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GM Investment in Toledo Propulsion Reflects Contributions of UAW Members

General Motors announced on Friday that it will invest $760 million at Toledo, Ohio propulsion manufacturing operations to prepare the facility for production of drive units that will be used in future GM Ultium-based battery electric trucks including the Chevrolet Silverado EV, GMC Sierra EV and GMC HUMMER EVs. Remarks of UAW President Ray Curry: I am so proud of the work done by our members in Local 14, led by President Tony Totty and Shop Chair Jeff King and under the leadership of Region 2B Director Wayne Blanchard. This is a storied facility with a history that reaches back ... Read more

UAW President Ray Curry Writes Congressional Letter Urging Passage of the Susan Muffley Act to Restore the Pensions of Salaried Delphi Employees

Detroit – “Congress has an opportunity to restore full pension benefits to over 20,000 salaried Delphi employees. These hard working coworkers of UAW members suffered significant losses to their earned benefits, with some losing as much as 70% of their benefits.  We strongly urge Congress to pass this legislation that would pay the difference between the pension benefits earned by Delphi salaried retirees and what they received following the GM bankruptcy in 2009. It is long overdue.”

JOINT STATEMENT OF UAW PRESIDENT RAY CURRY AND UAW VICE PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR OF THE UAW GENERAL MOTORS DEPARTMENT TERRY DITTES ON GM’S $7 BILLION INVESTMENT CREATING 4,000 NEW JOBS, RETAINING 1,000 JOBS AND LOCATING NEW PRODUCT IN MICHIGAN

Detroit – “Today’s massive investment in committing over $7 Billion in four Michigan manufacturing sites creates a strong future for UAW members, their families and communities. For UAW Local 5960 Lake Orion the planned new products and advanced electric vehicle retooling builds on their plant’s history as a cutting edge manufacturing facility with a highly skilled and experienced EV workforce. For UAW members at the GM Lansing Delta Township and Lansing Grand River Assembly plants the investments are commitments to continue and expand into new technologies as the industry transitions. And in the case of the new Ultium Cell battery ... Read more

STATEMENT OF UAW REGION 1D DIRECTOR STEVE DAWES ON GENERAL MOTORS INVESTMENTS IN LANSING Detroit

Detroit – “Today’s announcements of GMs investment in the GM Lansing Delta Township Plant and the GM Lansing Grand River Plant is a down payment on future work as we transition to new technologies in the auto sector. The placement of the Ultium battery plant will center our region as part of our Nation’s technology future and we look forward to welcoming those members into the UAW. Today’s announcement will not just be remembered for the Lansing region, it will transform our area into the jobs of the future. We congratulate the UAW members whose skill and hard work made ... Read more

STATEMENT OF UAW REGION 1 DIRECTOR JAMES HARRIS ON THE INVESTMENT OF PRODUCT AND JOBS AT GMs LAKE ORION ASSEMBLY PLANT

Detroit – “Members of UAW LOCAL 5960 have led the nation in the early transition to electric vehicles. Today’s announcement that the Chevrolet Silverado EV and GMC Sierra EVE pickups will be built at Lake Orion by UAW members protects thousands of jobs in Michigan and provides good paying jobs for UAW members and their families for decades to come.”

Statement from UAW Vice President Terry Dittes Director of the UAW GM Department on Investment in General Motors Lockport Components Plant

Detroit – “For UAW members and their families at General Motors Lockport Components Plant, today’s announcement is a commitment to their future and western New York’s economy. GM’s commitment to invest $154 million to produce a key component of electric motors recognizes the skilled work of UAW Local 686 members and cements the Lockport facility as a key UAW plant in the transition to future electric vehicles.”

Statement from UAW Vice President Terry Dittes Director of the UAW GM Department on Investment in General Motors Lockport Components Plant

“For UAW members and their families at General Motors Lockport Components Plant, today’s announcement is a commitment to their future and western New York’s economy. GM’s commitment to invest $154 million to produce a key component of electric motors recognizes the skilled work of UAW Local 686 members and cements the Lockport facility as a key UAW plant in the transition to future electric vehicles.”

UAW PRESIDENT RAY CURRY CALLS FOR GM AND MEXICO TO ENSURE THE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT OF GM SILAO WORKERS TO HAVE A FREE AND FAIR ELECTION TO JOIN A UNION

Detroit – UAW President Ray Curry called on Mexican labor authorities and General Motors Friday to take all necessary steps to ensure that the upcoming union election at GM’s Silao plant in Mexico is democratic, transparent, and free from intimidation. Over 7,000 workers at the plant will have an opportunity to vote their union representation on February 1 and 2. “The UAW has a long history standing in solidarity with workers seeking independent union representation in the United States and around the world,” said Curry. “This solidarity extends to our brothers and sisters in Mexico and the workers of General ... Read more

Statement on Protocols After Meeting With the COVID-19 Task Force

Detroit – Out of an abundance of caution, the COVID-19 Joint Task Force, comprised of the UAW, Ford, General Motors and Stellantis, has decided to continue to require workers to wear masks at the worksite until the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issues guidelines in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recent change in Covid-19 workplace standards. Ford, General Motors and Stellantis will also comply with all state, county, and city regulations where we operate facilities. The COVID-19 Task Force met and after reviewing the CDC guidelines and OSHA standards, decided it is best for ... Read more

Statement from UAW Vice President Terry Dittes Director of the UAW General Motors Department

Detroit – “UAW workers at Pontiac Stamping Plant have a proud history of quality work. UAW GM members are proud to be using some of the latest technology available and add some new jobs as they continue to innovate and build at this historic facility.”