Labor Voices: Focus on Income Inequality

It’s the holidays, the time of year when most of us increase charitable giving to make sure shelter, food and gifts are given to economically struggling men, women and children. A third of annual giving occurs in the last quarter of the year and 18 percent of that total is donated in December. Labor unions

Make Detroit water affordable

This month, Philadelphia started the country’s first water affordability program to help low-income residents pay their water bill on time, generate reliable revenue, and keep the water flowing to impacted households. If Philadelphia can find a water affordability solution, so can Detroit. Read more on detroitnews.com >>>

Now is the time to commit to more activism for women

March is Women’s History Month. Women have always made history and they reminded us of their power by marching in record numbers on Jan. 21. More than two million women around the world marched to show their strength in protecting civil, human and reproductive rights of women, packing the streets of our nation’s capital in

Statement from UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada on General Motors Profit-Sharing Announcement

The following is a statement from UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada on today’s GM profit sharing announcement.  “Today’s performance bonus announcement of a maximum of $12,000 each rewards our members’ dedication and commitment to building some of the most popular and high-quality vehicles in the world. They deserve every penny of that collectively bargained bonus check.”

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

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