GM annouces $552 million investment for key UAW plants

General Motors today announced investments of $552 million for key U.S. manufacturing facilities located in Tonawanda, Lockport and Rochester, N.Y.; and Parma, Ohio. The investment is split between three facilities in New York and one facility in Parma, Ohio, saving over 1,300 jobs UAW GM Vice President Cindy Estrada noted, “the UAW’s negotiations with GM to

Statement of UAW President Dennis Williams on the passing of retired UAW activist and organizer Frank White, husband of UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Cindy and her family. The trade union movement lost a soldier who built a strong record of service at the UAW fighting for the rights of all workers organizing in the trenches. Through his work, Frank White leaves a legacy of families and communities forever improved by organizing

UAW Women: Fighting for a better life

UAW women know the power of a union helps them   Tina Kollek works hard. The 45-year-old Local 651 member has been a parts handler at General Motors’ Davison Road Processing Center in Burton, Michigan, near Flint, for almost 10 years. The job has allowed Kollek to provide for her family as the single mother

Cynthia Estrada Charity Fund – Flint Freedom School

More than 50 Flint elementary school students will learn and grow in a loving environment this summer at a new Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School sponsored by the Cynthia Estrada Charity Fund. The Freedom School will be administered by Bethel United Methodist Church – Flint, the only historically African-American church in the city. “Although we

Coalition for Labor Union Women (CLUW) Founded Today in 1974

On March 24, 1974, over 3,000 determined labor union women and supportive feminists from across the United States convened in Chicago to create the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW). Taking planes, trains and automobiles, the women gathered to outline a plan of action that would amplify their voices in the male-dominated labor movement of

Being union helps women

Unions fought for many of the benefits workers now have such as the 40-hour work week, overtime pay, and improved health and safety standards, which have improved the lives of all workers. It is only through a strong union and worker voice that these benefits will remain intact. Worker’s wages have been stagnant and the

In Flint, put children’s well-being first

The following article was written about the Flint Water Crisis by UAW Vice President and Director of the GM Department, Cindy Estrada. It originally appeared in the Detroit News as part of their Labor Voices series. My husband and our twin sons recently joined countless others to distribute water to Flint families dealing with the

GM, UAW commit $3 million to United Way of Genesee County

 Five-year grant to fund health and education programs for Flint children FLINT, Mich. (Feb. 9, 2016) – The United Way of Genesee County today announced a joint effort made by General Motors and the United Auto Workers (UAW) to donate $3 million to support the increased health and education needs for the children of Flint

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