UAW Members Participate in Memphis March to Honor Dr. King

On Wednesday, UAW members joined workers from around the country in a march to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. April 4th marked the 50th anniversary of King's assassination at a Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. King was in Memphis to support sanitation workers striking over unsafe working conditions. UAW member Pamela

On this day, Rosa Parks wouldn’t give up her bus seat

Today marks the 61st  anniversary of Rosa Parks’ decision to sit down for her rights on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus, putting the effort to end segregation on a fast track. Parks was arrested on December 1, 1955, after she refused to give up her seat on a crowded bus to a white passenger. Read the

Remembering the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Today is an important date in civil rights history. Eighty-nine African-Americans, including Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks, voluntarily turned themselves in to authorities in Montgomery, Alabama, on Feb. 22, 1956, after being indicted under a 1921 law “prohibiting conspiracies that interfered with lawful business.” The statute, designed to break trade union action, outlawed

Retired UAW Vice President Gerald Bantom honored

DETROIT – Retired UAW Vice President Gerald Bantom is one of six Martin Luther King Jr. honorees to be recognized at the 7th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy March on Jan. 18 at Detroit’s Martin Luther King High School. The event, which begins with a tour of the school at 9 a.m., a program

UAW President’s Statement on MLK Day

Decades after his death, The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. couldn’t have possibly known that we would remember his famous dream and his fight for civil and human rights. The humble Baptist preacher, activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate believed everyone had a right to share the American Dream, whether it meant earning a

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