All of the 58 workers at the Avon, Ohio plant of Detroit Chassis were hired as temporary employees, who generally get fewer benefits, lower wages and have less job security than full-time employees. The workers voted unanimously on Sunday to walk off the job if the company did not meet their demand to join the union, the UAW said in a statement. The UAW said a work stoppage at the Ford supplier could, within a day, have stopped production at the Ford plant in nearby Avon Lake, Ohio that makes F-650 and F-750 pickup trucks.
(Reuters) - A federal judge in Michigan on Tuesday dismissed one of several proposed class actions by residents of Flint against Governor Rick Snyder and other state and local officials over contamination of the city's water supply. The lawsuit's claims are addressed by federal regulations for safe drinking water, and the plaintiffs can seek relief under state law, U.S. District Judge John Corbett O'Meara ruled. O'Meara found the constitutional violations alleged in the lawsuit stem are covered by the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, which gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency exclusive enforcement authority.