks into the United Auto Workers (UAW) strike against the Detroit Three automakers, union President Shawn Fain announced in a livestream that the union would no longer wait until Fridays to expand its strike to new plants. “We’re entering a new phase of this fight, and it demands a new approach,” Fain said Friday. […]

Auto workers hold UAW strike signs in Louisville, Kentucky.

At Ford’s most lucrative plant, strikers say they don’t see their share of the profits

BY: - October 12, 2023

LOUISVILLE — Tim Heil never expected Ford’s most profitable plant to go on strike, yet on Thursday morning he and dozens of others were on the picket line in front of the sprawling Kentucky Truck Plant. The walkout of about 8,700 workers in Kentucky came as a surprise Wednesday night after United Auto Workers President […]

United Auto Workers go on strike against Mack Trucks in three states

BY: - October 9, 2023

Members of United Auto Workers walked off the job Monday morning at Mack Truck facilities in three states, after rejecting a tentative contract agreement with the company. According to a statement from UAW, 73% of the 4,000 workers voted to reject the tentative agreement with Greensboro, N.C.-based Mack, which was reached shortly ahead of an […]

UAW head says GM has committed to a ‘just transition’ for engine workers 

BY: - October 6, 2023

Three weeks into the United Auto Workers (UAW) strike, UAW President Shawn Fain announced a “transformative win,” on a Friday livestream, with General Motors agreeing to place its battery manufacturers under its master agreement with the union. Before going on the livestream on social media — which was scheduled to begin at 2 p.m., but […]