Tag: FCA

Deciphering the VIN

Here’s How to Tell Where Your Vehicle Was Assembled It’s often hard for the average consumer to know where the products he or she buys are made. That’s because many manufacturers go to great lengths to hide the fact that their products are not made in the USA by workers making a decent wage. In the automobile industry, many vehicles are sourced from multiple countries. So that nice new car you buy that you thought was made in the United States may have been made in Mexico or elsewhere. Using the 2018 UAW Union-Built Buying Guide is one way to ... Read more

Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams

“We are disheartened by the misconduct alleged in today’s indictment. Ms. King is no longer with the union and hasn’t been since February 2016. Based on our own internal investigation, we believe anyone who engaged in intentional misconduct is no longer employed by the UAW. We continue to cooperate with the DOJ and share information with the government.”

Letter to UAW members from UAW President Dennis Williams

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

Letter Regarding DOJ Investigation

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

Solidarity Without Borders

FCA Global Union Alliance Plans First U.S. Conference in Detroit Vice President – Norwood Jewell Union leaders whose members work at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Group around the world will convene in March to seek solutions to problems of mutual concern to the company and its unions. The UAW is among 12 unions from eight countries expected to send delegates to the FCA-CNHind Global Union Network Conference taking place March 14-16 at the UAW-Chrysler National Training Center in Detroit. UAW Vice President Norwood Jewell, director of the union’s Chrysler Department, is scheduled to address two-dozen conference delegates. UAW President Dennis ... Read more

Statement from UAW Vice President Norwood Jewell on FCA US Profit-Sharing Announcement

“Today FCA US announced that UAW members will get an average of $5,000 in profit-sharing payments. Based on the new contract formula that UAW members bargained in 2015 negotiations, some employees could be eligible for higher payments based on compensated hours. UAW members at FCA US are proud of the quality Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and RAM products they produce, and through collectively bargained profit-sharing, the hard work and success of our members’ is rewarded.”

New UAW Legal Services Plan to Begin Opening Cases

The UAW-FCA-Ford-General Motors Legal Services Plan that was  negotiated in 2015 contracts will begin taking cases on Wednesday, Jan. 25. “I am pleased to announce that UAW members will be able to participate in this benefit starting next Wednesday, and I would like to commend vice presidents Jimmy Settles, Cindy Estrada and Norwood Jewell, and our national negotiating teams for the hard work at the bargaining table to bring the Legal Services Plan back,” said UAW President Dennis Williams. The Legal Services Plan will offer a variety of office legal services such as wills and trusts, deeds, birth and marriage certificates, ... Read more

Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams on FCA Announcement

The following is a statement from UAW President Dennis Williams regarding today’s FCA announcement: “We are very happy with FCA’s announcement today as it shows their commitment to the United States, UAW members and their employees. “This announcement confirms ongoing discussions that the UAW leadership have been engaged in with Sergio Marchionne and his team.  “These investments will benefit UAW members their families and communities by providing greater job security and a World Class Manufacturing environment.”

FCA US Expands Jeep Product Lineup; $1 Billion in New Investment and 2,000 New Jobs

Announcement is a continuation of the efforts already underway to increase production capacity in the U.S. on trucks and SUVs to match demand Confirms addition of new models to award-winning Jeep lineup – a Jeep pickup truck and the storied Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer Investment includes retooling and modernization at Warren, Mich., and Toledo, Ohio, plants; creates additional 2,000 American jobs Total U.S. committed investment grows to more than $9.6 billion since 2009, with 25,000 jobs created to date Production moves solidify U.S. as the global manufacturing hub for the flagship Jeep products January 8, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich. ... Read more