Tag: GM

Statement from UAW VP and Director of UAW-GM Department Mike Booth

Today UAW members who work for General Motors received the news that they may receive up to $12,750 in profit sharing. UAW members have earned their share of the company’s prosperity, and this negotiated benefit reflects that contribution. Our members are essential to the success of General Motors.  UAW members bring skill, experience, and dedication to the job every day and are well deserving of today’s news. While we celebrate today, we know that there are challenges ahead.  We will continue to fight for fairness and equity for all UAW-GM members.

Statement of UAW Vice President Mike Booth on GM’s Announcement of $20.5 Million Investment into Memphis CCA, Ypsilanti Processing Center and Davison Road Processing Center

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

Statement of President Ray Curry on General Motors Announcement of Investments in UAW Facilities

Today, General Motors announced $918 million in investments at four UAW facilities to support truck production and future electric vehicle (EV) production.   Our union celebrates the announcement of these new investments into our GM facilities which will benefit our members at Locals 659 (Flint, Michigan), 362 (Bay City, MI), 211 (Defiance, OH) and 1097 (Rochester, NY).  The skill and dedication of UAW members are a key part of GM’s success, and this investment recognizes that our members will remain a vital part of GM’s future.

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.”