Region 2-B

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LISLE, Ill. – February 9, 2015 – The UAW and Navistar International Corporation announced today that UAW-represented employees have ratified a new four-year labor agreement. The contract was approved by a majority of voting UAW members and replaces the prior contract that expired October 1, 2014. Read more >>>

“General Motors announcement today leaves no doubt about the strong, stable environment the GM/UAW collective bargaining agreement created.

GM has demonstrated that the company can profit, shareholders can have value and our members can be rewarded for their hard work...

UAW statement on Fiat Chrysler profit-sharing

“UAW members at Fiat Chrysler take great pride in the craftsmanship that is helping the company make such a positive impression with consumers. This is good news for the dedicated members who have sacrificed much and have worked hard to help Chrysler through some very tough times in the industry.

We are especially proud that the power of collective bargaining has figured into the formula that has put this company on the road to success. “

UAW Vice President Norwood Jewell, who directs the union’s Chrysler Department

Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams on Ford Hiring and Wage Progression Changes

“The UAW Ford 2011 negotiations reaffirmed with Ford the process in which members move to the traditional wage levels, through the hard work of Ford, UAW members, the local and International union leadership.

Through the hard work of Ford and UAW members in creating a strong product line, new hires at Ford have triggered that portion of our contract. The company will be notifying those eligible and our members and their families will benefit.”

UAW Black Lake Conference Center will host the Great Lakes Burn Camp Feb. 21-23, 2015. The Great Lakes Burn Camp is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization that provides a fun and caring environment for burn-injured children to laugh, play, heal, grow and just “be a kid” with other burn-injured children from across Michigan and Northern Indiana... Read more >>>

Growing Graduate Employee Movement Pursues Collective Bargaining Rights at Private Universities

NEW YORK, NY — Unions seeking representation for more than 3,000 research and teaching assistants (RAs and TAs) filed certification petitions with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) today. Graduate Workers of Columbia (GWC-UAW), the union for 2,800 Columbia University RAs and TAs, and Student Employees of New School (SENS-UAW), the union for over 350 RAs and TAs at the New School, filed petitions at the Manhattan NLRB office to become part of the UAW.

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The following statement can be attributed to UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada:
“The dirty little secret this report reveals is that, more often than we realize, companies simply aren’t delivering on the good manufacturing jobs they promise our communities.

We meet workers every day who are stuck in exactly the kinds of jobs described in this report – ones that pay barely enough to support a family and that remain ‘temporary’ for months or even years on end.

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The members of the UAW commend President Obama for taking an important step to address our broken immigration system. Across America millions of families are torn apart and many workers will benefit from President Obama’s actions by being able to provide for their loved ones without fear... Read more >>>

Joint Agreement Calls for MBUSI to be ‘UAW-Represented Facility’

For immediate release: October 3, 2014

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — At a news conference today, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International (MBUSI) employees and the UAW — with support from the Daimler World Employee Committee and the German automotive trade union IG Metall — announced the formation of UAW Local 112, a new local union providing representation for workers at the MBUSI assembly plant in Vance, Ala., near Tuscaloosa.

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Hammond, IN – All workers at Lear Corp.’s plant in Hammond, Ind. will earn more than $21 an hour by the end of a new four-year contract ratified Sunday evening—a week after a one-day strike shuttered the plant...
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UAW President Dennis Williams will join U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and International Brotherhood of Teamsters President James P. Hoffa as the three speak before they kick off the traditional Labor Day parade.

The theme for this year’s parade is “Together We WILL WIN!!”

The kick-off is scheduled at 9 a.m. at 2121 Trumbull St., on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Trumbull Street just south of I-7 Read more >>>

Spring Hill, Tenn. – Today, in a victory for Tennessee’s workers and families, UAW International Union and Local 1853 joined with General Motors executives to announce the Cadillac SRX as one of two future mid-size vehicles set for manufacturing at the Spring Hill plant, as well as a $185 million investment at the Spring Hill Complex for a new Small Displacement Ecotec Engine program. Today’s news means that GM will retain... Read more >>>

DETROIT – The UAW responded today to the reaction of Mercedes-Benz U.S. International (MBUSI) management to being found guilty of violations of U.S. federal labor law.
 
UAW Secretary-Treasurer Gary Casteel said, “It is clear that Daimler has acted with hostility and in direct contempt of its neutrality policy in its dealing with pro-union workers at its Alabama plant in Tuscaloosa.  It’s deplorable that Mercedes was found in violation of U.S. law and then publicly claimed it as a victory and an example of its neutral pledge.”
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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The UAW today announced the formation of UAW Local 42, a new local union providing representation for employees at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga.

Organized by Volkswagen employees, Local 42 offers workers the opportunity for a voice in the workplace through the German automaker’s “works council” approach to employee engagement. Volkswagen’s business model is premised on employee representation, and Local 42 will represent any interested employees who join the local as members. No employees will be required to join.

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“Earlier this year, the UAW was gratified to earn the confidence and support of many Volkswagen team members,” said Dennis Williams, president of the UAW. “At that time, we said we would not give up on these committed and hard-working employees. We’re keeping our promise.”

DETROIT –Retirees from a closed Moen International facility in Ohio will continue to receive their health care benefits, thanks to a group of retirees and the UAW who successfully convinced a federal judge that their contract was clear on the issue.

U.S. District Judge James Gwin ruled on Tuesday that...

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New union-made vehicle list supports a stronger U.S. economy

DETROIT – The UAW announced today that the 2013 list of union-built vehicles is now available on the union’s website, www.uaw.org.

In a stunning reversal of one of the biggest economic downturns since the Bush years, the auto industry is back...

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DETROIT – The UAW was deeply disappointed that the House voted today to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The UAW has had a long and proud history of supporting quality health care coverage for all Americans.

“Health care is a fundamental human right to which all Americans are entitled,” said UAW President Bob King. “Repeal of the Affordable Care Act would condemn millions of Americans to live – or die – without health care coverage.” Read more >>>

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