The thrill and excitement of having President Barack Obama at the Chicago Ford factory was tempered by continuing high unemployment figures, and worries that people won't be able to buy the new cars produced.
President Obama visited a General Motors in Hamtramck and a Chrysler plant in Detroit Friday to celebrate the auto companies' comeback - but the comback has come with a cost.
DETROIT - United Auto Workers President Bob King brought a message to the U.S. Social Forum here: "The UAW will speak up for and lead the fight for all workers, regardless of whether they are in unions."
United Auto Workers' new president, Bob King, pledges to fight for jobs and justice for all Americans.
The UAW and its workers have been through a tumultuous period, as the 75-year-old union meets this week in Detroit.
In "Forgotten: The Murder at the Ford Rouge Plant," the story of unsung labor hero Lewis Bradford, Methodist minister and union organizer, comes to life in Michigan on March 26.
As I grabbed my grease-soiled lunch cooler and stepped out of my GM truck to head into work at Delphi Packard Electric I had to stop for a moment to digest the sight of a nearly 1/2 mile long, 1/8 mile deep parking lot that was literally empty.
By late yesterday it was clear Ford workers have overwhelmingly rejected contractual givebacks that their union had negotiated with the company.