A day in the life

Cortez Ali Hi-Lo Driver Bargaining Chairman UAW Local 155 Integrated Manufacturing and Assembly (IMA) Region 1 Detroit, Michigan “Basically, a hi-lo driver is responsible for moving all the material around the building. We supply the lines with the materials to build the seats. The hardest part of the job would be being aware of the

We are UAW – Answering the Call

Retiree Inspires Others Through Disaster Relief Efforts Nina “Jody” Bratcher likes to keep things moving. Whether it was during her 32-year career at FCA USA’s Chicago Parts Distribution Center in Naperville, Illinois, or moving debris in her retirement to help hurricane and flood victims get their lives back together, she’s going to get the job

News Wrap – Solid Contracts Source of Pride at Daimler Trucks

Each night as Jason Callahan and his family sit around the dining room table, the Callahans talk about many things, but somehow, he says the conversation always turns to his work at Thomas Built Buses. Callahan, a former four-term shop chairperson and now Local 5287 president, is proud of the 1,068 production and skilled trades

Region 4 Greathouse Center is Looking Great Again

PHOTO: PHILIP EULER / UAW LOCAL 2096 New Education Facility Replaces One Damaged by Tornado The rebuilt UAW Region 4 Pat Greathouse Education Center was dedicated on a sunny spring day in early May, a far cry from the turbulent weather more than a year ago that led to the demolition of the old UAW

Together we win: A Contract, 2 Organizing Wins and 2 Strikes

Columbia University graduate workers walked off the job during finals to protest the administration not recognizing their union, even though the election was certified by the National Labor Relations Board. The graduate workers demand that the administration immediately begin contract negotiations. Plenty of Activity in Higher Education Academic workers at the University of Connecticut (UConn),

Together we win: A Fighter for Freelancers

Local 1981 Wins Large Settlements Being a freelance journalist is tough work. Beyond the many hours of research, reporting and writing a freelancer must perform, finding publications willing to buy their work is time consuming. Many freelancers know that in a lot of cases, non-payment or slow payment is just a cost of doing business.

Union front: Thanks for a Million-Plus Miles

Texas Man Credits UAW Workmanship for his Van’s Longevity It’s hard not to love a product when after a million miles, it’s still in service. Robert Vigil, a contractor who operates a cargo service out of El Paso, Texas, was so impressed with his 1999 Chevrolet Express 2500 cargo van’s performance that he had to

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