Local 898-- serving the Ford Rawsonville Plant


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Detroit, Mich. — The members have voted to ratify a new four-year collective bargaining agreement with Ford by a 51.4% majority. The results of the voting are as follows:

*Production Workers: 51.3% in favor

*Skilled Trades: 52.4% in favor

UAW President Dennis Williams stated: “Our UAW members have ratified the national agreement after a long process and much debate. The voice of the majority has secured a strong future that will provide job security and economic stability for themselves and their families.”

“There is no higher authority than the membership. Through a fair and democratic process UAW-Ford members have delivered job security and strong economic gains for their families and communities,” said UAW Ford Vice President Jimmy Settles.

Additionally, the UAW-Ford National Agreement for salaried workers passed with 91.5% in favor.

Detroit, Mich. — Today the UAW-GM Council and the International Union, UAW’s International Executive Board (IEB) met to discuss the ratification results for the tentative National Agreement recently negotiated with General Motors LLC. As previously noted, while the majority of the entire UAW-GM membership voted in favor of the tentative agreement – 55.4 percent in favor versus 44.6 percent against – the skilled trades membership voted against ratification. Following receipt of these ratification results, meetings were held with the UAW skilled trades membership at each GM worksite in order to determine the issues for their rejection of the tentative agreement. Read more >>>

Clear Path to Traditional Wages for Current Members; $8,500 Ratification Bonus

Tentative Agreement Approved Overwhelmingly by UAW National Ford Council,

Now Heads to Vote by UAW Ford Membership

DETROIT- New U.S. investments worth $9 Billion are expected to create or secure 8,500 jobs for UAW members under a new Tentative Agreement...

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UAW members at Deere & Co. ratify new agreement

Detroit – UAW President Dennis Williams and UAW Vice President Norwood Jewell released the following joint statement announcing the passage of Deere & Company’s contract ratification.

“A new labor agreement has been ratified by UAW members at Deere & Company. The new agreement provides many improvements for UAW members which include compensation and working conditions for nearly 10,000 members while giving Deere & Company the necessary tools to grow its business.

“The UAW applauds the bargaining committee and union members for their resolve and patience during the negotiation process.”

Statement of UAW President Dennis Williams on the 2015 UAW FCA US tentative agreement ratification vote

DETROIT – The International Union, UAW announced today that UAW members at FCA US have voted down the tentative agreement by 65 percent.

The following statement is from UAW President Dennis Williams:

“As I said at the press conference: “What I love about our organization most of all is that no matter what we do, what action we take, the ultimate decision and the power of the union is our members and they make the final decision.”

That is the design of our constitution and who we are.

We will gather the issues together; notify FCA that further discussions are needed.

We don’t consider this a setback; we consider the membership vote a part of the process we respect.

We will be meeting with the UAW-FCA National bargaining committee and council to discuss the issues.”

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UAW Local 898 is hoping to get your feedback on our Member Opinion Survey. Please take the time to complete the survey by April 14, 2015. Please follow the link below or print the attached survey and return it to one of the Executive Board Members:



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Director Rory L. Gamble gets the Special Bargaining Convention 2015 underway with an introduction of the color guard, and the UAW Region 1A choir. It is an amazing display of representatives from Region 1A! 

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Results from Triennial Election held April 3-4, 2014

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