Tag: Ford

Juneteenth Letter from UAW and Ford

A culture of belonging and caring for each other starts with each one of us. In honor of Juneteenth, on Friday, June 18, we are inviting you to acknowledge and celebrate an important moment in U.S. history. Juneteenth is a date of major significance in American history and recognized as a moment of celebration in the African American community. The Emancipation Proclamation, which changed African American’s status from enslaved to free, was issued on Jan. 1, 1863. However, many people remained enslaved until June 19, 1865. Juneteenth has since become a celebration of freedom. Information about Juneteenth will be posted ... Read more

UAW Vice President Gerald Kariem Director of the UAW Ford Department Statement on the Ford Joint Venture with SKI Announcement

“UAW members believe that Ford has a moral obligation, regardless of any joint venture arrangement, to ensure that the battery jobs that replace gas engine and transmission jobs are the same good paying union jobs that have fueled this American economy for generations. UAW members deserve for these jobs of the future to be the good paying union jobs that President Biden has called for repeatedly. And in fact, the President reminded us again this week of that charge to corporate America at his Ford Rouge facility visit. Like the President, we believe that any government incentives to help companies ... Read more

Statement on Protocols After Meeting With the COVID-19 Task Force

Detroit – Out of an abundance of caution, the COVID-19 Joint Task Force, comprised of the UAW, Ford, General Motors and Stellantis, has decided to continue to require workers to wear masks at the worksite until the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issues guidelines in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recent change in Covid-19 workplace standards. Ford, General Motors and Stellantis will also comply with all state, county, and city regulations where we operate facilities. The COVID-19 Task Force met and after reviewing the CDC guidelines and OSHA standards, decided it is best for ... Read more

UAW President Rory L. Gamble joins President Joe Biden at Ford Rouge Plant

UAW President Rory L. Gamble greeted President Joe Biden at the legendary Ford Rouge plant to help launch the Ford F-150 Lightning. Gamble stressed that Ford Motor Company is doing this the right way with good-paying union jobs. Gamble pointed out that Ford is giving consumers choices between a gas-powered, hybrid and EV F-150 — a move that provides the best-selling iconic truck flexibility as technology changes. “What you see before you are the efforts of great teamwork between the UAW and Ford Motor Company. This is what teamwork can accomplish: Building world-class vehicles that meet the needs of America ... Read more

UAW-Ford Partnership Provides 120 Million Masks

Last year, the UAW and Ford partnered to combat the shortage of personal protective equipment and medical supplies across the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic. UAW members volunteered to return to work in order to produce masks, ventilators, and other supplies to combat the spread of the virus. Since then, the partnership has provided 120 million masks to first responders, schools, local governments and organizations across the country. In addition, they have distributed 22.5 million face shields, 50,000 ventilators, 32,000 respirators and 1.6 million isolation gowns. This equipment continues to protect essential workers and communities across the country. We ... Read more

Statement of UAW Vice President Gerald Kariem Director of the UAW Ford Department on the Conversion of Members to Full-Time Status

Detroit – “During the 2019 collective bargaining negotiations, members ratified a contract that contains a defined path to full-time status. This hard-fought UAW contract priority has resulted in over 400 UAW Ford members eligible to move to full-time status in January with more to come. For many UAW families this bargained pathway will be life-changing thanks to their solidarity at the bargaining table.”

Statement of UAW Vice President Gerald Kariem Director of the Ford department on the retirement of Ford’s Gary Johnson

“Over the past year, as Ford and the U.S. auto industry faced unprecedented challenges over the CoronaVirus pandemic, Gary Johnson worked tirelessly with the UAW and our members to address the serious health and safety issues in our workplace with collaboration, honesty and real concern. Although we had differences at the bargaining table, Gary always understood that ultimately UAW members were his family too and it was reflected in the way he approached bargaining. We wish him well in his retirement. And we look forward to working with his successor John Savona as we face the challenges of Covid, a ... Read more

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 2021 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

United Way and UAW: Working Together

The UAW and the United Way have a 75-year history of working together to provide vital resources to our communities. Hear from UAW Vice President Gerald Kariem and Ford Motor Company’s Chief Manufacturer and Labor Affairs Officer Gary Johnson what this partnership means for our neighbors and how the UAW and Ford are continuing the tradition in 2020.

Statement of UAW Ford Vice President Gerald Kariem on the Groundbreaking for the New Rouge All Electric F-150 Plant

“We are proud today to announce for our Ford UAW members and our nation that Ford is building this new plant to assemble the truck of the future — a battery electric Ford F-150. Where once the Mustang changed America, UAW members will now build the truck that will change America — Built Ford Tough by UAW members.”