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Mother Jones, a woman of courage and strength

We celebrate Women’s History Month by thanking Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, a pioneer of workers’ rights, for her bravery and example for all who defend workers. She spent years risking her life facing off with anti-union companies in defense of abused coal miners and child workers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Jones led dangerous coal mine strikes, helped found the Industrial Workers of the World, organized anti-child labor marches and was always a vocal advocate for workers. She didn’t start life as a union advocate. In 1867 yellow fever killed her husband and children and the Great Chicago Fire ... Read more

UAW Members at Local 5960 to Build Autonomous Vehicles

DETROIT —  General Motors announced today that workers at UAW Local 5960, Orion Township assembly plant will build test fleet Bolt EVs equipped with fully autonomous technology. The plant currently manufactures the Chevrolet Bolt EV and Sonic. The new equipment will include LIDAR, cameras, sensors and other hardware designed to ensure system safety, leveraging GM’s proven manufacturing quality standards. The test fleet vehicles will be used by GM engineers for continued testing and validation of GM’s autonomous technology already underway on public roads in San Francisco and Scottsdale, Arizona, as well as part of the Michigan testing fleet. Since the beginning of ... Read more