Celebrating White Shirt Day Anniversary

Today is the UAW’s annual White Shirt Day honoring the anniversary of the brave men and women who, in 1936-37, created the recognition of the UAW for the first time in a strike against General Motors in the Flint Sit-Down Strike that ended Feb. 11, 1937. Each year on White Shirt Day men and women

Tennessee lawmakers call on outside special interests to let VW workers decide

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – State lawmakers held a news conference today to support Volkswagen workers who are demanding an end to interference from outside special interest groups in the union representation election to be held at the corporation’s Chattanooga plant this week. They later joined a larger group of Tennessee state representatives, including Democratic Leader Craig

State officials call on outside special interests to let VW workers decide

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – State lawmakers will gather tomorrow to speak in support of Volkswagen workers who demand an end to interference from outside special interest groups in the union representation election to be held at the corporation’s Chattanooga plant this week. The workers will vote in an election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board

Volkswagen workers call for an end to outside interference

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Volkswagen workers from the Chattanooga, Tenn., facility called for an end to the interference in their election by outside special interest groups and politicians. The workers will vote in an election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Feb. 12–14, 2014. Following the election announcement, special interest groups like the

Volkswagen workers to vote on union representation

DETROIT –Volkswagen workers from the Chattanooga, Tenn., facility will vote in an election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Feb. 12 – 14, 2014.  The NLRB set the election as a result of an agreement reached between Volkswagen Group of America (VWGOA) and the UAW. The Chattanooga workers will decide whether the

Vice President Joe Biden to visit UAW Legislative Conference

WASHINGTON – Vice President Joe Biden will address the 2014 UAW National Community Action Program (CAP) Conference at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel at 2660 Woodley Road, N.W., in the nation’s Capital. Nearly 1,500 UAW activists are attending the union’s annual legislative conference. Over the course of the four-day

UAW political activists to gather in Washington

WASHINGTON – Nearly 1,500 active and retired UAW members and guests will gather here from Feb. 2-5 for the union’s National Community Action Program (CAP) Legislative Conference. The conference will take place at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel at 2660 Woodley Road, N.W., in Washington. UAW delegates from across the United States, Canada and Puerto

NYU graduate employees win back union with 98% majority

Neutrality agreement paves the way for UAW representation after 8-year struggle NEW YORK — A majority of voting graduate employees at New York University chose to unionize in an historic election held on Dec. 10 and 11 that was certified by the American Arbitration Association late today. With a resounding 98 percent voting for representation

UAW statement on passing of Nelson Mandela

DETROIT – The UAW released the following statement today on the passing of Nelson Mandela: “The UAW deeply mourns the loss of Nelson Mandela, one of the most influential civil rights and social justice leaders of our time. Nelson Mandela demonstrated how commitment to core principles and social justice can change the world. His actions

A Celebration in Detroit of Nelson Mandela’s life

Music Hall presents ‘Madiba: A Celebration of Life’ Sun. Dec. 15 Celebrate the life of recently passed, world-reknowned freedom fighter Nelson Mandela Sun. Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. at Music Hall in Detroit, a city Mandela visited shortly after his release from prison. The event will include song, dance, spoken word performances and other activities.

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