If you are in need of a new, quality set of wheels, there is a huge choice of top-flight union-made cars and trucks that you can, as the salesman says, “drive home today.”
The UAW has just released its annual list of union-made vehicles. The 2010 list includes cars, trucks, pickups, vans, SUVs and crossovers from U.S., European and Asian-based carmakers. The guide lists all vehicles made by UAW members, members of the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) and IUE-CWA.
When you visit a showroom, UAW President Ron Gettelfinger says you will find top-quality cars and trucks:
in every price range and in every product category…including hybrids, clean diesels and energy-saving advanced transmission and flex-fuel models.
Industry analysts such as J.D. Powers and the University of Michigan Consumer Satisfaction Survey have repeatedly recognized the high quality of union-made vehicles says Gettlefinger.
The U.S. auto industry has faced incredible challenges during the past year. Our members have responded with total dedication and commitment to building in quality at every step of the manufacturing process, and consumers are taking notice.
The list includes the familiar brands such as Buick, Chevrolet, Ford, Mercury, Dodge and Jeep, as well as union-made models from Mazda, Mitsubishi, Toyota and Volkswagen.
Car shoppers should remember: Not all vehicles made in the United States or Canada are built by union-represented workers. For example, most models of the GMC Sierra are produced in the United States but some are made in Mexico.
To sort that out and to make sure your eye is on a union-made car or truck, be sure to download the 2010 guide and drive union.