Tag: Ford Department

UAW-Ford Bargaining Kicks Off

Transcript of UAW President Gary Jones’s Remarks Ford Motor Company Handshake Ceremony July 15, 2019 Ford World Headquarters 10:00 a.m.   Good morning UAW Brothers and Sisters, fellow UAW board members and the members of our great bargaining councils. Good morning members of the Ford leadership team. It is great that Bill Ford has joined us for this important event in our history … Thank you. I’d like to start by recognizing the hard work of the UAW Ford Department, led by my Brother and friend, Vice President Rory Gamble, and the members of the Ford national negotiating committee. It ... Read more

Statement from UAW Ford Vice President Jimmy Settles on Ford Profit Sharing Announcement

“Through hard work and collective bargaining in 2015, UAW Ford members will receive an average of $7,500 in profit sharing for their work in 2017.”

Joint Statement by UAW and Ford on Louisville Assembly Plant

The following is a joint statement released by the UAW and Ford Motor Company regarding today’s news about louisville assembly plant and the lincoln mkc  

In Memoriam: Former Vice President Ernie Lofton

Ernest “Ernie” Lofton committed his life to the UAW, his brothers and sisters in the labor movement and to his community. Along his life’s journey, the Local 600 member became a mentor and pioneer for many. Lofton, who served as a vice president and director of the union’s National Ford Department from 1989 until his retirement in 1998, died Aug. 4 at age 84. “Ernie was a tireless leader and a man who never gave up,” said UAW President Dennis Williams. “I understand that when he showed up to apply for a job with Ford Motor in 1950, the lines ... Read more

Ford Invests $1.6 Billion in U.S. Plants, Creates 650 Hourly Jobs in Michigan and Ohio

DEARBORN, Mich.– Ford Motor Company is investing $1.6 billion to upgrade two of its manufacturing facilities in Michigan and Ohio, and creating or retaining 650 hourly jobs in the United States. The $1.4 billion investment in Livonia Transmission Plant, represented by UAW local 182, and $200 million investment in Ohio Assembly Plant, represented by UAW local 2000, are part of the $9 billion commitment the company made in the 2015 UAW-Ford collective bargaining agreement to continue investing in its U.S. plants. Ford has invested $12 billion in its U.S. plants and created a total of nearly 28,000 U.S. jobs in ... Read more

UAW-Ford Donates $100,000 to Provide Recreational Facility, Mentoring Program for Detroit Youth

New Programs and Renovations unveiled at Chapel Vision Community Development Corporation In honor of National Love Our Children Day, UAW-Ford unveiled its community contributions to Chapel Vision Community Development Center during an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 2. UAW-Ford provided a newly renovated recreational facility, which includes: state-of-the-art simulators for baseball/softball and golf, a half-size basketball court, a fitness area and an arcade. UAW-Ford also announced its Mind & Manners Mentoring and Tutorial Program. UAW-Ford’s Vice President Jimmy Settles said, “I feel very blessed and fortunate to be in a position to help give back to such a project in ... Read more