In Flint, put children’s well-being first

In Flint, put children’s well-being first
In Flint, put children’s well-being first

The following article was written about the Flint Water Crisis by UAW Vice President and Director of the GM Department, Cindy Estrada. It originally appeared in the Detroit News as part of their Labor Voices series. My husband and our twin sons recently joined countless others to distribute water to Flint families dealing with the […]

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AFL-CIO Executive Council Statement on Volkswagen

AFL-CIO Executive Council Statement on Volkswagen
AFL-CIO Executive Council Statement on Volkswagen

Below is a statement from the AFL-CIO Executive Council on Volkswagen’s continuing refusal to bargain with UAW Local 42: The diesel emissions scandal at Volkswagen has called into question the principles the company has touted: environmental protection, sustainability and social responsibility. The damage done by the deception perpetrated on its customers will take a long […]

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Unions and the Fight for Civil Rights

Unions and the Fight for Civil Rights
Unions and the Fight for Civil Rights

The following article appeared in the Detroit Free Press and was written by UAW Vice President and Director of the National Ford Department, Jimmy Settles. As we celebrate Black History Month, it is important to remember the historical importance of organized labor to black workers and their families, and unionism’s continued relevance today. It was […]

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UAW Black History Month Spotlight: Nelson “Jack” Edwards

UAW Black History Month Spotlight: Nelson “Jack” Edwards
UAW Black History Month Spotlight: Nelson “Jack” Edwards

February is Black History Month, and we’re taking a look back on the contributions of African-American leaders within the UAW like Nelson “Jack” Edwards. Jack Edwards would eventually be called Walter Reuther’s “point man for civil rights.” The road to that designation was filled with dedication to civil rights and the UAW for many years. […]

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Remembering the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Remembering the Montgomery Bus Boycott
Remembering the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Today is an important date in civil rights history. Eighty-nine African-Americans, including Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks, voluntarily turned themselves in to authorities in Montgomery, Alabama, on Feb. 22, 1956, after being indicted under a 1921 law “prohibiting conspiracies that interfered with lawful business.” The statute, designed to break trade union action, outlawed […]

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For President’s Day: A Timeline of UAW Presidents

Today is President’s Day, the federal holiday when we celebrate the birthday of George Washington, whose birthday is Feb. 22, 1732. The holiday was first created by an act of Congress in 1879 and has widely become a day when we celebrate all presidents of the United States. This President’s Day, let’s take a look […]

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Spain: thousands join march against trade unionist trial

An estimated 5,000 people braved the wind and rain on a three-hour march in Madrid on 9 February to protest against the trial of eight trade unionists facing a total 66 years in prison for going on strike. The eight workers, who belong to IndustriALL Global Union affiliates, CC.OO de Industria and MCA-UGT, were charged […]

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UAW Black History Month Spotlight: Ben Gross

Gross became a UAW member in 1949 when he joined UAW Local 560 at Ford  Motor Co. in Richmond, California, and began a 62-year long affiliation with the UAW that included  a string of groundbreaking positions. In 1950, he became the first African-American elected to the local’s bargaining committee. Four years later, as chair of […]

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UAW Adds to Unfair Labor Practices Allegations at Volkswagen

The United Auto Workers alleges that Volkswagen has failed to consult with a newly elected maintenance workers union on a range of issues from vending machine prices to out-of-pocket prescription drug costs despite a union victory at the plant in December. The union in filings with the National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday also alleges […]

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GM, UAW commit $3 million to United Way of Genesee County

 Five-year grant to fund health and education programs for Flint children FLINT, Mich. (Feb. 9, 2016) – The United Way of Genesee County today announced a joint effort made by General Motors and the United Auto Workers (UAW) to donate $3 million to support the increased health and education needs for the children of Flint […]

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