Tag: Chevy

UAW-Made Chevrolet Bolt named North American Car of the Year

DETROIT — Chevrolet Bolt EV is the 2017 North American Car of the Year. The Bolt EV’s recognition marks the fourth time in four years that Chevrolet has received the North American Car of the Year or Truck of the Year award, following the Corvette Stingray and Silverado’s wins in 2014 and the Colorado’s award in 2015. The Chevy Bolt EV is built by members of UAW Local 5960 at General Motors Orion Assembly, a complete vehicle assembly plant located 30 miles North of Detroit, Michigan. Since beginning production in 1983, UAW members at Orion have built 15 different models ... Read more

UAW President’s Statement on Today’s Announcements

The following is a statement from UAW President Dennis Williams in reference to a tweet from President-Elect Donald Trump regarding the Chevy Cruze and today’s announcement by Ford Motor Company that Ford is cancelling plans for a new plant in Mexico and investing $700 million at their Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan. “The UAW has long believed that companies that sell in our country should build their products in our country. We are proud of the quality of work in Lordstown with the Cruze sedan and we welcome Ford’s Flat Rock announcement today.”

ICYMI: Members build Motor Trend Car & Truck of the Year

To anyone who has ever spent time with UAW members, it’s no secret that we take pride in the work that we do and the products that we build. When you see that something is UAW-made, you know you’re getting something that was crafted with skilled labor. You’re also supporting a better economy. That’s because the more than 400,000 active, UAW-represented workers in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico can collectively bargain for better wages, benefits, training and working conditions at nearly 1,600 employers. When you buy a UAW-made product, you’re making a statement about the kind of country ... Read more

Members build Motor Trend Car & Truck of the Year

To anyone who has ever spent time with UAW members, it’s no secret that we take pride in the work that we do and the products that we build. When you see that something is UAW-made, you know you’re getting something that was crafted with skilled labor. You’re also supporting a better economy. That’s because the more than 400,000 active, UAW-represented workers in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico can collectively bargain for better wages, benefits, training and working conditions at nearly 1,600 employers. When you buy a UAW-made product, you’re making a statement about the kind of country ... Read more

Lordstown autoworkers show off the new Chevy Cruze

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Some of the 5,000 men and women who make the Chevy Cruze in Lordstown are showing off the result of their efforts on the assembly line. UAW Local 1112 is displaying a picture of a blue 2016 Cruze on the union’s Facebook page. Read more >>>

UAW-Made Camaro and Colorado Named MotorTrend Car and Truck of the Year

LOS ANGELES – The all-new Gen Six Chevrolet Camaro and the Chevrolet Colorado with its all-new 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel engine won the 2016 Motor Trend Car and Truck of the Year awards on Monday night. 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel It is the second consecutive Truck of the Year award for Colorado, the mid-size pickup introduced as a 2015 model. Motor Trend editors praised the Camaro for its lighter weight, which contributes to “world-class sports car performance and dynamics.” The Colorado is produced in GM’s Wentzville Assembly plant in Wentzville, MO. The plant employs 3,484 hourly workers building the Chevy Colorado, ... Read more

UAW Members Build 2015 Truck of The Year

UAW Local 2250 members have something to be very proud of:  the General Motors Wentzville, Missouri plant workers build 2015 Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year.  The award was announced this week and it recognizes the best “all-new or significantly updated trucks and vans for the upcoming model year.”  It competed against nine other vehicles and was the hands down winner. UAW Local 2250 Chairman Mike Bullock notes, “Our members are very proud of this vehicle.   We’re moving to add a third shift and probably another thousand jobs as sales of the Colorado increase.  This is good for everyone and ... Read more