Tag: Ohio

UAW Honeywell Retirees at Greenville, Ohio, Plant Win Right to Keep Health Care Benefits

GREENVILLE, Ohio — UAW members who retired from Honeywell International Inc. before June 1, 2012 and their eligible spouses are entitled to the lifetime health care benefits the company agreed to in collective bargaining in 2003 and subsequent contracts, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday. That means that instead of those benefits being terminated, as the company had planned to do at the end of February, the court issued a permanent injunction against the company doing so. “Plaintiffs have proven, by a preponderance of the evidence, that Honeywell agreed to provide lifetime healthcare benefits to its retirees at the Greenville, ... Read more

FCA US Expands Jeep Product Lineup; $1 Billion in New Investment and 2,000 New Jobs

Announcement is a continuation of the efforts already underway to increase production capacity in the U.S. on trucks and SUVs to match demand Confirms addition of new models to award-winning Jeep lineup – a Jeep pickup truck and the storied Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer Investment includes retooling and modernization at Warren, Mich., and Toledo, Ohio, plants; creates additional 2,000 American jobs Total U.S. committed investment grows to more than $9.6 billion since 2009, with 25,000 jobs created to date Production moves solidify U.S. as the global manufacturing hub for the flagship Jeep products January 8, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich. ... Read more

GM annouces $552 million investment for key UAW plants

General Motors today announced investments of $552 million for key U.S. manufacturing facilities located in Tonawanda, Lockport and Rochester, N.Y.; and Parma, Ohio. The investment is split between three facilities in New York and one facility in Parma, Ohio, saving over 1,300 jobs New York InvestmentOhio Investment $333.66 million UAW Local 774, Tonawanda Engine – $295.9 million for future engine production 857 retained and 67 new jobs UAW Local 686, Lockport – $31.86 million for components 320 retained jobs (incl. 13 salaried) UAW Local 1097, Rochester – $5.9 million components 20 retained jobs $218 million UAW Local 1005, Parma Metal ... Read more

Statement from UAW Region 2B Director Ken Lortz on OSHA Fines for Fuyao’s Dayton Glass Plant

“The UAW stands firm with the workforce at Fuyao in Dayton as, obviously, there continues to be serious health and safety issues in the plant,” said Ken Lortz, director of UAW Region 2B. “The fact that OSHA would announce over $226,000 in fines after eight safety inspections for things like personal protective gear, machine hazards and electrical and chemical exposures is a rare and serious situation. Fuyao’s blatant disregard for the health and safety of workers cannot go unchecked. The UAW will continue to support the workers who brought these issues to the attention of OSHA, and all workers, as ... Read more

Portman, Trump and Pence fought the auto loans that saved our economy

When our nation’s auto industry needed loans to save millions of jobs and our economy, Rob Portman turned his back on them. So did Donald Trump and Mike Pence. Today, those loans are paid back, the economy is saved and millions of families survived the auto crisis. Portman, Trump and Pence didn’t have workers’ backs then, and they don’t now. Check out this important report from Innovation Ohio for more information: Download PDFView now

Union front: UAW chaplain remembers leader who forged path in early years

Michael Collingsworth, first chairperson of the International UAW Chaplaincy, age 65, died April 13, 2016. A member of UAW Local 1219, he worked at Ford Motor Co. in Lima, Ohio, from 1968 to 2004 and served his local as its chaplain. He was instrumental in the development of today’s UAW chaplaincy program. It began in 1987 when Collingsworth attended a UAW conference in California, where he met with UAW leaders and others who talked about the possibility of such a program. Over the years more meetings and fellowships followed, each time leading to more interest in a UAW chaplaincy program. ... Read more

FCA US plans on investing in Illinois and Ohio plants

Investments in assembly plants total more than $1 billion 1,000 new jobs to be created Plants will be retooled to support growth of Jeep® brand Brings total U.S. investment to more than $6.8 billion with more than 23,500 jobs created since June 2009 AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – FCA US today announced that it will invest more than $1 billion in its assembly plants in Illinois and Ohio to retool them to support the future growth of the Jeep® brand. As a result of these investments, 1,000 new jobs will be created, subject to market conditions. The Belvidere Assembly Plant (Ill.) ... Read more

FCA US Belvidere Assembly Awarded Bronze Status

Recognition comes on heels of announcement that plant will build Jeep Cherokee Company’s Illinois assembly plant becomes 15th FCA North American facility to achieve milestone award Award recognizes progress toward becoming World Class July 14, 2016, Auburn Hills, Mich. – The FCA US Belvidere Assembly Plant (Ill.) received two pieces of good news today – the first confirming that it would build the Jeep Cherokee when it moves from its current home in Toledo in 2017 and the second announcing that it has been awarded bronze status for its efforts to improve in World Class Manufacturing (WCM). As the 15th North ... Read more

Workers at Fuyao Auto Plant Demand Feds Open ‘Wall-to-Wall’ Probe into Rampant Safety Hazards

Following Recent OSHA Citations, Fuyao Workers Call for Full-Scale Investigation Into Fire Hazards, Electrocution Risks, Laceration Injuries that Persist at Auto Plant Moraine, Ohio – Auto workers at Fuyao Glass filed a complaint with the federal government Monday calling for a “wall-to-wall” investigation into a wide range of dangerous conditions found throughout the plant, including fire hazards, electrocution risks, and laceration injuries, among other hazards. The workers’ complaint comes two weeks after the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that Fuyao – a major supplier of glass products to Hyundai, Kia, GM, and Chrysler — had committed multiple “serious” ... Read more

Following unanimous vote to strike, Ohio autoworkers win union at Ford supplier

Unprecedented walkout threat by temp workers paid as little as $9.50 an hour leads to victory Avon, OHIO– Workers who had planned to walk off their jobs Tuesday at an Ohio auto parts plant called off the strike after their employer, Detroit Chassis, agreed to their demand to join the UAW. The workers, who were fed up with low pay, lack of benefits, and permanent temp status, had voted unanimously Sunday to strike. The vote followed a march Thursday during which the workers delivered a letter to management outlining their demand for union recognition. A walkout could have halted production within ... Read more