Shopping for a new car, truck, van or SUV? Make sure you’re supporting American jobs by buying a union-made vehicle. Read more »
Workers represented by the United Auto Workers (UAW) have finalized a new contract with General Motors. An agreement was first reached on September 16, and was ratified in an employee vote by a two to one margin on Wednesday. By creating thousands of stable, good-paying positions at an American company, the agreement between the UAW and GM shows that the presence of unions makes our economy stronger—a big win for GM employees and positive news for America’s middle class. Read more »
Michael Wasser is American Rights at Work’s summer 2010 research intern. He has previously interned at the Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant.
As new president Bob King announced at the Center for Automotive Research’s Management Briefing Seminars this week, “a more visionary and stronger 21st-Century UAW is being born.” In this re-birth, the union recognizes its role as a partner with management in manufacturing high quality vehicles while still protecting the rights of workers.
Though the idea of the UAW collaborating with an automaker may seem revolutionary to some, President King’s announcement this week simply reveals a growing trend. Within General Motors, for example, over the course of several decades, the UAW expanded its collaboration with management through a series of initiatives. Read more »