Tag: Protest

MLIVE: GM workers protest plant closures outside Detroit auto show charity gala

DETROIT — While auto industry insiders hobnobbed at the Cobo Center during an exclusive, black tie preview of the North American International Auto Show on Friday, GM workers and activists with little to celebrate protested outside. UAW members, environmental activists and some elected officials rallied in multiple demonstrations against the planned closure of GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant and other U.S. factories. Read more at www.mlive.com >>>

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 that auto companies should move factories out of Michigan to lower wage states (Detroit News, 8/12/15). We need you to tell Trump that his message of fewer jobs and lower wages is wrong for UAW members in Michigan.    Join us for a protest across ... Read more

Ground Effects Workers Protest Health and Safety Violations

Citing major health and safety violations and retaliation including firings of workers, dozens of protestors began a protest action at Ground Effects, an automotive supplier in Dearborn. Last week 10 OSHA complaints were filed including lack of adequate ventilation; repeated skin contact with the toxic uncured isocyanates, respiratory problems from robotic spray booths, lack of adequate hand and foot protections and problems with the alarm systems. The protest began today at 3 a.m. A press conference including workers affected by health hazards is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. outside the Ground Effects Dearborn location at 15200 Commerce Drive North, Dearborn, Michigan ... Read more