Stop Legislation that costs taxpayers $46 billion and harms teacher pensions

Nearly five months after the Republican-controlled legislature paused their attempt to dismantle retirement savings for teachers, administrators and support staff, they’re back at it again. Corporate special interests are pushing them to slash school employees’ compensation and rob public employees of their retirement benefits. The good news is, thanks to your calls and emails, the

UAW members man the bocce courts in Region 1

If it’s a late spring or summer Wednesday night, it’s a good bet you’ll find a group of UAW members at the Pete Petrucci courts behind the UAW Region 1 headquarters having a blast as they try to get their ball closest to the pallino. They’ve played bocce at the region for the last 40

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

Michigan AFL-CIO Blasts Schuette for Opposing Stronger Overtime Protections

AG suing to halt new overtime rule, which raises wages for 100k Michigan workers LANSING – On September 20, 2016, Attorney General Bill Schuette signed onto a lawsuit with 21 states to stop the Obama administration’s new overtime rule, which will extend mandatory overtime pay to 100,000 Michigan workers. The Michigan AFL-CIO issued the following statement

Region 1D Director Gerald Kariem on Trump visit to Flint, Michigan

“Running government like a business created the Flint water crisis, and obviously that did not work for Flint, and it won’t work for the rest of America,” said Gerald Kariem, director of UAW Region 1D, which includes Flint. “It is disappointing that the candidate who last year said he wants to ship auto plants to

Lansing Van-Rob workers vote to join the UAW

LANSING – Workers at the Kirchhoff Group/Van-Rob plant in Lansing, Michigan, voted to join the UAW Thursday by a vote of 60 to 43. Van-Rob makes welded metal assemblies for General Motors’ Lansing Grand River plant, including cross-car beams and rocker panels for the Camaro. “Winning the election was just the first step. I’m proud

Protest Donald Trump tomorrow at noon outside of Lansing, MI

Donald Trump is coming back to Michigan after his disastrous economic speech in Detroit two weeks ago. This time, he’s holding an event outside of Lansing. But no matter how many times he visits Michigan, we know that Trump would be a disaster for Michigan. He’s said that UAW members’ wages are too high and

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