UAW Region 2B director to retire May 31

(Maumee, Ohio) – UAW Region 2B Director Ken Lortz announced his retirement effective May 31. Lortz, a member of the UAW International Executive Board, has served as Region 2B director since April 2009 when he succeeded Lloyd Mahaffey. He was subsequently re-elected at UAW constitutional conventions in June 2010 and 2014. During his tenure, the

GM annouces $552 million investment for key UAW plants

General Motors today announced investments of $552 million for key U.S. manufacturing facilities located in Tonawanda, Lockport and Rochester, N.Y.; and Parma, Ohio. The investment is split between three facilities in New York and one facility in Parma, Ohio, saving over 1,300 jobs UAW GM Vice President Cindy Estrada noted, “the UAW’s negotiations with GM to

Remarks of Region 2B Director Ken Lortz from Honeywell Rally

The following are remarks given by Region 2B Director Ken Lortz at a rally for locked out Honeywell workers and members of UAW Local 9:   For anyone who wants to see what Solidarity looks like, they need look no further than South Bend, Indiana. This week, the International President of the UAW, Dennis Williams

Employees at CB&I Press Vote Overwhelmingly a Second Time to Join UAW

ROCKPORT, INDIANA –– For the second time in less than a month, highly skilled maintenance working women and men at Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. (CB&I) rejected a vicious anti-union campaign and voted overwhelmingly to join the UAW. The skilled-trades workers, who are subcontractors at the AK Steel plant in southern Indiana, voted 84-33 join

Ohio Auto Workers Endorse Strickland for U.S. Senate

TOLEDO – United Auto Workers (UAW) Region 2B Director Ken Lortz announced today that UAW has voted to endorse former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland for U.S. Senate against U.S. Senator Rob Portman. “Ted Strickland has always stood on the side of working men and women in Ohio. When auto workers needed him most, Ted fought right

UAW Endorses John Gregg for Indiana Governor

FRENCH LICK, IND. – Saying he’s the best person for the job; today the UAW officially endorsed John Gregg for Indiana Governor. “Indiana faces many challenges in the years ahead, and we are confident that John Gregg has the leadership skills, the experience and the vision to lead Indiana forward,” said Ken Lortz, UAW Region

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