Tag: Right to Work

Labor Voices: Right to work didn’t work

The “right to work” law had recently passed in Michigan, and the expiration of our 2011 contract with Ford gave our members the legal right to leave the union. But here we are, more than a year-and-a-half removed from ratifying our 2015 contract and our membership attrition has been less than 1 percent Read more on www.detroitnews.com >>>

Mike Pence’s Circle of Economic Blunders

What do we know about Mike Pence? Well, first off we know he’s Trump’s running mate. Second, we know he supports right-to-work. But did you know he has a whole portfolio of blunders as Governor of Indiana? Pence won’t stand up for workers now, and he won’t if he’s the Vice President. Find out why:

Critical Decision: Wages, jobs and much more hang in the balance for UAW members

Everywhere you turn you’re reminded that it’s election season. Your Facebook and Twitter feeds are jammed with posts about it. Friends and family bring it up in conversations. Cable news talks about the candidates and their every move 24/7. When all the chatter, news reports and noise have run their course, we face the most important day, Election Day, Nov. 8. You’ll be in the voting booth alone, making a decision that will affect your life and the lives of those you care about for the next four years. This election is about your future, the future of America’s working ... Read more

Snyder admits: no economic data behind “Right to Work” policies

BRIGHTON, Mich.  — When questioned by the press today after a speech to the Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce in Livingston County, Gov. Rick Snyder admitted that he has no data to support the Michigan job creation claims touted by “right to work” advocates. “Finally we have an admission from Snyder of what we’ve long known — that the push for so-called ‘right to work’ legislation was purely political and he has no economic data to prove claims that it will create more jobs here in Michigan,” said Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer. “Right to work was adopted ... Read more