Tag: kentucky

Heroes on the Front Lines: Denise Butsch

When Ford Motor Company’s Louisville Assembly Plant in Kentucky, stopped production in March to prevent the spread of COVID-19, UAW Local 862 member and registered nurse Denise Butsch remained on duty. As one of the local’s six nurses, she answered calls and talked with members who had questions about the virus and resources, or anxiety surrounding the pandemic. “It was busy, even if there were only a few people in the plant,” Butsch says. “People were calling and asking questions about symptoms and whether they should reach out to their doctor.” On May 18, when the plant re-opened and first-shift ... Read more

Ford to invest $25 Million in Kentucky Plant

Ford has announced new investments in its Kentucky Truck Plant, due to increasing demand from consumers. The company plans to invest an additional $25 million—on top of the $900 Million it has already invested—to boost production of the Lincoln Navigator and Ford Expedition. Todd Dunn, President of UAW Local 862, which represents the workers at the Kentucky Truck Plant, says the investments will be good for workers: “It’s the whole family of labor that will be benefiting from the growth of that unit, that’s key. You gotta remember it’s not just building a truck and getting it on the highway ... Read more

Facts About UAW Strength in the South

√ We are and have been in the U.S. South Over 55,000 UAW Members reside in communities throughout the South Over 66,000 UAW retirees in the south Over 13% of all active UAW Members are in the South √We are organizing in the South – it’s not just high-profile Over the past year Five southern locals have joined the UAW with over 1,323 members in Texas, Tennessee and Kentucky. Almost 3,000 organized since the VW vote in 2014. √ Among many UAW Products: In Kentucky, UAW members make whiskey barrels, Corvettes, Fords, steel and nurse patients. In North Carolina, UAW ... Read more