Tag: Negotiations

Statement from UAW Vice President Terry Dittes on GM Profit Sharing Announcement

The UAW Membership makes the components for and builds the finest General Motors cars, trucks, crossovers, SUVs and vans in the world right here in the U.S.A. That is the driving force behind propelling GM to make $10.769 billion in net profits in the U.S. for 2018. Profit Sharing payments to UAW-GM Members up to $10,750 is because the UAW proposed this during Negotiations; achieved it at the bargaining table and our members ratified it.

Statement from the UAW on status of Daimler Truck Negotiations

“Some progress was made in the Daimler Truck negotiations, but fell way short of reaching a tentative agreement to present to our members. The parties agreed to extend the Collective Bargaining Agreement on a day by day basis and schedule additional Bargaining Sessions”. Terry Dittes UAW Vice President and Director of the Heavy Truck Department said “We will continue to negotiate with the employer and use whatever means necessary until we achieve terms of a contract that we can be proud of to bring to our membership to ratify”.

Workers Outraged at Columbia’s Refusal to Bargain with Grad Worker Union

Workers Outraged, City Councilman Levine “Disappointed” at Columbia’s Decision to Break the Law and Refuse to Bargain with Grad Worker Union New York City – Graduate workers at Columbia and their allies reacted strongly yesterday when the University announced it plans to break the law by refusing to bargain with their union, which was certified by the National Labor Relations Board last month.  Columbia’s position isolates them in New York City, where both NYU and the New School have respected democratic votes on unionization and bargain with their graduate workers. Columbia’s decision comes as graduate worker organizing gains momentum across ... 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

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

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 and GM Extend Contract Deadline

In a message from UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada and the 2015 UAW-GM National Negotiating Team, the UAW confirmed that they had extended this year’s contract deadline with General Motors. The full statement as it appeared on the UAW’s Facebook page: A Message from UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada and your 2015 GM National Bargaining Committee As you are aware, the four-year contract we have with General Motors expires at midnight Monday, September 14, 2015. This is to advise that the International Union, UAW and General Motors Company have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to extend the 2011 National Agreement, ... Read more

UAW and FCA US LLC extend contract on hour-by-hour basis

From a statement posted to the UAW’s Facebook page: ****Negotiations Update**** The UAW and FCA US LLC announced this evening that they have extended the existing collective bargaining agreement on an hour by hour basis as 2015 bargaining continues.