Improvements to the neighborhood ballpark include the installation of bleachers, an updated scoreboard, landscaping and new restrooms.
Attendees heard from Teamsters President James Hoffa, followed by newly-elected UAW President Dennis Williams delivering his inaugural address.
“It’s humbling,” said Williams, right after the vote. “I’m excited for our union.”
Representatives from local unions across the nation approved the increase with a show of hands, raising dues from two hours of pay per month to 2 1/2 hours.
Leadership, organizing and dues are high on the minds of delegates meeting in Detroit for the first day of the UAW’s Constitutional Convention.
Marchionne says big issue will be dealing with two-tier wage system.
UAW Vice President Joe Ashton has been nominated to serve on the GM Board of Directors.
UAW President Bob King says it would be difficult to win NLRB hearing and second election.
Detroit’s three automakers — Ford, Chrysler and General Motors — are increasingly anxious about the 78-year-old union’s future. For them, it’s a “devil you know” situation.
The UAW has filed an appeal with the National Labor Relations Board.