For Immediate Release: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Statement on UAW Cooperation with Government Investigation The UAW and President Gary Jones have always fully cooperated with the government investigators in this matter. As the leader of the UAW, President Jones is determined to uncover and address any and all wrongdoing, wherever it might lead. There was absolutely no need for search warrants to be used by the government today — the UAW has voluntarily responded to every request the government has made throughout the course of its investigation, produced literally hundreds of thousands of documents and other materials to the government, and most importantly, when wrongdoing has been discovered, we have taken strong action to address it. The UAW will continue to cooperate with the government in its investigation, as we have been doing throughout.
Trust in UAW leadership is never more important than during the bargaining process, when profit-laden auto companies stand to benefit from media leaks, false assumptions, and political grandstanding. The sole focus of President Jones and his team will be winning at the bargaining table for our members.
The UAW is in the process of planning a 50th Anniversary Event for Walter Reuther on Saturday, May 9, 2020. One of the things that the International is attempting to do is create a commemorative stamp in honor of Walter. The International will be submitting a proposal in writing, by U.S. mail. The deadline for submitting the letter and signatures must be mailed by August 8th.
What we are asking our UAW Members help obtaining as many signatures as possible. An online petition link has been created, https://surveymonkey.com/r/K5RD977 and if you have a SolidWeb 2.0 website, the post has been syndicated to you. We encourage you to sign the petition and spread the word so that we may capture as many signatures as possible.