Frank Hammer

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

Detroit's Bankruptcy

December 3, 2013
Some of the information provided in this interview was originally published in the 60- page report, “The Detroit Bankruptcy” authored by Wallace Turbeville, which can be downloaded from the “Demos” website: http://www.demos.org/publication/detroit-bankruptcy

Reality Asserts Itself - Frank Hammer

October 11, 2013
In the final segment of this Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Frank Hammer says all workers should face up to the dangers of climate change and insist that we move toward a green economy