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2019-12-08 – IEB MEMBERS GONE-REGION 5 MERGES

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December 08, 2019: Two “Leaders” Resign UAW Membership And Region 5 To Merging, 1,000 More Truckers Lose Jobs. And FCA Continues To Vote. Please join Co-Host Jeff Brown, and Moderator Leroy McKnight, tonight at 7:00pm est, and by podcast any time thereafter; where these “Progressives For Change Offer Opinions That Matter”.

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2019-12-05 Joe Ashton Plea Agreement – Actual Document

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December 05, 2019: Joe Ashton’s Guilty Plea Agreement – The Public Court Filing.

This Is Why UAW Members Want The Corruption To End In Their Union, And A Change To The Way Top Officers Are Selected.

ALL WHO HAVE VIOLATED THE TRUST OF THE UAW MEMBERSHIP SHOULD BE HELD TO ACCOUNT!

Here is the actual Joe Ashton – Guilty Plea – Court Document:

Joe Ashton Plea

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2019-11-28 Happy ThanksGiving

2019 Happy Thanksgiving

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November 28, 2019: On This Day Of Thanksgiving, Those With Ability Are Called Upon To Stay Strong As They Stand Up For Those Who Lack Ability; So That They Too May Have Blessings To Count.

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Thanksgiving Message

On this Thanksgiving Day as we give thanks for what we have been blessed with in our lives. Our Workin 4 A Livin TEAM gives thanks for our families, friends, all of our sister and brother co-workers, our loyal listeners and for our union that has provided us with for a more bountiful life.

To be sure, throughout the eight decades of our union, the UAW has endured many challenges. Born out of the unimaginable hardships during the great depression, and by and through the Federal Law known as “The Wagner Act”; the Federal law that gives legal authority to all unions.

Yes, at a time when hope was most needed by people who had little to no hope… Unions gave hope for a better life.

Certainly, this hope was not easily achieved, there were many instances of violence and even death at places like the great Flint sit-down strike, with the “Battle of the Bulls”, and the “Battle of the Overpass” at the River Rouge Plant in Dearborn, Michigan and many others…

Even after the first General Motors agreement in Flint, there was still much opposition from a second caucus, yes for several years a “company caucus” prevented greater than 50% membership within the rank and file workforce. During the ensuing decades, as solidarity grew, there were many gains, but there was also much pain – through the triennial strikes that produced gains such as: Cost of Living, Health Care, Pensions, ever higher wages and ever lower hours. Unfortunately, as we now realize daily, the bounties born from such a strong labor ethos – seems to have weakened and waned especially during the last decade or so.

As we all seek understanding and reason for such a weak Labor Ethos, we need look no farther than the 1971, “The Powell Memorandum” that – with some success  – sought to control the bargaining table through corporations own political actions, through radio, TV, print media, and universities; and sought to subvert union leaders themselves. Unfortunately, droves of “Powellists” – both outside our membership, and yes some leaders within our own union – have emerged for the purpose of personal or organizational gain at the great expense of us rank and file members including temporary & seniority active and retired members.

Even today, as we give thanks for our unions and those who have gone before us to pave the way for better lives, there are those persons, some among the leadership who have succumbed to the temptations of greed and have abused their awesome power for personal gain.

So today… Let us remember:

Right is right even if no one is doing it;

wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it, and

there is no ‘past practice’ THAT JUSTIFIES WRONG DOING TODAY.”

Our solace is: that it remains, even in the year 2019, that the hope of better wages, working conditions and hours of employment is achieved only when good women and men ban together in an organized way to mitigate the ever-present greed of corporations by and through the use of a “Certified Union Structure”!

So… On this Thanksgiving Day, in addition to our family and friends, let us all give thanks for the hope all unions, and our union the UAW, represent; and give thanks for the persistence of well intended, experienced women and men – void of personal or organizational gain – who through the compliance of the rules and regulations set forth – promote stronger unions. And… Let us all shun “learned-helplessness”; reject corporate greed; and embrace a strong, unified, and determined – Labor Ethos of our Union!

On this day of thanks giving may your God bless you , and keep you, your friends and family prosperous and safe from harm.

