UAW’s Bob King counting on help from allies in transplant drive

Article by Christian A., on December 27, 2010

In January 2011, UAW President Bob King will launch the union's organizing drive of Asian and German automakers. Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson recently said that he was keen on hearing from King on how his Rainbow PUSH coalition can help the cause. The organization has thousands of members and supporters in 50 major U.S. markets.

NAACP's Detroit chapter has also expressed its willingness to help. Small unions like the Farm Labor Organizing Committee for migrant farm workers will turn out volunteers to distribute leaflets, make phone calls or demonstrate if King asks, said Baldemar Velasquez, president of the Toledo, Ohio-based union.

In 2010, Velasquez enlisted King's help in 2010 to pressure R.J. Reynolds & Co. to recognize the right of 20,000 tobacco workers to be represented by the farm workers' union.

King said the best way to rebuild the American middle class is to rebuild the union movement and the best way to do that is for progressive groups to work together.

He adds that the right thing to do “morally and socially” is to back other group’s movements to attain justice and fairness, but that it's also the most “pragmatic thing in the world.” [via autonews - sub. required]

Topics: uaw, united states

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

Cadillac’s CT6 full-size prestige-luxury sedan is still somewhat new. It has been offered to the global auto market for two model years – 2016 and 2017. But for those who...
by - February 19, 2017
In many industries, it is the rivalries that make things exciting. In basketball for example, there is the well-known rivalry between the Los Angeles Lakers against the Boston Celtics. For...
by - February 19, 2017
Now on sale in several major markets around the world including Europe, the BMW 5 Series (G30) heralds the arrival of the new seventh generation and represents a whole new...
by - February 19, 2017
Just recently, it was speculated that a new Porsche Cayman GT4 RS is coming. There is no official confirmation yet from the German sports car maker, but the arrival of...
by - February 18, 2017
Will there be a BMW M4 CS? Apparently, there is a Club Sport version of the BMWM4 after it was sighted in California doing a shoot for a new commercial...
by - February 18, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries