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  • TAKE ACTION: Write a letter to GM telling them what you think of the plant closings December 10, 2018
    December is National Write to a Friend Month! This year, we wanted to give you the opportunity to write to our "friends" at GM, about their recent decision to close plants in Michigan, Ohio and Baltimore this holiday season. Submit your message using the form and we'll print and personally hand deliver your message to […]
    Chris Skelly
  • UAW bargaining team and Navistar have reached a proposed tentative agreement December 10, 2018
    (Note: the actual approval date was December 10) The UAW bargaining team and Navistar have reached a proposed tentative agreement. Details will be released in meetings with membership in the coming days as part of the ratification process. Out of respect for our members the UAW will not release details until UAW Navistar members have […]
    Chris Skelly
  • UAW President Gary Jones: Autoworkers ready to fight GM over its callous layoffs December 6, 2018
    Last week was a bad week for autoworkers and the future of our domestic industry. On Nov. 26, General Motors (GM) announced its decision to halt production at the Lordstown, Ohio, and Hamtramck, Mich., assembly plants, idling thousands of workers. Last Friday, President Trump signed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), with promises that it would stop companies from closing […]
    Chris Skelly
  • A Majority of Boston College Graduate Workers and Over 3,000 Community Supporters Call on University President Father Leahy and The Board of Trustees to Stop Punishing Workers and Bargain Now December 6, 2018
    Boston – Led by State Senator Jamie Eldridge, a coalition of community, faith and labor leaders will deliver a petition signed by a majority of Boston College Graduate Student Employees, as well as more than 3,000 community, religious and political allies, to BC’s President Father Leahy Friday morning. The petition calls on Father Leahy and […]
    Chris Skelly
  • AFL-CIO State of the Union’s Podcast: What’s Wrong With GM? December 6, 2018
    In a special episode, Julie and Tim of the AFL-CIO discuss plant closures at General Motors with longtime autoworker Brad Markell. The post AFL-CIO State of the Union’s Podcast: What’s Wrong With GM? appeared first on UAW.
    Chris Skelly
  • UAW Lodges Formal Objection to GM Announcement December 5, 2018
    Monday, the UAW lodged a formal objection opposing GM’s plan to close four American auto plants in 2019. The complaint objected to GM’s unilateral decision on the future of those facilities, without the agreement of the UAW, required by the 2015 National Agreement. UAW leadership remains steadfast in its commitment to protecting American jobs, with […]
    Lauren Coffman
  • Statement From UAW President Gary Jones and UAW Vice President Terry Dittes on Formal Objection to GM Announcement December 3, 2018
    The following statement relates to the formal objections to GM’s announced future of plants made last week. UAW President Gary Jones: “We have been clear that the UAW will leave no stone unturned and use any and all resources available to us regarding the future of these plants. Today, we wrote to GM formally objecting […]
    Lauren Coffman
  • Will the New NAFTA Make a Difference? November 30, 2018
    GM Example Thumbs Its Nose at New NAFTA Before the Ink Dried The following statement is from UAW President Gary Jones on the signing of the “New” NAFTA called USMCA: “Before the ink hit the paper, General Motors has already signaled that the “New” NAFTA (known as USMCA) is not strong enough, as it stands […]
    Lauren Coffman
  • A Message from UAW President Gary Jones November 29, 2018
    Transcript: Brothers and Sisters, Yesterday, American workers were told by GM that they are now expendable. That their trust, their loyalty and their years of dedication, just aren’t as important as this year’s profits and shareholder gains. That their sacrifices made during the dark days of GM’s bailout by our UAW members and U.S. taxpayers […]
    Lauren Coffman
  • Congresswoman Dingell Statement on GM Jobs Announcement November 28, 2018
    This is a warning and we all must be concerned about protecting jobs and keeping them in this country. I care deeply about working families hearing this news right now. If we want our auto industry to continue to be the global leader in transforming mobility, federal policy must ensure we keep them at the […]
    Lauren Coffman
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