Tag: Detroit

Fight for $15 National Day of Action – Nov. 10

Coleman A. Young Building November 10, 2015 4:00 p.m. 2 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI On November 10, join underpaid working people throughout the country as we stand together for work that pays enough for us to sustain our families. We’ll call on corporate CEOs to raise pay and respect our right to form unions without retaliation. And we’ll call on our elected representatives to stop letting the wealthy and powerful write the rules in their favor. Together, we can work to end racism and oppression, create a path to citizenship for immigrants, and fight for wages that strengthen our communities.

The UAW – A Powerful, Needed Voice for 80 Years

Mary Kay Henry I grew up in Michigan, and saw firsthand how the UAW built the nation’s middle class. On many nights while watching the local TV news with my father, I’d often hear him say with pride, “I love the UAW because they tell the truth.” In a world where it was (and still is) easy for corporate CEOs to spend millions promoting their skewed versions about what is good for America, it resonated with me even in my youth to see autoworkers be able to tell their side of the story through their collective voice. In grade school, ... Read more

G.I.V.E.S. Provides Holiday Help to Michigan Families & Children

Three organizations partnered to provide clothing, gifts, and food for 45 metropolitan Detroit families in need during this holiday season. On Thursday, Dec. 18, UAW Region 1A Director Rory Gamble hosted two community organizations, Michigan Welfare Rights and the Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Through his charity, Giving Is Very Extra Special (G.I.V.E.S.), toys, clothing, and food were provided to more than 43 families caring for 65 children. This is the sixth year G.I.V.E.S. has assisted underprivileged children and their families throughout the year and during the holidays. The families were chosen by the community organizations ... Read more