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Western New York & Rochester Benefit From Early General Motors’…

December 18, 2016 
By WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell

Western, NY – United Auto Workers (UAW) Region 9 Director Terry Dittes says General Motors’ (GM) announced investment of $552 million for its key U.S. manufacturing facilities that located in the Western New York Cities of Tonawanda and Lockport and in nearby Rochester “are ‘reflections’ of the Local Leadership of the UAW and General Motors and our ‘great ‘UAW Membership at these locations.”

On Wednesday (December 14th), GM General Motors announced its investments of $552 million that also included another plant in Parma, Ohio.  GM Manufacturing and Labor Relations Vice President Cathy Clegg said: “GM remains committed to investing in its U.S. operations. With these latest projects we have announced investments of ($2.2 billion) in 2016, allowing us to support the production of future engines and vehicles.”

UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada said: “The UAW’s negotiations with GM to reinvest in the Tonawanda, Rochester, Lockport and Parma plants have ‘paid off not only for our Members but also for those communities.’  Our ‘strategic bargaining efforts will keep and grow great American Auto Manufacturing Jobs in places that have seen too much manufacturing disappear and will solidify the job security our Members deserve.’”

UAW Region 9 Director Dittes, who region encompasses Western New York and Rochester, said: “We here in UAW Region 9 want to ‘thank’ the General Motors Company for their ‘confidence’ to invest in our three New York facilities in Tonawanda, Rochester and Lockport. This investment will ‘benefit’ the communities of these Upstate New York GM facilities and are ‘reflections’ of the local Leadership of the UAW and General Motors and our ‘great’ UAW Membership at these locations.” To read more click on the following link

December 18, 2016

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