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Statement of UAW Ford Vice President Chuck Browning on Ford Blue and Ford Model E Divisions

Detroit – “Our UAW Ford members are proud to be ingrained in the legacy of Ford Motor Company and look forward to successfully embracing the exciting new challenges that the transition to electric vehicles will provide. As has always been the case, the best interests of our members remain at the forefront of discussions with Ford in order to assure job security and shared prosperity as Ford emerges as a leader in the manufacturing of electric vehicles.”

Statement of UAW President Ray Curry on Ford’s Announcement of Separate Ford Blue and Ford Model E Divisions

Detroit – “UAW Ford members are proud of the work they do each and every day and none of that changes under this newly announced structure. The UAW will play a key role in helping Ford assert its leadership while maintaining good paying union jobs in those businesses. We embrace the challenge of new technology as an opportunity while we maintain our strong commitment to union jobs under the current and any future Ford collective bargaining agreements.”

Statement from UAW Vice President Chuck Browning, Director of the UAW Ford Department on UAW Made Ford Pro E-Transit Van Production

  Detroit – “Today’s announcement that the 2022 Ford Pro E-Transit vans are shipping to customers marks the beginning of a new era emerging from the Kansas City Assembly Plant,” said Chuck Browning, UAW Vice President and Director, Ford Department. “By producing both gas and electric versions of America’s best-selling commercial van, members in Claycomo are working to meet current demand while transitioning to a strong EV future. UAW members are proud to take part in Ford’s commitment to build a quality new technology product that adds jobs and investment in Kansas City.”  

Statement by UAW Vice President Chuck Browning Director of the UAW Ford Department on Ford’s Yearly Earnings Report and Profit Sharing Estimate

Detroit – UAW Ford members worked diligently and remained dedicated to produce the finest built products in the world during a year that presented great challenges due to the pandemic and unprecedented supply chain issues. Their contributions to Ford Motor Company’s profits under such conditions are to be commended and our members should be very proud of this great accomplishment. Although official notification from Ford will not take place for several weeks, as a result of our collective bargaining agreement with the company, our members are expected to receive an average of $7,377 in profit sharing with variation based on hours ... Read more

Statements on Ford Investments in Tennessee and Kentucky Creating About 11,000 Combined Jobs

“Today’s announcement will produce about 11,000 combined quality jobs. The UAW looks forward to continuing our long-time partnership with Ford as consumers transition to make Electric Vehicles in the right way. The UAW has always taken a lead in manufacturing innovation with our employer partners. We look forward to reaching out and helping develop this new workforce to build these world class vehicles and battery components.” Ray Curry, UAW International President “We commend Ford for investing in the U.S., resulting in the creation of thousands of good middle-class jobs. The UAW is eager to work with Ford to continue to ... Read more

Ford Announces $250 Million Investment in EVs, Creating 450 UAW Jobs

Today, Ford announced a $250 million investment in three Michigan plants, which will create 450 new UAW jobs. Ford says the investment will help increase production and meet consumer demand for the new F-150 Lightning. “Today’s announcement is a great example of the right way to navigate the transition to tomorrow’s vehicles by ensuring good-paying jobs of the future. Investing in building vehicles right here, in the United States, with the hard-working men and women of the UAW investments like this can pave the way to a future that protects our families, our communities and our middle class,” said UAW ... Read more

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