The future of Fairfax Assembly, the General Motors factory at 3201 Fairfax Trafficway, Kansas City, Kansas, seems to be all but secure following the national ratification of the new UAW agreement. Within that contract, $391 million has been allocated to be invested into the Fairfax, Kansas plant that currently produces the Chevy Malibu and the Cadillac XT4.

The Labor Beacon can now confirm longheld rumors that, according to UAW Local 31 union officials present for the meeting, the Fairfax Assemby plant will begin producing the new version of the Chevy Bolt and will continue to produce the Chevy Malibu, with no loss of jobs for workers at union. This information was made available to workers in an announcement that was not open to the public at the facility on November 29th.

No time estimate is currently available for when re-tooling will occur at the Fairfax Assembly facility. A re-tooling would likely impact members of a number of unions in the Kansas City- area, including the workers who produce the vehicles, the building trades unions who would likely perform the work, and the workers who transport the vehicles from the plant.

    This deal would not have been possible without the UAW striking for what they deserve and extracting huge concessions from the Big Three.

More details to come in future reporting from The Labor Beacon.