Recent stories around the inequitable distribution of pandemic relief funds have left people in shock, wondering how we got to a place with such utter lack of transparency and accountability. Some headlines include multinational corporations sheepishly returning loans meant for small businesses or reports of companies scheming to absorb the stimulus money their employees received from the government by taking it out of their paychecks These examples serve as a slap in the face to the thousands of struggling small businesses that have been shut out of pandemic relief thus far, and the time has come for us to have ... Read more
The UAW has one goal: support the U.S. worker in all aspects of their professions. That includes involvement in U.S. trade policy decisions where our overarching focus is creating good paying U.S. jobs — now and in the future. Currently, more than 900,000 people work in the auto and auto-parts manufacturing sectors alone. This has a far-reaching economic impact going beyond the shop floor. The Center for Automotive Research estimates that every assembly plant job supports an additional 9 to 12 jobs in the United States. The effect continues into our communities. Automakers, suppliers, dealerships, and the local businesses that ... Read more
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
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
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 >>>
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
UAW President Dennis Williams spoke to the media today about the membership, Tesla, trade and more.
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
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:
“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.