Category: Member News

UAW’s response to Mercy Hospital

Thank you for providing the May 20, 21, and 22 dates to resume bargaining. All three Bargaining Committees will be available for each of those dates. The fact that the Hospital is now willing to set meeting dates with the UAW is encouraging. In your email, you request the UAW to come prepared with proposals to present. The UAW asks the Hospital to do the same. On April 18th, the Union Membership overwhelmingly rejected your last best and final offer. The UAW immediately notified the Hospital of the key issues, and the response was; “…that its last, best, and final ... Read more

STATEMENT FROM UAW VP TERRY DITTES ON GM ROMULUS INVESTMENTS

“The UAW fully supports this $20 million dollar investment at the GM Romulus plant and encourages more of this in the future. The membership of UAW local 163 is under the outstanding leadership of UAW Region 1A Director Chuck Browning and they applaud this investment on behalf of the entire workforce and the community. We in the UAW look forward to more investments like this in the future so GM can build where they sell.”

STATEMENT FROM UAW VP TERRY DITTES ON GM LANSING DELTA INVESTMENTS

“The UAW supports and encourages further investments like the $36 million at Lansing Delta Township GM plant. The membership of UAW Local 602 are under the outstanding Leadership of UAW Region 1D Director Gerald Kariem and they applaud this investment on behalf of the entire workforce and the community. Delta Township builds the world class Chevy Traverse and Buick Enclave. We in the UAW look forward to more investments like this from General Motors so they can build where they sell.”

Auto Show Charity Preview Candlelight Vigil

Last week, UAW members, leadership, elected officials and supporters gathered outside the black tie Auto Show Charity Preview in solidarity with the thousands of workers set to be affected by GM’s decision to close plants later this year. Learn more here >>>

Register for the 2019 Financial Officers’ Conference

NOTE: Please see this special announcement about the date change. You can download the call letter here. Greetings: The UAW Financial Officers’ Conference will be held Sunday, March 24 through Friday, March 29, 2019, at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel in Orlando, Florida. This conference is for local union presidents, financial secretaries/treasurers, trustees and recording secretaries.  Local union bookkeepers may also attend.  Local unions should plan on attending one of two sessions being offered:  Session 1 for LM 2 filers on March 25th – 28th   Session 2 for LM 3 & 4 filers on March 27th – 29th Each ... Read more

AFL-CIO State of the Union’s Podcast: What’s Wrong With GM?

In a special episode, Julie and Tim of the AFL-CIO discuss plant closures at General Motors with longtime autoworker Brad Markell.

UAW Members Reach Out to Homeless families

PHOTO CAPTION: (L to R) Denise Wood, Local 163 financial secretary; Alfreada Wallace, Local 163 vice president; Tamieka Andrews, Westland Samaritas facility coordinator; Ralph Morris Jr., Local 163 president; Malisa Donner, Local 163 Women’s Committee chair. If the community struggles, we struggle, too (WESTLAND, Mich.) – Life is a little easier now for dozens of homeless families served by the Samaritas Center emergency shelter in Westland, Michigan, thanks to the efforts of caring members at UAW Local 163 in Westland. With the help of the local’s Women’s and Community Services committees, the 3,000-member strong local donated money, construction help and carpentry skills ... Read more

Local 1178 Retiree Devotes Life to Disaster Relief

“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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Gary Jones Elected Next UAW President

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.