Tiairris Woodward is joining the First Lady as a guest at the 2015 State of the Union Address on January 20. Watch it live at 9 p.m. Eastern at http://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/SOTU.
Tiairris Woodward is joining the First Lady as a guest at the 2015 State of the Union Address on January 20. Watch it live at 9 p.m. Eastern at WH.gov/SOTU.
Tiairris Woodward, a 43-year-old mom from Harrison, Michigan, took on a second full-time job at Chrysler in 2010 after she found that she couldn't support herself and her three children -- the youngest of whom has special needs -- as an employee of her local school system.
After working 17-hour days across two jobs for some time, Tiairris was able to move solely to her Chrysler assembly line position -- a job that makes her a member of United Auto Workers Local 7. Within a year, she'd saved enough to buy a car and rent a new apartment. Today, she's pursuing her bachelor's degree in business management through Chrysler's Tuition Assistance Program -- and it was all possible because Detroit and the American auto industry came back.
The President is focused on ensuring more Americans like Tiairris, and not just a fortunate few, are able to feel the benefits of our American resurgence.
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