Tag: GM

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

December is National Write to a Friend Month! This year, we wanted to give you the opportunity to write to our "friends" at GM, about their recent decision to close plants in Michigan, Ohio and Baltimore this holiday season. Submit your message using the form and we'll print and personally hand deliver your message to GM headquarters! Write Letter

UAW President Gary Jones: Autoworkers ready to fight GM over its callous layoffs

Last week was a bad week for autoworkers and the future of our domestic industry. On Nov. 26, General Motors (GM) announced its decision to halt production at the Lordstown, Ohio, and Hamtramck, Mich., assembly plants, idling thousands of workers. Last Friday, President Trump signed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), with promises that it would stop companies from closing U.S. factories and opening new ones in low-wage countries like Mexico… Read more on The Hill >>>

AFL-CIO State of the Union’s Podcast: What’s Wrong With GM?

In a special episode, Julie and Tim of the AFL-CIO discuss plant closures at General Motors with longtime autoworker Brad Markell.

UAW Lodges Formal Objection to GM Announcement

Monday, the UAW lodged a formal objection opposing GM’s plan to close four American auto plants in 2019. The complaint objected to GM’s unilateral decision on the future of those facilities, without the agreement of the UAW, required by the 2015 National Agreement. UAW leadership remains steadfast in its commitment to protecting American jobs, with UAW President Gary Jones saying, “We have been clear that the UAW will leave no stone unturned and use any and all resources available to us regarding the future of these plants.” He added that “There are issues related to this and to collective bargaining ... Read more

Statement from UAW Vice President Terry Dittes Director of the UAW-GM Department on Investment in Lansing Grand River

“General Motors investment in Lansing Grand River is welcome news for UAW members and U.S. consumers where GM makes the majority of their company profits. We hope General Motors continues the policy of “we build, where we sell” as American taxpayers counted on that commitment during GM’s darkest days when they were on the brink of bankruptcy.”

Labor Voices: We are stronger together

It has been a privilege to serve as the president of the UAW for the past four years. Working together with the UAW’s dedicated officers, directors, assistant directors, staff, local union leaders and members, we have created a strong, stable and growing UAW. The Great Recession of the late 2000s created a perfect storm of challenges for the UAW, and membership fell to below 370,000 members by 2011. Operating dues also fell and we annually ran $30 million in the red. As a result, the strike and defense fund balance decreased significantly. But we have rebounded and we are stronger ... Read more

Statement from UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada on Average $11,750 Profit Sharing Per Member

“Today’s General Motors profit sharing, established under the 2015 contract negotiations, recognizes that UAW GM members’ hard work is an essential part of General Motors sales and profits. UAW members at GM negotiated a well-deserved share in the profits of their hard work and sacrifice.”

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 2018 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

Deciphering the VIN

Here’s How to Tell Where Your Vehicle Was Assembled It’s often hard for the average consumer to know where the products he or she buys are made. That’s because many manufacturers go to great lengths to hide the fact that their products are not made in the USA by workers making a decent wage. In the automobile industry, many vehicles are sourced from multiple countries. So that nice new car you buy that you thought was made in the United States may have been made in Mexico or elsewhere. Using the 2018 UAW Union-Built Buying Guide is one way to ... Read more

Facts About UAW Strength in the South

√ We are and have been in the U.S. South Over 55,000 UAW Members reside in communities throughout the South Over 66,000 UAW retirees in the south Over 13% of all active UAW Members are in the South √We are organizing in the South – it’s not just high-profile Over the past year Five southern locals have joined the UAW with over 1,323 members in Texas, Tennessee and Kentucky. Almost 3,000 organized since the VW vote in 2014. √ Among many UAW Products: In Kentucky, UAW members make whiskey barrels, Corvettes, Fords, steel and nurse patients. In North Carolina, UAW ... Read more