UAW-GM Produced Vehicles and How to Read Your VIN

UAW-GM Produced Vehicles: 

UAW GM members build vehicles in almost every segment of the auto market. Listed are the vehicles that were produced by our members in 2017, but did you know there is another way to tell? See the graphic below for some handy tips on how to read your VIN!



Making heads or tails of a VIN can be tricky. Many manufactures often try to hide that their products are not made in the USA. To help break it down take a look at the graphic below. It is interesting to note that the second spot tells you who manufactured your vehicle if you find a G then you will know General Motors was the manufacturer. The eleventh spot on the VIN tells you what plant assembled your vehicle. For more information on reading a VIN you can visit:




Reminder – GM Employee Placement System Annual Refresh

GM members who currently have an open Area Hire, Extended Area Hire or a Return to Former Community Application who wish to transfer to another plant must enter a new application in the Employee Placement System, no matter how recently they submitted their current application.

You will first have to cancel your current application, but you will be able to immediately resubmit your application. This will prevent the NEPC from deleting your application during the annual purge of the system and will ensure you will not miss the opportunity you’re waiting for to transfer when it arises.

For more information about the process visit:

Please contact the UAW Placement Department at (313) 324-5000 if you have any questions.


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2017 Quality Performance Payment Letter


November 29, 2017

Message from Cindy Estrada and Scott Sandefur


Dear UAW-GM Team Members,

During our 2015 National Contract Negotiations, we agreed to annually recognize the team for achieving our target for model year to date Incidents per Thousand Vehicles (IPTV) performance. We are pleased to announce that eligible UAW-GM team members will be receiving a $500 bonus in your December 8, 2017 paycheck for delivering on our IPTV target.

Our customers win when we deliver top quality vehicles to market. No matter where you work – assembly, stamping, propulsion, components, engineering support services or service parts – you play an important role in keeping the customer at the center of everything we do.

With numerous launches and multiple shifts in our production schedules, it hasn’t been easy to maintain our high quality standards. We believe our success is due to your engagement and our strong partnership in improving our execution of the Global Manufacturing System (GMS) with a focus on the achievement of Built in Quality (BIQ) Level IV certification at every plant which translates to a higher quality vehicle for our customers.

In 2018, we expect to face many of the same challenges – changes in consumer preference, high profile launches and intense competition. Together, we can tackle these challenges and help GM Manufacturing become the quality benchmark for the global auto industry.

Thanks for your many contributions to our success and congratulations on achieving this quality target.





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Cindy Estrada                                                              Scott Sandefur

UAW Vice President                                                    Vice President – GM Labor Relations


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2017 – 2018 Christmas Holiday Period:  The Christmas Holiday Period will begin Saturday, December 23, 2017 and will run through Monday, January 1, 2018.

Hourly Payroll Processing Schedules

  1. Pay Period Endings December 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2017: The payroll drafts for these periods will be dated and delivered in the customary manner on regularly established payday(s) – December 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2017, respectively.


  1. Pay Periods Ending December 31, 2017 and January 7, 2018: Employees will be paid actual hours worked and any holiday pay they are eligible to receive.


Roll 52: 

  • 5 Holidays, subject to eligibility
  • Pay period ending Sunday, December 31, 2017
  • Will be processed Tuesday, January 2, 2018
  • Scheduled payroll draft date is Friday, January 5, 2018


Roll 1 (2018):  

  • 1 Holiday, subject to eligibility
  • Pay period ending Sunday, January 7, 2018
  • Will be processed Tuesday, January 9, 2018
  • Scheduled payroll draft date is Friday, January 12, 2018


General Inquiries:

Hourly Payroll                                                 (866)–245–5957

GM Layoff, SUB, Unemployment:                 (800)–584–2000


If you have any question concerning the 2017-2018 Christmas Holiday period, such as qualifying days, benefits, layoffs, leaves, etc. please see your Local Union Representative.


