UAW Local 598 is an amalgamated union, representing over 2,700 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.
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What local unions can do in remembrance of Nelson Mandela
Dec. 6, 2013
UAW President Bob King is requesting that all of UAW local unions fly U.S. flags at half-staff until sunset Monday as we mourn the passing of Nelson Mandela, one of the most influential civil rights and social justice leaders of our time. Nelson Mandela demonstrated how commitment to core principles and social justice can change the world. His actions freed millions from the chains of racism. From his humble beginnings to his imprisonment for fighting against the apartheid system in South Africa, Nelson Mandela was an inspiration to the world.
Read more about the legacy of Mandela here
DETROIT – The UAW released the following statement today on the passing of Nelson Mandela:
“The UAW deeply mourns the loss of Nelson Mandela, one of the most influential civil rights and social justice leaders of our time. Nelson Mandela demonstrated how commitment to core principles and social justice can change the world...Read more >>>
Pam Faris will hold Office Hours Dec. 9 at Local 598 Union Hall
Representative Pam Faris will be at UAW Local 598 on Monday, Dec. 9th. from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
New HD Pick Up Trucks Unveiled
FLINT, MI (WNEM) -
The legacy of General Motors' Flint Assembly site has been one for the history books. The first 300 Chevrolet Corvettes were built on the site. GM's 50 millionth car – a gold Chevrolet Bel Air – was assembled here.
Through the years, more than 13 million vehicles – 9 million trucks and 4 million cars – have rolled off the assembly line.
On Thursday, GM and UAW officials announced continuation of that legacy with the unveiling of the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado heavy-duty and GMC Sierra heavy-duty pickups.
With production scheduled to begin in early 2014, the unveiling marked an end to a $328-million investment project in the plant, which opened in 1947. It also marked a dramatic comeback for GM in the Flint area.
Notice of Local 598 Membership Meeting
Membership meeting Sunday,December 8th at 2:00.
Bring your Toy 4 Toys for Tot's!
From all reports we’ve seen, President Obama is going to propose a budget plan this week that is unprecedented for a Democratic president. It will propose a cut to Social Security benefits for seniors, veterans and people with disabilities.
It appears the proposed cut will take the form of “chained” CPI—a discredited way of calculating annual cost-of-living increases that does not keep up with actual costs, eating into benefits.
But there’s more. The president’s budget proposal also would require middle-class seniors—people who make $47,000 a year and more—to pay higher Medicare premiums.Read more >>>
DETROIT – We commend President Obama for his leadership and support for the U.S. auto industry. His actions helped prevent a second Great Depression, saving more than a million American jobs in the process. Domestic automakers have pledged investment in U.S. plants through 2015 that will mean more than 40,000 direct manufacturing jobs in the United States.
The renewed American automotive industry is now America’s No. 1 export sector. The Obama administration, American workers and retirees, and the U.S. automotive industry made tough choices and sacrifices to make this turnaround possible. The automobile sector supports over 3 million good-paying jobs in assembly plants, auto parts manufacturing, repair shops, dealerships and other supporting businesses nationwide. In 2012, U.S. automotive exports totaled $133 billion, an increase of more than $17 billion (14 percent) over 2011. Domestic manufacturing has long been the foundation of a strong middle class, and the automobile industry is the one of the most critical for U.S. manufacturing.
Under the president’s leadership, we are implementing higher fuel efficiency standards from 2017-2025, effectively doubling vehicle fuel efficiency, drastically reducing carbon emissions and creating several hundred thousand jobs. About 50,000 of these jobs will be in auto parts manufacturing and vehicle assembly alone.Read more >>>
From hood to hitch, the most refined, best engineered Silverado ever
Considering the Koch Brothers are the biggest threat to our nation since WW 2 it might be helpful to know how to keep money out of their evil hands. Read more >>>
Link to UAWGM Contract
The UAW General Motors National Negotiating Committee entered into this set of bargaining as America struggles with record levels of unemployment and an economy that shows little sign of improvement. GM, like most private and public employers across America, immediately sought givebacks in health care and in our pension plan. With your continued support and solidarity, we stood strong and not only stopped these proposed givebacks, we made important gains for our members. Click on Link to go to uaw website for summary or contract language uaw.org/content/gm-hourly