In Solidarity,

Leroy McKnight

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2019-11-24 – Resignations, Resignations, and Lawsuits OH MY

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November 24, 2019: Not One But Two Resignations From UAW IEB, Buyer’s Remorse Sets In About Auto Contract, 4,200 Truckers Lose Jobs As Recession Begins, Barra Faces Another Recall. Please join Co-Host Jeff Brown, and Moderator Leroy McKnight, tonight at 7:00pm est, and by podcast any time thereafter; where these “Progressives For Change Offer Opinions That Matter”.

Appeal of GM Ratification Vote by Leroy McKnight:

Appeal of GM-UAW 2019 Ratification Vote

Leroy McKnight

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2019-11-20 GM SUES FCA

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November 20, 2019 General Motors (GM) Sues Fiat Chrysler of America (FCA); Allegations Include Corruption Affected Its UAW Relationship. While Most Mainstream Media Is Focused On The Two Auto Giants, If Racketeering Is Proven In This Federal Law Suit; What Impact Will That Decision Have On The UAW? Workin 4 A Livin – where these “Progressives For Change Offer Opinions That Matter”.

Here Is The Document For The GM Lawsuit Of FCA :

GM sues FCA

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2019-11-20 UAW-IEB Charges Gary Jones – Actual Charges

UAW IEB Charges of Gary Jones

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November 20, 2019 UAW International Executive Board Charges – Actual Document – Against Gary Jones. Workin 4 A Livin – where these “Progressives For Change Offer Opinions That Matter”.

Here Is The Document For The UAW International Executive Board Article 30 Charges Against Gary Jones

Article 30 charges against Gary Jones

Article 30 Charges Against Gary Jones – Actual Document

Notice that there are three (3) separate charges, and NOT one (1) charge with three (3) elements under that single charge. That is so that each of the three charges stands alone on its own merit, in case that Gary Jones is exonerated on one or even two of the charges the other charge still stands for possible conviction. Unlike if the charges were bundled under one charge with three elements; then if Gary Jones is exonerated on even one of the elements of the single charge that would negate the entire single charge. Thus, these charges were done properly regarding the 3 separate charges.

However, there appears to be two procedural problems with another aspect of the charges. Interestingly, we have to leave that to Jones and his chosen counsel to figure out on their own. Of course, this is simply editorial opinion as observed in this single charging document that is absent of any and all supporting documents.

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2019-11-17 – FORD RATIFIED & MORE

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November 17, 2019: FORD Ratified Their National Agreement, GM 174 Temps in Lansing Not Being Hired, & Is Lordstown The Next General Motors. Please join Co-Host Jeff Brown, and Moderator Leroy McKnight, tonight at 7:00pm est, and by podcast any time thereafter; where these “Progressives For Change Offer Opinions That Matter”.

Appeal of GM Ratification Vote by Leroy McKnight:

Appeal of GM-UAW 2019 Ratification Vote

Leroy McKnight

Also… Check out our thoughts about Corporate Treason

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2019-11-11 HAPPY VETERAN’S DAY!

Happy Veterans Day

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History of Veterans Day

World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”

Physical end of WW1

Taken at 10:58 a.m., on Nov. 11, 1918, just before the Armistice went into effect; men of the 353rd Infantry, near a church, at Stenay, Meuse, wait for the end of hostilities. (SC034981)

Soldiers of the 353rd Infantry near a church at Stenay, Meuse in France, wait for the end of hostilities. This photo was taken at 10:58 a.m., on November 11, 1918, two minutes before the armistice ending World War I went into effect.
In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”
The original concept for the celebration was for a day observed with parades and public meetings and a brief suspension of business beginning at 11:00 a.m.


The United States Congress officially recognized the end of World War I when it passed a concurrent resolution on June 4, 1926, with these words:
Whereas the 11th of November 1918, marked the cessation of the most destructive, sanguinary, and far reaching war in human annals and the resumption by the people of the United States of peaceful relations with other nations, which we hope may never again be severed, and
Whereas it is fitting that the recurring anniversary of this date should be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations; and
Whereas the legislatures of twenty-seven of our States have already declared November 11 to be a legal holiday:

Therefore be it Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), that the President of the United States is requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on November 11 and inviting the people of the United States to observe the day in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies of friendly relations with all other peoples.


An Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) approved May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday—a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as “Armistice Day.” Armistice Day was primarily a day set aside to honor veterans of World War I, but in 1954, after World War II had required the greatest mobilization of soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen in the Nation’s history; after American forces had fought aggression in Korea, the 83rd Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting in its place the word “Veterans.” With the approval of this legislation (Public Law 380) on June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.
Later that same year, on October 8th, President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the first “Veterans Day Proclamation” which stated: “In order to insure proper and widespread observance of this anniversary, all veterans, all veterans’ organizations, and the entire citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose. Toward this end, I am designating the Administrator of Veterans’ Affairs as Chairman of a Veterans Day National Committee, which shall include such other persons as the Chairman may select, and which will coordinate at the national level necessary planning for the observance. I am also requesting the heads of all departments and agencies of the Executive branch of the Government to assist the National Committee in every way possible.”

Legal Veterans Day

Signing of HR7786, June 1, 1954, this ceremony changed Armistice Day to Veterans Day. Alvin J. King, Wayne Richards, Arthur J. Connell, John T. Nation, Edward Rees, Richard L. Trombla, Howard W. Watts.

President Eisenhower signing HR7786, changing Armistice Day to Veterans Day. From left: Alvin J. King, Wayne Richards, Arthur J. Connell, John T. Nation, Edward Rees, Richard L. Trombla, Howard W. Watts

On that same day, President Eisenhower sent a letter to the Honorable Harvey V. Higley, Administrator of Veterans’ Affairs (VA), designating him as Chairman of the Veterans Day National Committee.

In 1958, the White House advised VA’s General Counsel that the 1954 designation of the VA Administrator as Chairman of the Veterans Day National Committee applied to all subsequent VA Administrators. Since March 1989 when VA was elevated to a cabinet level department, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs has served as the committee’s chairman.

The Uniform Holiday Bill (Public Law 90-363 (82 Stat. 250)) was signed on June 28, 1968, and was intended to ensure three-day weekends for Federal employees by celebrating four national holidays on Mondays: Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and Columbus Day. It was thought that these extended weekends would encourage travel, recreational and cultural activities and stimulate greater industrial and commercial production. Many states did not agree with this decision and continued to celebrate the holidays on their original dates.
The first Veterans Day under the new law was observed with much confusion on October 25, 1971. It was quite apparent that the commemoration of this day was a matter of historic and patriotic significance to a great number of our citizens, and so on September 20th, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford signed Public Law 94-97 (89 Stat. 479), which returned the annual observance of Veterans Day to its original date of November 11, beginning in 1978. This action supported the desires of the overwhelming majority of state legislatures, all major veterans service organizations and the American people.
Veterans Day continues to be observed on November 11, regardless of what day of the week on which it falls. The restoration of the observance of Veterans Day to November 11 not only preserves the historical significance of the date, but helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

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2019-11-10 – FORD VOTING & MORE

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November 10, 2019: FORD Is Voting On T/A, GM Union Leaders Disciplined For “Attempts” During Strike, Did UAW Actually Agree To Cameras At Every Work Station, FORD Alternate Bargainer Removed…. OH MY!!!  Please join Co-Host Jeff Brown, and Moderator Leroy McKnight, tonight at 7:00pm est, and by podcast any time thereafter; where these “Progressives For Change Offer Opinions That Matter”.

Appeal of GM Ratification Vote by Leroy McKnight:

Appeal of GM-UAW 2019 Ratification Vote

Leroy McKnight

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2019-11-06 Joe Ashton – Charges

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November 06, 2019: Joe Ashton Charges – The Public Court Filing.  That Are Disrespectful To And Are Disgraceful Toward The UAW Membership He Once Represented.  This Is Why UAW Members Want The Corruption To End In Their Union.

ALL WHO HAVE VIOLATED THE TRUST OF THE UAW MEMBERSHIP SHOULD BE HELD TO ACCOUNT!

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Joe-Ashton-Charged

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