Media Center

Below access press releases and media statements the Trust has issued, as well as links to articles on the Trust in the news.


 Press Releases


Robert Naftaly Announces Appointment of Jessica Gubing as CEO of the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust, May 15, 2024


Investors for Opioid Accountability on Cardinal Health Annual Shareholder Meeting (Statement), November 8, 2017

$1.3 Trillion Investor Coalition on Opioid Accountability Launched, October 30, 2017

$2.8 Trillion Investor Coalition Petitions U.S. SEC to Require Increased Disclosure of Human Capital Management Information, July 10, 2017


$500 Billion Investor Group Releases Share Buybacks Engagement Guide, November 29, 2016


Hershel Harper appointed CIO of UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust, November 5, 2015

Shareholders Show Majority Support, 61%, at McDonald's for UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust's Proxy Access Proposal, May 15, 2015

ISS, Glass Lewis Support Proxy Access for Shareholders at McDonald’s, May 6, 2015

Investors Commend Bank of America for Agreement to Disclose Clawbacks, April 30, 2015

ISS Recommends Shareholders Vote for Specialty Drug Pricing Risk Assessment Proposal at Gilead Sciences, April 28, 2015


Investors Applaud Hospira, Walgreens for Support of Principles on Biosimulars, Alternatives to Higher Cost Drugs, December 9, 2014

Large Global Investor Coalition Calls for Proxy Access at Oracle, September 29, 2014

Investors Applaud Amgen and Novartis for Support of Investor Principles on Biosimilars, Alternatives to Higher Cost Drugs (Read Investor Statement), August 11, 2014 

Shareholders Fight Secrecy at Walmart, Support Transparency on Clawbacks for Misdeeds, June 13, 2014

Shareholders at Healthcare Services Group Want Independent Chair, June 5, 2014

UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust Shareholder Proposal at Dendreon Wins Majority Support, June 5, 2014

Letter from UAW Trust and Illinois State Board of Investment to Walmart Shareholders Urging Support for Shareholder Proposal on Clawbacks Disclosure, May 22, 2014

Chrysler VEBA Reaches Agreement with Fiat and Chrysler Providing Chrysler VEBA with $4.35 Billion in Funding for Retiree Health Care, January 1, 2014


Clawback Proposal Garners Strong Support from Independent Shareholders at Wal-Mart Annual Meeting, June 10, 2013

UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust, $300 Billion Investor Coalition, Call for Transparency at Walmart on Use of Compliance-Related Clawbacks, April 26, 2013

Pharmaceutical Companies, Investor Coalition Develop Industry Standard-Setting Principles for Recoupment Policies Covering Major Compliance Failures, April 4, 2013

Walgreens and UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust Agree to Multi-Year Collaboration on Political Spending Disclosure, January 8, 2013


Trust Statement Regarding 2012 Benefits, September 22, 2011


ChannelNet Awarded Brand Website Contract by UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust, October 27, 2010

 In the News


Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs Moves for More Women and Minorities on Corporate Boards, Office of Illinois State Treasurer Press Release, March 8, 2017


Rising Stars of Corporate Governance, Columbia Law School, December 2016 
Awardee: Cambria Allen, Corporate Governance Director, UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust

 Crain's Unveils Michigan Women's Director in Effort to Get More Women on Boards, Crain's Detroit Magazine, June 21, 2016

CII sends Letter Opposing Proxy-Voting, SEC Assessment Legislation, PiOnline, June 14, 2016

 FDA Issues Interim Response to UAW's Citizen Petition on Biosimilar Labeling and Naming, JD Supra Business Advisors, May 20, 2016

 Big Leap Forward for Human Capital Management, CFO Magazine, May 20, 2016

 CHS Shareholders Oppose Board, Approve Proxy Access, Modern Healthcare (subscription may be required), May 19, 2016

 Institutional investors Fight for More Sway at Healthcare Companies, Modern Healthcare (subscription may be required), May 14, 2016

 Chipotle Shareholders Approve Proxy Access Proposal, PiOnline, May 11, 2016

 Bryant: Kellogg a 'Global Snacking Powerhouse', The Battle Creek Enquirer, April 29, 2016

Influential Proxy Firm Pressures Chipotle on Board Makeup, The Wall Street Journal (subscription may be required), April 27, 2016

 Companies Wind Up in the 'Penalty Box' on Executive Pay, The Wall Street Journal (subscription may be required), April 20, 2016


 TRUSTEE: Executive's experience boosts benefits trust, Crain's Detroit Business, September 11, 2011

 Mary Beth Kuderik – CFO Awards 2011 CFO of Distinction, Crain's Detroit Business, May 23, 2011 


 Women to Watch - Francine Parker, Crain's Detroit Business, September 5, 2010