Statements on the death of Sergio Marchionne
STATEMENT FROM UAW PRESIDENT GARY JONES ON THE PASSING OF SERGIO MARCHIONNE
“During the industry’s dark days of the recession, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and RAM were at a perilous point. Working with the UAW members, the FCA rebirth was borne when many doubted it would come. As in all labor-management relationships, there were clashes and disagreements.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Sergio’s family. And when history looks back at his legacy, despite bumps and bruises along the way, in the end, the sun wasn’t setting when he left the company, the sun was rising. That will long be remembered.”
STATEMENT FROM UAW VP CINDY ESTRADA, HEAD OF THE FCA DEPARTMENT, ON THE PASSING OF SERGIO MARCHIONNE
“UAW FCA members recognize that Sergio Marchionne helped build a growing company that provides job stability and certainty for their families every day.
We may not have always agreed. We may have had some tussles along the way at the bargaining table. But Sergio Marchionne never abandoned his commitment to the collective bargaining process even when he disagreed with membership. For our members the success of his vision changed peoples lives. That is a rich legacy.”