While the UAW welcomes the $700 million in Ohio investment outside of Lordstown, Ohio, it is not forgotten that UAW members, their families and citizens in the Mahoning Valley invested in General Motors in its darkest days to allow for the record profits that GM is making in recent years. The people of the Mahoning Valley deserve a solid, secure job investment that no start-up, dependent on federal contracts, can bring to the Valley. UAW members and the community deserve a GM product investment at Lordstown.
In response to General Motors’ announcement today, the UAW’s position is unequivocal: General Motors should assign a product to the Lordstown facility and continue operating it. A federal lawsuit filed by the UAW over the closing of the Lordstown, Baltimore and Warren facilities is still pending, and the UAW will continue its effort to protect the contractual rights of its members at these locations. The parties regularly discuss product placement issues during National Negotiations which will begin in July of this year. We will monitor this situation as it develops to determine what course of action will most benefit UAW-represented ... Read more
UPDATE (02/05/19, 9:35 a.m.): UAW Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry has accepted the invitation of Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (Miss-02) to attend the State of the Union representing the UAW, International Union. UAW Lordstown and Warren local presidents to attend as guests of Ryan, Levin DETROIT, MI – Congressman Andy Levin (MI-09), vice chair of the U.S. House of Representatives Education and Labor Committee, and Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13), co-chair of the U.S. House Manufacturing Caucus, have invited UAW Presidents Ghana Goodwin-Dye (Warren Local 909) and Dave Green (Youngstown Local 1112) to attend President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, ... Read more
We know that GM’s choice to halt vehicle production and lay off thousands of workers at plants in Michigan, Ohio, and Baltimore will be devastating for UAW members at those plants — but they aren’t the only ones bracing for the negative impact of this decision. Hundreds of companies along the automotive supply chain across the Midwest face uncertainty in the wake of GM’s decision. In Ohio, where GM announced they will end production of the Chevrolet Cruze in Lordstown next spring, there are between 580 and 1,100 companies considered to be a part of the automotive supply chain that ... Read more
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LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Some of the 5,000 men and women who make the Chevy Cruze in Lordstown are showing off the result of their efforts on the assembly line. UAW Local 1112 is displaying a picture of a blue 2016 Cruze on the union’s Facebook page. Read more >>>