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.

The Spring 2019 Edition of Solidarity Magazine is now online!

  The latest issue of Solidarity magazine is now online!  

Union front – Mexican Auto Work Volume has Grown Seven-Fold

So We Know NAFTA was Bad. How Bad? For UAW members, it’s something they just know. NAFTA bled UAW jobs. But as the “New NAFTA” (called the USMCA) makes its way to the Senate for debate, how bad was the old NAFTA? Well… pretty bad. Since NAFTA passed in 1994, the Mexican auto workforce grew

A day in the life

Cortez Ali Hi-Lo Driver Bargaining Chairman UAW Local 155 Integrated Manufacturing and Assembly (IMA) Region 1 Detroit, Michigan “Basically, a hi-lo driver is responsible for moving all the material around the building. We supply the lines with the materials to build the seats. The hardest part of the job would be being aware of the

We are UAW – Answering the Call

Retiree Inspires Others Through Disaster Relief Efforts Nina “Jody” Bratcher likes to keep things moving. Whether it was during her 32-year career at FCA USA’s Chicago Parts Distribution Center in Naperville, Illinois, or moving debris in her retirement to help hurricane and flood victims get their lives back together, she’s going to get the job

News Wrap – Solid Contracts Source of Pride at Daimler Trucks

Each night as Jason Callahan and his family sit around the dining room table, the Callahans talk about many things, but somehow, he says the conversation always turns to his work at Thomas Built Buses. Callahan, a former four-term shop chairperson and now Local 5287 president, is proud of the 1,068 production and skilled trades

The Winter 2019 Edition of Solidarity Magazine is now online!

  The latest issue of Solidarity magazine is now online!  

The Fall 2018 Edition of Solidarity Magazine is now online!

 

The Summer 2018 Edition of Solidarity Magazine is now online!

 

Region 4 Greathouse Center is Looking Great Again

PHOTO: PHILIP EULER / UAW LOCAL 2096 New Education Facility Replaces One Damaged by Tornado The rebuilt UAW Region 4 Pat Greathouse Education Center was dedicated on a sunny spring day in early May, a far cry from the turbulent weather more than a year ago that led to the demolition of the old UAW

Together we win: A Contract, 2 Organizing Wins and 2 Strikes

Columbia University graduate workers walked off the job during finals to protest the administration not recognizing their union, even though the election was certified by the National Labor Relations Board. The graduate workers demand that the administration immediately begin contract negotiations. Plenty of Activity in Higher Education Academic workers at the University of Connecticut (UConn),

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