Category: Negotiations

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

UAW Ford Members Ratify Contract

UAW Ford members ratified the 2019 Collective Bargaining Agreement by 56.3% the UAW announced this evening. “Every Ford employee and temporary employee will be at the top-rate for full-time status at the end of this four-year agreement,” said Acting UAW President Rory Gamble, who is Director of the UAW Ford Department. “This is a life-changing contract for many and provides a template for all future Ford UAW members to a full-time, top-rate status. There will be no more permanent temporary situations and no more permanent tiers.” The ratified contract includes an economic package of a $9,000 per full-time member signing ... Read more

UAW Reached Tentative Agreement with Mack Trucks

UAW Reached Tentative Agreement with Mack Trucks Strike Ends with Gains   The UAW Mack Truck Council announced that they have reached a tentative agreement today, suspending a nearly two-week strike. “Through great sacrifice, UAW members at Mack have achieved significant gains toward fair pay, benefits and job security protections,” said UAW Secretary-Treasurer and Director of the UAW Heavy Truck Department, Ray Curry. Curry said the strike will be suspended and Mack workers will be scheduled to return to their jobs. “It is not easy to strike for a member or their family,” said Curry. “It is impressive the unity ... Read more

Community and National Support Has Fueled UAW Strike

For over one month, 48,000 UAW members have been on strike across the country in hopes of securing a fair contract with General Motors. Twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, members have taken turns holding the picket line, running their union halls, and distributing donations to keep members fed and sustained throughout the strike. UAW members and their families have willingly sacrificed in order to secure higher wages and stronger benefits for thousands of American workers. Operating on just $275 a week in strike pay, members have been courageous in the face of financial hardship, and continue ... Read more

UAW GM National Council Votes to Send Tentative Agreement to Members for Ratification

UAW GM National Council Votes to Send Tentative Agreement to Members for Ratification UAW Members to Stay on Strike until Ratification Local General Motors UAW leaders from around the country today announced that the UAW GM National Council voted to accept the Tentative Agreement with General Motors. UAW workers will remain on strike until ratification. The ratification informational meetings and vote will take place beginning Saturday, October 19 and ending Friday, October 25, 2019. Members should contact their UAW Locals for dates and times for meetings and voting. “We thank the public for their support during the strike and their ... Read more

UAW-GM Negotiations – Tentative Agreement – Update #8

Dear Union Brothers and Sisters: We just reached a Tentative Agreement with GM a short time ago, today, Wednesday, October 16, 2019. We will go over the details when the Council meets tomorrow morning in Detroit. On behalf of the entire staff here in Negotiations, we want to thank you for your support. In the meantime, continue the picket lines until after the UAW-GM National Council concludes business tomorrow, Thursday, October 17, 2019, and then you will receive further instructions. In solidarity, Terry Dittes Vice President and Director UAW General Motors Department  

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 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