Category: Member News

Statement of UAW Vice President Gerald Kariem Director of the UAW Ford Department on the Conversion of Members to Full-Time Status

Detroit – “During the 2019 collective bargaining negotiations, members ratified a contract that contains a defined path to full-time status. This hard-fought UAW contract priority has resulted in over 400 UAW Ford members eligible to move to full-time status in January with more to come. For many UAW families this bargained pathway will be life-changing thanks to their solidarity at the bargaining table.”

Statement of UAW Vice President Terry Dittes, Director of the UAW GM Department on the UAW Contract Elevating 650 Temporary Employees to Seniority Status in January

Detroit – “UAW members negotiated and ratified a path to seniority status in the 2019 National Negotiations and because of their contract, 650 members will gain seniority status and benefits this month. This life-changing event is a testament to our members’ hard work as permanent temporary employees and the power of collective bargaining that created this defined path for them to seniority status.”

Keeping the Toys for Tots Tradition Going

During the holidays, UAW Local 685 has a tradition of helping their community.  The local teamed up with the Goodfellows organization and the Marine Toys for Tots Program to provide hope and toys for less fortunate families in the community.  The groups have worked together for several years purchasing toys and then distributing them locally.  Donations to buy the toys are collected from the 6000 membered local consisting of Kokomo Engine, Tipton, Indiana and Kokomo transmission along with a few amalgamated units.  Once the collection is complete, volunteers then go purchase the toys with the funds.  Puzzles, coloring books, etc. ... Read more

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Statement from UAW Vice President Terry Dittes Director of the UAW General Motors Department on Investments in Tonawanda, NY and Parma, Ohio

“Today’s investment announcement of $76 million builds on the public’s demand for the quality engines and trucks produced for General Motors by the women and men in Tonawanda and increases investment in Parma production as well. As a team, UAW built trucks like the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra continue to be best in class. Today’s investment rewards that quality and success with a commitment to increased production.”

Certifying Michigan’s Election Results

Local 163 President Ralph Morris Jr. talks about the importance of certifying November’s election results and making sure that every vote is counted.

UAW President Rory L. Gamble helps launch “Day of Giving” offers opportunity to learn more about Detroit’s original and only Goodfellows Organization and support its mission – Friday, October 16

The WJR Cares event, sponsored by the DTE Energy Foundation, will feature Detroit Goodfellows with a roundtable discussion on “The Paul W. Smith Show” and other interviews throughout the day DETROIT, October 15, 2020 – The Old Newsboys’ Goodfellow Fund of Detroit will be featured for a special Day of Giving during the all-day, on-air WJR Cares event, sponsored by the DTE Energy Foundation, this Friday, Oct. 16. WJR News Talk 760 will host a roundtable and interviews throughout the day with people related to the Detroit Goodfellows organization, including former Goodfellow package recipients and long-term supporters. “We are honored ... Read more

Statement by UAW Vice President and Director of the UAW GM Department on General Motors Investment in Toledo and Defiance

DETROIT – “By committing $71 million in investments at the Toledo Transmission Plant and Defiance Casting Plant, General Motors is demonstrating its commitment to the long history and quality craftsmanship of UAW members. These investments create job security for UAW GM members, their families and the Toledo and Defiance communities.”

UAW Region 2B Delegates Meet and Select Wayne Blanchard as Regional Director

TOLEDO – UAW elected delegates in Ohio and Indiana met today to fill the vacancy of the Regional Director – a position with a seat on the UAW International Executive Board and elected Wayne Blanchard to fill the remainder of the term which ends in June 2022. The UAW Constitutional procedure made accommodations for Ohio and Indiana social distancing guidelines by conducting meetings at five locations connected remotely. Region 2B has had a vacancy since the resignation of Rich Rankin earlier this summer. UAW Region 2B is home to a diverse range of industries including autoworkers at Ford, General Motors, ... Read more

1 year anniversary of GM strike

On this day in UAW history, GM UAW members went on strike to protect benefits, wages and put an end to the two-tier system. The strike was the longest nationwide auto strike in 50 years.