Whereas, American Axle is demanding draconian cuts in wages and benefits at a time when they have increasing profits and the CEO is paid over $10 million a year, a 9.6% increase in his pay over last year, and
Whereas, in the current economic crisis American Axle workers are on the front line in defending basic economic standards, including wages, healthcare, work rules and more for all workers, and
Whereas, given the dog-eat-dog, pro big business atmosphere promoted by the Bush/McCain Republicans and the corporate rightwing, workers must rely on broad labor solidarity, therefore
Be it resolved, that ___________ stands in solidarity with the UAW and the American Axle workers in demanding that American Axle withdraw it’s outrageous concessionary demands and engage in constructive negotiations that will guarantee American Axle workers a fair share of rising productivity and profits, and further
Be it resolved that we call on all of labor to support and be prepared, as we are, to do all in our power to help win a fair contract for American Axle workers.
Send resolutions to:
Kenny Kapa, UAW Region 1
27800 George Merrelli Drive
Warren, MI 48092
and also send them to
UAW Local 235
Attn: Adrian King, President
2140 Holbrook Ave.
Hamtramck, MI 48212
or email Bill Alford Jr., Vice President, Local 235, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kenny Kapa, UAW Region 1 Servicing Representative, is in charge of collecting assistance for the American Axle strikers at locals 235 and 262; checks can be made out to Region 1 UAW and sent to address for Kenny Kapa above