As union members, we are all familiar with the outsourcing of
our jobs to countries like China and Mexico. Residents in Flint
have felt these departures the hardest.
A once thriving city was left in near ruins when General Motors
left. The ground soil around Buick City was left poisoned and
the people devastated. When, once again, the citizens were
disregarded and thrown to the side, no one blinked an eye.
For two years, the people of Flint begged for helped. They
shouted, but no one heard them. It was not until the mega
celebrity Cher began posting on social media did anyone really
start to listen to the cries of mothers who miscarried or fathers
who watched their children develop slower than normal.
The UAW has always been there in Flint on the front lines
fighting. Our efforts lead to the distribution of nearly 500,000
bottles of water, 4200 packs of baby wipes, hundreds of
oranges (Vitamin C combats lead poisoning), dozens of
filters, and nutritional literature.
We must continue to provide for our communities as we
are the only ones who truly understand them. We have never
abandoned Flint. Let us continue to support the city.
If you are so inclined, you can purchase 8-cup water pitchers
to be distributed to the residents of Flint during the holidays.
Feel free to contact me at
In solidarity, Marseille L. Allen, Parole/Probation Agent UAW Local 6000
Tentative Contract Ratification Vote
Bargaining Update - Tentative Agreement
The tentative agreement was reached on the 2016 economic-reopener, Article 43, Sections A and C.
This agreement addresses the final two years of the 2015 agreement.
• Wages – 3% base wage increase effective October 1, 2017
• Wages – 2% base wage increase effective October 1, 2018 Highlights