UAW names 2019 bargaining teams for Fiat Chrysler, GM

UAW names 2019 bargaining teams for Fiat Chrysler, GM
Nora Naughton, The Detroit News Published 12:18 p.m. ET March 12, 2019 | Updated 5:24 p.m. ET March 12, 2019

The United Auto Workers introduced its negotiating team representing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV workers Tuesday at its bargaining convention.
The United Auto Workers introduced its negotiating team representing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV workers Tuesday at its bargaining convention. (Photo: .)

Detroit — The United Auto Workers introduced its negotiating team representing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and General Motors Co. workers Tuesday at its bargaining convention. The teams will lead talks with the automakers during bargaining this summer.

Fiat Chrysler bargaining is led by UAW President Gary Jones and Vice President and director of the Fiat Chrysler department Cindy Estrada. The negotiating committee introduced Tuesday includes elected representatives from local unions.

For GM, bargaining will be led by Jones and UAW Vice President and director of the GM Department Terry Dittes, who gave a rousing speech to delegates before introducing his bargaining committee. He condemned GM’s decision to indefinitely idle four UAW-represented plants in the U.S., including Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly, Warren Transmission, Baltimore Operations and Lordstown Assembly in Ohio.

“You can see what we’re up against as we open negotiations this coming summer,” Dittes said. “I can tell you we are ready for the fight … It’s time for us to stand up, it’s time for us to take what belongs to us and hold on to what we currently have.”

Members of the 2019 GM National Negotiating Team include:

Ted Krumm, Local 652
Early Fuller, Local 160
Mike Plater, Local 22
Anthony Cheathams, Local 651
Alan Chambliss, Local 2250
Chuck Herr, Local 774
Jeff King, Local 14
Mike Branch, Local 686
Matt Collins, Local 292
Ed Smith, Local 659
Kenneth Fountain, Local 1869
Michael McClain, Local 2209
Members of the 2019 FCA National Negotiating Team include:

Tim Ferguson, Local 1268
Charles Bell, Local 1700
Solo Richards, Local 869
Lorenzo Jameson, Local 723
Matt Jarvis, Local 685
Terry Perrino, Local 1264
Brian Cottingham, Local 1166
Mike Kalman, Local 573
John Markovski, Local 1248
Tammy Wiser, Local 868
Jerry Witt, Local 412
An ongoing criminal federal investigation into a wide-ranging labor conspiracy that has focused heavily on Fiat Chrysler and UAW-Fiat Chrysler leaders has ensnared members of the 2015 Fiat Chrysler negotiating team.

Two members of that 2015 team, Nancy Adams Johnson and Virdell King, were sentenced to prison for accepting illegal payments. Former UAW Vice President and director of the Fiat Chrysler department Norwood Jewell abruptly retired in January 2018 after The News linked him to the investigation and his home was searched by federal agents.

nnaughton@detroitnews.com

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