Tag: Mitchell Smith

Statement of UAW Vice President Terry Dittes on GM Investments in Tonawanda and Spring Hill

“UAW members during the 40-day strike last fall received significant economic commitments to many plants. Under the direction of Region 9 Director Jeff Binz, the $6.7 million investment at GM’s Tonawanda Plant will continue UAW members’ quality work on the 5.3L V8 engines they provide. In Spring Hill, an over $40 million commitment under the direction of Region 8 Director Mitchell Smith will significantly expand the production capacity on the V8 engine as well. These investments through the 2019 collective bargaining agreement provide significant job security in both New York and Tennessee for UAW members, their families and their communities.”

UAW Regional Directors React to GM Announcement

Region 8 Director Mitchell Smith: “It is a shameful day when a corporation like GM, that already makes record profits, pulls the rug out from its workforce and communities. All that is wrong about corporate America is what went into this decision. This will long be a textbook example of corporate greed.” Region 1 Director Frank Stuglin: “Generations of auto workers got up every day in the Detroit area and put their grit and sweat into building GM as a company. That’s why the American people during the recession bailed this company out. Now that the company is profitable, corporate ... Read more