Your National Negotiators have moved into the Ford World Headquarters building and we began the process of bargaining on July 14th. Every one of the demands that were submitted from our UAW-Ford members were presented in writing and read to the company. The negotiators are now bargaining in our established sub-committees for each specific category of the contract. We have presented your demands in their appropriate application and proposals are now being exchanged in the sub-committees to achieve resolution in order to then bargain the language. Take comfort in knowing that this entire UAW National Negotiating Committee is honored and ... Read more
This weeklong training conference is designed for local union bargaining committee members. Delegates participated in workshops related to the bargaining process, and advanced their negotiations skill with a mock bargaining session.
The neutrality statement is the first step towards establishing a historic climate-tech workforce partnership; catalyst is SPARKZ exploring GigaCampus in central California LIVERMORE, CALIFORNIA/DETROIT—SPARKZ, the next-generation battery manufacturer re-engineering the battery supply chain, and the United Auto Workers announced today they have signed a memorandum of understanding establishing a national labor-management agreement and statement of neutrality. The agreement initiates a strong foothold for the union in battery manufacturing and provides SPARKZ with a partnership to recruit and train the best workers in America. SPARKZ is finalizing plans for its first GigaCampus location in central California to expand commercialization of its ... Read more
Detroit, MI — Today, the International Union, UAW filed a petition for election with the Cleveland office of the National Labor Relations Board on behalf of approximately 900 workers at Ultium Cells, LLC in Warren Ohio. “A majority of Ultium workers have signed cards authorizing the UAW to represent them,” says UAW President Ray Curry. “By refusing to recognize their majority will, Ultium – which is a joint venture between General Motors and LG Energy Solution – has decided to ignore democracy and delay the recognition process. Make no mistake: whether it is by card check or union election, these ... Read more
This week the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) and The Metals Company (TMC) announced that they have entered into a labor neutrality agreement to bolster the critical mineral supply chain and to lay the groundwork for sustainable production of electric car batteries while creating a path to more good union jobs in the United States. TMC will process and eventually recycle key battery metals responsibly collected from polymetallic nodules that lay unattached on the seafloor in the Eastern Pacific off the coast of North America. Battery metals, many of which are included on ... Read more
Strike continues through ratification vote Detroit — John Deere and Company has made a last, best and final offer to the UAW negotiating team that includes modest modifications to the last tentative agreement presented for ratification on November 2nd. As a result, the UAW will present the Company’s offer for ratification and, as has been the case throughout the bargaining process, will support the outcome as determined by our members. The strike continues and voting information will be provided by the Local Union.
Detroit – “During the 2019 collective bargaining negotiations, members ratified a contract that contains a defined path to full-time status. This hard-fought UAW contract priority has resulted in over 400 UAW Ford members eligible to move to full-time status in January with more to come. For many UAW families this bargained pathway will be life-changing thanks to their solidarity at the bargaining table.”
I know. Collective Bargaining doesn’t sound festive. But believe me, Collective Bargaining is responsible for a whole lot of the festivities that we enjoy this holiday. Trade unions and the collective voice that they speak to management with, have brought about so much of what we now take for granted. The 40-hour work week, for example, was almost 70 hours until unions rolled their sleeves up and said life also calls for family and R and R time. Read more on blackpressusa.com >>>
Collective bargaining is the process in which a group of workers comes together and negotiates the terms of their contracts with one voice. Making their demands, together. Making a promise that whatever is offered to one will be rejected unless it is offered to all. Read more on www.detroitnews.com >>>
“We are happy to announce that Columbia University has offered a historic pathway forward that “is intended to promote good-faith bargaining toward initial contracts” with Graduate Workers of Columbia-UAW and Columbia Postdoctoral Workers-UAW. The proposed framework agreement that, if approved by the workers, would lead to bargaining for initial contracts starting in the winter. “We commend Columbia and believe we can negotiate a fair contract that improves the lives of workers while respecting Columbia’s right to manage its overall academic mission and enhance its reputation as a world leader in teaching and research.” -Beverley Brakeman, Director of UAW Region 9A