UAW

Unionization and Workers' Demands

August 4, 2017
CANTON, Miss. – Nearly every business around the Nissan plant displays a sign that reads, “Our Team, Our Future, Vote No August 3-4.” The message at and around the Nissan plant is clear: A vote for a union hurts the economic future of Canton. As the more than 3,500 employees vote today and tomorrow on…

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

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

Reality Asserts Itself - Frank Hammer

October 8, 2013
In this episode of Reality Asserts Itself Frank Hammer discusses the pressures on Detroit auto workers’ wages that came from the American and global south.

Hammer: 'Moral Bankruptcy' Behind Massive GM Recall

August 14, 2013
Frank Hammer: GM worker ties himself to a cross to get embassy’s attention over GM’s unsafe factories, refusal to pay disability claims, and the firing of injured workers.

Plight of GM Workers

August 14, 2013
Frank Hammer: GM worker ties himself to a cross to get embassy’s attention over GM’s unsafe factories, refusal to pay disability claims, and the firing of injured workers.

Hundreds of Community Activists Gather in Baltimore

November 4, 2011

Fair Development Conference held to discuss local organizing strategies