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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

Show your support for BCTGM Nabisco Workers!

May 17 is the Mondelēz Shareholders Meeting in Lincolnshire, Ill. (25 miles north of Chicago). BCTGM Nabisco/Mondelēz workers, BCTGM local unions, supporters and activists from other AFL-CIO affiliates will be gathering outside of the meeting for a large protest rally. 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 ... Read more

Ford Investing $1.2 Billion in Three Michigan Facilities, Further Bolstering Leadership in Trucks, SUVs, Mobility

$850 million Michigan Assembly Plant upgrade supports return of Ford Ranger, Bronco $150 million investment and 130 jobs at Romeo Engine expands capacity for engine components for several vehicles, including Ranger and Bronco $200 million investment for advanced data center in Michigan supports Ford’s expansion to an auto and mobility company and expected dramatic increase in data storage needs Investments are in addition to $700 million and 700 new jobs at Ford’s Flat Rock, Michigan facility, announced in January, for high-tech electrified and autonomous vehicles; Ford has announced $1.9 billion in new investments in Michigan this year DEARBORN, Mich., March ... Read more

Statement from UAW Vice President Jimmy Settles on Ford Profit-Sharing Announcement

“This morning, Ford Motor Co. announced their 2016 North American full-year profits of $9 billion. This is exciting news as our members will each see a significant profit-sharing financial payout per the 2015 collective bargaining agreement. “This is also an important indicator that Ford Motor Co. is a healthy, financially secure company which translates to job security for our members. “The profit-sharing payout, expected to average approximately $9,000 for each of our 56,000 hard-working men and women, will provide a substantial benefit to their respective communities across this great country. “I’m also reminded that profit sharing is a major topic ... Read more

Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams on FCA Announcement

The following is a statement from UAW President Dennis Williams regarding today’s FCA announcement: “We are very happy with FCA’s announcement today as it shows their commitment to the United States, UAW members and their employees. “This announcement confirms ongoing discussions that the UAW leadership have been engaged in with Sergio Marchionne and his team.  “These investments will benefit UAW members their families and communities by providing greater job security and a World Class Manufacturing environment.”

FCA US Expands Jeep Product Lineup; $1 Billion in New Investment and 2,000 New Jobs

Announcement is a continuation of the efforts already underway to increase production capacity in the U.S. on trucks and SUVs to match demand Confirms addition of new models to award-winning Jeep lineup – a Jeep pickup truck and the storied Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer Investment includes retooling and modernization at Warren, Mich., and Toledo, Ohio, plants; creates additional 2,000 American jobs Total U.S. committed investment grows to more than $9.6 billion since 2009, with 25,000 jobs created to date Production moves solidify U.S. as the global manufacturing hub for the flagship Jeep products January 8, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich. ... Read more

Williams: Clinton’s plan will fix tuition crisis

Our colleges and universities are incredible national resources, but state budget cuts have caused tuition to more than triple over the last 20 years and student loan debt has soared as a result. Read the full Labor Voices article on DetroitNews.com >>>

Miss the Vice Presidential Debate Last Night? We’ve got you covered.

Vice Presidential candidates Tim Kaine and Mike Pence went head to head last night. We’ve pulled some of the best tweets from the evening. Check out tweets from the Vice Presidential Debate last night.  View tweets

A Statement from UAW Region 2B Director Ken Lortz regarding comments from Mike Pence

“If Mike Pence had his way America would have 2.6 million less jobs and $284.9 billion in lost income for just 2009 and 2010 alone. Every day in communities across Ohio and Indiana the auto rescue pays dividends through family paychecks. It’s astonishing he would double down on his opposition to a bill that saved the American middle class.” To watch Mike Pence make these comments, see the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRFHRvBi88U&feature=youtu.be Please visit our website for more information on the Auto Recovery.