UAW Congratulates Volkswagen and Employees on New Product Line in Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Gary Casteel, secretary-treasurer of the UAW, issued the following statement responding to Volkswagen’s announcement to add a new product line in Chattanooga: “The UAW congratulates Volkswagen employees, the company, and the citizens of Chattanooga and Tennessee on the addition of a new product line. This announcement is a major vote of confidence

Lawsuit filed against State’s unemployment insurance system

Users say computer system erroneously accuses them of fraud and then fines them, in one case as much as $20,000 DETROIT — A group of Michigan citizens has sued the Michigan unemployment insurance system to stop its illegal and unconstitutional practices. In a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern

GM to Add Third Shift, 750 Jobs at Wentzville Assembly

WENTZVILLE, Mo. – General Motors will add a third shift at its Wentzville Assembly plant, creating an estimated 750 new jobs, to build the all-new Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickups and Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans. Dealers have ordered nearly 30,000 Colorados, which is very high for early orders. With the

In Victory for Spring Hill Workers and Families, UAW and GM Announce Cadillac SRX As New Product for Spring Hill Manufacturing, $191 Million Investment in SGE Program

Spring Hill, Tenn. – Today, in a victory for Tennessee’s workers and families, UAW International and Local 1853 joined with executives from General Motors to announce the Cadillac SRX as one of two future mid-size vehicles set for manufacturing at the Spring Hill plant, as well as a $191 million investment at the Spring Hill

UAW panel to testify in DOL hearings on proposed standard for crystalline silica

A UAW panel will testify Wednesday at the U.S. Department of Labor in strong support of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) proposed standard to protect workers from silica exposure. The panel will include workers from facilities where occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica occurs daily. UAW members are exposed to silica in foundries,

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