Union victories could spark new blue collar power in the Bluegrass

BY: - November 21, 2023

Is it possible that blue collar Kentucky workers could finally be reaching a turning point in the long slide in their standard of living? If so, history may credit the victories in the now-ratified new contracts of the United Auto Workers (UAW) and the Teamsters. After decades of stagnant wages and eroding job quality, these […]

UAW leader Fain on tentative deal with Ford: ‘I see power’

BY: - October 30, 2023

UAW President Shawn Fain on Sunday outlined his union’s tentative contract settlement with Ford Motor Co. during a 25-minute Facebook live address. He was joined by Chuck Browning, the union’s vice president who headed negotiations with Ford. “There was a time when it was hard to wear this wheel,” said Fain as he pointed to […]

A day after striking at Sterling Heights Stellantis plant, UAW expands to Arlington GM site

BY: - October 24, 2023

As an escalating workers’ strike heads toward its sixth week, about 5,000 union members at General Motors’ Arlington Assembly in Texas on Tuesday joined the United Auto Workers (UAW) walkout against the Detroit Three. The UAW described the action as an effort against “General Motors’ largest plant and biggest moneymaker.” Workers there build the Chevrolet […]


A Kentuckian transplanted to Detroit ‘sat down’ with the United Auto Workers in ’37

BY: - October 16, 2023

I saw on Instagram that the daughter of a 1937 sit-down striker at a Flint, Michigan, General Motors plant recently walked a picket line with United Auto Workers strikers at a GM facility in Swartz Creek, Michigan. “86 years after the sit down strike, UAW members are standing up!” uaw.union posted. I’m sure Western Kentucky natives Ermon […]

UAW president says Trump visit to non-union Michigan company is a ‘pathetic irony’

BY: - September 27, 2023

A day after President Joe Biden joined striking United Auto Workers on the picket line in Michigan alongside UAW President Shawn Fain, the labor leader says he has no intention of meeting with former President Donald Trump when he speaks Wednesday at a non-union automotive parts manufacturer and supplier in Macomb County. Fain, speaking Tuesday […]

Consumers face higher car prices, lower inventory with auto workers on strike

BY: - September 15, 2023

Economic experts and researchers say that the auto workers strike could have far-reaching economic consequences for businesses and consumers, depending on its duration. In addition to workers’ job losses, consumers could see higher prices for cars and depleted inventory. The United Auto Workers union, representing about 150,000 auto workers, walked off the job at midnight […]