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GM Employee Placement System Annual Refresh

In accordance with the provisions of the UAW-GM National Agreement and in order to better understand employee’s interest in transfer opportunities, improve the Employee Placement Systems performance and enhance process efficiency, the National Parties have agreed to an Employee Placement System “Refresh” (closure) of all open Area Hire, Extended Area Hire and Return to Former Community Employee Placement System Applications effective December 31st, of each calendar year.

Employees currently listed on open plant requisitions will not be removed from those lists as a result of this action.  They will remain on those lists until the actual requisition is closed.

Employees who currently have an open Area Hire, Extended Area Hire or a Return to Former Community Application who wish to transfer to another plant must enter a new application in the Employee Placement System.

Beginning December 1st, of each calendar year, the Employee Placement System will be available for you to enter your new application.  Plant Requisitions processed on or after December 31st will take into account only the new open applications filed on or after December 1st in the Employee Placement System.

Employees who apply will receive jobs offers in accordance with the provisions of the 2015 National Agreement.  Employees will also continue to be allowed to select multiple plants on the same Area Hire, Extended Area Hire and Return to Former Community Application.

Please note that any time you receive a job offer to another location, whether you choose to accept or decline a job offer, all of your applications on file will be closed.  As a result, you will have to enter new applications identifying all the plants you would like to transfer to in the Employee Placement System if you have interest in future transfer opportunities to other plants.

Please contact the UAW Placement Department at (313) 324-5000 if you have any questions.

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A Message from Vice President Cindy Estrada on Veterans Day


Veterans’ Day is a special day to recognize the brave men and women who served our country. Veterans are true heroes who put their lives on the line to defend the very freedom we enjoy today. To all our UAW Veteran members, I express profound gratitude to you, your commitment to serve your country and your commitment to make the best products in the same country you so greatly served.

Veterans’ Day is only celebrated one day of the year, however, our commitment to veterans must be strong each and every day. Our UAW Veterans’ Committee works diligently in our local and regions to work with our Veterans to assure these heroes have the best benefits available to them. Although we could never serve the Veteran in the same way they have served us, we can make sure they are taken care of when they come home.

“True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” ~Arthur Ashe.  Thank you for serving our country. We are forever indebted to you!


Happy Veterans Day,





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The UAW App and UAW GM Talks



Looking for UAW-GM information on

 the go? Our phones have become quite a handy resource tool! We can check the weather, post to social media, send texts, play games and even order from our favorite restaurants. It is also a way we connect with family, friends, co-workers and now with our union via the UAW App!

Whether you’re an iPhone or an Android user, getting the app is easy


. Just text “APP” to 99795.* You’ll be prompted to indicate what kind of phone you are using, then a download link will be sent automatically to your phone. Just follow the link to install the app!

Once installed, get the latest news from a variety of sources that go directly to the app. Or dig into the national events section that features a list of events union members are organizing and attending. Access UAW social media platforms or get information from the UAW Constitution or Big Three contracts. You also can set up notifications to receive the latest UAW news.

For more information on the app visit:

UAW GM Talks

The UAW GM Talks page was created to be help with communications specifically for UAW-GM workers. Whether it’s educational, historical events, or UAW members uplifting their communities we formulate posts that matter to the UAW-GM worker.  Every Friday we have a “Friday Update” on current topics and issues workers are raising.

If you have any suggestions for topics or questions you can message the page and we will do our best to get your questions answered and hear what you, our members want to know about. To help get information out to the most members possible please help us by sharing our page and posts. Please like the page if you haven’t done so already. You can find the page here:


As President Williams said “Communication with our members is key to a strong union,” That is why we are challenging you to share the UAW App and the UAW GM Talks page with at least 10 people at your worksite. By doing so you can help strengthen communication and build a strong union!



What is LEAD?


Leadership Education and Development 

LEAD is a program developed to review issues and information important for the security and future of all UAW-GM members and their families. The goal of LEAD is to work together to build upon the strengths of your local union and minimize any threats.

Another goal of LEAD is to strengthen communication, education and solidarity in our workplace. This is done by using the concepts of strategic planning to define a long-term vision, set immediate goals, develop work plans to achieve these goals and agree upon a system of continuous improvement.

To find out more about LEAD contact a member of your local union leadership.