The United Auto Workers Union commemorating the 75th anniversary of the famous “Battle of the Overpass” outside the Ford Rouge complex.
Chrysler workers at the Trenton Engine Plant have voted overwhelmingly to end a rotating shift schedule.
Nearly 18 percent of the state’s workers belong to a union. Michigan has the fifth-highest percentage of unionized workers in the U.S.
A coalition led by the UAW is launching a petition drive this week to keep Michigan from following the lead of Indiana and becoming a “right-to-work” state.
United Auto Workers President Bob King said Thursday that a coalition of unions will push for an amendment to the Michigan Constitution that bars so-called “right-to-work” legislation outlawing contracts that require employees to join unions.
“Where this got all messed up is when the government and the executive branch started rewriting the rules (to) whatever they wanted,” said Pete Hoekstra, one of several Republicans vying to take on Democratic incumbent Debbie Stabenow.
The United Auto Workers Union is fighting back, taking issue with GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s attacks on the union’s role in the auto industry bailout.
As the Flint GM sit down strike neared its moment of truth 75 years ago, coal miners’ union founder John L. Lewis filled the leadership vacuum at the top of the UAW.
The goal is to improve quality, cut costs companywide and to provide cutting edge technology for workers to rethink the way they do things.
Don LaForest of UAW Local 22 is one of 15 people being honored as “Champions of Change.”