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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 the builders of the Heavy Duty Trucks!

We are UAW Local 598!

Our Past Makes Our Future

1930's - 2014

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Nearly five months after the Republican-controlled legislature paused their attempt to dismantle retirement savings for teachers, administrators and support staff, they’re back at it again. Corporate special interests are pushing them to slash school employees’ compensation and rob public employees of their retirement benefits. Read more >>>

APPRENTICESHIP ANNOUNCEMENT May 22, 2017

GENERAL MOTORS FLINT ASSEMBLY UAW LOCAL 598
SKILLED TRADES APPRENTICE COMMITTEE

APPLICATION OPENS: 12:01 am EDT Friday, June 23, 2017
APPLICATION CLOSES: Midnight EDT Friday, June 30, 2017

The UAW / GM skilled trades include occupations in the following areas; Electrical, Mechanical and Engineering / Die Making trades. More information on the trades is available during the application process.
 

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Ford Invests $350 Million, Creates or Protects 800 Jobs, Adding New Fuel-Efficient Transmission to Michigan Plant

DEARBORN, Mich., May 19, 2017 – Ford is investing $350 million in its Livonia Transmission Plant, adding a new transmission to expand its lineup of fuel-efficient powertrains as part of the company’s plan to fortify its core automotive business.

The company will create or retain 800 hourly jobs to support production of the new transmission. Ford expects to begin adding jobs late this year, with the majority coming next year and in 2019.

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Congratulations and thank you to everyone who participated in this week's election. Congratulations to the members who were elected to the Executive Board Read more >>>

Eye Opener (April 2017) Read more >>>

Notice of Local 598 Membership Meeting

Membership meeting is Sunday, September 17th at 2:00.

 


 


Thanks to all of our membership we were able to raise $25,248 in the Fenton Polar Plunge to help Special Olympics of Michigan. UAW Local 598 raised funds and took the plunge in Memory of Frank White.
Frank White left a legacy of families and communities forever improved by organizing for change in the workplace.
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UAW - GM  Grievance Procedure Read more >>>


Local 598 continuously suuport the community with the Flint Water Crisis. Read more >>>

2017 - UAW Local 598 Calendar Read more >>>

Guardian: Tesla factory workers reveal pain, injury and stress: 'Everything feels like the future but us'

“You can make it through Monday,” Michael Sanchez a Tesla worker told the Guardian. “You can make it through Tuesday. Come Wednesday, you start to feel something. Thursday is pain. Friday is agonizing. Saturday you’re just making it through the day.”

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We stand with BCTGM Nabisco/Mondelez workers rallying outside the company’s shareholders meeting today. Support union workers, fight for family-sustaining jobs, only buy AMERICAN-made Nabisco snacks!

In July 2015, Nabisco (Mondelez) announced it had decided to invest $130 million in a plant in Salinas, Mexico, instead of investing it in its iconic Southside Chicago Nabisco bakery. Mondelez called on the workers, represented by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) International Union, to come up with $46 million in annual savings (in perpetuity) at the Chicago facility for the company, or it would take the $130 million planned investment to its Salinas, Mexico bakery.

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Bobbie Billingsley Worked to Help Others

Renee Seals bought a small metal cross to put on the door at UAW Local 112 when her friend Bobbie Billingsley suddenly died in a car accident. The 18-inch cross helped let members know that there wouldn’t be a union meeting that night.

Seals, a quality team member at the Vance, Alabama, Mercedes-Benz plant and a trustee of the local, brought the cross home with her to honor her friend who worked hard in the ongoing drive to bring UAW representation to the facility.

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Town Hall Shows Unity, Community Support

James Martin is on temporary total disability because of the time he spent working at the Fuyao Glass plant in Moraine, Ohio. He suffers from diminished lung capacity that, according to his doctor, was caused by working with isocyanate glues and primers, powerful chemicals which are known to cause asthma and other breathing problems.

Martin’s life has been drastically changed by the fast-growing Chinese company’s inattention to worker health and safety. He knows he would likely still be working if he was represented by the UAW.

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Unfair labor practices charged at Volkswagen's US plant

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board has filed another unfair labor practices complaint against Volkswagen for hiking health insurance premiums and changing working hours of employees who voted for union representation at the German automaker's only U.S. plant.

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May 17 is the Mondelez Shareholders Meeting in Lincolnshire, Ill. (25 miles north of Chicago). BCTGM Nabisco/Mondelez workers, BCTGM local unions, supporters and activists from other AFL-CIO affiliates will be gathering outside of the meeting for a large protest rally. Read more >>>

We are rerunning this story from last year's May-June Solidarity magazine for Mother's Day this year. Mothers are an important part of everyone's life and knowing the power of a union helps them is a solid reminder that the only place women will get equal pay and benefits is when they are in a union.

 

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After our October 16th union meeting,Local 598 members, led by our 598 President Ray Gorney, launched

Local 598's "22 Pushup Challenge"

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/ #22kills

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(UNION REPRESENTATION DURING INVESTIGATORY INTERVIEWS) 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 >>>

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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Buying American Union-Made Auto Tires...It can be Done! Read more >>>

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