Tag: General Motors

Statement of UAW Vice President Terry Dittes Director of the General Motors Department on General Motors Statement on Ultium Cells Respecting Workers’ Rights To Organize and Work With the UAW

“We in the UAW look forward to starting discussions with General Motors regarding their joint venture to produce batteries in Ohio and Tennessee so workers will have a voice at the table in order to create good-paying union jobs and benefits.”

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

Statement from UAW Vice President Terry Dittes Director of the UAW General Motors Department

Detroit – “UAW workers at Pontiac Stamping Plant have a proud history of quality work. UAW GM members are proud to be using some of the latest technology available and add some new jobs as they continue to innovate and build at this historic facility.”

Statement by UAW Vice President Terry Dittes Director of the General Motors Department on General Motors Announcement of $1 Billion in Electric Vehicle Mexican Investment

“At a time when General Motors is asking for a significant investment by the U.S. government in subsidizing electric vehicles, this is a slap in the face for not only UAW members and their families but also for U.S. taxpayers and the American workforce. General Motors automobiles made in Mexico are sold in the United States and should be made right here, employing American workers. That is why our nation is investing in these companies. Taxpayer money should not go to companies that utilize labor outside the U.S. while benefiting from American government subsidies. This is not the America any ... Read more

UAW Mourns the Passing of Retired UAW Vice President Dick Shoemaker

Former UAW Vice President Richard Shoemaker passed away Friday March 12 at the age of 81. Shoemaker served as UAW Vice President for three terms including an assignment overseeing the UAW General Motors Department. Shoemaker, born on October 6, 1939, joined the UAW in 1957 right out of high school when he began working at Deere & Co. Harvester Works in East Moline, Illinois where his father worked. “In those days, you really had a choice whether you wanted to go to school or whether you wanted to spend a career in the plant,” Shoemaker told the Associated Press in ... Read more

Statement from UAW Vice President Terry Dittes Director of the General Motors Department on Investments at GM Romulus GPS and GM Bedford Casting Operations

Detroit – Today’s investment by General Motors in the Romulus GPS and GM Bedford Casting Operations recognizes the world class production of engines and engine components by UAW members. By investing over $100 million dollars, GM has made a commitment to the work and jobs that benefit UAW members, their families and communities in Romulus and Bedford. Romulus GPS produces V6 engines and 10-speed transmissions used in a variety of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles. Bedford Casting Operations produces aluminum transmission casings, converter housings, heads, and small gas engine blocks that are used in a variety of Chevrolet, Buick, ... Read more