Category: Member News

OFFICIAL UAW STATEMENT: UAW URGES GENERAL MOTORS TO STOP PLAYING GAMES AT THE EXPENSE OF WORKERS

Since the beginning of this negotiation, GM has not taken the issue of our more than 48,000 members seriously. In fact, at every step of the way, GM has attempted to undermine the ongoing, good-faith efforts the UAW has made to end this strike. The company’s strategy from day one has been to play games at the expense of the workers. It has released half-truths, ripped away health care in the middle of the night and it reverted to previously weak and unacceptable proposals in response to the UAW’s comprehensive solutions. Our members are ready to get back to work, ... Read more

Update from UAW-GM Vice President Terry Dittes to GM Members

National Strike – Day 19 Dear Union Brothers and Sisters: Since the last update, we have made good progress regarding the issues of health care and a path for temporary employees becoming seniority members. We still have several of your proposals outstanding and unsettled like wages, job security, skilled trades and pension. The staff and your elected Bargaining Committee from both hourly and salary have been working long hours and aggressively addressing your needs. We will continue to work over the weekend in an attempt to reach a Tentative Agreement on behalf of you and your families. Thank you for ... Read more

UAW-FCA Negotiations Update

Greetings: We continue to follow the strategy of pattern bargaining by targeting a lead company to negotiate with. As you know the UAW continues to strike General Motors. They are completing their third week and our brothers and sisters at the UAW-GM Locals need our support now more than ever. I ask all of you to donate your time and visit the picket lines during your off-work hours. I know many of you have, but make sure to let them know that the membership of UAW-FCA thanks them for the sacrifice they are making for all of us. They will ... Read more

UAW-Ford Negotiations Update #3

Greetings Union Brothers and Sisters: We have made significant progress in this set of negotiations since I last updated you on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. At this time, we now have 18 out of 20 subcommittees that have reached tentative agreements or have negotiated to the point that only patterned or large economic items remain open for discussion. We will continue to meet diligently on all outstanding subcommittee issues. Please understand that negotiations are very fluid and is constantly in a state of flux. Therefore, we are unable during the negotiation process to disclose items being negotiated in detail. What ... Read more

TRIBUNE TODAY: UAW, GM talks pivot on proposed battery plant

DETROIT — If U.S. consumers ever ditch fuel burners for electric vehicles, then the United Auto Workers union is in trouble. Gone would be thousands of jobs at engine and transmission plants across the industrial Midwest, replaced by smaller workforces at squeaky-clean mostly automated factories that mix up chemicals to make batteries. Read more: https://www.tribtoday.com/news/local-news/2019/09/uaw-gm-talks-pivot-on-proposed-battery-plant/

NYDN: Why I strike: One GM worker explains

In 1997, fresh out of the Army, I joined General Motors at the age of 23. In the 20 years I have worked in the auto industry, GM has become my family. Under normal circumstances, UAW members build the greatest products in the world. And it is those products that have made GM the most profitable American automaker. But these aren’t normal circumstances… Read the full article on nydailynews.com >>>

UAW Selects General Motors to Begin Detroit Big 3 Negotiations

Selection Sets the Pattern for Autoworkers and Manufacturing Detroit – United Autoworkers President Gary Jones announced today that the UAW has decided to proceed on bargaining with GM. “Mary Barra said from the outset of these talks that we will stand up as we tackle a changing industry. We are ready to stand strong for our future,” said Jones. Detroit Big 3 contracts all expire at midnight the evening of Sept. 14. UAW GM local unions have all voted and sent a national bargaining team supported by the UAW International Union and their UAW GM Department. “We are focused. We ... Read more

UAW Releases Detroit Big 3 Strike Authorization Vote Totals

Detroit – The UAW announced today the total votes for strike authorization of the Detroit Big 3. The UAW Constitution requires members to vote and give authorization in order to strike if necessary. The vote does not mean there will or will not be a strike. It gives authority to the UAW International President and International Executive Board to call for a strike. Locals have also elected National Bargaining Representatives as part of the national bargaining team. “No one goes into collective bargaining taking a strike lightly. But it is a key tool in the tool belt as our bargaining ... Read more

Appeals court rules Honeywell workers have lifetime benefits for pre-1997 retirees

ORDERS TRIAL FOR THOSE WHO RETIRED AFTERWARD Several hundred retired UAW workers from the Stratford Army Engine Plant in Stratford, CT won a major victory in a decision issued by the US Second Circuit Court of Appeals in a ruling against Honeywell, Inc. The appeals court decision upheld injunctions issued by District Court Judge Vanessa Bryant in Kelly vs Honeywell that prevented the company from unilaterally terminating UAW negotiated medical insurance it agreed to provide for life to all future retirees and surviving spouses. In that ruling, the District Court ruled by summary judgment for anyone who retired under the ... Read more