Tag: General Motors

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

Statement from UAW Vice President Terry Dittes on GM Profit Sharing Announcement

The UAW Membership makes the components for and builds the finest General Motors cars, trucks, crossovers, SUVs and vans in the world right here in the U.S.A. That is the driving force behind propelling GM to make $10.769 billion in net profits in the U.S. for 2018. Profit Sharing payments to UAW-GM Members up to $10,750 is because the UAW proposed this during Negotiations; achieved it at the bargaining table and our members ratified it.

Statement of UAW GM Vice President Terry Dittes on the announcement of GM Flint Investments for the Silverado HD

“Today’s investment in the Silverado HD is a credit to the hard work and craftsmanship of UAW GM members in Flint. UAW GM members are proud of the Silverados they build and these investments to an enhanced 2020 Silverado HD are a strong commitment to their work, their families and the Flint community.”

UPDATE: UAW represented at State of the Union address

UPDATE (02/05/19, 9:35 a.m.): UAW Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry has accepted the invitation of Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (Miss-02) to attend the State of the Union representing the UAW, International Union. UAW Lordstown and Warren local presidents to attend as guests of Ryan, Levin DETROIT, MI – Congressman Andy Levin (MI-09), vice chair of the U.S. House of Representatives Education and Labor Committee, and Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13), co-chair of the U.S. House Manufacturing Caucus, have invited UAW Presidents Ghana Goodwin-Dye (Warren Local 909) and Dave Green (Youngstown Local 1112) to attend President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, ... Read more

Statement of UAW President Gary Jones on the President’s Buy American Announcement

“The President has taken important steps to adhere to the concept that the U.S. government and consumers should Buy American. When consumers invest in the products of U.S. workers we each make an investment in all of us. And it’s not just government. Companies like General Motors have an obligation to build where they sell and stop exporting jobs abroad. After all, we invested in General Motors in their darkest days. Now they need to invest in us.” -UAW President Gary Jones

The Lordstown Ripple Effect

We know that GM’s choice to halt vehicle production and lay off thousands of workers at plants in Michigan, Ohio, and Baltimore will be devastating for UAW members at those plants — but they aren’t the only ones bracing for the negative impact of this decision. Hundreds of companies along the automotive supply chain across the Midwest face uncertainty in the wake of GM’s decision. In Ohio, where GM announced they will end production of the Chevrolet Cruze in Lordstown next spring, there are between 580 and 1,100 companies considered to be a part of the automotive supply chain that ... Read more

TAKE ACTION: Write a letter to GM telling them what you think of the plant closings

Start the new year by writing to our "friends" at GM about their recent decision to close plants in Michigan, Ohio and Baltimore. We've already delivered more than 4,000 letters to General Motors. Submit your message using the form and we'll print and personally hand deliver your message to GM headquarters! Write Letter

GM: Mexico’s Biggest Auto Exporter

General Motors has long been regarded as a beacon of successful American business. But today, they’ve earned themselves a new title: top carmaker and exporter of Mexico. Late last year, GM announced their decision to close plants in Michigan, Ohio, and Baltimore. As a part of this decision, over 14,000 American jobs will be eliminated, the production of several vehicle models will be halted, and the production of cars like the new Chevy Blazer SUV will be moved to Mexico. GM has spent the past several years retooling Mexican plants and preparing to shift vehicle production to facilities in San ... Read more

Statement by UAW VP Terry Dittes on GM’s $22 Million investment at Spring Hill Plant for Advanced Engine Technology

“The membership at UAW Local 1853 at the GM Spring Hill plant build some of the finest products in the world. We in the UAW will continue to encourage and support GM investing in their U.S.A. plants like Spring Hill Tennessee and around the country. Building product where you sell is good for our members, their families, the communities and all of America”. – Terry Dittes UAW Vice President and Director of the GM Department

GM Executive Pay

When a company decides to lay off thousands of workers and shutter factories, you would expect employees at all levels of that company to feel the impact of the decision. But in the wake of General Motors’ decision to lay off 14,000 American workers and close factories in Ohio, Michigan, and Maryland, company executives continue to enjoy enormous salaries. It’s come out that some General Motors executives were given a total pay package of $22 million last year — an amount that could cover the pay and benefits cost of 206 hourly GM auto workers for an entire year. With ... Read more