Tag: Jobs

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.”

Statement from UAW Vice President Rory Gamble on Ford Chicago Investment Announcement

“Ford’s investment announcement of 500 additional jobs and over $1 billion in plant investments is a testament to the quality and hard work of UAW Ford Members,” said Rory Gamble, Vice President of the UAW Ford Department. “Every day UAW Ford members head to work, proud of the products they build and the craftsmanship required in vehicles like the Explorer, Aviator and Police Interceptor. Ford’s investment announcement demonstrates a commitment to the dedication of UAW members in Chicago.”

AFL-CIO State of the Union’s Podcast: What’s Wrong With GM?

In a special episode, Julie and Tim of the AFL-CIO discuss plant closures at General Motors with longtime autoworker Brad Markell.

GM Announces Restoration of Shift and Additional Jobs

From UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada: As a result of increasing sales and the outstanding quality work of the members of UAW Local 1853, General Motors has announced the addition of a 3rd shift of production at the Spring Hill, Tennessee facility in September 2018. This announcement will recall the laid off seniority members of Local 1853 and create an opportunity for approximately 350 additional members to transfer, pursuant to Appendix A of the 2015 National Agreement. This is exciting news for UAW local 1853 and we shall continue to work toward our goal of 100% of our members being ... Read more

UAW Local 1558 and Spirit AeroSystems Announce Increased Production

UAW Local 1558 members at Spirit AeroSystems announced with the company an increase in production which brought equipment from Mexico to the U.S. The plant—which manufactures parts for commercial and military airplanes—announced the opening of a second fabrication center in McAlester, Oklahoma. Spirit brought 18 machines from Mexico after collaborating with UAW Local 1558 to increase plant capacity. The company is open to adding more equipment if demand continues to rise. “I am proud of the brothers and sisters of Local 1558 for bringing these jobs back from Mexico to McAlester at Spirit AeroSystems,” said Ernie Russell, President of UAW ... Read more

Labor Leaders Deliver Unified Trade Message to President Trump


Six labor leaders made the following statement after today’s trade meeting with President Trump:  Labor is united in its view that NAFTA is a disaster for working people and must be fixed. We had a very productive meeting which made clear to the president that a new NAFTA must create fair and balanced trade in North America. Real solutions for any new trade deal must dramatically improve workers’ rights and raise wages and living standards in all three countries. Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO President Chris Shelton, Communications Workers of America President Robert Martinez. Jr., International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers ... Read more

UAW Statement on the FCA Announcement of Additional Production in the United States

“The UAW has had an ongoing dialogue with FCA, dating back prior to the 2015 negotiations about the trucks moving back to U.S. production from Mexico and the additional jobs that come with it. The UAW is committed to working with FCA to increase domestic production that will increase employment for our members in our communities. We will be conducting further meetings in the coming weeks to discuss the details on the welcome news FCA made on January 11th.” -UAW President Dennis Williams and UAW Vice President Terry Dittes

Unifor-UAW Statement on Auto and the Re-negotiation of NAFTA

The Potential for Fair Trade in an Essential Industry The North American auto industry remains a powerhouse of advanced manufacturing, innovation and economic activity. Directly responsible for 2 million jobs across North America, the auto industry serves as the anchor for entire supply chains including: auto parts producers, suppliers of raw materials and service providers (1). The economic activity generated by the industry supports local business and public services, as each auto assembly job creates in the range of 9 to 10 other jobs across the economy (2). These are often good jobs with above average wages which for generations ... Read more

Ford Invests $350 Million, Creates or Protects 800 Jobs, Adding New Fuel-Efficient Transmission to Michigan Plant

DEARBORN, Mich., May 19, 2017 – Ford is investing $350 million in its Livonia Transmission Plant, adding a new transmission to expand its lineup of fuel-efficient powertrains as part of the company’s plan to fortify its core automotive business. The company will create or retain 800 hourly jobs to support production of the new transmission. Ford expects to begin adding jobs late this year, with the majority coming next year and in 2019. Read more at media.ford.com >>>   Photo by Google Maps

Day of Action: BCTGM Nabisco Boycott is today!

Click to share on Facebook We stand with BCTGM Nabisco/Mondelēz workers rallying outside the company’s shareholders meeting today. Support union workers, fight for family-sustaining jobs, only buy AMERICAN-made Nabisco snacks!  In July 2015, Nabisco (Mondelēz) announced it had decided to invest $130 million in a plant in Salinas, Mexico, instead of investing it in its iconic Southside Chicago Nabisco bakery. Mondelēz called on the workers, represented by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) International Union, to come up with $46 million in annual savings (in perpetuity) at the Chicago facility for the company, or it would take the $130 million planned ... Read more