UAW chief tries to dispel fears
FCA US and the United Auto Workers (UAW) will resume negotiations soon. In the meantime, Dennis Williams, the head of the UAW, wrote a note to the membership to contradict rumors that the union was losing jobs and health-insurance benefits:
…For someone to suggest we endorse products going to Mexico is just nonsense. We have been fighting NAFTA and other trade agreements every day and are still fighting.
We know that health care is a challenge because of the rising cost of medical and pharmaceutical benefits…. We DO NOT want another VEBA or a Taft-Hartley for active auto members. We believe that healthcare should be provided by the employer.