“I get the blessing” It’s about church in your life and in your heart, says Local 1178 retiree Jody Bratcher. After retiring 10 years ago, the 70-year-old former FCA Chicago Parts Depot worker has devoted her life to what’s in her heart — a desire to serve the Lord by helping victims of natural disasters like hurricanes and floods. The Benton, Kentucky, resident has traveled the country with the North American Mission Board and Send Relief to partner with the American Red Cross to provide food, cleanup assistance and a shoulder to cry on for families in shock who lost ... Read more
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Today, UAW delegates from across the country came together, electing Gary Jones to be the next President of the UAW International Union. Jones currently serves as Director of UAW Region 5, and hails from O’Fallon, Missouri. Elected on the same slate were incoming Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry, current Vice Presidents Cindy Estrada and Terry Dittes, and incoming Vice President Rory Gamble. The new officers will be sworn in on Thursday, closing out the 37th Constitutional Convention.
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“Some progress was made in the Daimler Truck negotiations, but fell way short of reaching a tentative agreement to present to our members. The parties agreed to extend the Collective Bargaining Agreement on a day by day basis and schedule additional Bargaining Sessions”. Terry Dittes UAW Vice President and Director of the Heavy Truck Department said “We will continue to negotiate with the employer and use whatever means necessary until we achieve terms of a contract that we can be proud of to bring to our membership to ratify”.
Successful vote is latest victory in growing grad worker union movement “We have been organizing for a long time,” said Niharika Singh, a Ph.D. student in Public Policy and a Teaching Fellow. “Winning our union today means we can finally start to make improvements to our working conditions. Our next step will be to democratically prioritize the changes we plan to bargain for.” “This has been an incredibly long haul, and we are so energized by this vote,” said Abraham Waldman, a Ph.D. student and Research Assistant in the Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department. “As hard as we worked to ... Read more
This summer, introduce your family to a once in a lifetime experience! For more than 40 years, Black Lake has been a place where UAW members and their families come together for an experience that combines education with relaxation. It’s a place to learn about your union, unlock ideas and build new friendships with other working families throughout the United States. It’s a one week summer experience that will leave you and your family filled with a spirit guaranteed to strengthen your understanding and appreciation for your union. Download2018 Family Scholarship Program information
Welcome to UAW Women Should Run! We need to empower more women to run for office. This digital program is designed to help UAW women expand their awareness of possible paths to union or public leadership, get focused on where they want to go, and take real steps to move down the path they choose. This “Incubator” tool is providing step-by-step education and guidance for doing just that! How the Workshop Works: Plan a “UAW Women Should Run” meeting (about 30 mins). Have your Women’s Committee members commit to bring at least one woman from the local to the meeting ... Read more
CHICAGO, lL – The National Writers Union has reached a final settlement agreement with the Ebony Media Organization and CVG Group LLC (which acquired Ebony magazine in 2016), over the magazine’s failure to pay freelance writers, editors and designers for contracted and published work. This settlement covers 45 freelancers who are collectively owed $80,000 by the new owners of the iconic magazine. Six writers who were part of the original group non-payment grievance were paid-out about $8,000 before this settlement. According to the terms of the agreement, Ebony will pay all of the freelancers 100% of their owed invoices in four quarterly payments, starting with the ... Read more