Tag: Ford

COVID-19 Update – 3/31/2020

My sisters and brothers,  I want to start today by thanking my UAW family for supporting one another during this crisis. I have been so impressed to see how our members are pulling together and supporting one another as we navigate this unprecedented situation. It is with great sadness that I must report that we have lost more of our UAW family in the past few days. Over the weekend, an FCA worker at Warren Truck Assembly Plant and a member at Mopar in Centerline, Michigan passed away from the virus. We also lost a member of the President’s Staff ... Read more

Statement of UAW President Rory L. Gamble on Ford’s Decision to Extend Production Reopening Date

“Today’s decision by Ford is the right decision for our members, their families and our nation. Under Vice President Gerald Kariem, the UAW Ford Department continues to work closely with our local unions and Ford to make sure that when we return to production all members are safe, and our communities are protected from this spreading pandemic.”

UAW Statement on Ford’s Announcement Resuming Production at Some Plants April 14

“We are reviewing with great concern and caution today’s announcement. Our priority is the health and safety of our members, their families and the American public.” Learn more about the COVID-19 / Coronavirus disease >>>

Statement of UAW Vice President Gerald Kariem Director of the UAW Ford Department on Efforts to Help Produce Protective Equipment

“UAW Ford members have a history of working together for the good of our Nation. We look forward to collaborating with Ford so that once again UAW members can find ways to improve the health and safety of all Americans during this national emergency.” Learn more about the COVID-19 / Coronavirus disease >>>

Ford Reduces North America Production to Help Keep Workforce Safe, Boosting Coronavirus Containment Efforts

Production at Ford’s U.S., Canadian and Mexican manufacturing facilities will be halted after Thursday evening’s shifts through March 30 to thoroughly clean and sanitize the company’s plants UAW and Ford leaders will work together on how to best structure plant restart plans – along with health and safety procedures aimed at helping keep the workforce safe Ford is taking additional production-related actions as the American government restricts travel and personal contact, affecting vehicle sales and component suppliers throughout the country. Pandemic conditions, national restrictions, supplier constraints and dealer stock requirements will be continually re-evaluated DEARBORN, Mich., March 18, 2020 – ... Read more

Follow-Up on Big 3 Discussions

As you know, the UAW has strongly requested that the Big 3 automakers cease production for the next two weeks to safeguard our members, the workforce that makes their products and our communities. We spent hours tonight in talks with the leadership of the Big 3, demanding that they do the right thing for our members. All three companies have agreed to new measures that will increase adherence to CDC recommendations on social distancing in the workplace. Most importantly, all three companies have agreed to review and implement the rotating partial shutdown of facilities, extensive deep cleaning of facility and ... Read more

Statement From UAW Vice President Gerald Kariem Director of the UAW Ford Department

“UAW Ford members negotiate profit-sharing in their contracts so that they can share in the success of the company and its profits. Today’s announcement is a testament to UAW Ford members’ hard work and the great products that they make.”

Statement of UAW Region 4 Director Ron McInroy on Ford Rivian Announcement

“There are a lot of skilled and talented workers around Normal, Illinois who will make for an excellent Rivian workforce and build a world class quality product. Given the UAW’s history in Normal and our history with Ford Motor Company, we look forward to these jobs returning and UAW members having the opportunity once again to organize and form their local union which has meant so much to that community. It’s a great day for our UAW members, UAW retirees and for the surrounding community.”

More than 1,500 Temporary Ford and GM Workers Made Full-Time Seniority Employees

On Monday, GM and Ford announced that 1,522 temporary workers would be moved to full-time status, with more promotions to come. GM has promoted 930 employees across 30 facilities, with Ford transitioning 592 temporary workers. The move comes shortly after UAW members across the Big 3 ratified contracts which pledged to convert temporary workers to full-time status. FCA is still working to implement the changes, while GM and Ford say they will continue to transition additional workers in the coming months.

UAW Ford Members Ratify Contract

UAW Ford members ratified the 2019 Collective Bargaining Agreement by 56.3% the UAW announced this evening. “Every Ford employee and temporary employee will be at the top-rate for full-time status at the end of this four-year agreement,” said Acting UAW President Rory Gamble, who is Director of the UAW Ford Department. “This is a life-changing contract for many and provides a template for all future Ford UAW members to a full-time, top-rate status. There will be no more permanent temporary situations and no more permanent tiers.” The ratified contract includes an economic package of a $9,000 per full-time member signing ... Read more