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2013 Theme Park Discount Tickets
FERA is offering discounted tickets to local theme parks. FERA continues to offer its traditional Cedar Point and Kings Island Theme Parks discounted program, while also securing a limited number of discounted tickets for Michigan Adventure. Offer valid May 12 through Oct. 31.
2013 Clayton Classic
Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton
Car Raffle to Benefit the March of Dimes
Dear UAW Local 898 Members
Your Officers at Local 898 are pleased to announce that we can offer you Cedar Point tickets available now that are valid the weeks of July 1 and July 8, 2013. The prices are $30.00 for adults & $25.00 for anyone under 48” tall or over 61 years old.
As you know, it is unprecedented to be able to swing a deal like this. Please spread the word!
Dismayed by Fannie Mae's withdrawal, UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada will co-host hearing on foreclosures without feds
DETROIT - UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada, disappointed and angered by the withdrawal of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from a Detroit hearing on foreclosures, will proceed with plans to co-host the May 20 event.
"This was our chance for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to listen and learn about how destructive their policy of foreclosure and eviction is for metro Detroit," said Estrada, who anticipates spirited testimony at the People's Hearing. "They need to see and hear the evidence that their policies are hurting working families and undermining neighborhoods."Read more >>>
With deep regret and great sadness, we would like to inform you of the passing of our great leader, bargainer and union man, Marcus Mathews. He was called home on April 24, 2013. His legacy and work will live on through those that he helped and those that have learned from him. He was a teacher, a mentor and a friend. We will miss you Brother Marcus, but we will continue your fight and your strength will live on through all of us.Read more >>>
DETROIT – We commend President Obama for his leadership and support for the U.S. auto industry. His actions helped prevent a second Great Depression, saving more than a million American jobs in the process. Domestic automakers have pledged investment in U.S. plants through 2015 that will mean more than 40,000 direct manufacturing jobs in the United States.
The renewed American automotive industry is now America’s No. 1 export sector. The Obama administration, American workers and retirees, and the U.S. automotive industry made tough choices and sacrifices to make this turnaround possible. The automobile sector supports over 3 million good-paying jobs in assembly plants, auto parts manufacturing, repair shops, dealerships and other supporting businesses nationwide. In 2012, U.S. automotive exports totaled $133 billion, an increase of more than $17 billion (14 percent) over 2011. Domestic manufacturing has long been the foundation of a strong middle class, and the automobile industry is the one of the most critical for U.S. manufacturing.
Under the president’s leadership, we are implementing higher fuel efficiency standards from 2017-2025, effectively doubling vehicle fuel efficiency, drastically reducing carbon emissions and creating several hundred thousand jobs. About 50,000 of these jobs will be in auto parts manufacturing and vehicle assembly alone.Read more >>>
From all reports we’ve seen, President Obama is going to propose a budget plan this week that is unprecedented for a Democratic president. It will propose a cut to Social Security benefits for seniors, veterans and people with disabilities.
It appears the proposed cut will take the form of “chained” CPI—a discredited way of calculating annual cost-of-living increases that does not keep up with actual costs, eating into benefits.
But there’s more. The president’s budget proposal also would require middle-class seniors—people who make $47,000 a year and more—to pay higher Medicare premiums.Read more >>>