UAW president’s state of union speech dropped from conference agenda
This yr’s conference was distinctive in that members of the Worldwide Govt Board weren’t elected as in previous years; as a substitute, delegates nominated a slew of candidates who will stand for election this fall as a part of a brand new one-member, one-vote election system.
Seven folks have been nominated for president, together with Curry. Three have been nominated for the place of secretary-treasurer, and 10 have been nominated for the three open vp positions.
Delegates on the conference earlier voted to extend the union’s strike pay to $500 per week and implement it starting on the primary day of a possible strike, as a substitute of the eighth day. The rise was advocated by the reform caucus, Unite All Staff for Democracy. The union’s government board had beforehand elevated strike pay to $400 per week, from $275.
Nonetheless, on Thursday afternoon delegates voted to overturn the $500 quantity, returning strike pay to $400 per week.
Delegates additionally beforehand voted for wage will increase for Worldwide Govt Board members and voted down a proposal that may have allowed UAW retirees to run for worldwide workplace.