The 2018 UAW Union-Built Vehicle Guide: Let’s Start Bringing the Jobs Back Home

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, which has a lot of great information on how we can bring back those decent-paying jobs.

UAW Cars

Buick LaCrosse

Cadillac ATS

Cadillac CTS

Cadillac CT6

(excluding plug-in hybrid)

Chevrolet Bolt (electric)

Chevrolet Camaro

Chevrolet Corvette

Chevrolet Cruze*

Chevrolet Cruze (diesel)

Chevrolet Impala

Chevrolet Malibu

Chevrolet Sonic*

Chevrolet Volt (electric)

Ford Focus

Ford Focus (electric)

Ford Mustang

Ford Taurus

Lincoln Continental

UAW Trucks

Chevrolet Colorado

Chevrolet Silverado**

Ford F Series

GMC Canyon

GMC Sierra**

Ram 1500***


Buick Enclave

Cadillac Escalade

Cadillac Escalade ESV

Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

Cadillac XT4

Cadillac XT5

Chevrolet Suburban

Chevrolet Tahoe

Chevrolet Tahoe (police)

Chevrolet Tahoe (special service)

Chevrolet Traverse

Dodge Durango

Ford Escape

Ford Expedition

Ford Explorer

GMC Acadia

GMC Yukon

GMC Yukon Hybrid

GMC Yukon XL

Jeep Cherokee

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep Wrangler

Lincoln MKC

Lincoln Navigator

UAW Vans

Chevrolet Express

Ford Transit

GMC Savana

Unifor Cars

Cadillac XTS

Chevrolet Impala

Chevrolet Impala (police)

Chrysler 300

Dodge Challenger

Dodge Charger


Chevrolet Equinox*

Ford Edge

Ford Flex

Lincoln MKT

Lincoln MKX

Unifor Trucks

Chevrolet Silverado Double Cab

GMC Sierra Double Cab

Unifor Vans

Chrysler Pacifica

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.