Detroit, Mich. — The members have voted to ratify a new four-year collective bargaining agreement with Ford by a 51.4% majority. The results of the voting are as follows: *Production Workers: 51.3% in favor *Skilled Trades: 52.4% in favor UAW President Dennis Williams stated: “Our UAW members have ratified the national agreement after a long process and much debate. The voice of the majority has secured a strong future that will provide job security and economic stability for themselves and their families.” “There is no higher authority than the membership. Through a fair and democratic process UAW-Ford members have delivered ... Read more
Detroit, Mich. — Today the UAW-GM Council and the International Union, UAW’s International Executive Board (IEB) met to discuss the ratification results for the tentative National Agreement recently negotiated with General Motors LLC. As previously noted, while the majority of the entire UAW-GM membership voted in favor of the tentative agreement – 55.4 percent in favor versus 44.6 percent against – the skilled trades membership voted against ratification. Following receipt of these ratification results, meetings were held with the UAW skilled trades membership at each GM worksite in order to determine the issues for their rejection of the tentative agreement. ... Read more
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Tentative Agreement awaiting ratification from National Ford Council Detroit, Mich. – The UAW-FORD bargaining team announced today that it has reached a proposed tentative agreement with Ford Motor Company, securing job security, substantial economic gains and other contractual gains for members. The bargaining team unanimously voted to send the proposed tentative agreement to local union leaders who make up the union’s UAW National Ford Council (NFC). “We appreciate the solidarity from our members while we worked to secure the details of this proposed tentative agreement,” said UAW President Dennis Williams. “We negotiated for a proposal that will solidify job security ... Read more
The UAW is considering a contract with GM factory workers. Americans have historically looked to autoworkers to lead the way in raising wages and setting the bar for middle class jobs. During the post war era, UAW contracts were often copied by the steelworkers (USW), electrical workers (IUE), and other industrial unions. The rising wages and benefits of industrial workers, in turn, led to greater demand for goods and services and a rising standard of living for other workers as well. Through labor organizing and collective bargaining, the rank and file of the United Auto Workers union helped raise and ... Read more
The UAW announced today that it will pursue a contract for UAW-GM members in the next round of Big Three bargaining as negotiations continue at Ford.
Brothers & Sisters, You have spoken and we heard you. We have been listening to your issues and concerns through your local union leadership. We have real challenges. We all know that without investment and product there is no true job security. For someone to suggest we endorse products going to Mexico is just nonsense. We have been fighting NAFTA and other trade agreements every day and are still fighting. We know that health care is a challenge because of the rising cost of medical and pharmaceutical benefits. We have always fought to keep from paying premiums and we will ... Read more
In a message from UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada and the 2015 UAW-GM National Negotiating Team, the UAW confirmed that they had extended this year’s contract deadline with General Motors. The full statement as it appeared on the UAW’s Facebook page: A Message from UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada and your 2015 GM National Bargaining Committee As you are aware, the four-year contract we have with General Motors expires at midnight Monday, September 14, 2015. This is to advise that the International Union, UAW and General Motors Company have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to extend the 2011 National Agreement, ... Read more
From a statement posted to the UAW’s Facebook page: ****Negotiations Update**** The UAW and FCA US LLC announced this evening that they have extended the existing collective bargaining agreement on an hour by hour basis as 2015 bargaining continues.
(Detroit) – The UAW announced Tuesday that it has reached a tentative agreement with FCA US LLC. UAW President Dennis Williams and FCA US LLC CEO Sergio Marchionne will hold a 7:15 p.m. news conference in the auditorium of the UAW-Chrysler NTC Building, 2211 Jefferson Ave. in Detroit. Parking will be available on Jefferson, Chene and Larned streets, as well as in the Comerica parking lot to the east of the NTC and the lot diagonal to the NTC.