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Category Archive: UAW

  • Margaritas and Mistreated Temps

    Posted on Apr 02, 2024 by Team

    Recently, the UAW’s Stellantis National Council held a meeting. This isn’t news, national councils do need to meet, after all. What is news is the venue they chose for it. Rather than taking a meeting close to home, Shawn Fain, Rich Boyer, the UAW’s local Stellantis officers decamped from a cold Michigan March to the […]

  • Are Workers Really Better Off Under the “New” UAW?

    Posted on Feb 15, 2024 by Admin

    This month, the Center for Union Facts (CUF) launched the latest phase in its ongoing national education campaign focused on the United Auto Workers (UAW). The campaign initially aimed to shed light on a pattern of corruption within the UAW. Now, it has expanded to scrutinize the union’s new leadership (including president Shawn Fain), controversial stances […]

  • Why Won’t the UAW Stand Against Israel’s Attackers?

    Posted on Dec 05, 2023 by Team

    Last week, UAW President Shawn Fain announced he was “proud” of the union’s decision to endorse a ceasefire in Gaza, despite the terrorist group Hamas still being in power. He implied that the state of Israel was akin to Nazi Germany and apartheid South Africa. The UAW went on to call for a “divestment working […]

  • Member Backlash and Broken Promises at the UAW?

    Posted on Nov 10, 2023 by Team

    After a six week strike, UAW members are now voting on a tentative contract deal between the union and the Big Three. But it looks like some members think the deal falls short of President Fain’s many promises. 52% of UAW members at GM’s Flint Michigan Engine facility voted down the tentative agreement with the […]

  • Was the UAW Strike Really Worth It For Workers?

    Posted on Oct 30, 2023 by Team

    After six long weeks of strike, the UAW and Ford have finally reached a tentative agreement. At the cost of billions of dollars to the economy and thousands of jobs, the agreement must have been something special.  Overall, the highlights of the agreement with the UAW are: A 25% pay increase over the next three […]

  • The UAW’s Hypocritical History on Electric Vehicles

    Posted on Aug 04, 2023 by Team

    The UAW often proudly notes its support for electric vehicles (EVs) and concern over climate change. So why is it blasting the Biden administration for investing in EV plants?  Add this two-faced approach to the union’s long history of mixed messaging on vehicle emissions.  In the 1990s, the UAW aggressively lobbied against automobile emission standards. The […]

  • UAW Tries to Rewrite History on Corrupt Union Leadership

    Posted on Mar 16, 2023 by Team

    In honor of President’s Day, the United Auto Workers (UAW) launched a series of videos to highlight their presidents, both past and present. But not everyone made the cut. Conveniently, the union decided to skip over about half a decade and two pretty consequential union leaders. Anyone watching the videos will notice the years 2014-2019 […]

  • Tennessee Workers Deserve the Right to a Secret Ballot Vote

    Posted on Feb 26, 2023 by Team

    Today, the Center for Union Facts (CUF) will run a full-page ad in the Chattanooga Times Free Press asking why the United Auto Workers (UAW) won’t give Tennessee Workers a secret ballot vote. The ad highlights new legislation introduced earlier this week in Tennessee that would protect the secret ballot vote in union elections on […]