GM annouces $552 million investment for key UAW plants
General Motors today announced investments of $552 million for key U.S. manufacturing facilities located in Tonawanda, Lockport and Rochester, N.Y.; and Parma, Ohio.
The investment is split between three facilities in New York and one facility in Parma, Ohio, saving over 1,300 jobs
- UAW Local 774, Tonawanda Engine – $295.9 million for future engine production
- 857 retained and 67 new jobs
- UAW Local 686, Lockport – $31.86 million for components
- 320 retained jobs (incl. 13 salaried)
- UAW Local 1097, Rochester – $5.9 million components
- 20 retained jobs
- UAW Local 1005, Parma Metal Center – $218 million for new presses, dies and sub assemblies
- 140 retained jobs
UAW GM Vice President Cindy Estrada noted, “the UAW’s negotiations with GM to reinvest in the Tonawanda, Rochester, Lockport and Parma plants have paid off not only for our members but also for those communities. Our strategic bargaining efforts will keep and grow great American auto manufacturing jobs in places that have seen too much manufacturing disappear and will solidify the job security our members deserve.”
“We here in UAW Region 9 want to thank the General Motors Company for their confidence to invest in our 3 New York facilities in Tonawanda, Rochester and Lockport. This investment will benefit the communities of these Upstate New York GM facilities and are reflections of the local Leadership of the UAW and General Motors and our great UAW membership at these locations,” said UAW Region 9 Director Terry Dittes.
UAW Region 2B Director Ken Lortz agrees, “for Parma and Ft. Wayne today’s investment news continues to create good, stable jobs for our family and communities’ economic future. Through the collective bargaining process UAW members at Parma stamping and in Ft. Wayne have secured long term commitments to continue to produce world class products for General Motors.”