Tag: FCA

Statement from UAW-FCA Vice President Cindy Estrada on FCA’s 2018 Profit-Sharing Announcement

Because of their hard work, dedication and through collective bargaining UAW FCA members will receive an average profit share of $6,000. UAW members take great pride in building quality products that our customers want to buy. We look forward to working with FCA for continued success in building great union-made vehicles here in the United States long into the future.

Statements on the death of Sergio Marchionne

STATEMENT FROM UAW PRESIDENT GARY JONES ON THE PASSING OF SERGIO MARCHIONNE “During the industry’s dark days of the recession, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and RAM were at a perilous point. Working with the UAW members, the FCA rebirth was borne when many doubted it would come. As in all labor-management relationships, there were clashes and disagreements. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sergio’s family. And when history looks back at his legacy, despite bumps and bruises along the way, in the end, the sun wasn’t setting when he left the company, the sun was rising. That will long be remembered.” ... Read more

Statement from UAW President Gary Jones on the FCA Announcement of Mike Manley

“UAW FCA members look forward to working and bargaining with Mike Manley and his team as we head into the 2019 negotiations. Mr. Manley inherits a proud workforce that is known for its quality work and is committed to building the best products in the industry.”

UAW VP Cindy Estrada, Director of the FCA Department, Congratulates Belvidere UAW Members on Jeep Cherokee Most American Award

Cars.com has released its annual American-Made Index, naming the 2018 Jeep Cherokee the most American-made vehicle. The Index ranks cars based on the percentage of parts and supplies originating in the United States. The Jeep Cherokee, assembled by UAW members in Belvidere, Illinois, rose from number 2 in the 2017 rankings to take this year’s top spot. Cindy Estrada, Director of the UAW FCA Department, congratulated the workers who assemble the Jeep Cherokee, saying “Our UAW members in Belvidere take great pride in the quality American craftsmanship that goes into each Jeep Cherokee. We need more products like the Cherokee, built ... Read more

Labor Voices: We are stronger together

It has been a privilege to serve as the president of the UAW for the past four years. Working together with the UAW’s dedicated officers, directors, assistant directors, staff, local union leaders and members, we have created a strong, stable and growing UAW. The Great Recession of the late 2000s created a perfect storm of challenges for the UAW, and membership fell to below 370,000 members by 2011. Operating dues also fell and we annually ran $30 million in the red. As a result, the strike and defense fund balance decreased significantly. But we have rebounded and we are stronger ... Read more

Letter from UAW President Dennis Williams to members regarding DOJ case

Brothers and Sisters, You may have seen earlier this week that former Fiat Chrysler executive Al Iacobelli plead guilty to corruption charges in federal court. While Mr. Iacobelli will have to answer for his criminal conduct, it appears that in an attempt to get lenient treatment from the government he is now falsely spinning his crimes as an effort to corrupt the collective bargaining process between the UAW and Fiat Chrysler. In reality, it is plain as day that his motivation was nothing more than outright greed. Let me speak clearly. Al Iacobelli by his own admission is a crook ... Read more

Local 12 Members Protest Layoffs at Auto Show

This weekend, 300 UAW members and allies protested outside the North American International Auto Show in support of members being laid off by Fiat Chrysler. The workers, members of Local 12 in Toledo, Ohio, are drivers and mechanics who service and deliver parts to Chrysler plants. Their jobs will be replaced by non-union contractors. Bruce Baumhower, President of Local 12 said, “The company has decided to send that work out to a non-union company, without bargaining it with us. We’ve had two meetings with the company on this. They were not willing to bargain it, not willing to discuss it.” ... Read more

UAW Statement on the FCA Announcement of Additional Production in the United States

“The UAW has had an ongoing dialogue with FCA, dating back prior to the 2015 negotiations about the trucks moving back to U.S. production from Mexico and the additional jobs that come with it. The UAW is committed to working with FCA to increase domestic production that will increase employment for our members in our communities. We will be conducting further meetings in the coming weeks to discuss the details on the welcome news FCA made on January 11th.” -UAW President Dennis Williams and UAW Vice President Terry Dittes

Buying a Vehicle for the Holidays? Do Your Research!

Finding products made by union workers in the U.S. can be tough, especially when it comes to buying a vehicle. If you’re getting a new vehicle for someone on your holiday gift list it’s easy to figure out if that car was made in the U.S. by union workers but you need to know where to look and how to decipher the info.  Start by picking a vehicle from the UAW’s 2018 Union-Built Buying Guide. Then, check the vehicle’s VIN – Vehicle Identification Number using the guide below. How To Read Your VIN If you look at the Vehicle Identification ... Read more

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