Tag: water crisis

Make Detroit water affordable

This month, Philadelphia started the country’s first water affordability program to help low-income residents pay their water bill on time, generate reliable revenue, and keep the water flowing to impacted households. If Philadelphia can find a water affordability solution, so can Detroit. Read more on detroitnews.com >>>

UAW International Executive Board Statement Regarding the Flint Water Crisis

“We are proud of the hundreds of UAW members throughout the country who have come forward in recent days to volunteer to distribute water and filters to the families of Flint many of whom are UAW members and retirees. Our members and communities have come together to act in the best interest of the Flint community and Flint’s children. “It is also morally imperative that the public have faith in their government at this time and that starts with full and total transparency on an issue that was brought on by poor decisions by government officials who put cost savings ... Read more

Rally in Response to Flint Water Crisis!

Join us Tuesday, January 19, as we call for accountability for those responsible for the Flint Water Crisis! Gov. Rick Snyder is giving his State of the State speech and we need to demand answers and hold him accountable for the Flint Water Crisis. Arrive at the Lansing City Hall Courtyard (124 W Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48933) at 5 p.m. Rally to begin after a press conference with Flint families and advocates. Dress warm! Bring signs and noisemakers.  There will be a warming center near the Capitol at the Central United Methodist Church (215 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48933)Sign up to show your support ... Read more

UAW Members Send Clean Drinking Water to Flint Residents In Need

Do you or your local want to help Flint residents? Contact the UAW’s Labor Liaison with the United Way, Teresa McGinnis, at uawlaborliaison@unitedwaygenesee.org FLINT, MI — Members of the UAW from around the state will be donating truckloads of water to Flint residents affected by the city’s water emergency. UAW locals from around the state have contacted the Flint Assembly UAW Local 598 to ask how they could help residents. On Sunday, Jan 10 UAW locals south of Flint will bring a caravan of trucks to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, according to a news release. Read more at ... Read more