Tag: Trade

Show your support for BCTGM Nabisco Boycott

In July 2015, Nabisco (Mondelēz) announced it had decided to invest $130 million in a plant in Salinas, Mexico, instead of investing it in its iconic Southside Chicago Nabisco bakery. Mondelēz called on the workers, represented by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) International Union, to come up with $46 million in annual savings (in perpetuity) at the Chicago facility for the company, or it would take the $130 million planned investment to its Salinas, Mexico bakery. In order for the union members to generate $46 million in annual savings, they would have to take a wage and benefit cut of $22 ... Read more

UAW supports BCTGM boycott of Mexican-made Nabisco products!

In July 2015, Nabisco (Mondelēz) announced it had decided to invest $130 million in a plant in Salinas, Mexico, instead of investing it in its iconic Southside Chicago Nabisco bakery. Mondelēz called on the workers, represented by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) International Union, to come up with $46 million in annual savings (in perpetuity) at the Chicago facility for the company, or it would take the $130 million planned investment to its Salinas, Mexico bakery. In order for the union members to generate $46 million in annual savings, they would have to take a wage and benefit cut of $22 ... Read more

Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams on Ford Mexico Announcement

The following is a statement from UAW President Dennis Williams regarding Ford Motor Company’s announcement today that it will build a new assembly plant in Mexico: Today’s announcement that Ford is investing in Mexico is a disappointment and very troubling. For every investment in Mexico it means jobs that could have and should have been available right here in the USA. This is another example of what’s wrong with NAFTA and why the TPP would be a disaster for the citizens of the United States. Companies continue to run to low-wage countries and import back into the United States. This ... Read more

UAW VP Cindy Estrada’s statement on GM announcement that they will import Envision from China for U.S. market

The following can be attributed to UAW Vice President and Director of the General Motors Department, Cindy Estrada: “Today’s announcement by General Motors that they are importing the Envision from China is a slap in the face to U.S. Taxpayers and the men and women who worked so hard to save GM during its darkest time. General Motors continues to use the slogan, “Build it where you sell it.”  The Company should adhere to their own words and should reconsider this decision and place this product into one of their facilities in the United States.  The men and women of ... Read more

Tell our TPP negotiators: go back to the table and fight for working men and women in this country

A Message from UAW President Dennis Williams: I hope you saw my recent statement about the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement (TPP) and its possible impact. The bottom line is: it’s critically important that, as a country, we craft trade agreements that are good for American families and create economic stability. Public statements and reports indicate the TPP currently falls short of this standard. That’s why I’m asking you to add your voice to UAW members across the country who are telling our trade representatives to come back with a deal that creates a level playing field and protects working men ... Read more

TPP must be good for America, create jobs

Statement by UAW President Dennis Williams TPP is a sweeping agreement that touches nearly every aspect of your daily life. It impacts the food you eat, the air you breathe, the medicines you take, and the cars you drive. It will impact demand for the world-class farming equipment tens of thousands of UAW members build.  If factories close revenue shortfalls and budget cuts will ensue and UAW members whose jobs serve the public would suffer. The more than 100,000 UAW members who work for auto suppliers might be faced with a flood of subsidized imports. In fact, auto suppliers produce ... Read more

UAW President Dennis Williams statement on the passage of Fast Track

Today Congress turned their backs on the American people and voted to not do their job. Instead, they surrendered their constitutional authority to the executive branch. With this terrible “Fast Track” bill, for the next six years, all free trade agreements will be voted on in Congress without meaningful debate. Clearly, this bill is designed to lead to the passage of trade treaties we cannot see or make changes to, but we will live under for decades to come. This is not how our democracy is supposed to work. Providing elected leaders an up or down vote after the agreement ... Read more

UAW President Dennis Williams’ Statement on the Passage of Fast Track in the House

UAW President, Dennis Williams Today Congress turned their backs on the American people and voted to not do their job. Instead, they surrendered their constitutional authority to the executive branch. With this terrible “Fast Track” bill, for the next six years, all free trade agreements will be voted on in Congress without meaningful debate. Clearly, this bill is designed to lead to the passage of trade treaties we cannot see or make changes to, but we will live under for decades to come. This is not how our democracy is supposed to work. Providing elected leaders an up or down ... Read more

Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams on Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Visit and Trade

Looming in the background of Prime Minister Abe’s state visit to our nation’s capital today is a trade deficit that already threatens America’s middle class economy as storm clouds gather and current discussions could accelerate, not end, America’s trade imbalance with Japan. This is a crucial time for middle class American manufacturing workers. Japan keeps its auto market closed through deeply entrenched non-tariff barriers such as monetary policies designed to manipulate the value of its currency. Japan has the most closed auto market in the developed world and over several decades, countless efforts to open their markets have failed despite ... Read more