Tag: General Motors

Statement of UAW Vice President Terry Dittes Director of the UAW GM Department on Efforts to Produce Ventilators During the Nationwide Coronavirus Pandemic

DETROIT — “We are happy to work with GM during this pandemic for the health and safety and good of our Nation as we collaborate towards the production of ventilators. The UAW has a proud history of stepping up in times of national emergency. General Motors should be commended for stepping up at a crucial moment in our history. At the UAW we are – all in – to find ways to partner together to flatten this curve and save lives.” Learn more about the COVID-19 / Coronavirus disease >>>  

General Motors to Temporarily Suspend Production

DETROIT – Today, General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) confirmed it will begin a systematic orderly suspension of manufacturing operations in North America due to market conditions and to deep clean facilities and continue to protect people. The suspension will last until at least March 30. Production status will be reevaluated week-to-week after that. “GM and the UAW have always put the health and safety of the people entering GM plants first, and we have agreed to a systematic, orderly suspension of production to aid in fighting COVID-19/coronavirus,” said GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra. “We have been taking extraordinary precautions around the world ... 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

UAW, GM, Ford and FCA to Enhance COVID-19/ Coronavirus Protections for Manufacturing and Warehouse Workers

DETROIT – The United Auto Workers (UAW), General Motors Co., Ford Motor Company and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) announced today they are forming a COVID-19/Coronavirus Task Force to implement enhanced protections for manufacturing and warehouse employees at all three companies. UAW President Rory Gamble, GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra, Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford, Ford President and CEO Jim Hackett and FCA CEO Michael Manley will lead the task force. They will be supported by: Terry Dittes, vice president, UAW-GM Department Gerald Kariem, vice president, UAW-Ford Department Cindy Estrada, vice president, UAW-FCA Department The medical staffs, and the manufacturing ... Read more

Statement by UAW Vice President Terry Dittes Director of the UAW GM Department on GM Profit Sharing

“UAW General Motors workers throughout the strike last Fall said to the American public that they build quality vehicles that make excellent profits. Much was made about the cost of the strike, but consider the fact that even with a 40-day strike, General Motors North American made a significant profit.” “Through profit sharing on average UAW GM members will make $8,000 in profit sharing all through the collective bargaining process.”

Statement of UAW Vice President Terry Dittes on General Motors Hamtramck Announcement

“General Motors announcement of new electric truck production at Hamtramck maintaining 2,200 UAW jobs, is a testament to the perseverance of our UAW members and UAW Region 1 under the direction of Frank Stuglin. Over 2,200 jobs and a new technology product will deliver job security and a bright economic future for UAW members for decades to come at Hamtramck.”    

Statement of UAW Vice President Terry Dittes on GM Investments in Tonawanda and Spring Hill

“UAW members during the 40-day strike last fall received significant economic commitments to many plants. Under the direction of Region 9 Director Jeff Binz, the $6.7 million investment at GM’s Tonawanda Plant will continue UAW members’ quality work on the 5.3L V8 engines they provide. In Spring Hill, an over $40 million commitment under the direction of Region 8 Director Mitchell Smith will significantly expand the production capacity on the V8 engine as well. These investments through the 2019 collective bargaining agreement provide significant job security in both New York and Tennessee for UAW members, their families and their communities.”

Statement from UAW President Rory Gamble on Chevrolet Corvette named 2020 North American Car of the Year and Jeep Gladiator named 2020 North American Truck of the Year

The 2020 North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year awards named the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray the 2020 Car of the Year and the Jeep Gladiator the 2020 North American Truck of the Year, both vehicles built by proud UAW members. This is an honor for our union and testament to the top quality workmanship that UAW members bring to the job every day. Our sisters and brothers at UAW Local 2164, who build the Corvette in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and our UAW Local 12 members, who build the Jeep Gladiator in Toledo, Ohio, bring their dedication and industry-leading ... Read more

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.

Statement on GM Lawsuit with FCA

“The UAW is focused on continuing to implement ethics reforms and greater financial controls to make sure the misconduct which has been uncovered will never happen again. Mr. Iacobelli worked for both FCA and General Motors, and he is currently in prison for his crimes, which include the misuse of Joint Program funds. As to the collective bargaining agreements negotiated with FCA while Iacobelli was an FCA manager, we are confident that the terms of those contracts were not affected by Iacobelli’s misconduct, nor that of any UAW officials involved in the misuse of Joint Program funds at FCA. Those ... Read more