Support union jobs in the U.S. and Canada
This guide is prepared by the UAW to provide information for consumers who want to purchase vehicles produced by workers who enjoy the benefits and protections of a union contract.
All these vehicles are made in the United States or Canada by members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) or Canadian Auto Workers (CAW).
Because of the integration of U.S. and Canadian vehicle production, all these vehicles include significant UAW-made content and support the jobs of UAW members.
However, the vehicles marked with a single asterisk (*) are produced in the United States and another country. Light-duty (LD) crew cab models of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, marked with a double asterisk (**), are only manufactured in Mexico. Other models are made in the United States.
When purchasing one of these vehicles, check the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
A VIN beginning with “1”, “4” or “5” identifies a U.S.-made vehicle; “‘2:’ identifies a Canadian-made vehicle.
Not all vehicles made in the United States or Canada are built by union-represented workers. Vehicles not listed here, even if produced in the United States or Canada, are not union-made vehicles.
Dodge Ram Pickup*
Ford F Series
Cadillac Escalade ESV
Ford Explorer Sport Trac
GMC Yukon XL
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Ford Crown Victoria
Lincoln Town Car
Mercury Grand Marquis
Chrysler Town & Country
Dodge Grand Caravan
* The vehicles marked with a single asterisk (*) are produced in the United States and another country.
** The light-duty (LD) crew cab versions of the vehicles marked with a double asterisk (**) are only manufactured in Mexico. Other models are made in the United States.
About the Author: Richard Negri is the founder of UnionReview.com and is the Online Manager for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
This article originally appeared in UnionReview.com on September 18, 2009. Re-printed with permission by the author.