Tag: 2019 Bargaining

Correspondence from UAW-GM Vice President Terry Dittes on Health Care

Mr. Sandefur: I am in receipt of your email dated Wednesday, September 25, 2019, that I received this morning, Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 8:57 am. Let me recap the sequence of events regarding this very important matter for all our striking members and their families. On Monday, September 16, 2019, I wrote to you via email to get a status update regarding our Members’ health care. On Tuesday, September 17, 2019, you provided an answer that our striking members and their families no longer had health care coverage. You also wrote, “Our employees should be eligible for COBRA paid ... Read more

An Update from UAW-GM Vice President Terry Dittes to Members

Dear Union Brothers and Sisters: All unsettled proposals are now at the Main Table and have been presented to General Motors, and we are awaiting their response. This back and forth will continue until Negotiations are complete. The International Staff and your elected Bargaining Committee have been working countless hours to reach an Agreement on behalf of our Members, their families and all the communities affected by this strike. We will continue to bargain this contract until your Bargaining Committee is satisfied that we have achieved an Agreement that properly addresses our Members’ concerns. Thank you very much for your ... Read more

Standing Together and Standing Strong on Solidarity Sunday!

This past Sunday was a historic day capping a historic week in the fight for: ✓ Fair Wages ✓ Affordable Quality Health Care ✓ Our Share of Profits ✓ Job Security ✓ A Defined Path to Permanent Seniority for Temps That is what UAW members striking against GM are fighting for. And this past Sunday, members came out in huge numbers across the country. Here are some of the best moments from #SolidaritySunday: UAW members were also supported by people of faith. Here is the Solidarity Sunday event with the bargaining committee: While UAW members’ fight for justice has been the ... Read more

TRIBUNE TODAY: UAW, GM talks pivot on proposed battery plant

DETROIT — If U.S. consumers ever ditch fuel burners for electric vehicles, then the United Auto Workers union is in trouble. Gone would be thousands of jobs at engine and transmission plants across the industrial Midwest, replaced by smaller workforces at squeaky-clean mostly automated factories that mix up chemicals to make batteries. Read more: https://www.tribtoday.com/news/local-news/2019/09/uaw-gm-talks-pivot-on-proposed-battery-plant/

Day Six of the UAW-GM Strike: All for One and One for All

Across the country, UAW members, families and communities are proving the motto “all for one and one for all.” From Michigan to Ohio, Kansas to Kentucky—even in Wyoming people are standing side-by-side in solidarity, community organizations are donating food, diapers and necessary services, and businesses are providing strike discounts for UAW workers and their families. Below are just a few examples of why workers are on the line, how organizations and local businesses are supporting the UAW as it fights for middle-class wages, quality health care, job security, a path for temporary workers and a fair share of the profits. ... Read more

NYDN: Why I strike: One GM worker explains

In 1997, fresh out of the Army, I joined General Motors at the age of 23. In the 20 years I have worked in the auto industry, GM has become my family. Under normal circumstances, UAW members build the greatest products in the world. And it is those products that have made GM the most profitable American automaker. But these aren’t normal circumstances… Read the full article on nydailynews.com >>>

Update: A Letter from UAW-GM Vice President Terry Dittes to Members

Dear Union Brothers and Sisters: Today we enter the 4th day of our National Strike with General Motors. I can report to you that as of today, some progress has been made, but there are still many of our Memberships’ issues that remain unresolved. Your elected Bargaining Committee and the UAW International Staff have been working long hours each day for weeks negotiating on our Members’ behalf. The process of meeting in subcommittees and main tables will continue this weekend and beyond, if a Tentative Agreement is not reached. I want to take this opportunity to thank you and the ... Read more

UAW Workers Woke Across the Country, Some in Hospital Beds, Without Insurance

UAW to GM: Taking our healthcare is sickening Monday night, as workers from nearly 70 facilities in 19 states were standing on the picket lines, GM chose to terminate their health coverage immediately. The company’s decision was made without any warning to the UAW, leaving more than 48,000 members and their families at risk of being suddenly uninsured. Laura Prater, a UAW-GM worker at GM’s Springhill plant, woke up in a hospital bed and instead of focusing on her recovery had to worry about whether her insurance was still in place.  Watch Video UAW Local 2164 President Jack Bowers says ... Read more

UAW-GM Strike Begins

At 11:59, UAW-GM workers began their strike.