Tag: Negotiations

Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams on NAFTA negotiation meetings

This week, as trade negotiators from U.S., Mexico, and Canada meet in our nation’s capital, they must squarely confront the reality that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has failed working people in all three countries. NAFTA renegotiations will only be successful if it leads to higher wages for workers in all three countries and puts an end to our crippling auto trade deficit with Mexico. To that end, negotiators must comprehensively focus on balanced trade that provides real wage growth for American, Canadian with special emphasis on Mexican workers, whose suppressed wages are harmful for all three countries. ... Read more

UAW to Honeywell: Be prepared to address health care

SOUTH BEND, Indiana — UAW members who are locked out at Honeywell Aerospace facilities in South Bend, Indiana, and Green Island, New York, say it is time for the corporation to get serious about its substandard health care offer. Locked out UAW members of Local 9 (South Bend) and Local 1508 (Green Island) are expected to go back to the table on Nov. 2 for the fifth round of negotiations since Honeywell locked out its experienced workforce on May 9. The corporation brought in inexperienced scab workers to manufacture precise aircraft parts such as brakes and wheels for our military ... Read more

Roundtable discussion with UAW President Dennis Williams

Today, UAW President Dennis Williams gave a wide-ranging interview – his first since wrapping up bargaining with the Detroit 3 in late 2015. Check out the video below to hear President Williams speak about issues like trade, organizing, labor rights, the state of the UAW, the Flint water crisis and the upcoming presidential election.

UAW-FORD MEMBERS RATIFY NEW CONTRACT

Detroit, Mich. — The members have voted to ratify a new four-year collective bargaining agreement with Ford by a 51.4% majority. The results of the voting are as follows: *Production Workers: 51.3% in favor *Skilled Trades: 52.4% in favor UAW President Dennis Williams stated: “Our UAW members have ratified the national agreement after a long process and much debate. The voice of the majority has secured a strong future that will provide job security and economic stability for themselves and their families.” “There is no higher authority than the membership. Through a fair and democratic process UAW-Ford members have delivered ... Read more

UAW-GM National Agreement Ratification

Detroit, Mich. — Today the UAW-GM Council and the International Union, UAW’s International Executive Board (IEB) met to discuss the ratification results for the tentative National Agreement recently negotiated with General Motors LLC.  As previously noted, while the majority of the entire UAW-GM membership voted in favor of the tentative agreement – 55.4 percent in favor versus 44.6 percent against – the skilled trades membership voted against ratification.  Following receipt of these ratification results, meetings were held with the UAW skilled trades membership at each GM worksite in order to determine the issues for their rejection of the tentative agreement. ... Read more

$9 Billion in New U.S. Investments to Create or Secure 8,500 Jobs for UAW Members Under Tentative Agreement with Ford

Clear Path to Traditional Wages for Current Members; $8,500 Ratification Bonus — Tentative Agreement Approved Overwhelmingly by UAW National Ford Council, Now Heads to Vote by UAW Ford Membership DETROIT- New U.S. investments worth $9 Billion are expected to create or secure 8,500 jobs for UAW members under a new Tentative Agreement with Ford that was overwhelmingly approved by the local union leaders on the UAW National Ford Council Monday. The Tentative Agreement ensures that current UAW members will have a clear path to traditional wages and health care benefits remain unchanged. The Tentative Agreement will now go before the ... Read more

What GM’s Pay Raises Mean for America’s Middle Class

The UAW is considering a contract with GM factory workers. Americans have historically looked to autoworkers to lead the way in raising wages and setting the bar for middle class jobs. During the post war era, UAW contracts were often copied by the steelworkers (USW), electrical workers (IUE), and other industrial unions. The rising wages and benefits of industrial workers, in turn, led to greater demand for goods and services and a rising standard of living for other workers as well. Through labor organizing and collective bargaining, the rank and file of the United Auto Workers union helped raise and ... Read more

UAW GM Summary and Full Language of Proposed Tentative Agreement

See the summary of the proposed tentative agreement See the full language of the proposed tentative agreement

UAW gives official notice to GM terminating National Agreement effective at 11:59 p.m. this Sunday, October 25, 2015

See the original letter here October 24, 2015 Cathy Clegg, Vice President GMNA Labor Relations Mfg. “C” Building MC 480-108-111 30400 Mound Road Warren, Ml 48090 Dear Ms. Clegg, In accordance with the parties’ September 14, 2015 Memorandum of Understanding extending the termination date of the September 16, 2011 National Agreement and Salaried Master Agreement, this letter shall serve as formal notice provided by the International Union, UAW of the Union’s termination of the aforementioned agreements, to be effective at 11:59 p.m. this Sunday, October 25, 2015. Sincerely, Cindy Estrada Vice President and Director UAW General Motors Department See the ... Read more

UAW gives official notice to FCA terminating National and Local Agreements effective at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday October 7

See the Original Letter Here October 6, 2015 Glenn Shagena, Vice President Employee Relations FCA US LLC 1000 Chrysler Drive Auburn Hills, Ml 48326 Dear Mr. Shagena: In accordance with the parties’ September 30, 2015 Extension Agreement, this letter shall serve as formal notice provided by the International Union, UAW and its respective Local Unions, which are signatories to one or more National and Local Collective Bargaining Agreements with FCA US LLC, of the Union’s termination of the aforementioned agreements, to be effective at 11 :59 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Sincerely, Norwood H. Jewell Vice President and Director ... Read more