A Message from UAW President Gary Jones

Transcript: Brothers and Sisters, Yesterday, American workers were told by GM that they are now expendable. That their trust, their loyalty and their years of dedication, just aren’t as important as this year’s profits and shareholder gains. That their sacrifices made during the dark days of GM’s bailout by our UAW members and U.S. taxpayers

Sherrod Brown Blasts GM Decision as Corporate Greed at Its Worst

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown today blasted General Motors’ decision to lay off its final shift of workers and close its Lordstown plant in March of 2019. Earlier this year, GM announced plans to build the new Chevy Blazer in Mexico on the same day the company ended the second shift at a plant. GM received

UAW Regional Directors React to GM Announcement

Region 8 Director Mitchell Smith: “It is a shameful day when a corporation like GM, that already makes record profits, pulls the rug out from its workforce and communities. All that is wrong about corporate America is what went into this decision. This will long be a textbook example of corporate greed.” Region 1 Director

GM Production Decision Harms Workers in Michigan, Ohio, Maryland

General Motors decision today to stop production at the Lordstown, Ohio, and Hamtramck, Michigan, assembly plants will idle thousands of workers, and will not go unchallenged by the UAW. This decision will also affect employment at other GM locations including Baltimore, Maryland, and Michigan’s Brownstown and Warren Transmission plants.  The UAW and our members will

Union front: Thanks for a Million-Plus Miles

Texas Man Credits UAW Workmanship for his Van’s Longevity It’s hard not to love a product when after a million miles, it’s still in service. Robert Vigil, a contractor who operates a cargo service out of El Paso, Texas, was so impressed with his 1999 Chevrolet Express 2500 cargo van’s performance that he had to

Spotlight on Committees: What You Buy Matters

Union Label Committees Help Us Make Smart Purchases When you’re shopping, what you buy makes a difference when it’s union made. When you buy something made by a union worker in the U.S. you help keep America’s economy and workers’ rights strong. That’s why it’s important to check labels and keep up with the latest

Cover Story: Renegotiating NAFTA

Let’s Have a Trade Agreement that Benefits Working Families Independent presidential candidate Ross Perot in 1992 predicted there would be a “giant sucking sound” of jobs leaving the United States if the then-proposed North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was approved. Perot, of course, correctly saw the future. That giant sucking sound was 851,700 U.S.

Unifor-UAW Statement on Auto and the Re-negotiation of NAFTA

The Potential for Fair Trade in an Essential Industry The North American auto industry remains a powerhouse of advanced manufacturing, innovation and economic activity. Directly responsible for 2 million jobs across North America, the auto industry serves as the anchor for entire supply chains including: auto parts producers, suppliers of raw materials and service providers

PRO Member: A Call to Action

Jessie Jesson, fourth from the left, and her brothers and sisters at Local 686 remember the dark days of the auto crisis and wondered whether they would still have jobs. The crisis made Jesson aware of the need for union involvement and making connections with fellow members. UAW Member Finds Purpose in Her Plant’s Darkest

2015 Financial Report: Report to Members on the Union’s Finances

After a long, divisive 2016 election UAW members, rightfully so, are focused on how these next few years will impact their jobs, their families and their communities.Let’s put the election behind us and now focus on how we will move forward in building a stronger union and protecting our American ideals. Now, more than ever,

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