UAW-LUCA (Local Union Communication Association)

Founded in 1978, UAW-LUCA helps UAW local unions produce top-quality, effective communications. UAW-LUCA provides information, training and communications materials for the union’s locals across the U.S., as well as in Canada and Puerto Rico, through a members-only cloud sharing, called the LUCA Cloud where materials can be downloaded and posted. Member locals can also get free training and assistance in setting up a free website through the UAW’s SolidWeb program.

Through LUCA, members can share information about issues and events, exchange communication ideas and tips, and learn from their peers. UAW-LUCA also conducts regular conferences for local communicators and holds an annual Excellence in Communications contest for newsletters, websites, video and social media to recognize quality work of local union communicators.

LUCA membership is free to all UAW local unions. Register your local for LUCA membership here.

LUCA Posts and Solidarity Magazine Articles

Postdocs and Researchers at the University of Washington Are on Strike

Hundreds will gather for a strike kickoff rally at 12pm on Red Square. Seattle, WA – 2,400 UW Postdoctoral Researchers and Research Scientists/Engineers (RSEs) at the University of Washington are on strike after not reaching agreement with UW administration in bargaining. They will head to the picket lines beginning at 5am. Hundreds will gather Wednesday

UAW Members Begin 100-Day Countdown

In 100 days, contracts expire for 150,000 autoworkers at Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis. UAW members are gearing up to win big for working class communities across the country. This contract fight will be the UAW’s defining moment as the auto industry transitions to electric vehicles. We’re setting a new standard, and members are united

New Video, “Windstorm,” Highlights UAW Fight to Keep Good Jobs in US

In a new video, UAW President Shawn Fain and UAW Vice President Mike Booth visited Local 292 members at the General Motors Component Holding Plant in Kokomo, Indiana. For fifty years, the plant produced semiconductors, until the work was outsourced overseas to devastating effect in 2017. “This place changed my family’s life,” Fain said, whose

Back in the Fight: Our Generation’s Defining Moment at the Big Three

This week, top officers of the UAW participated in the union’s first-ever Unionwide Town Hall, themed “Back in the Fight: Our Generation’s Defining Moment at the Big Three.” The National Town Hall is a new addition to the UAW constitution, passed by delegates at the 2022 Constitutional Convention, “to ensure an open flow of information and


On June 1, 2009, General Motors filed for bankruptcy. To commemorate the 14th anniversary of that event, UAW Vice President Mike Booth issued the following statement: “Fourteen years ago this week, General Motors filed for bankruptcy. It was a scary moment for the auto industry, for our country, and for auto workers everywhere. The federal

NIH Fellows Rally, File for Union as They Join National Wave of Union Organizing

Bethesda, Maryland – Today, 4,800 early-career researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) filed to form their union, NIH Fellows United-UAW. This is the first union within the U.S. federal government for research fellows, which includes postbaccalaureate, predoctoral, and postdoctoral researchers. The NIH is the largest biomedical research institution in the world, and fellows’

UAW President’s Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Glacier Northwest v. Teamsters

“While Corporate America cheers on another Supreme Court attack on workers’ rights, this ruling achieves nothing that would undermine the fundamental right to strike,” said UAW President Shawn Fain. “Our members’ fight for justice on and off the job won’t be slowed by a court ruling or by corporate greed. While we’re disappointed to see

Watch the UAW Unionwide Town Hall on the Big Three Automakers

Tonight at 6pm ET, we’ll be holding our first-ever UAW Unionwide Town Hall over Zoom. All UAW members, active and retired, are invited to attend. Register here. The National Town Hall is a new addition to our UAW constitution, passed by our delegates at our 2022 Convention, “to ensure an open flow of information and better communication

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Region 4 Veterans Conference Report

Delegates celebrated the 35th Anniversary of the Region 4 Veterans Conference at the Pat Greathouse Center from May 18-21, 2023. Attendees participated in workshops and meetings, listened to a number of speakers, and enjoyed fellowship with one another during the four day event. The Conference convened on Friday morning with the Posting of Colors by

Spring 2023 Solidarity Magazine is online!

The Spring issue of Solidarity Magazine is now online! You can download it here, and share it with fellow UAW members. We are excited to bring you the latest edition of this historic publication. Solidarity Magazine has long been a wonderful tool to inform UAW members of all the happenings going on, not only in

Oct/Nov/Dec 2022 Edition of Solidarity Magazine is now online!

  In this issue: Meet Your International Executive Board Elected in 2022 RJ Thomas comes home What does the Education Standing Committee do? Global Solidarity And more!  

July/Aug/Sept 2022 Edition of Solidarity Magazine is now online!

In this issue: Changes to UAW Constitution and Policies passed by Delegates to the UAW 38th Constitutional Convention Election Overview Candidate Literature And more!  

2023 UAW Union-Built Vehicle Guide

Looking for the 2023 UAW Union-Built Vehicle Guide list in PDF? Download here >>> UAW CARS Cadillac CT4 Cadillac CT4-V Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing Cadillac CT5 Cadillac CT5-V Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing Chevrolet Bolt (Electric) Chevrolet Bolt EUV (Electric) Chevrolet Camaro Chevrolet Corvette Chevrolet Malibu Ford Mustang Coupe Ford Mustang Convertible Ford Mustang Shelby UAW TRUCKS Chevrolet

April/May/June 2022 Edition of Solidarity Magazine is now online!

In this issue: 2022 National CAP Conference Fighting Inflation A Look Back And more!  

Jan/Feb/Mar 2022 Edition of Solidarity Magazine is now online!

In this issue: CAP: Creating a Path Forward​ Lana Scott – “The Voice”​ Women’s History Month And more!  

Fighting for App-Based Worker Rights

The fight to ensure that app-based workers (“gig workers”) at internet-based companies like Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Instacart, etc. are considered employees, and not independent workers, is vitally important to the changing needs of today’s workforce, and one that UAW Region 9A has been proud to take part of in New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. With

Workers at Cultural Institutions – Breaking New Ground

 UAW Local 2110 based in New York City is breaking new ground organizing workers at cultural institutions across the Region. Like all workers, we are fighting for fair wages, benefits, work and life balance and respect at work. To date, workers at these Institutions have voted overwhelmingly to join our union.  The New Museum of

Manufacturing Round Table

In 2018, Director Brakeman established a Manufacturing Round Table allowing the opportunity for local presidents and their appointees to share ideal for taking on manufacturing challenges throughout the region. Recent US supply chain disruptions have taught us of the critical need to expand our manufacturing base by reducing our dependence on foreign suppliers. The shared

‘The Wall That Heals’

On July 20, 2021 “The Wall That Heals” was escorted to Veterans Park in Tonawanda, New York. An estimated 250 to 300 motorcyclists from very diverse backgrounds participated in the escort. It was an emotional day for many who participated as the escort slowly made its way from Niagara Community College in Sanborn, New York