Category: Statements

Statement of UAW GM Vice President Terry Dittes on GM Hill Visit

While the UAW welcomes the $700 million in Ohio investment outside of Lordstown, Ohio, it is not forgotten that UAW members, their families and citizens in the Mahoning Valley invested in General Motors in its darkest days to allow for the record profits that GM is making in recent years. The people of the Mahoning Valley deserve a solid, secure job investment that no start-up, dependent on federal contracts, can bring to the Valley. UAW members and the community deserve a GM product investment at Lordstown.

Statement on Memorial Day from UAW President Gary Jones

On this Memorial Day Weekend, I know you will join me in reflecting on why such a time is possible, and give thanks to the brave men and women who gave everything to protect our freedoms and safeguard this nation. These American brothers and sisters of ours gave the ultimate sacrifice — and they will not be forgotten. I would like to wish all of you a great Memorial holiday and hope it’s a time that finds you in good company with family, friends and community. Have a happy and safe holiday to you and yours!

UAW Files New Petition for Chattanooga Workers

This afternoon, in accordance with today’s NLRB ruling, the UAW filed a new petition on behalf of Chattanooga production and maintenance workers. This morning the NLRB directed the Board’s Regional Office to dismiss a petition filed on April 9 but stated that the UAW could “immediately file a new petition.”  This afternoon, as soon it was able to do so, the UAW immediately filed a new petition, again seeking a vote among Chattanooga production and maintenance workers.

Statement on behalf of Chattanooga Volkswagen workers

Volkswagen Workers: We’ve Waited Long Enough! Let us Vote! In an unprecedented move caused by Volkswagen’s legal games, the NLRB this morning issued a split decision and dismissed Chattanooga workers petition for a vote, but allowed it to be refiled. This decision allows Chattanooga workers to quickly file another petition but creates yet another delay in the process. Volkswagen has continued to use legal games to aggressively deny its workers the right to vote for years. It’s ridiculous and shows how broken the rights of workers are under our labor laws. But we will be on the NLRB’s doorstep immediately ... Read more

Statement on Behalf of Chattanooga Volkswagen Workers

Let Chattanooga workers vote. After insisting for the last four years that they would only agree to a vote of all production and maintenance workers, Volkswagen has now blocked just such a vote. VW’s manipulation of the NLRB process to halt a vote of its workers is a travesty. Free, democratic elections are a cornerstone of American life, whether it’s the PTA or President of the United States. After all these years, why in the world is it okay to deny Chattanooga workers their vote of yes or no? Volkswagen’s actions in this matter are the definition of duplicity. In ... Read more

Nurses, Service and Technical Staff at Toledo Mercy St. Vincent Hospital Issue 10-Day Notice to Strike

TOLEDO – Over 2,200 workers have issued a 10-day notice of intent to strike at Mercy Health – St. Vincent Hospital in Toledo. UAW Region 2B issued the notice on behalf of workers at the hospital that include a Registered Nurses bargaining unit (Local 2213), as well as Technical and Support bargaining units (Local 12). Since July 30, these healthcare workers have been in contract negotiations with Mercy Health, the largest healthcare provider in the state of Ohio.  On April 18, UAW members overwhelmingly voted against the company’s “last, best and final” offer.  After multiple extensions, their contract expired at ... Read more

Statement of UAW President Gary Jones on Vice President Pence’s New NAFTA Comments

The UAW has always opposed NAFTA because it is a bad deal for workers. We remain committed to working with the Administration and Congress to fully negotiate a deal that is good for the American people. That’s why we will meet with stakeholders in both parties. As it stands now, the New NAFTA falls short.  We need a strong, enforceable and impactful agreement that saves and creates good paying jobs right here at home. We urge the Administration to get back to the negotiating table with Canada and Mexico.

Statement From UAW Vice President Terry Dittes on the Final Cruze Built in Lordstown

“We in the UAW have taken issue with the decision of the General Motors Company to stop building the top quality and award winning Chevrolet Cruze, built by one of the greatest workforces in the country at UAW Local 1112! As our recently filed lawsuit against GM makes clear, the UAW will leave no stone unturned in keeping the Lordstown plant open.”

Statement of UAW President Gary Jones on the President’s Buy American Announcement

“The President has taken important steps to adhere to the concept that the U.S. government and consumers should Buy American. When consumers invest in the products of U.S. workers we each make an investment in all of us. And it’s not just government. Companies like General Motors have an obligation to build where they sell and stop exporting jobs abroad. After all, we invested in General Motors in their darkest days. Now they need to invest in us.” -UAW President Gary Jones

Statement regarding GM’s announcement of the Cadillac EV platform

“General Motors builds some of the finest cars, trucks, crossovers, SUV’s and vans right here in the USA. We are hopeful that these new products will be built here to show a commitment to all of America. We invested in GM. Now it is time for GM to invest its future in us.”