Tag: economy

Tax Scam: No Impact on Business Spending

Congressional Republicans promised a huge boost in job growth and business spending as a result of the corporate tax cuts he and Congressional Republicans introduced and passed last January. By now, we had expected to see some of the promised benefits of the tax cut taking shape, like job creation, higher wages, and expanded investment in businesses. But one year after the passage of these tax cuts, more evidence appears every day contradicting these claims. A new poll by The National Association of Business Economics found that 84 percent of companies surveyed had not changed investment or hiring plans for ... Read more

Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Economy Must Work for All Americans

Photo by Jessie Jesson, UAW Local 686 At present, the stock market is doing well and has been since former President Barack Obama’s economic policies — including the rescue of the domestic auto industry — brought our nation back from the Great Recession. “But what good is that if Americans remain in low-wage jobs, can only work part-time or do not have the benefits they need for their families?” Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts asked delegates at the 2018 UAW Community Action Program (CAP) Conference on Wednesday. She went on to say that that the policies put forth by the ... Read more

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 and members are among the giving, sharing both time and money generously, year-round. Read more on www.detroitnews.com >>>  

Ford Invests $350 Million, Creates or Protects 800 Jobs, Adding New Fuel-Efficient Transmission to Michigan Plant

DEARBORN, Mich., May 19, 2017 – Ford is investing $350 million in its Livonia Transmission Plant, adding a new transmission to expand its lineup of fuel-efficient powertrains as part of the company’s plan to fortify its core automotive business. The company will create or retain 800 hourly jobs to support production of the new transmission. Ford expects to begin adding jobs late this year, with the majority coming next year and in 2019. Read more at media.ford.com >>>   Photo by Google Maps

Miss the Vice Presidential Debate Last Night? We’ve got you covered.

Vice Presidential candidates Tim Kaine and Mike Pence went head to head last night. We’ve pulled some of the best tweets from the evening. Check out tweets from the Vice Presidential Debate last night.  View tweets

Mike Pence’s Circle of Economic Blunders

What do we know about Mike Pence? Well, first off we know he’s Trump’s running mate. Second, we know he supports right-to-work. But did you know he has a whole portfolio of blunders as Governor of Indiana? Pence won’t stand up for workers now, and he won’t if he’s the Vice President. Find out why:

A Statement from UAW Region 2B Director Ken Lortz regarding comments from Mike Pence

“If Mike Pence had his way America would have 2.6 million less jobs and $284.9 billion in lost income for just 2009 and 2010 alone. Every day in communities across Ohio and Indiana the auto rescue pays dividends through family paychecks. It’s astonishing he would double down on his opposition to a bill that saved the American middle class.” To watch Mike Pence make these comments, see the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRFHRvBi88U&feature=youtu.be Please visit our website for more information on the Auto Recovery.

Portman, Trump and Pence fought the auto loans that saved our economy

When our nation’s auto industry needed loans to save millions of jobs and our economy, Rob Portman turned his back on them. So did Donald Trump and Mike Pence. Today, those loans are paid back, the economy is saved and millions of families survived the auto crisis. Portman, Trump and Pence didn’t have workers’ backs then, and they don’t now. Check out this important report from Innovation Ohio for more information: Download PDFView now

Critical Decision: Wages, jobs and much more hang in the balance for UAW members

Everywhere you turn you’re reminded that it’s election season. Your Facebook and Twitter feeds are jammed with posts about it. Friends and family bring it up in conversations. Cable news talks about the candidates and their every move 24/7. When all the chatter, news reports and noise have run their course, we face the most important day, Election Day, Nov. 8. You’ll be in the voting booth alone, making a decision that will affect your life and the lives of those you care about for the next four years. This election is about your future, the future of America’s working ... Read more