Tag: Terry Dittes

Statement From UAW Vice President Terry Dittes on the Final Cruze Built in Lordstown

“We in the UAW have taken issue with the decision of the General Motors Company to stop building the top quality and award winning Chevrolet Cruze, built by one of the greatest workforces in the country at UAW Local 1112! As our recently filed lawsuit against GM makes clear, the UAW will leave no stone unturned in keeping the Lordstown plant open.”

STATEMENT FROM UAW VP TERRY DITTES ON GM ROMULUS INVESTMENTS

“The UAW fully supports this $20 million dollar investment at the GM Romulus plant and encourages more of this in the future. The membership of UAW local 163 is under the outstanding leadership of UAW Region 1A Director Chuck Browning and they applaud this investment on behalf of the entire workforce and the community. We in the UAW look forward to more investments like this in the future so GM can build where they sell.”

STATEMENT FROM UAW VP TERRY DITTES ON GM LANSING DELTA INVESTMENTS

“The UAW supports and encourages further investments like the $36 million at Lansing Delta Township GM plant. The membership of UAW Local 602 are under the outstanding Leadership of UAW Region 1D Director Gerald Kariem and they applaud this investment on behalf of the entire workforce and the community. Delta Township builds the world class Chevy Traverse and Buick Enclave. We in the UAW look forward to more investments like this from General Motors so they can build where they sell.”

Statement of UAW GM Vice President Terry Dittes on the announcement of GM Flint Investments for the Silverado HD

“Today’s investment in the Silverado HD is a credit to the hard work and craftsmanship of UAW GM members in Flint. UAW GM members are proud of the Silverados they build and these investments to an enhanced 2020 Silverado HD are a strong commitment to their work, their families and the Flint community.”

Statement by UAW VP Terry Dittes on GM’s $22 Million investment at Spring Hill Plant for Advanced Engine Technology

“The membership at UAW Local 1853 at the GM Spring Hill plant build some of the finest products in the world. We in the UAW will continue to encourage and support GM investing in their U.S.A. plants like Spring Hill Tennessee and around the country. Building product where you sell is good for our members, their families, the communities and all of America”. – Terry Dittes UAW Vice President and Director of the GM Department

UAW Files Suit Against GM

The UAW has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against General Motors for breach of labor contract. The suit requests that the court order GM to transfer seniority union members to the Fort Wayne, Ind., Assembly Plant in keeping with the contractual agreement between the parties. GM is currently circumventing the agreement by using temporary employees. There are approximately 1,000 seniority employees on layoff nationwide, including 690 employees laid off at the Lordstown Ohio Assembly Plant, many of whom have applied to transfer to openings at the Fort Wayne Plant. “UAW members negotiated a binding agreement and we expect ... Read more

Statement from UAW Vice President Terry Dittes Director of the UAW-GM Department on Investment in Lansing Grand River

“General Motors investment in Lansing Grand River is welcome news for UAW members and U.S. consumers where GM makes the majority of their company profits. We hope General Motors continues the policy of “we build, where we sell” as American taxpayers counted on that commitment during GM’s darkest days when they were on the brink of bankruptcy.”

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”.

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

“We are pleased to see an increase in the average profit sharing, per member, over last year! This could not have been possible if not for the enhanced profit sharing formula negotiated in the 2015 National Agreement and was achieved due to the dedication and hard work of our Brothers and Sisters of the UAW that work for FCA.”

UAW regional director praises Governor Cuomo’s “Buy American” plan announced during State of the State address

(New York) – UAW Region 9 Director Terry Dittes says Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new proposal to mandate state entities to buy American-made products is the right move for American workers and will greatly benefit the nation’s economy. During today’s 2017 State of the State address, Gov. Cuomo announced widespread legislative reforms under his “Buy American” plan requiring New York state procurements over $100,000 to give preference to American-made goods and products. The governor said this is the nation’s strongest mandate for the purchase of American-made products by state entities. “This policy impacts the pocketbooks of not only working families in ... Read more