UE Press Releases


Cummins Workers Protest Unaffordable Health Care as Company Celebrates Record Profits

May 15, 2018

High Deductibles Force Many to delay treatment, endangering health

Luke Farley
Email: lfarley.175@suddenlinkmail.com
Phone: (304) 549-7609

Workers at Cummins’ Rocky Mount Engine Plant in Whitakers, North Carolina, wore “Cummins Workers Want Fairness” stickers last week to protest the company’s high-deductible health plan, as the diesel engine manufacturer held its annual shareholders meeting in Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 8.

Erie, Grove City GE Workers Join GE Unions from Europe, North America and Asia to Plan Joint Action

May 11, 2018

Global GE Trade Union Network demands company develop fair and just social business model

For more information contact:
Jonathan Kissam, UE Communications Director
(802) 343 1745 | jkissam@ueunion.org

Members of UE Locals 506, 601 and 618 joined unions representing General Electric workers from across North America, Europe and Asia at the IndustriALL Global Meeting of the General Electric Trade Union Network in Toronto, Canada on May 7th and 8th.

GE Workers From U.S., Canada Tell General Electric: “Commit to Our Communities”

April 25, 2018

Workers and retirees from the U.S. and Canada attended General Electric’s annual shareholders’ meeting outside of Pittsburgh this morning, to demand that GE commit to supporting local economies, respecting workers’ rights, and practicing environmental stewardship in the communities where they operate.

Janet Gray, who works for GE Transportation in Erie, spoke on the floor of the meeting. “I grew up in Wesleyville, PA, one of the small communities surrounding Erie,” she said. “I fight an internal struggle daily. I went from someone who once had so much loyalty and faith in this company to someone who despises their lack of loyalty to their employees, and their communities.” Gray is the president of UE Local 618, which represents salaried workers at the Erie plant.

GE workers and retirees to picket, speak at GE shareholders’ meeting outside of Pittsburgh

April 24, 2018

Workers and retirees from the U.S. and Canada will be attending General Electric’s annual shareholders’ meeting outside of Pittsburgh tomorrow.

“GE’s recent history of poor decision-making is hurting workers, communities, and shareholders,” says UE Local 506 President Scott Slawson, whose local represents workers at GE Transportation in Erie, PA. “Corporate leaders are making one bad move after another. The company’s decisions don’t make financial sense, they wreak havoc with the lives of GE workers and local economies, and they threaten to lead us all over a cliff.”

West Virginia State Employees Thank School Employees for Solidarity

March 6, 2018

For more information, contact:
Gordon Simmons
UE Local 170, West Virginia Public Workers Union
2110 Kanawha Blvd East, Suite 101
Charleston WV 25311
304.395.6294 cell
Mail to: Simmonsg@marshall.edu

UE Local 170, West Virginia State Workers Union, expressed the gratitude of the union’s membership to the striking public school personnel and teachers who insisted that state employees receive the same 5% pay increase they had demanded.

Local Union Strikes to Demand a Fair Contract from Fairbanks Scales in St. Johnsbury, VT

October 31, 2017

For immediate release: October 31, 2017

Media contact: Chad McGinnis, International Representative, United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE), cmcginnis@ueunion.org, 646-522-5389

United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE), Local 234 strike for a fair contract beginning November 1st at 7 am at 2176 Portland Street, St. Johnsbury, VT.