VOTERS TO POLITICIANS: “FOLLOW THROUGH” Detroit – UAW President Gary Jones said Wednesday that voters sent a loud and clear message on election day: “Enough rhetoric.” Voters made it clear they expect real progress on trade, job creation, job protections and wage growth. He also noted the significant victories of women, minorities, the first two female Muslim members of Congress and the first openly LGBT governor in U.S. history. “This vote was a loud statement by Americans that they want action on jobs, healthcare, education, fair trade, income growth and a future for their children. If 2016 was a statement ... Read more
CHICAGO, lL – The National Writers Union has reached a final settlement agreement with the Ebony Media Organization and CVG Group LLC (which acquired Ebony magazine in 2016), over the magazine’s failure to pay freelance writers, editors and designers for contracted and published work. This settlement covers 45 freelancers who are collectively owed $80,000 by the new owners of the iconic magazine. Six writers who were part of the original group non-payment grievance were paid-out about $8,000 before this settlement. According to the terms of the agreement, Ebony will pay all of the freelancers 100% of their owed invoices in four quarterly payments, starting with the ... Read more
The Caterpillar UAW bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement. No details will be publicly released until Caterpillar UAW members have had a chance to review the agreement and highlights, and vote on the agreement. UAW members should check with their local unions which will set meetings, including date, time and place to review the details of the contract and conduct ratification votes next week.
Investments in assembly plants total more than $1 billion 1,000 new jobs to be created Plants will be retooled to support growth of Jeep® brand Brings total U.S. investment to more than $6.8 billion with more than 23,500 jobs created since June 2009 AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – FCA US today announced that it will invest more than $1 billion in its assembly plants in Illinois and Ohio to retool them to support the future growth of the Jeep® brand. As a result of these investments, 1,000 new jobs will be created, subject to market conditions. The Belvidere Assembly Plant (Ill.) ... Read more
Region 4 Director, Ron McInroy Normal, Ill. & Detroit, Mich., (July 27, 2015) — Today, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation and the United Auto Workers (UAW) announced following news that Mitsubishi Motors will end production at its Normal plant at the end of November 2015, pending a final decision by the Board of Directors’ meeting. Mitsubishi Motors and UAW leaders met last week to discuss the facility closure and have pledged to work collaboratively to identify a suitable buyer to assume operations of the facility. “This difficult decision follows years of challenge to remain viable, and was compelled by the combination of ... Read more