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LOCAL 588 2013 ELECTION CANDIDATES
Phil “Whopper” Hitzelburger
James Rusty Brodeur
UNIT SKILLED TRADES
UNIT IV – WAYNE STEEL
Melvin Marcus Dockett Sr.
UNIT VI – SET ENTERPRISES
James Morgan (Maine)
UNIT IX – ABM JANITORIAL
Rey Cotto Gonzales
MIDNIGHTS – None
UNIT X – PENSKE
We will Be Collecting Item Until 4-15-13 For
Respond Now, Chicago Hts, IL
Cedar Lake Food Pantry, Cedar Lake, IN
UAW/FORD ROUGE POWWERHOUSE SCHOLARSHIP
Will be offered beginning April 1, 2013. Go to uawford.com website. Applications can be sent in “after” that date by following that link. You cannot apply or see the information until that date. This is for your general information. EDTP thru ESSP/ETAP will be putting out further info.
3-10-13 Election Committee Results
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Educational Support for the Apprentice Selection Procedure
Workshop Scedule February 10 - March 23
Workshops Held at U.A.W. 588 Union Hall
Instuctors Will Be Available from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm and 5:45 - 7:15
on Workshop Days for Questions.
Click Link Below for Schedule.
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Lowell Labor Day Parade - 2012
DETROIT – We commend President Obama for his leadership and support for the U.S. auto industry. His actions helped prevent a second Great Depression, saving more than a million American jobs in the process. Domestic automakers have pledged investment in U.S. plants through 2015 that will mean more than 40,000 direct manufacturing jobs in the United States.
The renewed American automotive industry is now America’s No. 1 export sector. The Obama administration, American workers and retirees, and the U.S. automotive industry made tough choices and sacrifices to make this turnaround possible. The automobile sector supports over 3 million good-paying jobs in assembly plants, auto parts manufacturing, repair shops, dealerships and other supporting businesses nationwide. In 2012, U.S. automotive exports totaled $133 billion, an increase of more than $17 billion (14 percent) over 2011. Domestic manufacturing has long been the foundation of a strong middle class, and the automobile industry is the one of the most critical for U.S. manufacturing.
Under the president’s leadership, we are implementing higher fuel efficiency standards from 2017-2025, effectively doubling vehicle fuel efficiency, drastically reducing carbon emissions and creating several hundred thousand jobs. About 50,000 of these jobs will be in auto parts manufacturing and vehicle assembly alone.Read more >>>
From all reports we’ve seen, President Obama is going to propose a budget plan this week that is unprecedented for a Democratic president. It will propose a cut to Social Security benefits for seniors, veterans and people with disabilities.
It appears the proposed cut will take the form of “chained” CPI—a discredited way of calculating annual cost-of-living increases that does not keep up with actual costs, eating into benefits.
But there’s more. The president’s budget proposal also would require middle-class seniors—people who make $47,000 a year and more—to pay higher Medicare premiums.Read more >>>
DETROIT – Even after Chrysler Corp.'s Gualberto Ranieri, vice president of communications, said Friday, “Let's set the record straight: Jeep has no intention of shifting production of its Jeep models out of North America to China,” the Romney campaign put out a false and misleading ad basically repeating his bogus statement made Thursday in Ohio that Chrysler was moving all Jeep production to China.
Author Greg Palast, in his book, "Billionaires and Ballot Bandits," examines the role Mitt Romney played in the Delphi bailout and how he and other economic vultures made millions as the storied parts supplier went into and came out of bankruptcy. In this video, Palast tells how Mitt and Ann Romney made at least $15 million from the carcass of Delphi and as much as $115 million.
It also shows how Romney's cronies made more than $4 billion off the bankruptcy. These same billionaires also contributed millions to his presidential campaign.
DETROIT -- Two days after GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney told a crowd near Toledo, Ohio, that Chrysler was moving all Jeep production to China, the GOP candidate appears to be unfazed by his incorrect remarks and remains mum on the subject.. Read more >>>
2015 Ford Mustang Rendered, Detailed
Mustang is Ford’s oldest continuously produced nameplate (Ford might cite its F-series, but that didn’t bear the F-150 badge until a decade after the Mustang arrived).
In its lifetime, Mustang has been many different cars: a reskinned Falcon, something closer to the Torino, a hideous and malformed mutant Pinto, and a Fox, the platform it shared with a variety of Fords, Mercurys, and even a couple of Lincolns across three decades.
In its current form, though, Mustang has become something it flirted with from inception: great. We named the GT and Boss 302 to our 2012 10 Best pantheon, and called the Boss “the best Mustang ever.”
For 2015, Ford’s ungulate will undergo its most revolutionary redesign yet. We hear it’ll arrive Thursday, April 17, 2014, or 50 years to the day it originally went on sale. This should make for one helluva birthday.
Retirement has not slowed him down a bit.
Brother Charlie Alliss and three other volunteers from his church recently spent a week working with the Henryville tornado victims. The storms destroyed a fifty mile path through southern Indiana in March. Rebuilding the community is taking a monumental effort from the local residents and they’re thankful for any help they receive.
If you’re interested in assisting, go to march2recovery.org.