Tag: Flint Water Crisis

Gretchen Whitmer Partners with Labor for Bottled Water Distribution

Gretchen Whitmer Partners with Labor for Bottled Water Distribution Whitmer Joined Teamsters and UAW to Distribute Bottled Water in Flint Today, former Senate Democratic Leader and Ingham County Prosecutor Gretchen Whitmer partnered with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the United Auto Workers for a bottled water distribution event in Flint, Michigan. Michigan Teamsters Joint Council #43 President Greg Nowak said Whitmer’s time on the front lines of the fight to ensure every community has access to clean, safe water makes her our strongest candidate to get things done for the people of Michigan. “We’re here today because once again, ... Read more

Full Coverage of the Flint Water Crisis in latest Solidarity

See full coverage of the Flint Water Crisis in the latest issue of Solidarity magazine now. By now, you’ve heard about the Flint Water Crisis. If you haven’t, here’s a great timeline of events from the Detroit Free Press. In Flint and throughout the nation, there has been justifiable outrage over the decisions made by state elected and appointed officials in the handling of the water crisis. Because officials put cost savings ahead of the health of Flint residents, thousands have been poisoned, and several deaths are suspected due to extended and excessive exposure to contaminated toxic water. But, the ... Read more

UAW Members Travel to D.C. to Talk About Flint

Call Congress at 888-926-0045 to tell them to take action in Flint now! Yesterday, UAW members traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with their congressional representatives to demand action in Flint, Mich. after the water crisis that left that community without drinkable water. Their visit to the nation’s capital coincided with a congressional hearing about the causes of the crisis featuring testimony from Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy The gallery was not found! In Flint, Michigan and throughout the nation, there has been justifiable outrage over the decisions made by state elected and ... Read more

Call Congress at 888-926-0045, demand action in Flint

Call Congress at 888-926-0045 to tell them to take action in Flint now! In Flint, Michigan and throughout the nation, there has been justifiable outrage over the decisions made by state elected and appointed officials in the handling of the water crisis. Because officials put cost savings ahead of the health of Flint residents, thousands have been poisoned, and several deaths are suspected due to extended and excessive exposure to contaminated toxic water. But, the full impact will not be known for decades, and the effects will plague the children of Flint for generations to come. Now, it’s time for ... Read more

In Flint, put children’s well-being first

The following article was written about the Flint Water Crisis by UAW Vice President and Director of the GM Department, Cindy Estrada. It originally appeared in the Detroit News as part of their Labor Voices series. My husband and our twin sons recently joined countless others to distribute water to Flint families dealing with the man-made lead poisoning disaster that has impacted so many, including thousands of children. We met too many people who are hurting and don’t know whom to trust anymore. We met the grandmother who wept over the injury she had innocently caused her grandchildren when she ... Read more

GM, UAW commit $3 million to United Way of Genesee County

 Five-year grant to fund health and education programs for Flint children FLINT, Mich. (Feb. 9, 2016) – The United Way of Genesee County today announced a joint effort made by General Motors and the United Auto Workers (UAW) to donate $3 million to support the increased health and education needs for the children of Flint who have been impacted by lead-contaminated water. Under a five-year commitment, the funding provided by GM and the UAW to United Way of Genesee County will address immediate, ongoing and growing needs of Flint children affected by lead. “This crisis has impacted every Flint resident, ... Read more

Rally in Response to Flint Water Crisis!

Join us Tuesday, January 19, as we call for accountability for those responsible for the Flint Water Crisis! Gov. Rick Snyder is giving his State of the State speech and we need to demand answers and hold him accountable for the Flint Water Crisis. Arrive at the Lansing City Hall Courtyard (124 W Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48933) at 5 p.m. Rally to begin after a press conference with Flint families and advocates. Dress warm! Bring signs and noisemakers.  There will be a warming center near the Capitol at the Central United Methodist Church (215 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48933)Sign up to show your support ... Read more