UAW Local 598 is an amalgamated union, representing over 2,800 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 UAW Local 598!
To anyone who has ever spent time with UAW members, it’s no secret that we take pride in the work that we do and the products that we build. When you see that something is UAW-made, you know you’re getting something that was crafted with skilled labor. Read more >>>
Joint Statement by UAW and Ford on Louisville Assembly Plant
The following is a joint statement released by the UAW and Ford Motor Company regarding today’s news about louisville assembly plant and the lincoln MKC
UAW chaplains are known for their compassion and ability to connect with members in a way that few others can. At their annual conference at the Walter and May Reuther UAW Family Education Center this summer, they showed how they are also reaching out to band and choir members from a small Michigan city high school. Read more >>>
Statement from UAW Region 2B Director Ken Lortz on OSHA Fines for Fuyao’s Dayton Glass Plant
“The UAW stands firm with the workforce at Fuyao in Dayton as, obviously, there continues to be serious health and safety issues in the plant,” said Ken Lortz, director of UAW Region 2B.
“The fact that OSHA would announce over $226,000 in fines after eight safety inspections for things like personal protective gear, machine hazards and electrical and chemical exposures is a rare and serious situation. Fuyao’s blatant disregard for the health and safety of workers cannot go unchecked. The UAW will continue to support the workers who brought these issues to the attention of OSHA, and all workers, as they seek a real and lasting solution to these and other concerns in the plant. That solution, these workers believe, is forming their union so they have a voice in Fuyao’s future.”
Today is Veterans Day and the UAW joins the rest of the country in remembering those who have so honorably served our nation in wartime and in peacetime. Remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and saying “thank you” is only the beginning of how we should pay tribute to our veterans. Read more >>>
After our October 16th union meeting,Local 598 members, led by our 598 President Ray Gorney, launched
to promote awareness of the 22 veterans a day who commit suicide. You can help keep the challenge going by posting a video of you, or your group, doing 22 pushups on the UAW Local 598 face book page and then signing into the link below to make a small donation to this great cause. Let's support our Veterans Committee and Vets everywhere and see how many of our members answer the call! https://activeheroes.org/22pushups/ #22killsRead more >>>
CONGRATULATIONS TO DISTRICT 3 RECENTLY ELECTED COMMITTEE PERSONS
ELECTION RESULTS FOR DISTRICT B
RICK HAGER WAS ELECTED BY ACCLAMATION AS DISTRICT 1B COMMITTEEMAN
JEREMIAH ALSUP WAS ALSO ELECTED BY ACCLAMATION AS
DISTRICT 3B ALTERNATE COMMITTEEMAN.
JOE DONTJE WAS ELECTED AS DISTRICT 3B COMMITTEE MAN BY A VOTE
OF 135 TO 9.
Notice of Local 598 Membership Meeting
Membership meeting is Sunday, December 4th at 2:00.
WNEM TV 5
Two years in a row, Flint Assembly UAW Local 598 have celebrated big victories for heavy duty trucks made in Flint. The first, for the top spot in the Initial Quality Study for the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Heavy Duty, with the second trophy for the top spot for the 2011 GMC Sierra Heavy Duty in the Vehicle Dependability Study. Read more >>>
MARION, Ind. — General Motors is investing $90.9 million in its Marion Metal Center plant to enhance the facility’s process capability and flexibility.
“This investment in stamping dies and equipment will align Marion Metal Center with GM’s future stamping strategy,” said Dan Hermer, GM North America Manufacturing manager. “This will enable our team to continue delivering quality to our stamping customers throughout North America.”Read more >>>
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
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