Category: Negotiations

UAW and FCA Kick Off Bargaining

UAW International President Gary Jones’s Remarks FCA Handshake Ceremony July 16, 2019 FCA Headquarters 1:00 p.m. Good afternoon UAW Brothers and Sisters, fellow UAW board members and the members of our great bargaining councils. Good afternoon members of the FCA leadership. Mark Stewart, Thank you for being here for this important event. I’d like to start by recognizing the hard work of the UAW FCA Department, led by my Sister and friend, Vice President Cindy Estrada, and the members of FCA national negotiating committee. It is an honor to be here today to represent the hardest working men and women ... Read more

UAW and GM Begin 2019 Negotiations

UAW International President Gary Jones GM Handshake Ceremony July 16, 2019 Detroit Marriott Ambassador Ballroom 10:00 a.m. Good morning UAW Brothers and Sisters, fellow UAW board members and the members of our great bargaining councils. Good morning members of the GM leadership. Mary, thank you for coming to this important event​. I’d like to start by recognizing the hard work of the UAW GM Department, led by my Brother and friend, Vice President Terry Dittes, and the members of the GM national negotiating committee. It is an honor to be here today on behalf of the greatest workforce in the ... Read more

UAW-Ford Bargaining Kicks Off

Transcript of UAW President Gary Jones’s Remarks Ford Motor Company Handshake Ceremony July 15, 2019 Ford World Headquarters 10:00 a.m.   Good morning UAW Brothers and Sisters, fellow UAW board members and the members of our great bargaining councils. Good morning members of the Ford leadership team. It is great that Bill Ford has joined us for this important event in our history … Thank you. I’d like to start by recognizing the hard work of the UAW Ford Department, led by my Brother and friend, Vice President Rory Gamble, and the members of the Ford national negotiating committee. It ... Read more

UAW members ratify contract agreements at six Daimler Trucks North America facilities Includes wage increases, lump sums and ratification bonus

UAW members at six UAW Daimler Trucks North America facilities have ratified six-year contract agreements with Daimler Trucks North America. The agreements cover UAW members at Daimler Trucks North America facilities at Thomas Built Buses, Local 5287, in High Point, North Carolina, Cleveland TMP, Local 3520, in Cleveland, North Carolina, Gastonia/Parts, Local 5286, in Gastonia, North Carolina, Mount Holly TMP, Local 5285, in Mount Holly, North Carolina, Atlanta PDC, Local 10, in Atlanta, Georgia, and Memphis PDC, Local 2406, in Memphis, Tennessee. “UAW members at UAW Daimler Trucks North America went through challenging negotiations,” said UAW Secretary-Treasurer and Director of ... Read more

Statement from UAW Region 2-B Director Rich Rankin on Dana Recognition

Several months ago, workers at Dana Toledo reached out to the UAW for representation. During the last few weeks, a majority of the workers authorized the UAW to represent them in collective bargaining with the Company. Today Dana agreed to follow the parties’ agreement toward recognition of the UAW as the exclusive bargaining representative of the workers. The parties will then begin contract negotiations. Workers are proud of the work they do supplying axles for Jeep and look forward to their opportunity to sit at the table with Dana. We want to thank the United Steel Workers for standing with ... Read more

UAW members reach new three year agreement with Bridon American

UAW members at Bridon American in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, who are represented by UAW Local 1612, Region 9, today ratified a new three-year agreement. The ratification, won by a vote of 95 percent in favor of the new contract, came one day after reaching a tentative agreement and ending a two-week work stoppage with Bridon American. This agreement preserved the current health care coverage with no changes, provided general wage increases in each year of the agreement, and gives members a signing bonus. The contract also includes increased life insurance coverage, increased safety glass allowance, increased employer match on their ... Read more

Contract Ratified at Sakthi Automotive

UPDATE 6/27/16 9:00 AM: On Sunday June 26th 2016, Sakthi  Automotive workers ratified their first collective bargaining agreement.  Once the workers came in to Local 600 and reviewed the language that included the real meaningful gains they had been fighting for, 100 % of the workers voted to pass the agreement.  The UAW would like to welcome our new brothers and sisters to our great Union. We look forward to our new partnership in Southwest Detroit and we are glad to be helping in bring manufacturer jobs back to the Detroit neighborhoods that desperately need them. Together We Bargain and Divided ... Read more

Impending Strike at Sakthi Automotive

UPDATE 6/24/14 12:30 PM: Late Thursday night, Sakthi Automotive and the UAW reached a tentative agreement. Sakthi Automotive workers are scheduled to vote on the agreement Sunday, June 26,  at noon and at 4 p.m. at UAW Local 600 in Dearborn, Michigan. The strike has been canceled. Original article from 6/22/16 On May 8, 2015, workers at Sakthi Automotive in Detroit, Michigan, won their National Labor Relations Board election by a super majority in favor of forming their union at two plants located in southwest Detroit. Prior to the election the company ran an aggressive anti-union campaign which resulted in the company ... Read more

UAW-FORD MEMBERS RATIFY NEW CONTRACT

Detroit, Mich. — The members have voted to ratify a new four-year collective bargaining agreement with Ford by a 51.4% majority. The results of the voting are as follows: *Production Workers: 51.3% in favor *Skilled Trades: 52.4% in favor UAW President Dennis Williams stated: “Our UAW members have ratified the national agreement after a long process and much debate. The voice of the majority has secured a strong future that will provide job security and economic stability for themselves and their families.” “There is no higher authority than the membership. Through a fair and democratic process UAW-Ford members have delivered ... Read more

UAW-Ford full contractual language and highlights of proposed tentative agreement

See highlights of the proposed tentative agreement See full contractual language of proposed tentative agreement