Latest Solidarity Issue

Rally for justice for Flex-N-Gate workers!

02/08/13

On Wed., Feb. 13, UAW members will be out in force to show their solidarity with workers at Flex-N-Gate plants around the country.

Every day, non-union workers at Flex-N-Gate Corp. – a major supplier of parts to the automakers – suffer humiliation and bad treatment from their bosses. They’re exposed to life-threatening hazards. Their pay is low and their benefits are lousy.  Flex-N-Gate has been firing and disciplining workers trying to join the UAW. Our non-union brothers and sisters need our support. We need to let Flex-N-Gate and its customer companies know we stand with these workers in their fight to form a union and bargain for better pay and working conditions.   

Flex-N-Gate is a privately owned, $3 billion global auto parts manufacturer. The company reaps billions for its owner – one of the 500 wealthiest men in America who owns an NFL team, a massive yacht, a ski chalet in Colorado, a $7 million condo in Chicago and his own personal country club.

Meanwhile, FNG logoFlex-N-Gate’s non-union employees earn poverty-level wages that qualify many workers’ families for food stamps. They often live with other families in a single house, apartment or trailer in order to make ends meet. Some can’t even afford to pay for gas to get to and from work.

In addition, UAW members at two Flex-N-Gate union plants – in Warren, Mich., and Belvidere, Ill., -- are currently trying to negotiate a good contract, but the company is refusing to bargain in good faith.

We need you there!
Join us at one of these locations on Wednesday to send Flex-N-Gate a loud message that all workers deserve respect, safe working conditions and a living wage!
    

Illinois:

4-5:30 p.m.
Ventra Belvidere, LLC
1805 Industrial Court
Belvidere, Ill.
Meet at the local hall starting at 3:30 for rides to the rally.

2-3:30 p.m.
Guardian West
601 Guardian Dr.
Urbana, Ill.
Parking available at AMBUCS Park, next to the plant

Indiana:

2-3:30 p.m.
Masterguard
1200 East Eighth St.
Veedersburg, Ind.


Michigan:


2:30-4 p.m.
Flex-N-Gate Stamping
5663 East 9 Mile Road (Northwest corner of 9 Mile & Mound)
Warren, Mich.

2-3:30 p.m.
Ventra Grand Rapids, LLC
3075 Breton St.
Grand Rapids, Mich.


Ohio:

2-3:30 p.m.
Ventra Salem SPD
800 Pennsylvania Ave.
Salem, Ohio


Texas:

2-3:30 p.m.
Flex-N-Gate Texas, LLC
2400 Centennial
Arlington, Texas