Monday, December 10, 2012
UAW members and other unions are expected to protest at the state Capitol in Lansing today as the state Legislature considers proposed right-to-work legislation. Patch will be in Lansing, as well, posting live updates throughout the day.
Patch will provide live updates from Lansing today as the state Legislature considers right-to-work legislation. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced last week that he would put right-to-work on his agenda. Following Snyder's announcement, Republicans in the Legislature put bills forward in both houses, prompting protests in Lansing by union groups, including the UAW. More protests at the Capitol are expected today as the Legislature again takes up the proposed legislation. Check back throughout the day for the latest news and views from the Capitol, and let us know what you think by leaving a comment. Watch live video from various sources in Lansing, or join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #righttowork. How to join the …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
UAW President Bob King says the auto industry revival wouldn't have happened if Romney was making the decisions.
Michigan union leaders are chastising Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for taking credit for the revival of the auto industry. During an interview with Cleveland's WEWS reporter Chris Flanagan at an Ohio manufacturing plant, Romney was asked (at 1:50 of the video) if it could be argued that the plant survived because of the federal bailouts for the auto industry. Romney said President Barack Obama and the federal government followed a plan, similar to the one he recommeded, to take General Motors and Chrysler through bankruptcy. "So I’ll take a lot of credit for the fact that this industry has come back,” Romney said. United Auto Workers President Bob King said Romney has no business taking credit for the revival. "None of …
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
The agreement aims to continuously reduce work-related injuries and illnesses at the company’s Michigan manufacturing locations by optimizing the resources of the partners in the development and administration of plant health and safety standards.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
In an effort to further emphasize the importance of employee health and safety conditions in its Michigan manufacturing facilities, Ford Motor Company and Automotive Components Holdings (ACH) have renewed a partnership with the United Auto Workers (UAW), the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) and the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA). The partnership agreement covers all Ford Motor Company manufacturing facilities, including the company’s ACH locations. The agreement aims to continuously reduce work-related injuries and illnesses at the company’s Michigan manufacturing locations by optimizing the resources of the partners in the development and administration of plant health and …