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Statement from UAW Vice President Rory Gamble on Ford Chicago Investment Announcement

“Ford’s investment announcement of 500 additional jobs and over $1 billion in plant investments is a testament to the quality and hard work of UAW Ford Members,” said Rory Gamble, Vice President of the UAW Ford Department. “Every day UAW Ford members head to work, proud of the products they build and the craftsmanship required in vehicles like the Explorer, Aviator and Police Interceptor. Ford’s investment announcement demonstrates a commitment to the dedication of UAW members in Chicago.”

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

Three Award-Winning Vehicles from the UAW Built Vehicle Guide

Buying union made is something everyone can do to help UAW members and the U.S. economy. Here are three of many award-winning vehicles from the 2018 UAW Union-Built Vehicle Guide. 2018 Ford F-150 This Ford made truck not only has choices that specialize in capability, efficiency and everything in between, but it also holds the 2018 Motor Trend Truck of the Year award. Winning best-in-class payload, towing and more, if you’re looking for a dependable truck with power, this is the way to go. Check out more UAW-Made Ford Vehicles, here.   2018 Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet’s latest technology combined with ... Read more

Ford to invest $25 Million in Kentucky Plant

Ford has announced new investments in its Kentucky Truck Plant, due to increasing demand from consumers. The company plans to invest an additional $25 million—on top of the $900 Million it has already invested—to boost production of the Lincoln Navigator and Ford Expedition. Todd Dunn, President of UAW Local 862, which represents the workers at the Kentucky Truck Plant, says the investments will be good for workers: “It’s the whole family of labor that will be benefiting from the growth of that unit, that’s key. You gotta remember it’s not just building a truck and getting it on the highway ... 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 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

Ford signs first contract with UAW on June 20, 1941

As demand for his Model T skyrocketed, Henry Ford embarked on an ambitious project to build the world’s largest industrial complex. The Ford Rouge Plant in Dearborn, Michigan, housed everything needed for automobile production in one massive complex – from refining raw materials to assembly line. But Henry Ford’s demands soon took a toll on Ford workers, who had few rights within the plant. Workers who complained were often fired. At the same time, the economy was badly hurting after the 1929 stock market crash. Unemployment in Detroit skyrocketed and wages fell over 50 percent. On March 7, 1932, thousands of people ... Read more

Ford Invests $350 Million, Creates or Protects 800 Jobs, Adding New Fuel-Efficient Transmission to Michigan Plant

DEARBORN, Mich., May 19, 2017 – Ford is investing $350 million in its Livonia Transmission Plant, adding a new transmission to expand its lineup of fuel-efficient powertrains as part of the company’s plan to fortify its core automotive business. The company will create or retain 800 hourly jobs to support production of the new transmission. Ford expects to begin adding jobs late this year, with the majority coming next year and in 2019. Read more at media.ford.com >>>   Photo by Google Maps

Ford Investing $1.2 Billion in Three Michigan Facilities, Further Bolstering Leadership in Trucks, SUVs, Mobility

$850 million Michigan Assembly Plant upgrade supports return of Ford Ranger, Bronco $150 million investment and 130 jobs at Romeo Engine expands capacity for engine components for several vehicles, including Ranger and Bronco $200 million investment for advanced data center in Michigan supports Ford’s expansion to an auto and mobility company and expected dramatic increase in data storage needs Investments are in addition to $700 million and 700 new jobs at Ford’s Flat Rock, Michigan facility, announced in January, for high-tech electrified and autonomous vehicles; Ford has announced $1.9 billion in new investments in Michigan this year DEARBORN, Mich., March ... Read more