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JOINT STATEMENT OF UAW PRESIDENT RAY CURRY AND UAW VICE PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR OF THE UAW GENERAL MOTORS DEPARTMENT TERRY DITTES ON GM’S $7 BILLION INVESTMENT CREATING 4,000 NEW JOBS, RETAINING 1,000 JOBS AND LOCATING NEW PRODUCT IN MICHIGAN

Detroit – “Today’s massive investment in committing over $7 Billion in four Michigan manufacturing sites creates a strong future for UAW members, their families and communities. For UAW Local 5960 Lake Orion the planned new products and advanced electric vehicle retooling builds on their plant’s history as a cutting edge manufacturing facility with a highly skilled and experienced EV workforce. For UAW members at the GM Lansing Delta Township and Lansing Grand River Assembly plants the investments are commitments to continue and expand into new technologies as the industry transitions. And in the case of the new Ultium Cell battery ... Read more

Statement from UAW Vice President Terry Dittes Director of the UAW GM Department on Investment in General Motors Lockport Components Plant

Detroit – “For UAW members and their families at General Motors Lockport Components Plant, today’s announcement is a commitment to their future and western New York’s economy. GM’s commitment to invest $154 million to produce a key component of electric motors recognizes the skilled work of UAW Local 686 members and cements the Lockport facility as a key UAW plant in the transition to future electric vehicles.”

Statement from UAW Vice President Terry Dittes Director of the UAW GM Department on Investment in General Motors Lockport Components Plant

“For UAW members and their families at General Motors Lockport Components Plant, today’s announcement is a commitment to their future and western New York’s economy. GM’s commitment to invest $154 million to produce a key component of electric motors recognizes the skilled work of UAW Local 686 members and cements the Lockport facility as a key UAW plant in the transition to future electric vehicles.”

UAW Statement on the Grand Opening of Factory Zero And President Biden’s Support of Good Paying Union Jobs

UAW President Ray Curry and UAW Vice President Terry Dittes issued the following statement on the grand opening of the GM Factory Zero plant in Hamtramck Michigan. The $2.2 billion investment in retooling the plant will include 2,200 UAW members making Electric Vehicles including the: 2022 GMC HUMMER EV pickup – production beginning late in 2021 2024 GMC HUMMER EV SUV Chevrolet Silverado EV Cruise Origin “Today we welcome home to Hamtramck what will be over 2,200 UAW members making vehicles of the future with the quality and craftsmanship of good paying union jobs,” said Terry Dittes, Vice President and ... Read more

Statement of UAW Vice President Terry Dittes Director of the General Motors Department on General Motors Statement on Ultium Cells Respecting Workers’ Rights To Organize and Work With the UAW

“We in the UAW look forward to starting discussions with General Motors regarding their joint venture to produce batteries in Ohio and Tennessee so workers will have a voice at the table in order to create good-paying union jobs and benefits.”

Statement from UAW Vice President Terry Dittes Director of the UAW General Motors Department

Detroit – “UAW workers at Pontiac Stamping Plant have a proud history of quality work. UAW GM members are proud to be using some of the latest technology available and add some new jobs as they continue to innovate and build at this historic facility.”

Statement by UAW Vice President Terry Dittes Director of the General Motors Department on General Motors Announcement of $1 Billion in Electric Vehicle Mexican Investment

“At a time when General Motors is asking for a significant investment by the U.S. government in subsidizing electric vehicles, this is a slap in the face for not only UAW members and their families but also for U.S. taxpayers and the American workforce. General Motors automobiles made in Mexico are sold in the United States and should be made right here, employing American workers. That is why our nation is investing in these companies. Taxpayer money should not go to companies that utilize labor outside the U.S. while benefiting from American government subsidies. This is not the America any ... Read more

Statement from UAW Vice President Terry Dittes Director of the General Motors Department on Investments at GM Romulus GPS and GM Bedford Casting Operations

Detroit – Today’s investment by General Motors in the Romulus GPS and GM Bedford Casting Operations recognizes the world class production of engines and engine components by UAW members. By investing over $100 million dollars, GM has made a commitment to the work and jobs that benefit UAW members, their families and communities in Romulus and Bedford. Romulus GPS produces V6 engines and 10-speed transmissions used in a variety of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles. Bedford Casting Operations produces aluminum transmission casings, converter housings, heads, and small gas engine blocks that are used in a variety of Chevrolet, Buick, ... Read more

Statement of Terry Dittes UAW Vice President and Director of the UAW General Motors Department on the new role and pending retirement of GM Vice President of Labor Relations

“We want to wish Scott Sandefur the best of luck in his new role and his retirement in 2021.  Scott is a man of integrity and credibility.  We saw issues between G.M. and the UAW differently many times while working together.  During those time of disagreements, he did not compromise his values or credibility while performing his duties. On behalf of the UAW, we wish Scott all the best in the future.”