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Statement of UAW Vice President Terry Dittes Director of the UAW GM Department on Efforts to Produce Ventilators During the Nationwide Coronavirus Pandemic

DETROIT — “We are happy to work with GM during this pandemic for the health and safety and good of our Nation as we collaborate towards the production of ventilators. The UAW has a proud history of stepping up in times of national emergency. General Motors should be commended for stepping up at a crucial moment in our history. At the UAW we are – all in – to find ways to partner together to flatten this curve and save lives.” Learn more about the COVID-19 / Coronavirus disease >>>  

Statement by UAW Vice President Terry Dittes Director of the UAW GM Department on GM Profit Sharing

“UAW General Motors workers throughout the strike last Fall said to the American public that they build quality vehicles that make excellent profits. Much was made about the cost of the strike, but consider the fact that even with a 40-day strike, General Motors North American made a significant profit.” “Through profit sharing on average UAW GM members will make $8,000 in profit sharing all through the collective bargaining process.”

Statement of UAW Vice President Terry Dittes on General Motors Hamtramck Announcement

“General Motors announcement of new electric truck production at Hamtramck maintaining 2,200 UAW jobs, is a testament to the perseverance of our UAW members and UAW Region 1 under the direction of Frank Stuglin. Over 2,200 jobs and a new technology product will deliver job security and a bright economic future for UAW members for decades to come at Hamtramck.”    

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 GM National Council Votes to Send Tentative Agreement to Members for Ratification

UAW GM National Council Votes to Send Tentative Agreement to Members for Ratification UAW Members to Stay on Strike until Ratification Local General Motors UAW leaders from around the country today announced that the UAW GM National Council voted to accept the Tentative Agreement with General Motors. UAW workers will remain on strike until ratification. The ratification informational meetings and vote will take place beginning Saturday, October 19 and ending Friday, October 25, 2019. Members should contact their UAW Locals for dates and times for meetings and voting. “We thank the public for their support during the strike and their ... Read more

UAW-GM Negotiations – Tentative Agreement – Update #8

Dear Union Brothers and Sisters: We just reached a Tentative Agreement with GM a short time ago, today, Wednesday, October 16, 2019. We will go over the details when the Council meets tomorrow morning in Detroit. On behalf of the entire staff here in Negotiations, we want to thank you for your support. In the meantime, continue the picket lines until after the UAW-GM National Council concludes business tomorrow, Thursday, October 17, 2019, and then you will receive further instructions. In solidarity, Terry Dittes Vice President and Director UAW General Motors Department  

GM Strike Update: Week 5

Today marks the start of the 5th week since UAW members began their strike at General Motors. Members continue to stand strong, despite the challenges that the strike poses for themselves and their families. Yesterday, UAW Vice President Terry Dittes filmed a video message for members on strike at GM, thanking them for their sacrifices and reinforcing the power of workers’ voices when we stand together in solidarity. Click here to watch the video on Facebook. Members and supporters also gathered at Solidarity Sunday events across the country to show their support. If you attended an event, be sure to ... Read more

UAW Strike Update from UAW Vice President Terry Dittes

Dear Union Brothers and Sisters: A short time ago, today, Friday, October 11, 2019, we counterproposed to the Company’s last offer which included all of your outstanding proposals that are all at the main table and unsettled. With this latest comprehensive proposal, if GM accepts and agrees to this group of proposals, we will have a Tentative Agreement. A Tentative Agreement will also include a review and approval of all language issues as well as the economic terms approved by your elected Bargaining Committee. We will continue to work, again, over this weekend to reach a Tentative Agreement on your ... Read more

UAW-GM Negotiations – Strike Day 23 – Update #6

RE: UAW-GM Negotiations – Day 23 Strike – Update #6 Dear Union Brothers and Sisters: Each of you are aware of the UAW’s core values when we enter a set of negotiations. Issues like wages, healthcare, pension, health and safety, etc. have been part of the UAW fabric for over 80 years! All of us here, in this set of negotiations, are very concerned about the issue of job security. Job security impacts you, your families, and the communities where we live and work. On day 23 of our strike, this still remains as one of our top agenda items ... Read more

Update – Aramark – Strike Day 24

Dear Union Brothers and Sisters: Our Members at Aramark, which are from UAW Regions 1, 1D and 2B, are on strike for the 24th consecutive day. We continue to meet with the Company and are still not in agreement on key issues such as wages and healthcare. We thank you for your sacrifices and loyalty during this difficult time.  We will continue to work hard on your behalf to reach a Tentative Agreement that is good for you and your families! In solidarity, Terry Dittes Vice President and Director UAW General Motors Department