Tag: General Motors

Statement of Terry Dittes UAW Vice President and Director of the UAW General Motors Department on the new role and pending retirement of GM Vice President of Labor Relations

“We want to wish Scott Sandefur the best of luck in his new role and his retirement in 2021.  Scott is a man of integrity and credibility.  We saw issues between G.M. and the UAW differently many times while working together.  During those time of disagreements, he did not compromise his values or credibility while performing his duties. On behalf of the UAW, we wish Scott all the best in the future.”

Statement of UAW Vice President Terry Dittes, Director of the UAW GM Department on the UAW Contract Elevating 650 Temporary Employees to Seniority Status in January

Detroit – “UAW members negotiated and ratified a path to seniority status in the 2019 National Negotiations and because of their contract, 650 members will gain seniority status and benefits this month. This life-changing event is a testament to our members’ hard work as permanent temporary employees and the power of collective bargaining that created this defined path for them to seniority status.”

Statement from UAW Vice President Terry Dittes Director of the UAW General Motors Department on Investments in Tonawanda, NY and Parma, Ohio

“Today’s investment announcement of $76 million builds on the public’s demand for the quality engines and trucks produced for General Motors by the women and men in Tonawanda and increases investment in Parma production as well. As a team, UAW built trucks like the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra continue to be best in class. Today’s investment rewards that quality and success with a commitment to increased production.”

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 2021 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

Statement of UAW Vice President Terry Dittes, Director of the UAW GM Department, on General Motors Earnings Statement

Detroit – “In a challenging year, UAW members during this time of national crisis have pulled together to safely and productively make some of the finest quality vehicles and trucks in the world. This profit statement reflects our UAW members’ commitment to safety as they returned to the plant this spring, and their dedication to the quality and craftsmanship that is second to none.”

Statement by UAW Vice President Terry Dittes Director of the UAW GM Department on GM Investment Announcement at Spring Hill, Lansing Delta and Other Locations

DETROIT – The future unveiled by General Motors today is a commitment to UAW members’ future work based on their skill, sweat and craftsmanship. And we are excited about building next generation vehicles like the EV Cadillac Lyriq and new generation Acadia at UAW Local 1853 and UAW Local 602 respectively. Spring Hill will undergo major equipment upgrades including modification of the Paint and Body facilities in preparation for these next generation vehicles as the Acadia moves up to Lansing Delta Township. These ongoing discussions are part of our collective bargaining process during the 2019 contract negotiations and we will ... Read more

Statement by UAW Vice President and Director of the UAW GM Department on General Motors Investment in Toledo and Defiance

DETROIT – “By committing $71 million in investments at the Toledo Transmission Plant and Defiance Casting Plant, General Motors is demonstrating its commitment to the long history and quality craftsmanship of UAW members. These investments create job security for UAW GM members, their families and the Toledo and Defiance communities.”

UAW President Rory L. Gamble’s Statement on GM Restart Date Announcement

“As we stated yesterday in regard to FCA, the UAW has and continues to have dialogue with all of our employers and employment sectors about the safety and security surrounding reopening worksites. In the case of the Big 3, through the Task Force we have had an ongoing dialogue and we have supported a number of measures put in place to address Center for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines from GM, FCA and Ford to protect our health and safety in the plant. Our volunteer members and the companies have done great work to reconfigure plants ... Read more

COVID-19 Update 4/27/2020

My Brothers and Sisters, I want to start my message today by commending the brave UAW Ford, FCA and GM men and women who have stepped up and agreed to serve as paid volunteers, to go back into production facilities to begin readying them for a restart date. That effort began today, and these dedicated volunteers will play a critical role in putting our members’ safety first as we get our economy back to work. These members will be helping to ensure that the plants meet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) health ... Read more

Local 292 GM workers sign boxes of first ventilators shipped to help with the COVID-19 pandemic

Yesterday, UAW Local 292 workers at GM in Kokomo, Indiana sent off the first boxes of ventilators. Not only have UAW members jumped into action to help their fellow community members, but they signed the boxes to help give hope to the hospital workers and people suffering from COVID-19. Check out the boxes and the heartfelt post, here.