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

UAW endorses Detroit mayoral candidate Benny Napoleon

DETROIT — The UAW will hold a news conference on Friday to announce its support for Detroit mayoral candidate Benny Napoleon. “Benny Napoleon has stood with working people time after time,” said UAW President Bob King. “He has stood up for workers and fought for their right to collective bargaining. We need a mayor in

UAW to open negotiations with State of Michigan

LANSING, Mich. – UAW President Bob King and UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada will join State of Michigan officials at a news conference July 31 for the official handshake signifying the start of 2013 labor negotiations. State of Michigan workers represented by UAW Local 6000 are employed in various sectors of state service in the

Active and retired UAW members join Alliance for Retired Americans this summer in fighting to protect and strengthen Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

DETROIT – The UAW will join the Alliance for Retired Americans during the weeks of July 29 and August 12 in celebrating Medicaid’s 48th anniversary (July 30) and Social Security’s 78th anniversary (Aug. 14) by fighting to defend and strengthen these programs and the protections they provide to all Americans.  They have dramatically expanded access