UAW says job security a top concern as 'little progress' is made during negotiations

Posted at 7:20 PM, Oct 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-08 23:36:09-04

(WXYZ) — On day 23 of the UAW-GM strike, Vice President and spokesperson for the United Automobile Workers union, Terry Dittes, says members are mainly concerned for job security as negotiations continue with little progress.

The letter Dittes released Tuesday evening states that GM's "lack of commitment" to the UAW-GM locations "has weighed heavily on" workers. He adds that their concern is for products being made in other countries, while being sold here in the U.S.

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"We have openly told GM that we do not see a solid commitment to this talented and skilled workforce that has made them billions of dollars in profits," Dittes wrote. "We have made it clear that there is no job security for us when GM products are made in other countries for the purpose of selling them here in the U.S.A. We believe that the vehicles GM sells here should be built here. We don't understand GM's opposition to this proposition."

Read the full letter below: