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Trump Visit Puts UAW Politics In Crosshairs

Brendt Snavely Detroit Free Press
Trump is visiting Ypsilanti, Michigan on Wednesday. In an unprecedented move, "Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and General Motors told workers they will transport them to and from Trump's rally, provide lunch and cover their pay for the day if they miss a shift at their plant. Ford will do the same, but will not cover their pay." These companies have never before brought workers to a rally for a President and given them the day off. Some UAW Local Presidents opposed this.


Will Chrysler Workers Vote Contract Down a Second Time?

Dan DiMaggio Labor Notes
65 percent of UAW members at Chrysler voted no on the first deal, which they felt did not do enough to eliminate the two-tier system or protect jobs. This time around, the UAW International has hired PR firm BerlinRosen to sell the tentative agreement to members via social media. The UAW represents 40,000 workers at Chrysler.


UAW confirms members rejected proposed FCA contract

Brent Snavely Detroit Free Press
Many UAW members said they voted against the proposed contract because of fear of plant closures and because it failed to provide entry-level workers with a full path to the $28-per-hour average wage that workers hired before 2007 make..
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