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

Support for UAW Active and Retired Members Affected by Hurricane Ian in Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina

Region 8 has created a UAW Region 8 Hurricane Relief Fund to collect support for members and retirees devastated by hurricane Ian. We have been in communication with UAW representatives in the affected states, and we are currently accessing the needs of all members. As there are many retirees in Florida, we are also in

Statement from UAW President and Director of National Gaming Department Ray Curry and Region 8 Director Mitchell Smith Regarding Tentative Agreement Reached at MGM National Harbor

A tentative agreement has been reached between the approximately 1,000 UAW-represented table games and poker dealers and MGM National Harbor in Maryland. Details of the tentative agreement are withheld until UAW members are briefed prior to ratification. UAW represents over 12,000 table games & poker dealers, slot attendants, slot technicians and cage cashiers at multiple

UAW Reaches Card Check and Neutrality Agreement with The Metals Company

This week the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) and The Metals Company (TMC) announced that they have entered into a labor neutrality agreement to bolster the critical mineral supply chain and to lay the groundwork for sustainable production of electric car batteries while creating a path to more

UNION PLUS CREDIT CARD

Features and benefits made just for you. The Union Plus Credit Card Program offers several benefits designed to meet the needs of hardworking union members.  Find out now if you’re pre-approved for card offers with no risk to your credit.  https://unionplus.click/dpg

$700 million investment in Kentucky Truck Plant Secures More UAW Jobs to build the F-Series Super Duty Truck

Today Ford announced the investment of $700 million and a commitment to create 500 additional jobs in Kentucky. “UAW Local 862 members are proud to be a part of the F-Series Super Duty’s success both today and tomorrow,” says UAW President Ray Curry.  “We celebrate this $700 million investment into Ford’s Kentucky Truck Plant as

Support for UAW Members Affected by Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico

Region 9A has created the UAW Region 9A Hurricane Relief Fund to collect support for members devastated by hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico.  Much of the island remains without electricity or water.  Region 9A Director Beverley Brakeman has been in communication with UAW local presidents on the island. Though most of our members are living

GM Investment in Toledo Propulsion Reflects Contributions of UAW Members

General Motors announced on Friday that it will invest $760 million at Toledo, Ohio propulsion manufacturing operations to prepare the facility for production of drive units that will be used in future GM Ultium-based battery electric trucks including the Chevrolet Silverado EV, GMC Sierra EV and GMC HUMMER EVs. Remarks of UAW President Ray Curry:

UAW and Forever Energy Announce Neutrality Agreement

Detroit, MI, Shreveport, LA (Sept. 22, 2022) – The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) and Forever Energy announced they have reached a labor neutrality agreement that captures the company and union’s commitment to mutual respect and open communication. Forever Energy’s new facility will be in the one-million-square-foot factory that

UAW Statement on Tentative Agreement Reached at Stellantis Kokomo Casting

UAW Local 1166 reached a tentative agreement with the Stellantis Kokomo Casting plant Sunday night. “The bargaining committee stood strong with the support of the striking UAW Local 1166 members to win an agreement that will correct the poor working conditions,” says UAW President Ray Curry. “This tentative agreement is a testament to UAW solidarity.

UAW Local 1166 Stellantis Kokomo Casting Members on Strike

The members of UAW Local 1166 Kokomo are asking the company to provide them with a safe and comfortable place to work. Among their demands are for management to repair, replace and maintain the HVAC systems (something the company promised to do years ago), address other health and safety issues, provide clean uniforms like it

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

‘An Easy Choice’

University of California Student Researchers Choose UAW On Aug. 3, Student Researchers at the University of California received exciting news: The state Public Employment Relations Board verified that a majority of the 17,000 SRs who work at UC signed authorization cards and chose Student Researchers United-UAW to be their union. This news came after a

Reopening of Greathouse Center Discussed

Leaders Asked for Input on a Variety of Issues On June 8, 2021, Region 4 Director Ron McInroy held a special meeting of local union presidents and chairs at the Pat Greathouse Education Center in Ottawa, Illinois. All locals were invited and close to 100 delegates attended from 37 different locals. Each attendee was given

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