Our union applauds GM’s announcement of $20.5 million investments into the Memphis CCA, Ypsilanti Processing Center and Davison Road Processing Center, a decision that makes clear that our members are part of the future growth of General Motors. These investments will make the jobs of our members at Locals 2406 (Memphis, Tennessee), 174 (Ypsilanti, Michigan) and 651 (Burton, Michigan) safer and more secure. This is happening because UAW members have a proven record of skill, experience and quality that has contributed to the success of GM. This announcement comes on the heels of other recent investment announcements from GM. We ... Read more
The following article was written about the Flint Water Crisis by UAW Vice President and Director of the GM Department, Cindy Estrada. It originally appeared in the Detroit News as part of their Labor Voices series. My husband and our twin sons recently joined countless others to distribute water to Flint families dealing with the man-made lead poisoning disaster that has impacted so many, including thousands of children. We met too many people who are hurting and don’t know whom to trust anymore. We met the grandmother who wept over the injury she had innocently caused her grandchildren when she ... Read more
Detroit, Mich. — Today the UAW-GM Council and the International Union, UAW’s International Executive Board (IEB) met to discuss the ratification results for the tentative National Agreement recently negotiated with General Motors LLC. As previously noted, while the majority of the entire UAW-GM membership voted in favor of the tentative agreement – 55.4 percent in favor versus 44.6 percent against – the skilled trades membership voted against ratification. Following receipt of these ratification results, meetings were held with the UAW skilled trades membership at each GM worksite in order to determine the issues for their rejection of the tentative agreement. ... Read more
The UAW announced today that it will pursue a contract for UAW-GM members in the next round of Big Three bargaining as negotiations continue at Ford.