With a Republican governor and Republican-controlled legislature, Labor Day Mobilization Luncheon took on special significance.
With the current contract set to expire, contract negotiations for the 110,000 members of the United Auto Workers at Ford, GM and Chrysler opened.
Health care, wages and pensions topped the talks between a multi-union coalition, headed by the United Electrical Workers, with General Electric.
DETROIT - The United Auto Workers Special Bargaining Convention, held here last week, was like nothing this reporter has attended before: it was three days of preparing the union to do battle with Republicans and Wall Street.
DETROIT - Addressing 1,200 union activists, United Auto Workers President Bob King called for a return to the social consciousness of the union's founders.
The United Auto Workers is launching a new drive to organize foreign-owned auto plants in the U.S., with the determined help of civil rights and other organizations.
DETROIT - The United Auto Workers support for the U.S. Korea Free Trade Agreement has received a lot of "ink" in recent days as other unions have criticized the deal.
The movement for global justice got a big lift this week, when the Hyundai Motor Co. found out its unjust treatment of autoworkers in South Korea will not go unnoticed in the U.S.
This week a group of Facebook users called for a "Robot Boycott."
The thrill and excitement of having President Barack Obama at the Chicago Ford factory was tempered by continuing high unemployment figures, and worries that people won't be able to buy the new cars produced.