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

UAW statement on the Trayvon Martin tragedy

DETROIT — UAW President Bob King released this statement today on the Trayvon Martin tragedy: “The UAW is deeply saddened by the Trayvon Martin case and the tragic death of a vibrant young man. The Florida Stand Your Ground law is an inhumane piece of legislation that is leading to horrifying consequences, not just this

UAW statement on Supreme Court ruling in Shelby v. Holder

DETROIT – The UAW released this statement after Tuesday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Shelby County v. Holder: “This was a major setback for America. The UAW has had a long and storied history of working on civil rights issues, and we are extremely disappointed that a conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court struck

Detroit Branch NAACP and UAW to hold press conference to announce exciting details and special guests for 50th Anniversary Freedom Walk

MEDIA CONTACT: WardHill Omni Media LaToya Henry (313) 447-6404 (c) Tonie Bell (313) 802-1817 (c) WHAT: Press Conference regarding 50th Anniversary Commemorative Freedom Walk WHO: Detroit Branch NAACP, UAW, Freedom Walk Sponsors and Supporters WHEN: Monday, June 10, 2013 10:30 a.m. WHERE: UAW Solidarity House, 8000 East Jefferson Ave., Detroit, MI 48214 MORE DETAILS: Rev.

UAW statement on nomination of Michael Froman as U.S. Trade Representative

DETROIT — The UAW released this statement today in support of President Obama’s nomination of Michael Froman as U.S. Trade Representative: “We support President Obama’s nomination of Michael Froman as U.S. Trade Representative to replace Ron Kirk, who stepped down in February after serving in the post throughout the president’s first term. “As a seasoned

Master Lock workers to demonstrate at shareholder meeting

Workers want to know why company refuses to agree to fair contract MILWAUKEE — UAW Local 469 members will travel to Wheeling, Ill., today where Master Lock’s parent company, Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. (FBHS), will hold its annual shareholder meeting at 3:30 p.m. at the Westin Chicago North Shore, 601 N. Milwaukee Ave.