United Autoworkers Local 249 is the largest local union in KC. It represents Ford workers. This week on the Heartland Labor Forum we interview Jason Starr, President of Local 249 and find out the challenges and joys of representing almost 8000 autoworkers. Then the Kansas City Labor Beacon has seen some big changes in the last couple of years. We’ll talk to the dynamic duo who report, edit and publish KC’s only labor newspaper: Gaye O’Neill, and Tristen Amezcua-Hogan.
A Profile of Jason Starr of UAW 249 and The Labor Beacon’s New FacesJudy Ancel