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UAW Mack Truck Members Strike

“We are standing up for fair pay and benefits for our families” Standing up for fair pay, benefits and job protections for over 3,600 workers in 6 locations across the U.S. “UAW members get up every day and put in long, hard hours of work from designing to building Mack trucks,” said Ray Curry, Secretary-Treasurer of the UAW and Director of the Heavy Truck Department. “UAW members carry on their shoulders the profits of Mack and they are simply asking for dignity, fair pay and job protections.” Unresolved issues by Mack Truck include:  wage increases, job security, COLA, wage progression, ... Read more

UAW Increases Strike Pay, Allows for Part-Time Work During Strike

The United Auto Workers International Executive Board voted in a motion Saturday morning to authorize increased strike pay to $275 per week for all UAW members on strike and allow members striking at General Motors and Aramark to take on part-time jobs without reducing their strike pay – as long as they perform their picket duty. The increased payment and authorization for part-time work will be put in effect Sunday, October 13, 2019. “UAW members and their families are sacrificing for all of us,” said Gary Jones, President of the UAW. “We are all standing together for our future. This action reflects the UAW commitment ... Read more

UAW Member’s Petition Generates Over 30,000 Signatures in Just Four Days

UAW members have now been on the picket line for over four weeks in hopes of securing a fair contract with General Motors. With members now gathering strike pay of just $275 per week, the real sacrifice and bravery of these striking workers has become clear to those following their struggle for fair wages and decent benefits. As news and stories about the strike ripple across the country, more Americans than ever before are coming out to stand with workers and show their solidarity for workers during this critical moment in labor history. UAW member Meme Edwards created an online ... Read more

UAW Strike Update from UAW Vice President Terry Dittes

Dear Union Brothers and Sisters: A short time ago, today, Friday, October 11, 2019, we counterproposed to the Company’s last offer which included all of your outstanding proposals that are all at the main table and unsettled. With this latest comprehensive proposal, if GM accepts and agrees to this group of proposals, we will have a Tentative Agreement. A Tentative Agreement will also include a review and approval of all language issues as well as the economic terms approved by your elected Bargaining Committee. We will continue to work, again, over this weekend to reach a Tentative Agreement on your ... Read more

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

UAW-GM Negotiations – Strike Day 23 – Update #6

RE: UAW-GM Negotiations – Day 23 Strike – Update #6 Dear Union Brothers and Sisters: Each of you are aware of the UAW’s core values when we enter a set of negotiations. Issues like wages, healthcare, pension, health and safety, etc. have been part of the UAW fabric for over 80 years! All of us here, in this set of negotiations, are very concerned about the issue of job security. Job security impacts you, your families, and the communities where we live and work. On day 23 of our strike, this still remains as one of our top agenda items ... Read more

Update – Aramark – Strike Day 24

Dear Union Brothers and Sisters: Our Members at Aramark, which are from UAW Regions 1, 1D and 2B, are on strike for the 24th consecutive day. We continue to meet with the Company and are still not in agreement on key issues such as wages and healthcare. We thank you for your sacrifices and loyalty during this difficult time.  We will continue to work hard on your behalf to reach a Tentative Agreement that is good for you and your families! In solidarity, Terry Dittes Vice President and Director UAW General Motors Department

Correspondence from UAW-GM Vice President Terry Dittes on the Rejection of Package Proposal

Email correspondence from UAW Vice President Terry Dittes to Scott Sandefur, Vice President, GMNA Labor Relations: October 6, 2019 RE: UAW-GM Negotiations – Rejection of Package Proposal Mr. Sandefur: On Saturday, October 5, 2019, the Union presented an extensive proposal package at 5:35 pm. This package addressed a minimum of (35) hourly proposals and three (3) salaried proposals. Our extensive proposal package was an effort to move this set of negotiations to the next step to reach a Tentative Agreement. During your response to our proposal delivered at 9:05 am today, Sunday, October 6, 2019, you didn’t even have a professional courtesy to explain why you could not accept or why you rejected ... Read more

Update from UAW-GM Vice President Terry Dittes

RE: UAW-GM Negotiations Update #5 (URGENT) Dear Union Brothers and Sisters: On Saturday, October 5, 2019, your Bargaining Committee, along with the UAW International Staff, prepared an extensive package proposal and presented it to the Company at 5:35 pm. Our proposal addressed issues of wages, signing bonus, job security, pensions, skilled trades, profit sharing, transfer rights; to name just a few. This morning, Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 9:05 am, GM provided a response. The Company’s response did not address our extensive package provided last evening. They reverted back to their last rejected proposal and made little change. The Company’s ... 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