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2019-08-18 – WHO SHOULD BE THE TARGET?

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August 18, 2019: Who Should Be The Strike Target For The National Agreement. Also… What Is A SCAB? Also… What Came Out Of The GM 2nd Quarter Conference Call, and Why It Is REALLY Important To All Auto-Workers? Please join Co-Host Jeff Brown, and Moderator Leroy McKnight, tonight at 7:00pm edt, and by podcast any time thereafter; where these “Progressives For Change Offer Opinions That Matter”.

Workin 4 A Livin is about the meaning of work for men and women from all backgrounds – in the union and non-union jobs – who are working for a living every day at their job. For them to get the latest union news, to discuss and learn about the meaning of work within labor unions. We invite you to find us, our podcasts are on I-Tunes, Stitcher, Player. FM and Blog Talk Radio; and can be found on the top right of our website “workin4alivin .com”.

 

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2019-08-15 UAW CORRUPTION BEING CORRECTED

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August 15, 2019: Mike Grimes’ Public Court Filing Is Why UAW Members Want The Corruption To End In Their Union, And A Change To The Way Top Officers Are Selected. This Is What UAW spokesman Brian Rothenberg Reportedly Had To Say About The Matter:  “Mike Grimes benefited only himself, not the UAW membership, and should be fully prosecuted to the extent of the law.” Workin 4 A Livin is where  “Progressives For Change Offer Opinions That Matter”.

Here is the actual Mike Grimes Court Document:

Mike Grimes Court Filing

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2019-07-28 – WHY ARE LORDSTOWN LEADERS BEGINNING TO MOVE?

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July 21, 2019: Detroit 3 Contract Talks Open – What Was Said, and What They Didn’t Say. Please join Co-Host Jeff Brown, and Moderator Leroy McKnight, tonight at 7:00pm edt, and by podcast any time thereafter; where these “Progressives For Change Offer Opinions That Matter”.

Workin 4 A Livin is about the meaning of work for men and women from all backgrounds – in the union and non-union jobs – who are working for a living every day at their job. For them to get the latest union news, to discuss and learn about the meaning of work within labor unions. We invite you to find us, our podcasts are on I-Tunes, Stitcher, Player. FM and Blog Talk Radio; and can be found on the top right of our website “workin4alivin .com”.

 

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2019-07-21 – DETROIT 3 CONTRACT TALKS OPEN!

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July 21, 2019: Detroit 3 Contract Talks Open – What Was Said, and What They Didn’t Say. Please join Co-Host Jeff Brown, and Moderator Leroy McKnight, tonight at 7:00pm edt, and by podcast any time thereafter; where these “Progressives For Change Offer Opinions That Matter”.

Workin 4 A Livin is about the meaning of work for men and women from all backgrounds – in the union and non-union jobs – who are working for a living every day at their job. For them to get the latest union news, to discuss and learn about the meaning of work within labor unions. We invite you to find us, our podcasts are on I-Tunes, Stitcher, Player. FM and Blog Talk Radio; and can be found on the top right of our website “workin4alivin .com”.

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UAW International President Gary Jones Comments At The GM Handshake Ceremony:


UAW International President Gary Jones GM Handshake Ceremony
July 16, 2019
Detroit Marriott Ambassador Ballroom 10:00 a.m.

Good morning UAW Brothers and Sisters, fellow UAW board members and the members of our great bargaining councils.

Good morning members of the GM leadership. Mary, thank you for coming to this important event.

I’d like to start by recognizing the hard work of the UAW GM Department, led by my Brother and friend, Vice President Terry Dittes, and the members of the GM national negotiating committee.

It is an honor to be here today on behalf of the greatest workforce in the world, my UAW family. The dedicated, hard-working men and women who, day in and day out, get the job done.

UAW members have been the backbone of General Motors for more than 80 years.

They are the loyalist of employees.

They are your most loyal customers.

And they have supported General Motors through thick and thin.

They have believed in this company and have exclusively purchased the cars and trucks they have made with their hearts, hands and minds.

So, today I come with a message from my UAW Brothers and Sisters.

From the men and women who built the products that gave GM record-setting profits for the past years.

In fact, GM is the most profitable of the Big 3 in North America since the 2015 contract negotiations.

That message, which I have heard … loud and clear from our members is:

JUST AS THE UAW’S WORKERS HAVE BEEN THERE FOR GM, OUR UAW BARGAINING TEAM IS CHARGED WITH MAKING SURE THAT GM WILL BE THERE FOR THEM.

We all know that we have seen a Race to the Bottom over the past several years for working men and women in this country.

Cuts in benefits, retirement security in jeopardy, job loss, wage loss, more and more temporary workers, shipping our jobs to Mexico and China. And outsourcing our​ ​good General Motors jobs to other companies paying lower wages in the United States.

So, what I want to say today and what I want GM’s leadership to hear is: With this year’s negotiations, we will halt that Race to the Bottom.

We will protect this workforce, their jobs and their way of life.

We go into this bargaining season at a time of plenty.

We will hammer out an agreement that values our contributions and looks, with GM, to a prosperous future.

And as we look to 2020 and beyond, I want to make it clear that the UAW is committed to building the products and the manufacturing and automation processes of the future.

Our membership is standing strong.

And my Brothers and Sisters are ready to do whatever is necessary to get the contract that, in this time of record profits, they DESERVE.

