Today, Ford Motor Company announced that they would be building a new LFP (lithium iron phosphate) battery plant in Marshall, Michigan, which will be a wholly owned subsidiary of the company. “Ford got it right by building this plant right here in Michigan,” says UAW President Ray Curry. “We supported the public investment into this facility as we know it will create good paying union jobs that will benefit the community and maintain strong wage and benefit standards in the auto industry.” “This facility furthers Ford’s commitment to our members who make EV vehicles. Our members in Local 600 who ... Read more
Today, General Motors announced $918 million in investments at four UAW facilities to support truck production and future electric vehicle (EV) production. Our union celebrates the announcement of these new investments into our GM facilities which will benefit our members at Locals 659 (Flint, Michigan), 362 (Bay City, MI), 211 (Defiance, OH) and 1097 (Rochester, NY). The skill and dedication of UAW members are a key part of GM’s success, and this investment recognizes that our members will remain a vital part of GM’s future.
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
General Motors announced on Friday that it will invest $760 million at Toledo, Ohio propulsion manufacturing operations to prepare the facility for production of drive units that will be used in future GM Ultium-based battery electric trucks including the Chevrolet Silverado EV, GMC Sierra EV and GMC HUMMER EVs. Remarks of UAW President Ray Curry: I am so proud of the work done by our members in Local 14, led by President Tony Totty and Shop Chair Jeff King and under the leadership of Region 2B Director Wayne Blanchard. This is a storied facility with a history that reaches back ... Read more
Center, UAW-Ford Department Research Analyst-Futurist Jeff Faber Electric vehicles are expected to be at least half of the U.S. vehicle market by 2040. But different sectors of the transportation sector, including the UAW, need to come together for that to happen. Members of the labor, environmental, auto manufacturing and political sectors held a roundtable at IBEW Local 58 on November 25 discussing the future of EVs and the role of Michigan groups and industries in making them affordable and convenient for consumers.The event, convened by the labor-environmental advocacy group BlueGreen Alliance with U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell, included representatives from environmental ... Read more
“General Motors builds some of the finest cars, trucks, crossovers, SUV’s and vans right here in the USA. We are hopeful that these new products will be built here to show a commitment to all of America. We invested in GM. Now it is time for GM to invest its future in us.”