Ohio casino workers join UAW

The 1,100 Cincinnati workers increase union total to 4,000 in Ohio gaming industry CINCINNATI – About 1,100 workers at Ohio’s Horseshoe Casino in Cincinnati gained a union voice today through a majority recognition election. The workers will be represented by the Casino Workers Council, which includes the UAW, the United Steelworkers, Teamsters and UNITE HERE.

Kentucky workers at Faurecia join UAW

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A majority of workers at automotive supplier Faurecia Interior Systems Inc. have decided today to join the UAW in a majority recognition election held at the plant. The facility, which opened in late 2011, produces automotive interiors for vehicles manufactured at Ford Motor Co.’s Louisville Assembly Plant and the General Motors Co.

Statement from UAW President Bob King on government shutdown

“Today is a sad day for working Americans and our democracy. Tea Party Republicans continued their extremist ways and shutdown the federal government in an attempt to implement their far, right-wing agenda. Congressional Republicans’ insistence on denying health care coverage to millions of Americans by undermining the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is immoral as well

UAW releases 2014 union-built vehicles list

Quality, variety and fuel efficiency – not to mention keeping good jobs in America – are the highlights of the UAW’s 2014 Union-Built Vehicles List, which was released today. The new editions to the list include Ford Motor Co.’s Fusion sedan, made for the first time at the Flat Rock (Mich.) Assembly Plant as a

State employee unions take right-to-work case to Michigan Supreme Court

LANSING, Mich. — State employee unions filed papers today asking the Michigan Supreme Court to review a Court of Appeals opinion that state employees are governed by the right-to-work law, which was passed by the legislature last December. The Court of Appeals ruled on Aug. 15 that right-to-work includes state employees, but the Michigan Constitution

UAW statement on VW Works Council in Chattanooga

DETROIT — The UAW issued this statement today regarding discussions concerning representation and a works council for the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga (Tenn.): The UAW confirms that officials of Volkswagen Group, the Volkswagen Global Works Council and the UAW met in Wolfsburg, Germany, on Aug. 30, 2013, in a continuation of previous meetings between their

UAW decries Mich. court decision on right to work

DETROIT — The UAW remains undeterred by today’s 2-1 Michigan Court of Appeals decision that the state’s new public-sector right-to-work law applies to state classified employees. “The Court of Appeals’ decision is flatly inconsistent with decades of precedent on the Civil Service Commission’s power under the state constitution,” said UAW President Bob King. “Like so