Ken Coleman

Ken Coleman

Ken Coleman writes about Southeast Michigan, history and civil rights. He is a former Michigan Chronicle senior editor and served as the American Black Journal segment host on Detroit Public Television. He has written and published four books on Black life in Detroit.

UAW reaches tentative pact with General Motors, the last Detroit Three holdout

By: and - October 30, 2023

The announcement follows previous UAW tentative pacts with the other Detroit Three automakers, Ford Motor Co. and Stellantis.

UAW leader Fain on tentative deal with Ford: ‘I see power’ 

By: - October 30, 2023

The tentative deal includes $8.1 billion in manufacturing investments and could give workers up to $70,000 in extra pay over the life of the contract.

‘We won things nobody thought possible’: UAW reaches tentative deal with Ford

By: - October 26, 2023

The agreement includes a 25% wage increase over 4.5 years, starting with an initial pay hike of 11%. UAW members will have to ratify the deal.

UAW head says GM has committed to a ‘just transition’ for engine workers 

By: and - October 7, 2023

Three weeks into the United Auto Workers (UAW) strike, UAW President Shawn Fain announced a “transformative win,” on a Friday livestream, with General Motors agreeing to place its battery manufacturers under the master agreement with the union. Before going on the livestream on social media — which was scheduled to begin at 2 p.m., but […]

UAW president, Biden push back against reported Trump visit with striking Michigan workers

By: - September 20, 2023

Former President Donald Trump’s plans to skip the second GOP presidential candidate debate and head to Michigan to meet with striking autoworkers isn’t going over well with the United Auto Workers (UAW) top official. “Every fiber of our union is being poured into fighting the billionaire class and an economy that enriches people like Donald […]