Tag: Bargaining 2019

Correspondence from UAW-GM Vice President Terry Dittes on the Rejection of Package Proposal

Email correspondence from UAW Vice President Terry Dittes to Scott Sandefur, Vice President, GMNA Labor Relations: October 6, 2019 RE: UAW-GM Negotiations – Rejection of Package Proposal Mr. Sandefur: On Saturday, October 5, 2019, the Union presented an extensive proposal package at 5:35 pm. This package addressed a minimum of (35) hourly proposals and three (3) salaried proposals. Our extensive proposal package was an effort to move this set of negotiations to the next step to reach a Tentative Agreement. During your response to our proposal delivered at 9:05 am today, Sunday, October 6, 2019, you didn’t even have a professional courtesy to explain why you could not accept or why you rejected ... Read more

Update from UAW-GM Vice President Terry Dittes

RE: UAW-GM Negotiations Update #5 (URGENT) Dear Union Brothers and Sisters: On Saturday, October 5, 2019, your Bargaining Committee, along with the UAW International Staff, prepared an extensive package proposal and presented it to the Company at 5:35 pm. Our proposal addressed issues of wages, signing bonus, job security, pensions, skilled trades, profit sharing, transfer rights; to name just a few. This morning, Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 9:05 am, GM provided a response. The Company’s response did not address our extensive package provided last evening. They reverted back to their last rejected proposal and made little change. The Company’s ... Read more

UAW-FCA Negotiations Update

Greetings: We continue to follow the strategy of pattern bargaining by targeting a lead company to negotiate with. As you know the UAW continues to strike General Motors. They are completing their third week and our brothers and sisters at the UAW-GM Locals need our support now more than ever. I ask all of you to donate your time and visit the picket lines during your off-work hours. I know many of you have, but make sure to let them know that the membership of UAW-FCA thanks them for the sacrifice they are making for all of us. They will ... Read more

UAW-Ford Negotiations Update #3

Greetings Union Brothers and Sisters: We have made significant progress in this set of negotiations since I last updated you on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. At this time, we now have 18 out of 20 subcommittees that have reached tentative agreements or have negotiated to the point that only patterned or large economic items remain open for discussion. We will continue to meet diligently on all outstanding subcommittee issues. Please understand that negotiations are very fluid and is constantly in a state of flux. Therefore, we are unable during the negotiation process to disclose items being negotiated in detail. What ... Read more

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

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