DETROIT – UAW members and leadership, as well as family and friends, will meet on Friday in unified support of the thousands of individuals who will be adversely affected by General Motors’ decision to stop production at four Michigan, Maryland and Ohio plants. The group will hold a candlelight vigil just prior to the North American International Auto Show Charity Preview. The GM decision, which will idle thousands of workers, also is laying a blow to thousands of supplier jobs and supporting businesses.
The solidarity event, taking place on January 18, 2019, will include remarks from UAW leadership, local and state representatives, and a candlelight procession to Cobo Hall.
4:00 – 4:20 p.m.
Solidarity House — Governor Gretchen Whitmer will give a brief address
4:30 – 4:50 p.m.
Arrival at Hart Plaza
WHAT: UAW Pre-Charity Preview Candlelight Vigil
WHEN: Friday, January 18, 2019
WHERE: Hart Plaza (south end)
5:00 – 5:30 p.m.
WHO: Program speakers will include:
- Brian Fredline, (MC) UAW International Staff Representative
- Frank Stuglin, UAW Region 1 Director
- Chuck Browning, UAW Region 1A Director
- Rich Rankin, UAW Region 2B Director
- Mike Plater, Plant Chairperson UAW Local 22, Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly
- Dan Morgan, Plant Chairperson UAW Local 1112, Lordstown Assembly
- Dave Green, UAW Local 1112 President, Lordstown Assembly
- State of Michigan Representative Darrin Camilleri (D, 23rd District)
5:30 – 5:45 p.m.
Candlelight Vigil Procession
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