Tag: Cindy Estrada

GM, FCA Bargaining Committees Introduced at UAW Special Bargaining Convention

On the second day of the UAW’s Special Bargaining Convention, Vice President Terry Dittes, director of the UAW General Motors Department, and Vice President Cindy Estrada, director of the UAW FCA Department, introduced members of the national bargaining committees and presented sector reports. The committee members will begin negotiations with the automakers this summer. In her report, Estrada said FCA will open the first new auto plant in Detroit in nearly three decades. “You can build a plant right here in the city of Detroit with union wages and still make a profit,” she said. In her remarks, Estrada emphasized ... Read more

Statement from UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada on FCA US Investment and Jobs Announcement

“Today’s announcement is great news for the members of the UAW, our represented suppliers and the communities that our members work in. At a time when the Detroit area and other communities are seeing auto plants without work and in jeopardy of closing while companies continue to ship vehicles into the US from Mexico, China, Korea and other countries it is exciting to see that we can work with FCA and secure good union jobs here in Michigan. The UAW membership of FCA has lived through some tough times over the last 10-15 years. But through all of this they ... Read more

UAW VP Cindy Estrada, Director of the FCA Department, Congratulates Belvidere UAW Members on Jeep Cherokee Most American Award

Cars.com has released its annual American-Made Index, naming the 2018 Jeep Cherokee the most American-made vehicle. The Index ranks cars based on the percentage of parts and supplies originating in the United States. The Jeep Cherokee, assembled by UAW members in Belvidere, Illinois, rose from number 2 in the 2017 rankings to take this year’s top spot. Cindy Estrada, Director of the UAW FCA Department, congratulated the workers who assemble the Jeep Cherokee, saying “Our UAW members in Belvidere take great pride in the quality American craftsmanship that goes into each Jeep Cherokee. We need more products like the Cherokee, built ... Read more

GM Takes Next Step Toward Future with Self-Driving Vehicle Manufacturing in Michigan

DETROIT — After more than a year of building test vehicles for development of its self-driving technology, General Motors today announced it will build production versions of its Cruise AV at its Orion Township assembly plant in Michigan. Roof modules for GM’s self-driving vehicles will be assembled at its Brownstown plant. The Cruise AV, which the company plans to commercialize in 2019, is the first production-ready vehicle built from the ground up to operate safely on its own with no driver, steering wheel, pedals or manual controls. “We’re continuing to make great progress on our plans to commercialize in 2019,” said ... Read more

Huffington Post: Bernie Sanders To Hold Televised Town Hall On Economic Inequality

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) plans to hold a live, televised town hall on March 19 devoted to exploring the issue of economic inequality. The scheduled guests include Catherine Coleman Flowers, a founder of the Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise Community Development Corp., an anti-poverty group; Gordon Lafer, a labor policy expert at the University of Oregon; and Cindy Estrada, a vice president of the United Auto Workers labor union. Read more on the Huffington Post >>>

Statement from UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada on Average $11,750 Profit Sharing Per Member

“Today’s General Motors profit sharing, established under the 2015 contract negotiations, recognizes that UAW GM members’ hard work is an essential part of General Motors sales and profits. UAW members at GM negotiated a well-deserved share in the profits of their hard work and sacrifice.”

Labor Voices: Focus on Income Inequality

It’s the holidays, the time of year when most of us increase charitable giving to make sure shelter, food and gifts are given to economically struggling men, women and children. A third of annual giving occurs in the last quarter of the year and 18 percent of that total is donated in December. Labor unions and members are among the giving, sharing both time and money generously, year-round. Read more on www.detroitnews.com >>>  

Make Detroit water affordable

This month, Philadelphia started the country’s first water affordability program to help low-income residents pay their water bill on time, generate reliable revenue, and keep the water flowing to impacted households. If Philadelphia can find a water affordability solution, so can Detroit. Read more on detroitnews.com >>>

Now is the time to commit to more activism for women

March is Women’s History Month. Women have always made history and they reminded us of their power by marching in record numbers on Jan. 21. More than two million women around the world marched to show their strength in protecting civil, human and reproductive rights of women, packing the streets of our nation’s capital in and marching through the downtowns of cities and towns, large and small, across America. Women and their supporters arrived in Washington on buses or flew from all over the country to show the power of women to defend their rights, encourage each other to donate ... Read more

Statement from UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada on General Motors Profit-Sharing Announcement

The following is a statement from UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada on today’s GM profit sharing announcement.  “Today’s performance bonus announcement of a maximum of $12,000 each rewards our members’ dedication and commitment to building some of the most popular and high-quality vehicles in the world. They deserve every penny of that collectively bargained bonus check.”