Tag: Michigan

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

Statement from UAW President Ray Curry on Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Reinstatement of Prevailing Wage

Detroit – “Governor Whitmer today stood up for working men and women in Michigan and our middle class by reinstating the prevailing wage and restoring dignity and respect to the hard work done by Michigan workers including UAW members. This action restores a fair process, a fair wage for thousands of infrastructure projects in Michigan and will certainly protect good paying union jobs. Governor Whitmer’s actions today show that she not only is committed to fixing Michigan’s roads and infrastructure, but she is committed to making sure that Michigan’s middle class expands, and Michigan’s economy expands as Congress passes long needed ... Read more

UAW President Rory L. Gamble Elected to Michigan THAW Board of Directors

Providing heating assistance to Michigan families Detroit – UAW President Rory L. Gamble has been unanimously elected to serve on the Board of Directors of THAW, The Heat and Warmth Fund, an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, that has been helping to keep Michigan families warm through utility assistance since 1985. THAW provides assistance to vulnerable Michigan residents through 39 agency partners and a series of annual mobile processing events. Since its inception in 1985, THAW has distributed over $190 million in assistance to more than 256,000 Michigan households. Last year, THAW distributed more than $15 million in utility assistance to ... Read more

Certifying Michigan’s Election Results

Local 163 President Ralph Morris Jr. talks about the importance of certifying November’s election results and making sure that every vote is counted.

Statement of UAW President Rory L. Gamble on Michigan Leaders Meeting with President Donald Trump

Detroit – “Enough. Voters in Wayne County, Michigan and throughout this country should know that their votes aren’t subject to some arcane public relations spectacle using the courts and legislative procedures as a hammer to deprive them of their personal Constitutional rights to vote. Today, in the ultimate insult to voters, the two leaders of Michigan’s Legislature are headed to the White House for an arm-twisting to artfully try to deny the counting of their legitimate votes. The Board of Canvassers by law has a duty to certify the votes that were certified at the local level. And the Michigan Legislature ... Read more

UAW Members Reach Out to Homeless families

PHOTO CAPTION: (L to R) Denise Wood, Local 163 financial secretary; Alfreada Wallace, Local 163 vice president; Tamieka Andrews, Westland Samaritas facility coordinator; Ralph Morris Jr., Local 163 president; Malisa Donner, Local 163 Women’s Committee chair. If the community struggles, we struggle, too (WESTLAND, Mich.) – Life is a little easier now for dozens of homeless families served by the Samaritas Center emergency shelter in Westland, Michigan, thanks to the efforts of caring members at UAW Local 163 in Westland. With the help of the local’s Women’s and Community Services committees, the 3,000-member strong local donated money, construction help and carpentry skills ... Read more

GOTV Rally with Gretchen Whitmer

Join us for a rally to help get out the vote for UAW-endorsed candidates! Gretchen Whitmer will be joined by her running mate Garlin Gilchrist, Senator Debbie Stabenow, Congressman Sander Levin, and congressional candidate Andy Levin. Help us kick off an exciting election week, and learn how you can help get your fellow union members to the polls!   GOTV Rally with Democratic Nominee for Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Democratic Nominee for Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II and Special Guests U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow Congressman Sandy Levin and Andy Levin Sunday, November 4th 4:00 p.m.   UAW Region 1 27800 ... Read more

Statement from UAW Vice President Terry Dittes Director of the UAW-GM Department on Investment in Lansing Grand River

“General Motors investment in Lansing Grand River is welcome news for UAW members and U.S. consumers where GM makes the majority of their company profits. We hope General Motors continues the policy of “we build, where we sell” as American taxpayers counted on that commitment during GM’s darkest days when they were on the brink of bankruptcy.”

Michigan Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival Kicks Off Six Weeks of Non-Violent Direct Action Monday in Lansing

Movement Demands Sweeping Overhaul of Nation’s Voting Rights Laws, Policies to Address Poverty, Ecological Devastation, War Economy The Michigan Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival kicked off a six-week season of nonviolent direct action this past Monday in Lansing, demanding a massive overhaul of the nation’s voting rights laws, new programs to lift up the 140 million Americans living in poverty, immediate attention to ecological devastation and measures to curb militarism and the war economy. The second rally in Michigan on Monday, May 21  is one of over 30 actions across the country Monday by poor and ... Read more