But it doesn’t have to be that way. The purchasing choices we make dictate the kind of economy we have. If we continue to buy goods made overseas or by workers making substandard wages, good jobs will continue to leave.
We can build a stronger economy by paying attention to where the goods we buy are made – and the earning power of the workers who make them.
A vehicle is one of the most expensive purchases most of us will make in our lifetimes and it impacts our household budget. But that same purchase also affects the workers who assemble the vehicle, the workers in related industries who make the parts.
The United Auto Workers union has compiled the following 2018 UAW Union-Built Vehicle Guide to help you ensure the vehicle your purchase will help maintain and grow decent-paying U.S. manufacturing jobs.
The vehicles listed are made in the United States or Canada by members of the UAW and Canada’s Unifor union, formerly the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW). Because of the integration of United States and Canadian vehicle production, all the vehicles listed made in Canada include significant UAW-made content and support the jobs of UAW members.
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.
For more information like this, visit buildusa.org to learn what else can be done to bring back good paying jobs.
Cadillac CT6 (excluding plug-in hybrid)
Chevrolet Bolt (electric)
Chevrolet Cruze (diesel)
Chevrolet Volt (electric)
Ford Focus (electric)
Ford F Series
Cadillac Escalade ESV
Cadillac Escalade Hybrid
Chevrolet Tahoe (police)
Chevrolet Tahoe (special service)
GMC Yukon Hybrid
GMC Yukon XL
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Chevrolet Impala (police)
Chevrolet Silverado Double Cab
GMC Sierra Double Cab
Dodge Grand Caravan
WHAT THE ASTERISKS MEAN
* Also produced in Mexico. All Cruze hatchbacks and some sedans are manufactured in Mexico. The diesel version is manufactured in the United States by UAW members. The Chevrolet Equinox is manufactured in Canada by Unifor members and also in Mexico.
** The light-duty and heavy-duty Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks are manufactured in the United States and other countries.
*** Manufactured in the United States and Mexico. All heavy-duty Ram models are built in Mexico.
When purchasing a vehicle, it’s important to check the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). A VIN beginning with “1” or “4” or “5” identifies a U.S.-made vehicle; a “2” identifies a Canadian-made vehicle; a 3 identifies a vehicle made in Mexico.