Frank Hammer

GM's Layoffs Made Possible by Weak Unions, Automatization, and Bad Priorities

GM’s Layoffs Made Possible by Weak Unions, Automatization, and Bad Priorities

November 29, 2018

Prof. Leo Panitch and former auto worker Frank Hammer discuss how the GM’s 14,000 layoffs in Canada and the US are made possible by the weakening of unions, outsourcing, and misdirected production priorities

Frank Hammer

Statement in Support of Continuing the Obama Administration C.A.F.E Standards Through 2025

October 10, 2018

HEARING HELD BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA) AND NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION September 25, 2018 The Dearborn Inn, Dearborn Mi   By Frank Hammer.   Thank you for the opportunity to testify. My name is Frank Hammer and I am here today as a retired GM employee of 32 years, and proud member…

General Motors Held Responsible for Abuses in its Plant in Colombia

June 23, 2018

A protest at the annual GM shareholders’ meeting in Detroit called attention to the fact that GM in Colombia regularly fires injured workers and fails to provide them with compensation. Frank Hammer, who recently visited the GM worker’s protest in Colombia, organized by the ASOTRECOL union, reports on the shareholder meeting and what is going…

Will Trump’s Plan to Roll Back Fuel Economy Regulations Help American Autoworkers?

March 18, 2017

Retired General Motors employee Frank Hammer and Sierra Club’s Andrew Linhardt say that high efficiency standards lead to job creation while stabilizing greenhouse gas emissions from cars that contribute to climate change

Plight of GM Workers

April 11, 2016
Frank Hammer, a retired GM worker from Detroit and labor activist, reports on his visit with GM workers in Colombia and their 5-year protest at the US embassy

Clinton Misleads Voters on Sanders’ Support for the Auto Bailout Ahead of Michigan Primary

March 7, 2016

Frank Hammer and Rev. Bullock Discuss Clinton and Sanders Positions on Jobs, Flints’ Water and Trade, as Michigan Voters Head to the Polls on Tuesday

Trump Says Mexican Auto Industry to Blame for Detroit’s Economic Hardship

March 4, 2016

Ahead of the Michigan primary, Trump promises to return jobs to Motor City, but his plan would further suppress wages, say former UAW leader Frank Hammer and EPI’s Jeff Faux

What to do with Detroit?

December 22, 2014
Detroit Activist Frank Hammer says though Michigan State Bill 5977 aimed at Detroit’s Community Development Ordinance has failed for now, Republicans will likely reintroduce it in 2015

Hammer: 'Moral Bankruptcy' Behind Massive GM Recall

March 16, 2014
Retired UAW Local President Frank Hammer says its unconscionable for GM to have waited until 2014 to recall a defective product it was aware of in 2001, which should prompt the public to examine the company’s practices in foreign assembly plants as well

Unions in America

February 17, 2014
Former autoworker organizer Frank Hammer analyzes the missteps of the unionization campaign at the Tennessee Volkswagen plant and the role of anti-union politicians and groups