The United States has lost over 5 million manufacturing jobs since 2000, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. According to the naysayers, those jobs are never coming back.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. The purchasing choices we make dictate the kind of economy we have. If we continue to buy goods made overseas or by workers making substandard wages, good jobs will continue to leave.
We can build a stronger economy by paying attention to where the goods we buy are made -- and the earning power of the workers who make them.
A vehicle is one of the most expensive purchases most of us will make in our lifetimes and impacts our household budget. But that same purchase also affects the workers who assemble the vehicle, the workers in related industries who make the parts, and even the amount of police officers and firefighters our communities will have.
You can be sure that a vehicle listed on the 2018 UAW Union-Built Vehicle Guide will do the most toward maintaining and growing decent-paying U.S. manufacturing jobs, which in turn keep our families and communities stable.
Take a look at the guide and make a choice that’s good for our entire economy. While you’re at it, take a look at buildbuyusa.org, which has a lot of great information on how we can bring back those decent-paying jobs.
(excluding plug-in hybrid)
Chevrolet Bolt (electric)
Chevrolet Cruze (diesel)
Chevrolet Volt (electric)
Ford Focus (electric)
Ford F Series
Cadillac Escalade ESV
Cadillac Escalade Hybrid
Chevrolet Tahoe (police)
Chevrolet Tahoe (special service)
GMC Yukon Hybrid
GMC Yukon XL
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Chevrolet Impala (police)
Chevrolet Silverado Double Cab
GMC Sierra Double Cab
Dodge Grand Caravan
These vehicles are made in the United States or Canada by members of the UAW and Canada’s Unifor union, formerly the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW). Because of the integration of United States and Canadian vehicle production, all the vehicles listed made in Canada include significant UAW-made content and support the jobs of UAW members.
However, vehicles marked with a single asterisk (*) are also produced in Mexico. All Cruze hatchbacks and some sedans are manufactured in Mexico. The diesel version is manufactured in the United States by UAW members. The Chevrolet Equinox is manufactured in Canada by Unifor members and also in Mexico. The light-duty and heavy-duty Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks, marked with a double asterisk (**), are manufactured in the United States and other countries. The light-duty Ram 1500, marked with a triple asterisk (***), is manufactured in the United States and Mexico, while all heavy-duty Ram models are built in Mexico. When purchasing one of the above vehicles, it’s important to check the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). A VIN beginning with “1” or “4” or “5” identifies a U.S.-made vehicle; a “2” identifies a Canadian-made vehicle; a 3 identifies a vehicle made in Mexico.
Not all vehicles made in the United States or Canada are built by union-represented workers. Vehicles not listed here, even if produced in the United States or Canada, are not union made.
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