Tag: Detroit

Detroit Lions Holiday 4 Pack offer for the Quick Lane Bowl

MARYLAND vs. BOSTON COLLEGE Monday, December 26, 2016 2:30 PM at Ford Field     UAW FAMILY HOLIDAY FOUR PACK A $180 value for only $69 *Plus Fees 4 Lower Level Seats *Minimum of 4 ticket purchase required Additional single tickets can be purchased for $17.25 each *plus fees Ticket offer available while supplies last

UAW President Dennis Williams Statement on Labor Day

Updated with Detroit and Quad Cities Labor Day Photos “Walter Reuther believed it was the labor movement’s responsibility not only to look out for its members but also to use its influence — at the bargaining table with business and in the political realm with government — to make America a more livable society for all, not just for workers on every factory floor but everyone in every community. On this Labor Day we owe it to those workers from all walks of life who took that unpaid day off in 1882 to lift each other up and support each ... Read more

Donate Today to Help Honor Workers in Detroit

DETROIT – A large and diversified group of partners have come together to create an urban park in the middle of an industrial neighborhood, and they are seeking support from the community. The Fort Rouge Gateway Project, or FRoG, is a partnership of 16 entities covering private enterprise, non-profit, local government and education. They have joined forces to create a “pocket park” and historical commemorative site in southwest Detroit in the shadow of the newly erected Fort Street Bridge. DONATE NOW Partners include the MotorCities National Heritage Area, University of Michigan-Dearborn, city of Detroit, city of Dearborn, Marathon Petroleum Co. ... Read more

Crowd Funding Campaign Launched to Create Park Honoring Labor in Detroit

DETROIT – A large and diversified group of partners have come together to create an urban park in the middle of an industrial neighborhood, and they are seeking support from the community. The Fort Rouge Gateway Project, or FRoG, is a partnership of 16 entities covering private enterprise, non-profit, local government and education. They have joined forces to create a “pocket park” and historical commemorative site in southwest Detroit in the shadow of the newly erected Fort Street Bridge. Partners include the MotorCities National Heritage Area, University of Michigan-Dearborn, city of Detroit, city of Dearborn, Marathon Petroleum Co. LP, Michigan ... Read more

UAW President Issues Statement about Michigan Legislative Attack on Detroit Teachers

“Once again in the wee hours of the morning Michigan’s Republican legislators attacked teachers rather than address the real issues facing our schools. We are outraged that public officials are putting our children at risk. Teachers who spend the most time developing our children should be treated with dignity and respect. “In essence right-wing legislators are treating Detroit students as test subjects for a laundry list of unproven right-wing causes. If we have learned anything from Flint, it would be that when you treat people as numbers on a spreadsheet bad things happen to those citizens and that right-wing rhetoric ... Read more

Following unanimous vote to strike, Ohio autoworkers win union at Ford supplier

Unprecedented walkout threat by temp workers paid as little as $9.50 an hour leads to victory Avon, OHIO– Workers who had planned to walk off their jobs Tuesday at an Ohio auto parts plant called off the strike after their employer, Detroit Chassis, agreed to their demand to join the UAW. The workers, who were fed up with low pay, lack of benefits, and permanent temp status, had voted unanimously Sunday to strike. The vote followed a march Thursday during which the workers delivered a letter to management outlining their demand for union recognition. A walkout could have halted production within ... Read more

UAW-Ford Donates $100,000 to Provide Recreational Facility, Mentoring Program for Detroit Youth

New Programs and Renovations unveiled at Chapel Vision Community Development Corporation In honor of National Love Our Children Day, UAW-Ford unveiled its community contributions to Chapel Vision Community Development Center during an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 2. UAW-Ford provided a newly renovated recreational facility, which includes: state-of-the-art simulators for baseball/softball and golf, a half-size basketball court, a fitness area and an arcade. UAW-Ford also announced its Mind & Manners Mentoring and Tutorial Program. UAW-Ford’s Vice President Jimmy Settles said, “I feel very blessed and fortunate to be in a position to help give back to such a project in ... Read more

UAW Region 1A members reach out to homeless, provide new sleeping bags

Detroit – As a day of service on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, UAW Region 1A Director Gamble and members from the region will take it to the streets and to the area’s homeless population. Many homeless Detroiters won’t go to shelters so deliveries will be made directly to the people where they live. The sleeping bags are designed to handle temperatures as low as 17 degrees below zero. UAW members will deliver 300 sleeping bags to several Metropolitan Detroit areas following the kickoff at St. Leo’s Soup Kitchen, 4860 15th St. in Detroit. The region is recruiting volunteers ... Read more

Retired UAW Vice President Gerald Bantom honored

DETROIT – Retired UAW Vice President Gerald Bantom is one of six Martin Luther King Jr. honorees to be recognized at the 7th Annual Martin Luther King Retired UAW Vice President Gerald Bantom Jr. Legacy March on Jan. 18 at Detroit’s Martin Luther King High School. The event, which begins with a tour of the school at 9 a.m., a program at 10 a.m. and the march following, “honors individuals who have selflessly showcased their skills and generously contributed to making our community greater,” said Karinda Washington, MLK Legacy March co-chair and 1996 King alumna. This year’s theme, “My Life ... Read more