“Let me be very clear about this. The UAW has a policy of no tolerance – zero tolerance – when it comes to sexual harassment. Working men and women have to understand that people ought to be able to go to the workplace without being harassed for any reason whatsoever. Training and education around these issues has been, and continues to be, an important component of the UAW’s strategy to provide the Union and its members with the tools needed to combat harassment.”
On Monday, Region 1A held their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Action. Each year, Region 1A Director Rory Gamble partners with radio host Mildred Gaddis to raise money and collect donations for homeless members of the community. Volunteers travel around Detroit providing cold-weather essentials to those in need while honoring the memory of Dr. King.
Each year, Union Plus awards scholarships to students from union families across the country. Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor. Scholarships are awarded in amounts of $500 to $4,000, and students may reapply each year. Last year, UAW members and their children were awarded thousands of dollars to help them continue their education through the Union Plus Scholarship program. Since starting the program in 1991, Union Plus has awarded $4.2 million in educational funding to more than 2,800 union members, spouses and dependent children. Union Plus Scholarship awards are granted to ... Read more
Today we remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an icon of the civil rights movement and a champion for the rights of workers. Locals and members across the country will be participating in a day of service to honor his legacy and serve their communities.
“The UAW has had an ongoing dialogue with FCA, dating back prior to the 2015 negotiations about the trucks moving back to U.S. production from Mexico and the additional jobs that come with it. The UAW is committed to working with FCA to increase domestic production that will increase employment for our members in our communities. We will be conducting further meetings in the coming weeks to discuss the details on the welcome news FCA made on January 11th.” -UAW President Dennis Williams and UAW Vice President Terry Dittes
Union members across the country wear red shirts on Wednesday to show solidarity and to make their voices heard by management in a small way. The practice was started by the Communication Workers of America who wear red on Thursdays in order to honor Gerry Hogan, a member who was killed while on the picket line. The practice has taken on even more significance with recent attacks on workers’ rights by legislatures across the country. We encourage you to wear red on Wednesdays and to organize your fellow workers to do the same. Read some tips below, and be sure ... Read more
Next Monday, radio host Mildred Gaddis and Region 1A Director Rory L. Gamble will host their annual sleeping bag drive to help homeless members of the community. They’re accepting donations of sleeping bags, socks, blankets, and other cold weather items. They’re also looking for volunteers to help distribute the items. Sleeping Bag Drive – MLK Day
NLRB General Counsel, Newly-Appointed by President Trump, Denies Workers Their Day in Court (Detroit) — Late yesterday, at the direction of newly-appointed National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Peter Robb, the agency withdrew the complaint and cancelled the trial. On July 7, 2017, the NLRB issued a complaint against Honeywell alleging that its ten-month lockout of workers in South Bend, IN and Green Island NY violated federal labor law. Honeywell locked out over 350 UAW workers after they refused to agree to Honeywell’s proposal that the Company be allowed to unilaterally change, among other things, the terms of their ... Read more
DETROIT — The UAW International Executive Board on Tuesday elected Region 9 Director Terry Dittes as a UAW International Vice President, replacing Norwood Jewell who retired Dec. 31. UAW President Dennis Williams congratulated Dittes, who brings bargaining experience at the local, regional and national levels, and experienced leadership to the job. Dittes will serve out the remainder of the term and stand election to a full term in June at the UAW’s International Constitutional Convention. Dittes has experience as a local union leader, a servicing representative, as head of the UAW’s International Gaming Department and as a regional leader. Dittes ... Read more
Our UAW members perform some of the most fascinating jobs, but sometimes it surprises us to learn that our members do that!? At the Potter Park Zoo in Lansing, Michigan, members from UAW Region 1D, Local 2256 are zookeepers working with some of the world’s most beautiful – and deadly – animals. The zoo is home to over 160 species of animals, many of which are threatened or endangered, including Amur Tigers, Red Pandas, Bali Mynah Birds, Snow Leopards, Tamarin Monkeys, Bongos and more. Click on our video and learn more about our members at the Potter Park Zoo! To learn ... Read more