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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.”

Statement of UAW Vice President Terry Dittes, Director of the UAW GM Department on the UAW Contract Elevating 650 Temporary Employees to Seniority Status in January

Detroit – “UAW members negotiated and ratified a path to seniority status in the 2019 National Negotiations and because of their contract, 650 members will gain seniority status and benefits this month. This life-changing event is a testament to our members’ hard work as permanent temporary employees and the power of collective bargaining that created this defined path for them to seniority status.”

Statement from UAW Vice President Terry Dittes Director of the UAW General Motors Department on Investments in Tonawanda, NY and Parma, Ohio

“Today’s investment announcement of $76 million builds on the public’s demand for the quality engines and trucks produced for General Motors by the women and men in Tonawanda and increases investment in Parma production as well. As a team, UAW built trucks like the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra continue to be best in class. Today’s investment rewards that quality and success with a commitment to increased production.”

Statement of UAW Vice President Terry Dittes, Director of the UAW GM Department, on General Motors Earnings Statement

Detroit – “In a challenging year, UAW members during this time of national crisis have pulled together to safely and productively make some of the finest quality vehicles and trucks in the world. This profit statement reflects our UAW members’ commitment to safety as they returned to the plant this spring, and their dedication to the quality and craftsmanship that is second to none.”

Statement by UAW Vice President Terry Dittes Director of the UAW GM Department on GM Investment Announcement at Spring Hill, Lansing Delta and Other Locations

DETROIT – The future unveiled by General Motors today is a commitment to UAW members’ future work based on their skill, sweat and craftsmanship. And we are excited about building next generation vehicles like the EV Cadillac Lyriq and new generation Acadia at UAW Local 1853 and UAW Local 602 respectively. Spring Hill will undergo major equipment upgrades including modification of the Paint and Body facilities in preparation for these next generation vehicles as the Acadia moves up to Lansing Delta Township. These ongoing discussions are part of our collective bargaining process during the 2019 contract negotiations and we will ... Read more

Statement by UAW Vice President and Director of the UAW GM Department on General Motors Investment in Toledo and Defiance

DETROIT – “By committing $71 million in investments at the Toledo Transmission Plant and Defiance Casting Plant, General Motors is demonstrating its commitment to the long history and quality craftsmanship of UAW members. These investments create job security for UAW GM members, their families and the Toledo and Defiance communities.”

UAW Vice President Terry Dittes: Biden-Harris Ready on Day One

UAW Vice President Terry Dittes, who directs the union’s General Motors’ Department, said he’s “very excited” about the Biden-Harris ticket. Dittes, who as a past Regional Director represented the Scranton region where Biden grew up, said the candidate is well grounded in the everyday lives of UAW members. “Both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are very grounded in the struggles that  UAW members and their families are facing today,” he said. “Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have not forgotten where they came from and will address the real issues for working families. And for Dittes, who led the UAW GM ... Read more

Statement of UAW Vice President Terry Dittes, Director of the UAW GM Department on the Training for Production of Ventilators in Kokomo

“As our Nation struggles with the Covid-19 pandemic, volunteer UAW-GM members are doing a tremendous service for our country by volunteering to come to work to make ventilators in Kokomo. This is what we do at the UAW. In times of National tragedy our members time and time again step up for the good of us all. For that reason, the UAW has worked with GM out of an abundance of caution to put in place stringent CDC health and safety protocols. UAW members have stepped up to help, and our goal is to make sure that each and every ... Read more