On Tuesday, September 15, we will mark the 57th anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama with a candlelight vigil and ten-point pledge for social, racial and economic justice. We call on all of us here in the United States of America to reject death, whether by racism or economic injustice, and unite to fight for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for everyone. And as we embrace life, we remember those Americans who gave their lives that we might be free—from the beaches of Normandy to the coal camps of West Virginia to the ... Read more
I am proud of Alabamians who stood up to the racism, sexism and darkness of the past. Let this vote be a clarion call to those who want to lead us to divisiveness, that regardless of party America rejects hatred, rejects bigotry and rejects sexual harassment.
√ We are and have been in the U.S. South Over 55,000 UAW Members reside in communities throughout the South Over 66,000 UAW retirees in the south Over 13% of all active UAW Members are in the South √We are organizing in the South – it’s not just high-profile Over the past year Five southern locals have joined the UAW with over 1,323 members in Texas, Tennessee and Kentucky. Almost 3,000 organized since the VW vote in 2014. √ Among many UAW Products: In Kentucky, UAW members make whiskey barrels, Corvettes, Fords, steel and nurse patients. In North Carolina, UAW ... Read more
Vote Marks a Rejection of the Wage Cuts and Rampant Abuse of Temp Positions Now Widespread in the Auto Parts Sector Piedmont, Ala. – Facing pay as low as $9.70/hour, unaffordable health care, and abusive use of temp positions, workers at a parts plant operated by the global auto supplier Commercial Vehicle Group (CVG) announced Thursday that they have voted overwhelmingly to join the United Auto Workers. The vote, 89-45, marks a rejection of the pay cuts and growing use of temp positions that are increasingly the norm at auto parts plants, which now employ nearly three out ... Read more