Tag: Chuck Browning

$700 million investment in Kentucky Truck Plant Secures More UAW Jobs to build the F-Series Super Duty Truck

Today Ford announced the investment of $700 million and a commitment to create 500 additional jobs in Kentucky. “UAW Local 862 members are proud to be a part of the F-Series Super Duty’s success both today and tomorrow,” says UAW President Ray Curry.  “We celebrate this $700 million investment into Ford’s Kentucky Truck Plant as it shows that UAW members continue to play an important role in Ford’s future.” “This investment recognizes that UAW members bring quality, skills and experience to their jobs every day and that Ford counts on them to build their future business,” adds UAW Vice President ... Read more

UAW Commends Ford Motor Company’s Announcement on Adding 6,000 New Jobs and Converting 3,000 UAW Members to Permanent, Full-Time Status with Benefits

Detroit – UAW commends today’s announcement from Ford Motor Company. “This announcement is a testament to UAW members who contribute their skill, experience, and knowledge to the success of Ford Motor Company,” says UAW President Ray Curry. “We are always advocating to employers and legislators that union jobs are worth the investment. Ford stepped up to the plate by adding these jobs and converting 3000 UAW members to permanent, full-time status with benefits.” “The essential necessity of quality healthcare and full-time employment are longstanding principles that have been communicated to the Company by the UAW International Union and our UAW ... Read more

Statement of VP Chuck Browning on State of CNHi Negotiations

Today CNH Industrial released a statement regarding the status of contract negotiations with the UAW. In response to the company’s statement, the UAW provides the following assessment of negotiations. CNH Industrial entered negotiations with a predetermined bargaining strategy based on the principles of fear and intimidation. After a month of offering little resolve to bargaining issues submitted by UAW members themselves, the UAW utilized the authority granted by an overwhelming majority of our membership and took strike action against CNH Industrial. The company immediately deployed a scab workforce that they assembled prior to the contract deadline in anticipation of a ... Read more

UAW Members at CNHi Strike for Improved Standard of Living, Retirement Benefits and a Better Work Environment

Racine, WI, Burlington, IA – UAW CNHi members struck at noon, May 2, after the company failed to present an agreement that met member demands and needs. “Our members at CNHi strike for the ability to earn a decent living, retire with dignity and establish fair work rules,” said Chuck Browning, Vice President and director of the UAW’s Agricultural Implement Department. “We stay committed to bargaining until our members goals are achieved.” UAW President Ray Curry said the almost one million UAW retirees and active members stand in solidarity with the striking workers at CNHi. “All UAW members are united ... Read more

Statement of UAW Ford Vice President Chuck Browning on Ford Blue and Ford Model E Divisions

Detroit – “Our UAW Ford members are proud to be ingrained in the legacy of Ford Motor Company and look forward to successfully embracing the exciting new challenges that the transition to electric vehicles will provide. As has always been the case, the best interests of our members remain at the forefront of discussions with Ford in order to assure job security and shared prosperity as Ford emerges as a leader in the manufacturing of electric vehicles.”

Statement from UAW Vice President Chuck Browning, Director of the UAW Ford Department on UAW Made Ford Pro E-Transit Van Production

  Detroit – “Today’s announcement that the 2022 Ford Pro E-Transit vans are shipping to customers marks the beginning of a new era emerging from the Kansas City Assembly Plant,” said Chuck Browning, UAW Vice President and Director, Ford Department. “By producing both gas and electric versions of America’s best-selling commercial van, members in Claycomo are working to meet current demand while transitioning to a strong EV future. UAW members are proud to take part in Ford’s commitment to build a quality new technology product that adds jobs and investment in Kansas City.”  

John Deere UAW Members Ratify a 6-Year Agreement With Substantial Gains

A strike that captured the mood of a nation in search of fairness in wages and benefits for workers, ended  today when UAW John Deere members ratified a landmark agreement after weeks of striking. By a vote of 61% to 39%, UAW John Deere members ratified the agreement, which includes an $8,500 signing bonus; 20% increase in wages over the lifetime of the contract with 10% this year; return of Cost of Living adjustments; three 3% lump sum payments; enhanced options for retirement and enhanced CIPP performance benefits. Healthcare remains the same for the life of the agreement. UAW President ... Read more

STATEMENT OF UAW VICE PRESIDENT CHUCK BROWNING DIRECTOR OF THE UAW FORD DEPARTMENT ON THE DEATH OF A MEMBER OF LOCAL 1219

Detroit – “Today is a tragic day for the family, friends, and coworkers of our brother. I am just heartbroken and devastated over this somber news and I plead with all to rededicate themselves to the safety and well-being of one another in our workplaces. The UAW extends our condolence to the family of our fallen brother and the UAW members at Local 1219 on their loss. We honor our fallen brother with gratitude for his life and mourn his loss.”

Statement of UAW Vice President Chuck Browning On Ratification Vote Results of the John Deere Contract

“The tentative agreement reached by the UAW and John Deere was rejected this evening by a majority of 90% of the membership. The UAW negotiating team will report immediately to Moline on Monday. A strike deadline has been set for 11:59 pm, Wednesday, October 13th. Further updates will be provided by our Local Unions.”

Statements on Ford Investments in Tennessee and Kentucky Creating About 11,000 Combined Jobs

“Today’s announcement will produce about 11,000 combined quality jobs. The UAW looks forward to continuing our long-time partnership with Ford as consumers transition to make Electric Vehicles in the right way. The UAW has always taken a lead in manufacturing innovation with our employer partners. We look forward to reaching out and helping develop this new workforce to build these world class vehicles and battery components.” Ray Curry, UAW International President “We commend Ford for investing in the U.S., resulting in the creation of thousands of good middle-class jobs. The UAW is eager to work with Ford to continue to ... Read more