Tag: Labor Day

Teamsters President Hoffa Pledges Solidarity with UAW Members

In remarks at the Detroit Labor Day Parade today, International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa pledged solidarity with the United Auto Workers (UAW) in their contract negotiations with the Big Three: Ford, Chrysler and GM. “I know you haven’t picked a target yet, but it’s one of those three,” Hoffa said. “If the UAW goes on strike, I make a pledge on behalf of the 1.4 million Teamster members – we will honor your picket lines. We will walk with you every day. The Teamsters and the UAW are together. They aren’t going to haul those cars if ... Read more

UAW President Dennis Williams’ Labor Day Statement

“We are reminded, even today as we march and at the same time continue to negotiate with several employers around the country, the importance of what Labor Day means for all working women and men. Carrying a union card gives us the right to negotiate fair wages and fair treatment by employers by joining together so our families and communities can share in the prosperity they helped create. That is a right all working people should be able to exercise freely on the job. Working men and women should be celebrated today for being the backbone of this great nation’s ... Read more

UAW President Dennis Williams joins U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and International Brotherhood of Teamsters President James P. Hoffa to Kick Off Labor Day Parade in Detroit

UAW President Dennis Williams will join U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and International Brotherhood of Teamsters President James P. Hoffa as the three speak before they kick off the traditional Labor Day parade. The theme for this year’s parade is “Together We WILL WIN!!” The kick-off is scheduled at 9 a.m. at 2121 Trumbull St., on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Trumbull Street just south of I-75, the site of the old Tiger stadium. The parade will follow. This year’s Labor Day Parade, hosted by the Metro Detroit AFL-CIO, will march down Michigan Avenue in downtown Detroit with the ... Read more