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GM Announces $20 Million Investment in Arlington Assembly Plant

General Motors announced Monday an investment of over $20 million in the Arlington, Texas assembly plant that employees 4,500 members. Arlington Assembly⁠—first opened in 1954⁠—is the sole producer of the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, GMC Yukon and Yukon XL, and the Cadillac Escalade. GM has invested more than $1.4 billion in Arlington Assembly since 2015 to build a new paint shop and for upgrades to the body shop and general assembly area. “Under the outstanding leadership of UAW Region 5 Director Vance Pearson, the dedicated membership at UAW Local 276 continues to build world-class SUVs in Arlington, Texas. The UAW ... Read more

Statement from UAW GM Vice President Terry Dittes on GM Investment in Flint Production

“The over $150 million investment in Flint rewards GM’s production and skilled trades workers for the quality Full-Size Pickups they produce. Under the direction of Director Gerald Kariem of UAW Region 1D, Flint GM workers in the past year have secured 1,000 additional jobs which reflect the hard work of UAW members as they build heavy duty Chevy and GMC pickup trucks.”

Statement of UAW GM Vice President Terry Dittes on GM Hill Visit

While the UAW welcomes the $700 million in Ohio investment outside of Lordstown, Ohio, it is not forgotten that UAW members, their families and citizens in the Mahoning Valley invested in General Motors in its darkest days to allow for the record profits that GM is making in recent years. The people of the Mahoning Valley deserve a solid, secure job investment that no start-up, dependent on federal contracts, can bring to the Valley. UAW members and the community deserve a GM product investment at Lordstown.

Statement from UAW Vice President Terry Dittes on GM Announcement

In response to General Motors’ announcement today, the UAW’s position is unequivocal: General Motors should assign a product to the Lordstown facility and continue operating it. A federal lawsuit filed by the UAW over the closing of the Lordstown, Baltimore and Warren facilities is still pending, and the UAW will continue its effort to protect the contractual rights of its members at these locations. The parties regularly discuss product placement issues during National Negotiations which will begin in July of this year. We will monitor this situation as it develops to determine what course of action will most benefit UAW-represented ... Read more

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.”