Category: News Release

UAW General Dynamics Workers Ratify Contract

UAW members at General Dynamics Land Systems Corporation ratified a new four-year agreement on Saturday, November 16, 2019, with 58% voting in favor of the contract. “Our membership’s approval of this agreement solidifies the quality work and pride they have in designing and building vehicles and equipment that provide daily safety for our nation’s military,” said  UAW Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry, director of the UAW General Dynamics Department. Key gains from the contract include protecting job security, wages, and benefits. General Dynamics is the fifth-largest defense contractor in the United States and has UAW members at manufacturing plants in Lima, OH; ... Read more

United Auto Workers Acting President Rory Gamble Enacts Immediate Nationwide Ethics Reforms

New Ethics Reforms Will Include Stringent Monetary Controls Detroit, MI—United Auto Workers (UAW) Acting President Rory Gamble has announced the initiation of widespread ethics reforms. These reforms make clear the UAW is committed to establishing the right mechanisms and safeguards to protect the union from corruption and misfeasance. “When the United Auto Workers union was created more than 84 years ago, it was built on the idea that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts; that together we are stronger than any one person alone. And this is still true today,” said Gamble. “As the acting president, ... Read more

National UAW-Ford Council Votes on Proposed Tentative Agreement, Sends for Ratification Vote

Detroit, Mich. – The National UAW-Ford Council convened today and voted to send the proposed Tentative Agreement with Ford Motor Company for a ratification vote of UAW members. In doing so, the UAW released details of the tentative agreement as approved by the UAW-Ford National Negotiators and the Council. The National UAW-Ford Council consists of Ford local leaders nationwide. Local Unions will now proceed with informational meetings and ratification votes at all Ford local unions to be held beginning November 4 with all local votes due into Detroit on November 15. “This contract provides over $6 Billion in new product ... Read more

UAW Selects Ford for Bargaining

Detroit – UAW President Gary Jones announced today that the union will proceed with pattern bargaining at Ford. “Now that the General Motors strike has ended and the agreement has been ratified, we will proceed to Ford working with UAW Vice President Rory Gamble, Director of the UAW Ford Department and their staff.”

UAW General Motors Members Ratify Contract

Longest National Automotive Strike in Nearly 50 Years Ends Detroit  ̶  UAW General Motors members ratified the 2019 Collective Bargaining Agreement this evening ending the longest automotive strike in 50 years. “General Motors members have spoken,” said Terry Dittes, UAW Vice President and Director of the UAW-GM Department. “We are all so incredibly proud of UAW-GM members who captured the hearts and minds of a nation. Their sacrifice and courageous stand addressed the two-tier wages structure and permanent temporary worker classification that has plagued working class Americans.” With ratification of the contract, the UAW members strike has ended, and workers ... Read more

UAW Aramark Members Ratify Contract

Detroit  ̶  UAW Aramark members ratified the 2019 Collective Bargaining Agreement this evening. With ratification of the contract, the UAW members will begin to report to work as instructed by Aramark. Aramark workers had suspended their strike pending ratification. The Aramark ratified contract includes significant gains in job security, wages, and health care benefits. “Aramark members showed tremendous strength throughout their strike. We want to thank their families and local communities for their outpouring of support,” said UAW Vice President Terry Dittes.

UAW Mack Truck Members Strike – Update

UAW Mack Truck workers sacrifice for fair pay, benefits and job security protections Detroit – Approaching a week, UAW Mack Truck workers continue to strike for fair pay, benefits and job security protections. “We appreciate the picket line solidarity of our members across three states and six locations as they work for a fair contract,” said UAW Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry, director of the UAW Heavy Truck Department. Curry said there has been an outpouring of community support. “It is not easy to strike – on workers, on their families, and on their communities,” said Curry. “Public support means so much in ... Read more

UAW National Negotiators Send Proposed Tentative Agreement to UAW National GM Council for Approval

The UAW National Negotiators, elected by their local unions, achieved major wins for UAW-GM members in the Proposed Tentative Agreement. Detroit – Today, after five weeks of intense negotiations, the UAW GM National Negotiators and UAW GM Vice President Terry Dittes announced the achievement of a Proposed Tentative Agreement with General Motors. The elected national negotiators voted to recommend the UAW GM National Council accept the Proposed Tentative Agreement as the agreement represents major gains for UAW workers. “The number one priority of the national negotiation team has been to secure a strong and fair contract that our members deserve,” ... 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