DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THE LETTER Brothers and Sisters, By now, you probably have seen the media reports about the recent DOJ investigation and indictment, which I wrote to you about last week (see the letter here). This is certainly one of the toughest moments our union has faced in years. We are heartbroken and horrified to learn a man we knew, trusted and loved was involved in these alleged misdeeds. As disappointed as we all are, 100% of our focus remains on doing what is right for our union and our members now. Here’s what you need to know: ... Read more
Brothers and Sisters, As you may have seen from news reports, Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced the results of a months-long investigation into alleged illegal activities among certain individuals associated with the UAW-Chrysler National Training Center (NTC). An indictment was returned alleging that for a period beginning around 2009, former UAW Vice President General Holiefield and former Vice President for Employee Relations for Fiat Chrysler, Alphons Iacobelli conspired to commit illegal and/or unethical activities including the misallocation of NTC funds, the misuse of NTC credit cards and the provision of unlawful or unethical personal benefits. To be clear, these ... Read more
· Plant to be retooled to build next generation Ram 1500 · Brings total U.S. investment to more than $8.2 billion with nearly 25,000 jobs created since June 2009 AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – FCA US today announced that it will invest $1.48 billion in its Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (Mich.) to retool it to build the next generation Ram 1500 and support the future growth of the Ram brand. The Company also confirmed that production of the Chrysler 200 will end in December 2016 in order to begin the transformation of the plant. Future plans for the Warren Truck Assembly ... Read more
Brothers & Sisters, You have spoken and we heard you. We have been listening to your issues and concerns through your local union leadership. We have real challenges. We all know that without investment and product there is no true job security. For someone to suggest we endorse products going to Mexico is just nonsense. We have been fighting NAFTA and other trade agreements every day and are still fighting. We know that health care is a challenge because of the rising cost of medical and pharmaceutical benefits. We have always fought to keep from paying premiums and we will ... Read more
From a statement posted to the UAW’s Facebook page: ****Negotiations Update**** The UAW and FCA US LLC announced this evening that they have extended the existing collective bargaining agreement on an hour by hour basis as 2015 bargaining continues.
(Detroit) – The UAW announced Tuesday that it has reached a tentative agreement with FCA US LLC. UAW President Dennis Williams and FCA US LLC CEO Sergio Marchionne will hold a 7:15 p.m. news conference in the auditorium of the UAW-Chrysler NTC Building, 2211 Jefferson Ave. in Detroit. Parking will be available on Jefferson, Chene and Larned streets, as well as in the Comerica parking lot to the east of the NTC and the lot diagonal to the NTC.
Detroit – The UAW this afternoon announced that FCA US LLC will be the lead target in Big Three auto talks. “All three companies are working hard toward a collective bargaining agreement. At this time, the UAW has selected FCA US LLC to be the lead bargaining company,” said Dennis Williams, President of the UAW. “All three companies have been working with UAW bargaining teams toward a collective bargaining agreement and continue to do so.”
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -Chrysler Group LLC is again recognizing the top achievement and academic excellence of employees’ children in announcing the 2014 FCA Awards Program. Since 1996 the program – offered around the world in countries where Fiat Group has a major presence – has granted monetary awards to thousands of outstanding students. Children of Chrysler Group employees who graduate with a high school diploma, associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree during calendar year 2014 and meet eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply. Application and supporting documents must be submitted by Feb. 28, 2015. All program applicants will be thoroughly evaluated ... Read more