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"As union members, we know GM can’t just change things arbitrarily. We have a say in our future, in our destiny. And the only reason we have that sense of security is because of our union."
The UAW is the union for America’s auto workers, representing more than 100,000 working men and women at U.S. auto assembly, stamping, engine and powertrain plants.
Hundreds of thousands of retired workers and surviving spouses are also part of the UAW, with pensions and health benefits negotiated as part of UAW contracts.
UAW members produce top quality cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers for a number of manufacturers, including:
UAW–made vehicles including hybrids, clean diesels, advanced transmission vehicles and flex-fuel models.
For more than 70 years, UAW members have set wage and benefit standard for workers in America’s auto industry. As union members, UAW auto workers also have a voice on the job about vacations, holidays, shift preferences, health and safety and other key issues.
Today, UAW members are using their voice on the job as relentless advocates for product quality. The results are impressive; UAW vehicles are winning top quality awards from key industry analysts:
Union-represented plants also lead the industry in productivity, according to the Harbour Report, a widely regarded survey which measures vehicles produced per hour of labor. All 10 of the most productive auto plants in North America are plants where workers have chosen to be represented by a union – either the UAW or the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW.)
"We build a world-class vehicle, one of the best products on the planet,” says Brian Fredline, president of UAW Local 602 in Lansing, Mich., where workers build the Chevrolet Traverse, the Buick Enclave and the GMC Acadia. “The people that actually get in GM vehicles love ‘em -- and we’re really proud of what we build."