Detroit CEOs speak out against racisim, vow to make changes, right social wrongs
DETROIT Business leaders from some of the nations largest companies gathered Wednesday morning at Detroit City Hall. ORIGINAL STORY: Detroit business leaders speak out against racism, institute plans to combat systemic problemsThe event was coordinated by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan to speak out against racism and injustice. Dr. Wendell Anthony, President of Detroit Chapter of the NAACPMike Duggan, Mayor of DetroitDetroits NAACP leader Rev. Every one of us has a stake in the harsh reality that is life for minorities in America," Torgow said. Henry Ford Health System CEO Wright Lassiter grew up with civil rights leaders in his home -- his parents marched in Selma in 1965.
LIVE STREAM: 9 Detroit CEOs, including Mary Barra, Bill Ford, Chris Ilitch, speak on racism, injustice
DETROIT Nine CEOs from Detroits biggest companies are coming together to speak out against racism and injustice during a press event on Wednesday morning. The event is planned for 9:30 a.m. -- you can watch it live in the video player above. Who is participating:
Detroit business leaders speak out against racism, institute plans to combat systemic problems
DETROIT The CEOs of nine Detroit businesses were joined with Mayor Mike Duggan and Rev. Wendell Anthony to speak out against racism Wednesday morning. Dr. Wendell Anthony, President of Detroit Chapter of the NAACPMike Duggan, Mayor of DetroitThe group said they believe it is the responsibility of every American to speak out against the racism," and that they stand with the black community in calling for change across the nation.The business leaders said they are committing themselves and their companies to reject and eliminate all forms of bias, racism, sexism and violence. To back up their words, the group said their companies will be investing in programs and policies to help transform disparities that exist, locally and nationally. The group urged government officials to hold accountable all individuals involved with the deaths that have occurred.
Metro Detroits Big Three automakers restart production after being shut down for months
DETROIT Metro Detroits Big Three automakers -- General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler -- have restarted production after being shut down for nearly two months because of the coronavirus (COVID-19). FCA officials showed Local 4 the work being done inside the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant to mitigate the spread of the virus. Local 4 spoke with current and retired workers to see if they feel safe going back to work. Thats what Im worried about.Ford is using technology to keep workers safe, having them wear watches that vibrate when they get too close to each other. Ford CEO Jim Hackett said the last couple of months have convinced him a reopening can be done safely.
UAW approves labor deal with Fiat Chrysler, closing unprecedented talks with Big 3 Detroit automakers marked by a strike, corruption and litigation
Fiat Chrysler was the last of the three carmakers to close its contract with the union. The talks were also marked by a lawsuit GM lobbed at Fiat Chrysler over alleged corrupt bargaining practices as well as the planned merger between Fiat Chrysler and French automaker PSA Group. That's for sure," said Colin Lightbody, a labor consultant and longtime negotiator for Fiat Chrysler. GM workers went on strike, and the company closed three plants. The union on Wednesday said 71% of its members with Fiat Chrysler who voted supported the deal.cnbc.com
Fiat Chrysler, UAW reach new tentative labor deal
The UAW Bargaining Committee agreed to a deal with Fiat Chrysler to add $4.5 billion in investments, translating to 7,900 jobs over the course of a four-year deal, according to a UAW statement. Fiat Chrysler confirmed in a statement that it had reached a tentative deal with UAW. It also comes nearly a month after Fiat Chrysler announced plans to merge with French automaker PSA Group. Ford agreed to $9,000 ratification bonuses, however previous contracts have included lower amounts for Fiat Chrysler workers. The federal probe into corruption of the UAW, which started with Fiat Chrysler, has led to charges against 13 people, including seven convictions of people affiliated with the union and three Fiat Chrysler executives.cnbc.com