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

Statement from UAW VP and Director of UAW-GM Department Mike Booth

Today UAW members who work for General Motors received the news that they may receive up to $12,750 in profit sharing. UAW members have earned their share of the company’s prosperity, and this negotiated benefit reflects that contribution. Our members are essential to the success of General Motors.  UAW members bring skill, experience, and dedication

UAW Statement on Killing of Tyre Nichols

Our union shares the outrage over the violent and senseless murder of Tyre Nichols at the hands of police in Memphis, Tennessee. We mourn with Tyre’s mother, son, his loved ones as well as the entire Memphis community which includes many active and retired UAW members. As a union strongly rooted in the fight for

UNION PLUS SCHOLARSHIPS

Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $5 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education. Applications are due by January 31, 2023! Get started here: https://unionplus.click/6xx

Statement of UAW Vice President Mike Booth on GM’s Announcement of $20.5 Million Investment into Memphis CCA, Ypsilanti Processing Center and Davison Road Processing Center

Our union applauds GM’s announcement of $20.5 million investments into the Memphis CCA, Ypsilanti Processing Center and Davison Road Processing Center, a decision that makes clear that our members are part of the future growth of General Motors. These investments will make the jobs of our members at Locals 2406 (Memphis, Tennessee), 174 (Ypsilanti, Michigan)

UAW Statement on Members’ Ratification of CNHI Agreement

UAW members at Locals 180 and 807 who work for CNHI have ratified a new contract, ending a strike that began on May 2, 2022. The agreement, which was voted on as an improved last, best, and final offer, provides wage increases, shift premium increases, classification upgrades as well as other improvements. “UAW members at

Statement of President Ray Curry on General Motors Announcement of Investments in UAW Facilities

Today, General Motors announced $918 million in investments at four UAW facilities to support truck production and future electric vehicle (EV) production.   Our union celebrates the announcement of these new investments into our GM facilities which will benefit our members at Locals 659 (Flint, Michigan), 362 (Bay City, MI), 211 (Defiance, OH) and 1097 (Rochester,

Statement of UAW President Ray Curry on Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Our great union’s core values are rooted in social justice and equality. From the start of our union, we have fought for social and economic equality for all people, not just our members. Much like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we believe that all people should have an opportunity to thrive and achieve the American

UAW Statement on the Car-Content Rule Announced by the USTR

We are deeply disappointed by the USMCA (United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement) panel’s unfortunate decision which would, as a practical matter, allow automakers to reduce the amount of North American content needed to meet the auto rules of origin standard found in USMCA. We commend the Biden Administration for standing with workers’ and fighting for American jobs. This

UAW Members at CNHI Reject Last, Best and Final Offer from Company

Burlington, IA and Racine, WI UAW members at Locals 180 and 807 who work for CNHI have rejected the last, best and final offer from the company. As the strike continues, the UAW bargaining committee will meet to discuss next steps to take with CNHI.

UAW Statement on CNHI Last, Best and Final Offer

Detroit — After nearly eight months on strike and continued bargaining, the CNHI has presented an upgraded last, best, and final offer. The UAW Bargaining Committee has decided to bring this offer to the members of Locals 180 and 807 for a vote. Details regarding locations of the ratification meetings, timing and voting will be

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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