Tag Archives: United Auto Workers

VW anti-UAW vote

The shocking defeat of the United Auto Workers in a union election at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, dealt a serious blow to the organizing strategy of the UAW in the South. Continue reading

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Detroit defends homes

Detroit Eviction Defense came out of the Direct Action Workgroup of Occupy Detroit about two years ago. We work with people who want to save their homes. We have saved about 60 so far. Continue reading

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Undoing Michigan election

From the new January-February 2013 issue of News & Letters: Editorial Undoing Michigan election With lightning swiftness a super-majority of Michigan lame-duck Republicans passed a series of oppressive bills at the end of December. Defying voters’ expressed views, they passed … Continue reading

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UAW and Big 3 still fear rank and file

From the November-December 2011 issue of News & Letters: UAW and Big 3 still fear rank and file Detroit—The new auto industry contract just ap­proved by the autoworkers created a huge well of dis­content among the rank and file that … Continue reading

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What UAW workers must take back

From the July-August 2011 issue of News & Letters: What UAW workers must take back Detroit–Many challenges face the rank-and-file auto workers as the stage is being set for auto contract negotiations in July. Their future is not promising, despite … Continue reading

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Militant labor and corporate attacks

From the new issue of NEWS & LETTERS, May-June 2011: Militant labor and corporate attacks Detroit–A new militant spirit in labor is now coming into play, sparked by the militant struggle against the onslaught of Wisconsin unionized public workers. This … Continue reading

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Secret UAW-GM deal

From the Nov.-Dec. 2010 issue of News & Letters: Secret UAW-GM deal Detroit–More than 100 UAW workers from Michigan, Ohio and Indiana picketed the UAW headquarters here Oct. 16 to protest a two-tier wage agreement made secretly by UAW leaders … Continue reading

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