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Statement from UAW Vice President Terry Dittes Director of the GM Department on Lake Orion Investment

“The great workforce at Lake Orion understands that today’s announcement will provide over 400 new jobs for a General Motors product of the future built by UAW Local 5960 members for years to come right here in Michigan. Today’s GM commitment of $300 million to build this electric vehicle, with our UAW members, is a good start on GM’s investment toward keeping future manufacturing jobs here in America.”

We Are One! Special Bargaining Convention Closes as Delegates Set Bargaining Priorities

The 2019 UAW Special Bargaining Convention closed with chants of “We are One!” as UAW members set their union’s bargaining priorities for the next four years by overwhelmingly adopting a comprehensive resolution. UAW locals will use the resolution as a guide when they enter negotiations with management. While negotiations with the Big Three automakers loom large, the resolution is designed to give workers from all segments guidance on a wide variety of workplace issues. The convention itself was a reminder to members that it was solidarity that won the working conditions and benefits that UAW members enjoy today, and that ... Read more

GM, FCA Bargaining Committees Introduced at UAW Special Bargaining Convention

On the second day of the UAW’s Special Bargaining Convention, Vice President Terry Dittes, director of the UAW General Motors Department, and Vice President Cindy Estrada, director of the UAW FCA Department, introduced members of the national bargaining committees and presented sector reports. The committee members will begin negotiations with the automakers this summer. In her report, Estrada said FCA will open the first new auto plant in Detroit in nearly three decades. “You can build a plant right here in the city of Detroit with union wages and still make a profit,” she said. In her remarks, Estrada emphasized ... Read more

UAW to hold Warren Powertrain Prayer Vigil

Join GM-layoff affected families in a vigil of solidarity on Friday, February 22 Thursday, February 21– DETROIT — Family members, friends and workers who will be adversely affected by General Motors’ decision to stop production at the Warren Transmission Operations Plant will meet in unified support with UAW leadership for a prayer vigil on Friday, February 22. Nearly 300 workers at the plant will be affected by the decision from GM to idle the Warren facility as well as thousands of workers at three other plants. The decision also lays a deafening blow to thousands of supplier jobs and supporting ... Read more

STATEMENT FROM UAW VP TERRY DITTES ON GM ROMULUS INVESTMENTS

“The UAW fully supports this $20 million dollar investment at the GM Romulus plant and encourages more of this in the future. The membership of UAW local 163 is under the outstanding leadership of UAW Region 1A Director Chuck Browning and they applaud this investment on behalf of the entire workforce and the community. We in the UAW look forward to more investments like this in the future so GM can build where they sell.”

STATEMENT FROM UAW VP TERRY DITTES ON GM LANSING DELTA INVESTMENTS

“The UAW supports and encourages further investments like the $36 million at Lansing Delta Township GM plant. The membership of UAW Local 602 are under the outstanding Leadership of UAW Region 1D Director Gerald Kariem and they applaud this investment on behalf of the entire workforce and the community. Delta Township builds the world class Chevy Traverse and Buick Enclave. We in the UAW look forward to more investments like this from General Motors so they can build where they sell.”

FREEP – UAW chief: GM cuts show labor contracts are more essential than ever

UAW members at General Motors plants are at a pivotal time in their lives. Faced with facility shutdowns and thousands of lost jobs — all while heading into 2019’s collective bargaining process — their tomorrows bring uncertainty, questions and fear. But what it doesn’t bring is feeling alone. Because for the more than 130,000 UAW members affected by this next round of Detroit Three bargaining, they know the UAW has their back… Read more at www.freep.com >>>

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

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

FREEP: Gov. Whitmer vows to fight GM to save UAW jobs at Detroit-Hamtramck

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer met with about 50 UAW members Friday at union headquarters in Detroit, telling them she will fight to keep their jobs as General Motors looks to idle five factories. Of the five, Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly and Warren Transmission are in Michigan. Union workers in Lordstown, Ohio, and Oshawa, Ontario, also have been fighting back against GM’s decision. Read more at www.freep.com >>>