JOINT STATEMENT OF UAW PRESIDENT RAY CURRY AND UAW VICE PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR OF THE UAW GENERAL MOTORS DEPARTMENT TERRY DITTES ON GM’S $7 BILLION INVESTMENT CREATING 4,000 NEW JOBS, RETAINING 1,000 JOBS AND LOCATING NEW PRODUCT IN MICHIGAN
Detroit – “Today’s massive investment in committing over $7 Billion in four Michigan manufacturing sites creates a strong future for UAW members, their families and communities. For UAW Local 5960 Lake Orion the planned new products and advanced electric vehicle retooling builds on their plant’s history as a cutting edge manufacturing facility with a highly skilled and experienced EV workforce.
For UAW members at the GM Lansing Delta Township and Lansing Grand River Assembly plants the investments are commitments to continue and expand into new technologies as the industry transitions.
And in the case of the new Ultium Cell battery plant the UAW stands ready to welcome new members as Michigan becomes a center of electric vehicle manufacturing.
General Motors is investing in Michigan because of the skills and quality work of our members and we are all proud of this investment in our industry’s future for decades to come.”