Civil & Human Rights Committee

     Herb Davis, Chairperson       Phone: 586-978-6180

Purpose of the Committee

The Civil and Human Rights Committee is an essential guardian of the “No Discrimination” policy of our union. Members of this committee fulfill the local union’s commitment to assure members full rights regardless of religion, race, creed, color, sex, political affiliation or nationality, age, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

The committee informs members of steps and procedures, including filing complaints and hearings, whenever a member or members believe their rights have been violated, either by management or other union members. The committee works toward the elimination of discrimination in the workplace, the community and the nation.

Members of this committee have the opportunity to keep the local union moving forward toward the fulfillment of our UAW commitment on the civil rights front.

This committee needs members who feel a moral obligation to speak out on the issues of intolerance, injustice 

The UAW 412 Civil & Human Rights Committee

I would like to take this opportunity to inform members of UAW 412 of services provided by the Civil & Human Rights Committee.  As a Committee we are committed to the fight against injustice everywhere.  We wage the fight for equality in the workplace and in the community by being politically engaged.  Civil and Human Rights involve all people regardless of Race.  It is often thought that it is only for minorities or people within the protected categories but (NOT TRUE).  Civil Rights are your legal rights as stated by the law.  Human Rights are your God given rights as a human being.  Civil and Human rights protect everyone!  Many companies, FCA included, are committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment, but we all know that there is still work to be done concerning Civil and Human Rights in America.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 made it illegal to discriminate against protected categories. The law says that people cannot be treated differently on the basis of the following protected categories:

  • Race
  • Color
  • National or ethnic origin
  • Social Background
  • Age
  • Religion
  • Disability
  • Sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity

We have new Civil Rights Committee leadership and new members committed to fight for your rights.  If you suspect that you have been discriminated against or subject to harassment, based on a protected category, don’t hesitate to give us an opportunity to be your champion.

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