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Statement of UAW Vice President Terry Dittes, Director of the UAW-GM Department on the GM Investment Announcement in Wentzville

DETROIT – “During the recent round of Collective Bargaining, thousands of UAW members, their families and communities sacrificed to achieve job security for quality, good-paying jobs at their plants,” said UAW Vice President Terry Dittes, Director of the UAW-GM Department. “Today’s announcement of a $1 billion investment will retain 4,000 jobs and shows commitment for a future mid-size truck in Wentzville. This is a testament to the quality of UAW work at Wentzville and the solidarity UAW members have shown to preserve and grow good-paying jobs here in America.”

Statement on House Passage of HR 3 from UAW President Rory Gamble

UAW Commends Passage of Drug Bill to Lower Prescription Costs Today, the UAW commended the House of Representatives, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, for passing the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act (HR 3). This is a good day for our country, and it is long overdue. We proudly support HR 3 as it would lower the price of many high cost drugs, including insulin, which has nearly doubled in price from 2012-2016 despite being on the market for almost 100 years. UAW members, retirees and families are deeply concerned about the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs and ... Read more

UAW FCA Members Ratify Contract

DETROIT – UAW FCA US members ratified the 2019 Collective Bargaining Agreement by overall 71% (Hourly 74%; Skilled Trades 59%; Salary Bargaining Unit 67%), the UAW announced this evening. “Every full-time production employee currently at FCA will be at top rate by the end of this four-year agreement,” said Cindy Estrada, UAW Vice President and Director of the UAW FCA Department. “All temporary workers now have a defined pathway to full time and top pay as well.” The pattern agreement provides a pathway for temporary and full-time workers to top pay; creates parity on full-time worker health care; adds coverage ... Read more

Statement of the UAW on USMCA

Provided final text accurately reflects changes “UAW members have opposed NAFTA since its inception a quarter century ago because they feared it would lead to the closing of countless manufacturing plants throughout our country and the moving of hundreds of thousands of good U.S. jobs to Mexico. Time has unfortunately proven UAW members right and it is for this very reason we welcomed the renegotiation of NAFTA (also known as USMCA) and pushed for more to be done. While the final text of the agreement has not been made available for review, we already know that USMCA Is highly unlikely ... Read more

Community Supports Local 211 Members During the Strike, Members Return the Generosity

The nearly 900 members of UAW Local 211 know the true reason for the holiday season is giving. And give, they do. The local’s members, nearly half from GM Powertrain in Defiance, Ohio, are gearing up for their annual Quarter Auction to benefit those in need in the Defiance area. Nicole Neth is chair of the Women’s Committee, which runs the auction. “I get the joy of giving back,” said Neth. “It’s extremely important for UAW locals to help their communities, especially after the GM strike taught me how tied we are to the community. Our community supported us 100% ... Read more

Rory Gamble Named First African American President Of The Historic UAW

“In the great arc of history in my lifetime, there have been and continue to be many firsts. But nothing is more fitting than the history between the UAW and civil rights in our country coming full circle with Rory Gamble in Reuther’s chair and Ray Curry as the UAW’s Secretary-Treasurer. When you view the historic lens of my lifetime, the UAW has always been present in the fight for equality, for racial and social justice, and in the darkest hours of our movement.” – Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr. Read the full article at PRNEWSWIRE.com >>>

UAW International Executive Board Announces Region 5 Will Be Merged

Detroit — The UAW International Executive Board (IEB) voted on December 5 to merge the states represented by UAW Region 5 between UAW Regions 4 and 8. This merger will be effective February 28, 2020. “Today’s action was taken in the interest of maintaining continuity in representing and servicing our members.  Both Regions 4 and 8 have been prudently managed, cover wide geographic territories and have proven experience effectively representing UAW members.  This will not impact any individual locals or state CAP councils or retiree councils,” said UAW President Rory Gamble. “When a vacancy occurs on the IEB – as happened ... Read more

UAW International Executive Board Appoints Rory Gamble President

DETROIT – The UAW International Executive Board met Thursday and named Acting President Rory Gamble to fill the vacancy of President until the June 2022 Convention. “This is an honor to complete my career and serve the members of this great union in this capacity,” said Gamble. “This wasn’t planned and it is a tall order. There are difficult decisions that will need to be made in the coming months for our members. But I promise one thing, when I retire and turn over this office, we will deliver a clean union on solid footing.” Gamble, 64, spent 12 years ... Read more

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

Detroit – The National UAW-FCA Council convened today and voted to send the proposed hourly and salary Tentative Agreements with FCA for a ratification vote of UAW members. In doing so, the UAW released details of the tentative agreements as approved by the UAW-FCA National Negotiators and the Council. The National UAW-FCA Council consists of FCA local leaders nationwide. Local Unions will now proceed with informational meetings and ratification votes at all FCA local unions to be held beginning Friday, December 6. “This pattern agreement lifts all current full-time employees to top pay in four years; provides parity on health ... Read more

Warm against the cold

Volunteers join UAW Acting President’s 5th Sleeping Bag Drive to Help Detroit Homeless Today, UAW members and Metro Detroit residents flowed into a local Detroit McDonald’s restaurant to show their support and join UAW Acting President Rory Gamble in a community effort to raise money for sleeping bags and winter necessities for homeless residents in the Detroit area. The fundraiser kicked off with the Bed-in-a-Bag Radiothon, with local radio personality Mildred Gaddis broadcasting live on 105.9 FM. The radiothon included an interview with Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist.  This year’s goal is to raise more than $35,000 and distribute at ... Read more