Tag: Laura Dickerson

UAW Endorses Gretchen Whitmer for Reelection as Governor of Michigan – Lt. Gov. Gilchrest, A.G. Nessel and S.O.S. Benson also Get Nod

Detroit – The UAW International Union announced its endorsement of Gretchen Whitmer as Governor of Michigan citing her strong commitment to working families, the Michigan manufacturing economy and UAW members. “Despite challenges like the pandemic, Gretchen Whitmer has brought new auto jobs, kept Michiganders safe, fixed roads and made the largest K-12 school investment in the state’s history,” said Ray Curry, President of the UAW. The union also endorsed Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist, Attorney General Dana Nessel and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. “This is a strong unified ticket for working families,” Curry noted. “Under the Whitmer administration, each of ... Read more

UAW Joins Coalition to Put $15 Minimum Wage on Michigan Ballot this November

Detroit — Today the UAW announces that it has joined a coalition of organizations working with One Fair Wage to put a ballot question on the Michigan ballot this November that will raise the overall minimum wage in Michigan to $15 an hour and end all subminimum wages for tipped workers, workers with disabilities and youth. “This is an important change that will improve the lives of over one million working families in Michigan,” said UAW President Ray Curry. “It is long overdue and will mean that these workers are paid a fair wage to support their families which in turn ... Read more

Statement from UAW Region 1A Director Laura Dickerson on Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Phase Out of the Retirement Tax on Pensioners

  Detroit – “Governor Whitmer understands that Michiganders are not just proud of our iconic past, but we are creating an iconic future in manufacturing. And she understands the importance, here in Region 1A and around the State, of growing our Middle Class economy and at the same time remembers those retirees that made us a manufacturing marvel worldwide. Governor Whitmer’s phase out of the retirement tax over the next few years can save half a million retirees in Michigan an average of $1,000 a year. That’s money for prescriptions, rent, and car payments. Michigan Legislators need to honor our ... Read more

Michigan Chronicle Names Region 1A Assistant Director Laura Dickerson and Top Aide to UAW President Cassandra Shortridge Women of Excellence

UAW President Rory L. Gamble and Region 1A Director Chuck Browning congratulated Laura Dickerson and Cassandra Shortridge for being named Women of Excellence by the Michigan Chronicle. “We are honored that two of the UAW’s finest have been recognized for their selfless work both within the UAW and in our community,” said Gamble. Region 1A Assistant Director Laura Dickerson Dickerson is the first African American woman in the history of the UAW to be promoted to Assistant Director of a Regional UAW Office. The Region serves approximately 44,000 active members and 114,000 retirees and surviving spouses, covering most of Wayne, ... Read more