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Notice of Local 598 Membership Meeting

Membership meeting is Sunday, December 8, at 2:00.

 


 

UAW Local 598 is an amalgamated union, representing over 3,500 employees at the General Motors Vehicle Manufacturing Flint Assembly plant in Flint, Michigan. We are a proud and diverse group of individuals with a focus on quality - quality of our lives, relationships, communities and the vehicles we build.

We are the builders of the Heavy Duty Trucks!

We are UAW Local 598!

Our Past Makes Our Future

1930's - 2014

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 40 Day Strikes Ends

Contract Ratified

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 A Message from UAW Local 598 President Ryan Buchalski and Chairman Eric Welter... Read more >>>

 A Message to UAW Members at Aramark

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

Your bargaining committee appreciates the sacrifice and solidarity
of our members as we worked to achieve key gains through the
collective bargaining process.
From the outset your brothers and sisters, local leaders and
bargaining team members identified key areas of concern to focus on
throughout this process: Wage improvements; maintaining company
provided health, dental, vision, life insurance and disability benefits;
new language on shift preference and an increase in vacation days.
We are pleased to announce that thanks to your solidarity and
sacrifice, we have achieved gains toward all of these bargaining
priorities.
Collective bargaining and strike actions are never easy. We don’t
expect it to be easy. And striking is never an easy decision. But
you have demonstrated against great odds that “being union” is a
powerful voice. Your GM brethren mentioned countless times that
your leadership on the picket line inspired them and our nation. That
solidarity and a vision for what we bargain for have presented you
with clear gains.
We could not be more proud of you as you review the hard work
we all have done to achieve these significant gains. This truly is a
team effort for us all.
In solidarity,
Gary Jones
President
International Union, UAW
Terry Dittes
Vice President and Director
UAW-General Motors Department

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Ratification Results – General Motors and Aramark Contracts Ratified

 Dear Union Brothers and Sisters: 

Below are the final ratification results:

GENERAL MOTORS ARAMARK

Production Yes 19,228 No 15,386 Janitors Yes 380 No 93
Skilled Yes 4,051 No 2,103 Skilled Yes 100 No 75
Salary Yes 110 No 12
Our 40 & 41-day strike is now over and you will be getting instructions from the Company about your
return to work.

Thank you for your support!
In solidarity,
Terry Dittes
Vice President and Director
UAW General Motors Department

 

A Message to UAW - Members at General Motors From:
Gary Jones, President
International Union, UAW
Terry Dittes, Vice President
and Director
UAW-GM Department


Dear Brothers and Sisters:
Your bargaining committee appreciates the sacrifice and solidarity
of our members as we worked to achieve key gains through the
Collective Bargaining Process.
From the outset your brothers and sisters, local leaders and
bargaining team members identified key areas of concern to focus
on throughout this process: a clear pathway for temporary workers
to full-time status; shortening the in-progression period; maintaining
our current health plan and costs; improving our share of profits; as
well as protecting job security and future work.
We are pleased to announce that thanks to your solidarity and
sacrifice, we have achieved gains toward all of these bargaining
priorities.
Collective bargaining is never easy. We don’t expect it to be easy.
And striking is never an easy decision but your sacrifices reminded
General Motors of the power and might of SOLIDARITY. Brothers
and sisters, we stood up with one loud, clear voice and said: “No
More.”
Together, we lasted one day longer. This bargaining agreement is
the result of your strength and sacrifice. This contract is the product
of the efforts of us all. SOLIDARITY FOREVER.
In solidarity,
Gary Jones, President
International Union, UAW
Terry Dittes, Vice President
and Director
UAW-GM Department


Click on the Link, "Read More"  to see the highlights of the agreement

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 LOCAL 598, UAW - RESULTS FOR
GM RATIFICATION VOTE AUTHORIZATION  2019

Date: October 23, 2019 Tally Location: Union City Fields

GM PRODUCTION:

YES__60.4%_____

NO___39.6%_____


GM SKILLED TRADES:


YES__68.8%______

NO___31.2%______


GRAND TOTAL:


YES _ 60.9%______


NO __39.1%______

 

 

 

 

 

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 The UAW 2019 Special Bargaining Convention convened on Monday, March 11 at Cobo Hall. All sectors of the UAW were gathered to set bargaining priorities for the next four years by overwhelmingly adopting an all-inclusive resolution. Read more >>>

 The increase in manpower associated with the T1, means that we have to redistrict the committee. The process is clearly laid out by the UAW Constitution and the GM/UAW National Agreement, and is as follows: I work with the plant to establish districts based on Paragraph 10. Once districts have been established, myself and President Buchalski, appoint people to those positions. We then notify the membership of the changes and the election committee will establish elections consistent with the Administrative letters from the IUAW Presidents office and post within the plant, accordingly. Read more >>>

 Our Local turned 80 years old
on January 4th. It was on
January 4, 1939, that Local 598
received its charter. Read more >>>

 Sunday, February 17, at the Local 598 membership meeting we unveiled a very special historical Mural.  Read more >>>

 Our Toys for Tots union meeting was held on December 2. As always, it was another tremendous success. Read more >>>

 During Local 598’s Veterans Memorial Celebration on
Thursday, November 9th, Chair David V. Garcia presented the Domingo Berlanga, Sr. Memorial Service Award (BMSA) to our 2018
quarterly recipients. Read more >>>

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The Power of Union Is Strength

The Power of Union is Strength

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UAW GM Summary and Full Language of Agreement.  Click on the Link to go to UAW

GM Agreement uaw.org/contractsummary/

 

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