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Help save the Willow Run Bomber Plant with Union Plus

Posted on August 27, 2013
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Union Plus set a goal to collect at least 10,000 pictures of union members @Work for this year's Labor Day photo contest to show off union pride. And to show our commitment, every union member photo submission donates a dollar to the Save the Willow Run Bomber Plant Campaign.

With over 100 union member photo submissions already, we are thrilled to see the union support for this cause.


About the Willow Run Bomber Plant

The Ford Company's Willow Run Plant began war production in 1942 until the last plane left the assembly line on June 28, 1945. During the peak of WWII, the Ford Company produced almost half of the B-42 bombers built in the United States; by 1944, one plane was completed every 62 minutes 

This was all thanks to more than 40,000 workers who operated around the clock, including thousands of "Rosie the Riveters," who produced more aircraft every month than Japan did in a year earning southeast Michigan the title "The Arsenal of Democracy."

This campaign is an opportunity to save a piece of history. Every dollar raised goes towards saving 175,000 square feet of the former Willow Run Bomber Plant, a space that will eventually become the home of the Yankee Air Museum. The museum will feature such planes as the B-17 "Yankee Lady" and the B-25 "Yankee Warrior," allowing visitors to touch the flyable WWII era aircraft and talk shop with flight, maintenance and restoration crews as they work on the planes.


How Does Your Photo Submission Help?

Every $50 (50 photo submission) preserves 1 square foot of the Bomber Plant, so…

  • 50 photos preserve 1 sq. ft.
  • 100 photos preserve 2 sq. ft.
  • 250 photos preserve 5 sq. ft.
  • 500 photos preserve 10 sq. ft.
  • 1,000 photos preserve 20 sq. ft.
  • 2,500 photos preserve 50 sq. ft.
  • 5,000 photos preserve 100 sq. ft.
  • 10,000 photos preserve 200 sq. ft.


Thank you for submitting your photos and helping Union Plus save the historic Willow Run Bomber Plant! If you have not submitted your photo yet, click here: www.UnionPlus.org/Contest and upload a picture of yourself at work before the contest ends on September 15, 2013.


And don't forget, 15 lucky winners will receive BIG prizes from Union Plus including new smartphones and service on AT&T, the only nationwide unionized wireless carrier employing some 45,000 members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA). Union members can take advantage today with an exclusive 15% Union Plus discount off select regular AT&T wireless plans.

To see some of the photos already submitted by your fellow union brothers and sisters, visit UnionPlus.org/UatWork.

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