Detroit Urban League honors UAW Ford’s Jimmy Settles
(WJBK) – This week the Detroit Urban League holds their signature event The Salute to Distinguished Warriors, honoring leaders in human and civil rights.
Another one of the honorees is a labor leader with a commitment to service – Jimmy Settles.
Labor Voices: Nissan rejects dialogue with workers
Canton, Miss. – Earlier this month, top executives at Nissan North America received a letter from supporters of the Mississippi Alliance for Fairness at Nissan (MAFFAN), a coalition of civil rights leaders, ministers and worker advocates who support Nissan employees’ efforts to form a union…
GREENVILLE, Ohio — UAW members who retired from Honeywell International Inc. before June 1, 2012 and their eligible spouses are entitled to the lifetime health care benefits the company agreed to in collective bargaining in 2003 and subsequent contracts, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday... Read more >>>
Kansas City, Mo.– Over 300 UAW members at Challenge Manufacturing have reached their first tentative agreement to end a three-week strike.
“We congratulate UAW members of Local 710 at Challenge Manufacturing on their first contract after difficult negotiations,” said UAW President Dennis Williams.Read more >>>
Dear Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,
On behalf of the one million active and retired members of the International Union, UAW, I am writing to call on your government to immediately release all detained garment trade union leaders and worker activists, and drop all charges against them.
We are particularly outraged by the following actions:
– In December, 2016 the police called a meeting in Ashulia to discuss the strikes. They proceeded to arrest strike leaders who attended voluntarily. In filing charges against these detainees, they relied on section 16(2) of the 1974 Special Powers Act, which was repealed in 1991...Read more >>>
Video from Media Roundtable with Dennis Williams
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... Read more >>>
Senator Bernie Sanders writes letter of support to Columbia Graduate Workers
Today through tomorrow, Columbia University graduate workers will vote on forming their union. Union organizers got a big boost today when none other than U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders wrote a letter encouraging fellow graduate workers to come together, participate in the vote and join the UAW.
"Dear Columbia University Research and Teaching Assistants:
I understand that on December 7th and 8th you will be voting in an election to determine whether TAs and RAs at Columbia will have the right to union representation. I had the pleasure of meeting with a number of you in September, and am strongly supportive of your efforts to hold a free and fair union election…"
To anyone who has ever spent time with UAW members, it’s no secret that we take pride in the work that we do and the products that we build. When you see that something is UAW-made, you know you’re getting something that was crafted with skilled labor. Read more >>>
UAW CARS (USA)
Chevrolet Bolt (electric)
Chevrolet Cruze (diesel)
Chevrolet Sonic*Read more >>>
GM confirms electric vehicle to be built in Orion Township
CHICAGO – General Motors will build an electric vehicle based on the Chevrolet Bolt concept that will be sold in all 50 states. It will be built at the Orion Assembly plant in Orion Township, Alan Batey, president of GM North America, announced today in a speech to open the 2015 Chicago Auto Show... Read More >>>
Nissan rejects US government offer to mediate dispute over allegations of systemic labor rights abuses at US operations.
(Washington DC/Paris/Tokyo) Nissan Motor Company has refused a US government offer of mediation to resolve a longstanding dispute with the United Auto Workers (UAW) and IndustriALL Global Union Federation over the company’s anti-union practices in the United States, which the unions claim violate Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises... Read more >>>