So, I’ll remind us all of something we’ve been saying since last November when GM announced they planned to close four plants:

WE INVESTED IN YOU, NOW IT’S YOUR TURN TO INVEST IN US.

I’m sorry to say that GM has the fastest shrinking footprint here at home in these United States of America.

Speaking on behalf of my Brothers and Sisters, know this: We will leave no stone unturned to protect our Brothers and Sisters at the locations put on the block.

We call on GM to keep these plants open and allocate more products on American soil. It can be done.

In fact, just recently, GM announced a $150 million investment in the Flint Truck plant and the addition of 1,000 jobs.

And 400 new jobs that will be added at the Lake Orion plant.

And $900 million and a full shift in Bowling Green for the new mid-engine Corvette.

The UAW enters this bargaining session in good faith that GM will continue to move forward on this made-in-America course.

For our part, our Sisters and Brothers are ready for the new technologies that will redefine the auto industry in the decades ahead.

We will bargain hard to ensure UAW members are provided with the training, the tools and the safe environments to, as always, more than keep pace with the industry’s advancements.

And we will take up the issue of Progression and shorten that eight-year window.

I will tell you that the UAW is excited to be part of the evolving workforce: EV propulsion and energy storage; autonomous vehicles and related components, new mobility businesses and joint ventures.

We welcome progress and our role in that progress.

That is also why we need to address the issues of temporary workers and outsourcing.

So, as we kick off 2019 negotiations today, and I say to everyone listening and everyone in this room:

We are the voice of the American worker,

The defenders of the Middle Class

AND WE ARE READY TO TALK!

Thank you

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2019-07-14 – EVE OF DETROIT 3 CONTRACT TALKS!

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July 14, 2019: It’s the eve of Detroit 3 Contract Talks… Membership is down over 600k in the past 20 years, and the membership needs warriors not wimps!!! Please join Co-Host Jeff Brown, and Moderator Leroy McKnight, tonight at 7:00pm edt, and by podcast any time thereafter; where these “Progressives For Change Offer Opinions That Matter”.

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Happy 4th of July 2019

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We all know why we celebrate the 4th of July. However there is actually a lot more than just the signing of the “Declaration of Independence”. In this post you will see little 4th of July “surprise” from Leroy McKnight. For your enlightenment you will also find “The Twelve Basic American Principles” by Hamilton Abert Long. We hope you enjoy this very comprehensive article – with full attribution links to expanded text about each of the twelve principles. By the way, much of what is contained in Long’s twelve basic principles is what distinguishes us as a “Republic” rather than a “Democracy” – as often errantly thought. Also, another good read that supports this Hamilton Long text is – “The Federalist Papers”. As you may or may not know, “The Federalist Papers” are a collection of 85 articles and essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay under the pseudonym “Publius” to promote the ratification of the United States Constitution.

Photo of The McKnight Family Copy of The Declaration of Independence.

“Declaration of Independence”

Currently Owned By Leroy McKnight

American Ideal of 1776

The Twelve Basic American Principles

by Hamilton Abert Long

The Author, from his Note About the Book

Author’s Introduction and Information regarding the Author

Commendations of the book appearing on the original cover

Author’s extensive introductory quotes on the subjects being discussed.

Part I: Twelve Basic American Principles:

Author’s Prefatory Note regarding the Principles

1. The Spiritual is Supreme

2. Fear of Government-over-Man

3. Unalienable Rights–From God

4. Man Organizes Governments to Be His Tools

5. Limited Government

6. Decentralized Government

7. Equal, By God’s Gift, In Sight of God and Law

8. Life and the Pursuit of Happiness

9. Liberty–Against Government-over-Man

10. Private Property–Liberty’s Support

11. Taxes–Limited to Safeguard Liberty

12. The Majority–Limited for Liberty

Source: Lex Rex

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2019-06-30 – More Malfeasance

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June 30, 2019: More Malfeasance… Threats… And More!!! Please join Co-Host Jeff Brown, and Moderator Leroy McKnight, tonight at 7:00pm edt, and by podcast any time thereafter; where these “Progressives For Change Offer Opinions That Matter”.

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The Shock And Reality Of Transfer!

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June 09, 2019: THE SHOCK, REALITY AND DISRUPTION OF TRANSFER! ALSO: GM Queen Mary; “NO GM VEHICLE FOR LORDSTOWN”! Unallocated? Please join Co-Host Jeff Brown, and Moderator Leroy McKnight, tonight at 7:00pm edt, and by podcast any time thereafter; where these “Progressives For Change Offer Opinions That Matter”.

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So… What About Our Pensions?

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June 02, 2019: SO… What About Our Pensions? GM Queen Mary’s Public Relations Tour! Please join Co-Host Jeff Brown, and Moderator Leroy McKnight, tonight at 7:00pm edt, and by podcast any time thereafter; where these “Progressives For Change Offer Opinions That Matter”.

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EMERGENCY – Show – FORD Administrative Leave

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FORD Asks For Volunteers For Unpaid Administrative Leave, After Asking To Volunteer For Layoff. Please join Co-Host Jeff Brown, and Moderator Leroy McKnight, tonight at 7:00pm edt, and by podcast any time thereafter; where these “Progressives For Change Offer Opinions That Matter”.

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