Archive for May 2012
by Jeff “Spike” Brown
I work at AUTOALLIANCE PLANT (AAI) in Flat Rock, Michigan. AAI opened in 1987 as the Mazda plant. We are a joint venture between Ford Motor Company and Mazda. This will be coming to an end this August as Mazda will move production of the Mazda 6 back to Japan. Once they have, the plant will be renamed Flat Rock Assembly and re-tooled to make the Ford Fusion along with the Ford Mustang, which we have been producing since 2004.
May 20, 2012
Those of us who recently attended the Labor Notes conference in Chicago met Jorge Parra, a GM worker from Columbia and president of ASOTRECOL, was in the United States to publicize the situation at their plant. You can find/friend them on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/groups/116719295080402/, contact them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Parra directly at email@example.com. We are reprinting an article by Jessica Hayssen, who was in Columbia last fall on a Witness for Peace delegation. – The Editors