Tag: General Motors

Statement from UAW Vice President Terry Dittes on GM Announcement

In response to General Motors’ announcement today, the UAW’s position is unequivocal: General Motors should assign a product to the Lordstown facility and continue operating it. A federal lawsuit filed by the UAW over the closing of the Lordstown, Baltimore and Warren facilities is still pending, and the UAW will continue its effort to protect the contractual rights of its members at these locations. The parties regularly discuss product placement issues during National Negotiations which will begin in July of this year. We will monitor this situation as it develops to determine what course of action will most benefit UAW-represented ... Read more

Statement From UAW Vice President Terry Dittes on Bowling Green Investment and Added Jobs

“UAW members in Bowling Green fully support the investment by GM at the Bowling Green Assembly. Members from UAW Local 2164 are proud to build the iconic Chevrolet Corvette and will be adding a full shift of production and over 400 new bargaining unit jobs through this investment. We hope to see more of this in the future from GM, which is good for our members, their families, the community, and all of America”.

Statement from UAW Vice President Terry Dittes Director of the GM Department on Lake Orion Investment

“The great workforce at Lake Orion understands that today’s announcement will provide over 400 new jobs for a General Motors product of the future built by UAW Local 5960 members for years to come right here in Michigan. Today’s GM commitment of $300 million to build this electric vehicle, with our UAW members, is a good start on GM’s investment toward keeping future manufacturing jobs here in America.”

We Are One! Special Bargaining Convention Closes as Delegates Set Bargaining Priorities

The 2019 UAW Special Bargaining Convention closed with chants of “We are One!” as UAW members set their union’s bargaining priorities for the next four years by overwhelmingly adopting a comprehensive resolution. UAW locals will use the resolution as a guide when they enter negotiations with management. While negotiations with the Big Three automakers loom large, the resolution is designed to give workers from all segments guidance on a wide variety of workplace issues. The convention itself was a reminder to members that it was solidarity that won the working conditions and benefits that UAW members enjoy today, and that ... Read more

GM, FCA Bargaining Committees Introduced at UAW Special Bargaining Convention

On the second day of the UAW’s Special Bargaining Convention, Vice President Terry Dittes, director of the UAW General Motors Department, and Vice President Cindy Estrada, director of the UAW FCA Department, introduced members of the national bargaining committees and presented sector reports. The committee members will begin negotiations with the automakers this summer. In her report, Estrada said FCA will open the first new auto plant in Detroit in nearly three decades. “You can build a plant right here in the city of Detroit with union wages and still make a profit,” she said. In her remarks, Estrada emphasized ... Read more

Statement From UAW Vice President Terry Dittes on the Final Cruze Built in Lordstown

“We in the UAW have taken issue with the decision of the General Motors Company to stop building the top quality and award winning Chevrolet Cruze, built by one of the greatest workforces in the country at UAW Local 1112! As our recently filed lawsuit against GM makes clear, the UAW will leave no stone unturned in keeping the Lordstown plant open.”

Joint Statement of UAW President Gary Jones and UAW Vice President Terry Dittes on GM Hamtramck Announcement of Continued Operation

“For the UAW brothers and sisters at Hamtramck, today is a sense of relief for their families and the community. The UAW welcomes today’s announcement that Hamtramck production will continue.  For those UAW brothers and sisters at GM Warren Transmission Operations, GM Lordstown Assembly and in the GM GPS Baltimore plant in Maryland, let me reiterate that the UAW will leave no stone unturned in seeking to keep your plants open and we hope today’s news brings a measure of hope as we continue that important work. On behalf of UAW members at Hamtramck and throughout the UAW, we want ... Read more

STATEMENT FROM UAW VP TERRY DITTES ON GM ROMULUS INVESTMENTS

“The UAW fully supports this $20 million dollar investment at the GM Romulus plant and encourages more of this in the future. The membership of UAW local 163 is under the outstanding leadership of UAW Region 1A Director Chuck Browning and they applaud this investment on behalf of the entire workforce and the community. We in the UAW look forward to more investments like this in the future so GM can build where they sell.”

STATEMENT FROM UAW VP TERRY DITTES ON GM LANSING DELTA INVESTMENTS

“The UAW supports and encourages further investments like the $36 million at Lansing Delta Township GM plant. The membership of UAW Local 602 are under the outstanding Leadership of UAW Region 1D Director Gerald Kariem and they applaud this investment on behalf of the entire workforce and the community. Delta Township builds the world class Chevy Traverse and Buick Enclave. We in the UAW look forward to more investments like this from General Motors so they can build where they sell.”

Joint Statement From UAW President Gary Jones and Unifor President Jerry Dias

“As is our common practice, as Presidents of the UAW and Unifor we met with UAW GM Vice President Terry Dittes last night for dinner, and again this morning, to discuss joint issues involving International Trade, International Unions and common issues related to our unions. This has been a common practice and as you know we are united in our history. Unifor and the UAW are and always have been committed to act in solidarity on behalf of our members and working families in Canada and the United States. United we are stronger. And we remain united through our shared ... Read more