A breakfast tribute to a UAW trailblazer Lori Welch, Local 598, Region 1D The day started off with the Odessa Komer Memorial Breakfast hosted by President Ray Curry and Vice President Cindy Estrada. The breakfast was formerly known as the Women’s Breakfast, but the rebranding reflects that this is an occasion for all UAW members to honor one of our union’s trailblazers, Odessa Komer. Lori Welch from Local 598 in Region 1D learned more about this important leader and how she broke through many barriers in her local and the International union. “Like Komer, I believe all UAW members should ... Read more
Republicans talk a good game. In fact, Sen. Debbie Stabenow said that she thought President Trump might have borrowed her speeches on the campaign trail in 2016 as he wooed workers who wanted something different out of Washington. “You know what the problem is? You have to do more than talk or have symbols,” Stabenow told delegates at the 2018 UAW Community Action Program (CAP) Conference on Wednesday. “You have to act.” For instance, she said, Trump promised that on Day 1 of his administration, he would address currency manipulation. “It’s Day 382 and it hasn’t happened yet,” Stabenow said. ... Read more
Our First Stand: Save Health Care Rally” held on Sunday, January 15, in Warren, Michigan.