Labor Voices: Right to work didn’t work

The “right to work” law had recently passed in Michigan, and the expiration of our 2011 contract with Ford gave our members the legal right to leave the union. But here we are, more than a year-and-a-half removed from ratifying our 2015 contract and our membership attrition has been less than 1 percent Read more

Ford Investing $1.2 Billion in Three Michigan Facilities, Further Bolstering Leadership in Trucks, SUVs, Mobility

$850 million Michigan Assembly Plant upgrade supports return of Ford Ranger, Bronco $150 million investment and 130 jobs at Romeo Engine expands capacity for engine components for several vehicles, including Ranger and Bronco $200 million investment for advanced data center in Michigan supports Ford’s expansion to an auto and mobility company and expected dramatic increase

Detroit Urban League honors UAW Ford’s Jimmy Settles

(WJBK) –  This week the Detroit Urban League holds their signature event The Salute to Distinguished Warriors, honoring leaders in human and civil rights. Another one of the honorees is a labor leader with a commitment to service – Jimmy Settles. Read full article on fox2detroit.com >>>

Union Front: Legal Services for Detroit 3 Members Returns

Restoration of Free Legal Help was Part of 2015 Bargaining Most people know about the hard sacrifices UAW members made to keep the domestic auto industry afloat a decade ago. The cuts were painful but ultimately were successful in helping to turn the industry around. Now, some of those things that were sacrificed earlier are

In Memoriam: Former Vice President Ernie Lofton

Ernest “Ernie” Lofton committed his life to the UAW, his brothers and sisters in the labor movement and to his community. Along his life’s journey, the Local 600 member became a mentor and pioneer for many. Lofton, who served as a vice president and director of the union’s National Ford Department from 1989 until his

Americans still dream for a livable wage

The following article appeared as part of the Labor Voices series in the Detroit News. It was authored by UAW Vice President Jimmy Settles. Strong communities are based upon a workforce that earns livable wages and benefits. Well-paying jobs are the basic building blocks for creating well-established homes, communities and securing our country’s economic future.

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