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
A Statement from UAW Vice President Norwood Jewell on FCA Announcement about Sterling Heights Assembly: While today’s announcement of a shift reduction at Sterling Heights Assembly is unfortunate, it is not unexpected. FCA is not the only company experiencing a slow market for small cars. On a bright note, there is a strong demand for larger-sized vehicles. The company has been planning to increase its capacity to build more trucks and SUVs. I believe that in the long term this move will be a positive one for our members and the company.
DETROIT – The members have voted to ratify a new four-year collective bargaining agreement with FCA by a 77% majority. The results of the voting are as follows: • Production workers – 77% • Skilled Trades – 72% • Salaried Bargaining Unit – 87% President Williams stated, “The recent bargaining process that took place on behalf of our members at FCA is a testament to the UAW’s democratic values and commitment to our members. The resolve of our membership and the dedication of our negotiating team has produced an agreement that affords UAW members a strong wage package and job ... Read more
See the Original Letter Here October 6, 2015 Glenn Shagena, Vice President Employee Relations FCA US LLC 1000 Chrysler Drive Auburn Hills, Ml 48326 Dear Mr. Shagena: In accordance with the parties’ September 30, 2015 Extension Agreement, this letter shall serve as formal notice provided by the International Union, UAW and its respective Local Unions, which are signatories to one or more National and Local Collective Bargaining Agreements with FCA US LLC, of the Union’s termination of the aforementioned agreements, to be effective at 11 :59 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Sincerely, Norwood H. Jewell Vice President and Director ... 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
Greetings Brothers and Sisters, I hope that by now you have seen President Williams’ statement. Recent weeks have proven that our union is alive and well. Over 80% of our UAW-FCA membership participated in our contract ratification process. Your voice was clear and we have headed back to address the issues that were raised. It is encouraging when so many others say unions are not relevant, that our UAW-FCA membership sees it differently. I would like to ask you, the membership, to get the facts from your elected leadership, at our website UAW.org, or at our International Union UAW Facebook ... Read more
See the full press conference announcing a Tentative Agreement with FCA US LLC from Tuesday 9/15 Watch the Q&A with officials from the UAW and FCA US LLC including UAW President Dennis Williams and UAW Vice President Norwood Jewell
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.