The FINANCIAL — The United Auto Workers and General Motors opened 2015 contract talks on July 13 at the UAW-GM Center for Human Resources, where negotiations on a new national agreement will be held to replace the current four-year agreement that expires at midnight Sept. 14.
The Center is located between the UAW Solidarity House and GM World Headquarters in downtown Detroit, according to GM.
“We must continue working as a team to put the customer first, protect the long-term health of the company, bolster shareholder value and strengthen job security,” said GM CEO Mary Barra. “The global competition is intense, but if we continue to collaborate, there are opportunities for growth that will benefit our employees and the business.”
Cathy Clegg, GM North America vice president of Manufacturing and Labor Relations, said GM and the UAW already partner every day to engage employees in improving the business.
“Formal talks begin today, but in recent years we’ve demonstrated our ability to develop creative solutions together,” said Clegg, who will serve as GM’s chief negotiator. “As a team we must continue to solve problems, build in quality and enhance competitiveness.”
Since the 2011 UAW-GM National Agreement, GM has announced U.S. facility investments of about $12.4 billion, creating about 6,250 new jobs and providing job security for about 20,700 employees.