Local 1178 Retiree Devotes Life to Disaster Relief

“I get the blessing” It’s about church in your life and in your heart, says Local 1178 retiree Jody Bratcher. After retiring 10 years ago, the 70-year-old former FCA Chicago Parts Depot worker has devoted her life to what’s in her heart — a desire to serve the Lord by helping victims of natural disasters

2,000 Columbia University Postdocs Vote to Unionize with UAW

Historic Vote Marks First Union of Postdocs at a Private University Adds to Huge Wave of Academic Workers Choosing UAW   Columbia University postdoctoral researchers announced Thursday that they’ve voted overwhelmingly to choose Columbia Postdoctoral Workers-UAW (CPW-UAW) as their union. In a National Labor Relations Board election held Oct. 2 and 3, the vote to unionize with the

UAW President Gary Jones Issues Statement on USMCA Announcement

“For a quarter century, NAFTA has been disastrous for working people in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico and a gift to corporations offshoring good U.S. jobs. The true test of a new NAFTA agreement will be in whether it protects and enhances opportunities for the U.S. workforce and leads to higher wages and benefits for

The New American Road Trip: Featuring the Chevrolet Bolt EV

On Sunday, September 23, The New American Road Trip made a stop at GM’s Orion Assembly Plant in Lake Orion, Michigan. The road trip is traveling from San Francisco to New York City, highlighting advances in sustainable manufacturing across the country. The trip is being carried out in a Bolt EV, which was manufactured at

Holy UAW, Batman!

Today we celebrate National Batman Day by celebrating the role UAW members played in the creation of one of Hollywood’s most famous line of vehicles – The Batmobile.   “Quick! To the Batmobile!”     The Batmobile first swung into popularity in 1966 when a futuristic 1955 Lincoln Futura prototype was transformed into the crime-fighting vehicle

Statement of Cindy Estrada on CPG Facility Announcement

“UAW members at FCA are proud to be part of our automotive future with this state of the art $30 million testing facility for autonomous driving and advanced safety technologies. The work at this facility will not only create safer driving technology for all passengers, it will create the future high-quality jobs for all FCA

Right-To-Work is Wrong for American Workers

By: L. E. Bunch, retired UAW member I read the column by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in the  July 15, 2018 Detroit News that encourages workers not to belong to their union based on the recent U. S. Supreme Court ruling. The center even directs one to the forms on their website for

Labor Day in Detroit

Workers from throughout Michigan gathered under a clear sky and blistering heat for Detroit’s Labor Day March in a display of solidarity that showed the power of unions to ensure fair treatment for workers. Workers, allies and pro-worker candidates joined the march to stand up for working families. At a gathering at Solidarity House in

Local 3000 Gives Back

UAW members serve their local communities in many ways. Local 3000 members prove that more than 15 times a year sponsoring charity events for those in need. Their latest give back to the community? An annual mobile food pantry in August run by local members at Ford Motor Co.’s Flat Rock, Michigan, Assembly Plant where

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