UAW statement on Japan’s entry into the TPP

DETROIT – “The UAW strongly opposes Japan’s entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) because their inclusion would undermine our nation’s ongoing economic recovery. Japan’s inclusion in the TPP would cost the loss of tens of thousands of automotive manufacturing jobs in the United States because of long-standing closed markets. Although Japan’s trading partners have worked

Listen to women for a change!

UAW Vice President Estrada to speak at March 9 International Women’s Day event DETROIT – The UAW Women’s Department and the Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership, along with local and state community organizations and leaders, will celebrate International Women’s Day in the annual “Women Creating Caring Communities: Listen to Women for a Change!” program

UAW statement on Snyder’s decision to appoint EFM for Detroit

DETROIT – The UAW issued the following statement in response to Gov. Rick Snyder’s announcement on March 1 to appoint an emergency financial manager for Michigan’s largest city: “The governor’s announcement last week of his planned appointment of an emergency financial manager for Detroit was disheartening to say the least. Frankly, it is further evidence

UAW congratulates Lon Johnson on election to Michigan Democratic Party chair

DETROIT – The UAW congratulates Lon Johnson on his election as chair of the Michigan Democratic Party (MDP).  The UAW is committed to building a stronger party that reflects our values and diversity to win Democratic victories for Michigan’s working families by building a broad, large coalition across the state and across many constituencies.  The

Statement on President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address

DETROIT – After President Obama delivered his State of the Union address Tuesday, UAW President Bob King issued the following statement: “President Obama’s address outlined a comprehensive blueprint that focused on rebuilding the foundation of the American economy – working people, who need good jobs to keep our economy strong,” said King. “The President’s proposal

Rally for justice for Flex-N-Gate workers!

On Wed., Feb. 13, UAW members will be out in force to show their solidarity with workers at Flex-N-Gate plants around the country. Every day, non-union workers at Flex-N-Gate Corp. – a major supplier of parts to the automakers – suffer humiliation and bad treatment from their bosses. They’re exposed to life-threatening hazards. Their pay

ACLU, Unions File Suit to Invalidate Michigan Right-to-Work Law

LANSING, Mich. – The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and a coalition of labor unions asked a judge today to strike down the recently passed right-to-work law because it was enacted while the public was locked out of the Capitol in violation of the Open Meetings Act, the First Amendment, and the Michigan Constitution. The

Snyder admits: no economic data behind “Right to Work” policies

BRIGHTON, Mich.  — When questioned by the press today after a speech to the Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce in Livingston County, Gov. Rick Snyder admitted that he has no data to support the Michigan job creation claims touted by “right to work” advocates. “Finally we have an admission from Snyder of what we’ve