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Auto Show Charity Preview Candlelight Vigil

Last week, UAW members, leadership, elected officials and supporters gathered outside the black tie Auto Show Charity Preview in solidarity with the thousands of workers set to be affected by GM’s decision to close plants later this year. Learn more here >>>

Labor Voices: GM leaves workers’ futures uncertain

The focus of General Motors’ November announcement shutting down plants in Lordstown, Ohio; Hamtramck and Warren, Michigan; and Baltimore, Maryland shouldn’t be about money. It should be about people. UAW Local 22, Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant electrician Paul Meszaros, of Dearborn, says, ‘We’ll work for heat right now,” as he joins others at a candlelight vigil at Hart Plaza, Friday evening, January 18, 2019. UAW and Canadian Unifor workers protest the projected closings of GM plants. UAW GM members are dedicated and committed to making a great product, supporting the success of a company, and supporting a solid, prosperous community. Unfortunately, ... Read more

FREEP: Gov. Whitmer vows to fight GM to save UAW jobs at Detroit-Hamtramck

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer met with about 50 UAW members Friday at union headquarters in Detroit, telling them she will fight to keep their jobs as General Motors looks to idle five factories. Of the five, Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly and Warren Transmission are in Michigan. Union workers in Lordstown, Ohio, and Oshawa, Ontario, also have been fighting back against GM’s decision. Read more at www.freep.com >>>

MLIVE: GM workers protest plant closures outside Detroit auto show charity gala

DETROIT — While auto industry insiders hobnobbed at the Cobo Center during an exclusive, black tie preview of the North American International Auto Show on Friday, GM workers and activists with little to celebrate protested outside. UAW members, environmental activists and some elected officials rallied in multiple demonstrations against the planned closure of GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant and other U.S. factories. Read more at www.mlive.com >>>

DETROIT NEWS: UAW workers rally downtown to urge auto execs to ‘invest in us’

Detroit — Hundreds of United Auto Workers members impacted by impending idling of General Motors plants gathered outside a black tie event at Cobo Center Friday to demand automotive executives “invest in us.” Chanting and carrying signs as they led a candlelight procession from Hart Plaza to the site of the North American International Auto Show Charity Preview, demonstrators aimed to highlight the automaker’s decision to idle several Michigan, Maryland and Ohio plants. Read more at www.detroitnews.com >>>

FREEP: GM gets thousands of holiday letters about plant closings

The UAW delivered thousands of holiday wishes to General Motors on Friday, but those messages are likely to have a less-than-festive tone. The union said in a news release that it submitted more than 4,000 personal letters effectively asking GM not to follow through on plans to shutter four plants in the United States, which would affect thousands of workers. Read more at www.freep.com >>>

Crain’s Detroit: UAW presses to save Detroit-Hamtramck plant

UAW officials and workers at General Motors Co.’s Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant still hope that the company will reverse a decision next year to end production at the plant and possibly close it. “What we can’t live with is this plant closing,” said Frank Stuglin, the UAW Region 1 director who oversees the plant… Read more at www.crainsdetroit.com >>>

Automotive News: UAW delivers 4,000-plus community letters to GM HQ

Workers criticize Barra for plans to shutter plant she once ran DETROIT — UAW officials hand-delivered more than 4,000 community letters addressed to General Motors leadership on Friday in another effort to reverse the automaker’s decision to end production at four U.S. plants in 2019…. Read more on www.autonews.com >>>

Click on Detroit: UAW holds ‘vigil for our families’ at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant

DETROIT – It’s a somber holiday season for the thousands of General Motors workers who could possibly lose their jobs. There is expected to be 664 job cuts at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant. Thursday afternoon a crowd gathered for what the UAW called a “vigil for our families.” Read more at www.clickondetroit.com >>>

UAW Files Suit Against GM

The UAW has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against General Motors for breach of labor contract. The suit requests that the court order GM to transfer seniority union members to the Fort Wayne, Ind., Assembly Plant in keeping with the contractual agreement between the parties. GM is currently circumventing the agreement by using temporary employees. There are approximately 1,000 seniority employees on layoff nationwide, including 690 employees laid off at the Lordstown Ohio Assembly Plant, many of whom have applied to transfer to openings at the Fort Wayne Plant. “UAW members negotiated a binding agreement and we expect ... Read more