JUSTICE AT ULTIUM

JUSTICE AT ULTIUM

TENTATIVE AGREEMENT AT ULTIUM!

Our UAW bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement with Ultium Cells on our local contract.

Informational meetings about the contract are Wed. June 12, 6 AM & 7:30 AM, 6 PM & 7:30 PM. All meetings are held at UAW Local 1112, 11471 Reuther Drive, Warren, Ohio 44481.

Check back later for more information about ratification meetings.

The members are the ultimate authority in our union and the contract is final only after UAW members at Ultium vote to ratify the tentative agreement.

TENTATIVE AGREEMENT AT ULTIUM!

Our UAW bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement with Ultium Cells on our local contract.

Informational meetings about the contract are Wed. June 12, 6 AM & 7:30 AM, 6 PM & 7:30 PM. All meetings are held at UAW Local 1112, 11471 Reuther Drive, Warren, Ohio 44481.

Check back later for more information about ratification meetings.

The members are the ultimate authority in our union and the contract is final only after UAW members at Ultium vote to ratify the tentative agreement.

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CASE STUDY: ULTIUM CELLS LORDSTOWN

This case study of Ultium Cells Lordstown shows there is a real danger that hundreds of billions in taxpayer dollars will subsidize an EV industry that underpays and endangers workers.

Ultium is a joint venture of General Motors and LG Energy Solution. Its Lordstown, Ohio, plant makes the battery cells that power GM’s growing EV fleet. Ultium’s Lordstown plant could qualify for tax credits worth more than $1 billion a year.

Despite this potentially massive subsidy, Ultium offered workers a starting wage of just $16.50 an hour when it opened in the summer of 2022. Even after seven years, workers would make just $20 an hour. Troublingly, Ultium workers have also reported serious health and safety problems at the plant.

Facing hazardous conditions and low pay, the Lordstown workers organized with the UAW and voted 710 to 16 to join the union. Ultium’s Lordstown workers are showing there’s a better way forward for EV manufacturing in America. A way that maintains the same strong pay and safety standards that UAW members have won at Big Three plants across the country.

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HIGH RISK & LOW PAY: NEW REPORT EXPOSES MAJOR HEALTH AND SAFETY PROBLEMS AT GM’S NEW BATTERY CELL PLANT IN OHIO
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HIGH RISK & LOW PAY: New Report Exposes Major Health and Safety Problems at GM’s New Battery Cell Plant in Ohio

Today, the UAW releases “High Risk & Low Pay: A Case Study of Ultium Cells Lordstown,” a white paper that highlights the dangerous working conditions at General Motors’ joint-venture battery cell plant in Lordstown, Ohio. It includes…
GOOD JOBS FIRST – POWER OUTRAGE: WILL HEAVILY SUBSIDIZED BATTERY FACTORIES GENERATE SUBSTANDARD JOBS?
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Good Jobs First – Power Outrage: Will Heavily Subsidized Battery Factories Generate Substandard Jobs?

Under a provision of the Inflation Reduction Act, some factories making batteries for electric vehicles will each receive more than a billion dollars per year from the U.S. government, with no requirement to pay good wages to production workers.…
WFMJ: UAW PRESIDENT SAYS ULTIUM CELLS WORKERS RECEIVE ‘POVERTY WAGES,’ FACE SAFETY CONCERNS
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WFMJ: UAW president says Ultium Cells workers receive ‘poverty wages,’ face safety concerns

United Auto Workers Union President Shawn Fain addressed UAW workers about concerns facing auto workers and battery workers at Ultium Cells in Lordstown. Fain said that some of the UAW workers were struggling to get by, and stated that…