Category: Features

UAW President Rory L. Gamble Elected to Michigan THAW Board of Directors

Providing heating assistance to Michigan families Detroit – UAW President Rory L. Gamble has been unanimously elected to serve on the Board of Directors of THAW, The Heat and Warmth Fund, an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, that has been helping to keep Michigan families warm through utility assistance since 1985. THAW provides assistance to vulnerable Michigan residents through 39 agency partners and a series of annual mobile processing events. Since its inception in 1985, THAW has distributed over $190 million in assistance to more than 256,000 Michigan households. Last year, THAW distributed more than $15 million in utility assistance to ... Read more

Detroit News – Labor Voices: It’s time to realize our dream for a more perfect union

Photo by Detroit News Archives Originally posted on DetroitNews.com President Rory L. Gamble By Rory L. Gamble With images of an insurrection at our nation’s Capitol this month, we all are experiencing a nation divided like none of us has ever seen. We are divided by politics. By opinions. By economics. By beliefs. The cause? Well, that is up for debate. What isn’t up for debate is that this is a time to look to — and take heart in — the words of President John F. Kennedy and heed the warning of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. that healing ... Read more

Watch the inauguration live

President-Elect Biden will take the oath of office at noon, but Inauguration Day coverage will be streaming live starting at 10:30. Watch the celebration live at BidenInaugural.org/watch or on most major networks and streaming services. Learn More

COVID-19 memorial event

This evening at 5:30 p.m., Americans will join together across the country for a vigil honoring those we’ve lost to COVID-19. We encourage you to take part in the moment of remembrance. Learn More

Martin Luther King Jr. Day message from President Rory L. Gamble

Sisters and Brothers, This week we will see a new Administration sworn into office in Washington, D.C. With the Biden/Harris presidency, we will see the nation’s first female, and biracial Vice President along with a cabinet that promises to be the most diverse ever. And they will be joining a Congress that is the most diverse in our nation’s history. We have much to celebrate and much to be proud of. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King said he dreamt about how his four little children would one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by ... Read more

Tune in for the inauguration

Tune in Saturday, January 16th at 7pm for America United: An Inauguration Welcome Event Celebrating America’s Changemakers. The event will kick off the inaugural festivities with musical performances and messages from leaders across the country, including UAW President Rory L. Gamble. Learn More

blackpressusa OP-ED: Better Angels and How They Travel

Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry Ray Curry, Secretary-Treasurer, UAW What is the distance a good deed can travel? What does a warm bowl of soup mean? What does a warm bed mean? A new bike or a kind gesture from a stranger? All these things are small in and of themselves, but the smallest gesture to someone in need can move all the markers. If you are cold and someone offers you a warm sleeping bag, is there a measure for that? If you are hungry, and someone gives you a warm meal, how far does that go? To anyone who has ... Read more

Keeping the Toys for Tots Tradition Going

During the holidays, UAW Local 685 has a tradition of helping their community.  The local teamed up with the Goodfellows organization and the Marine Toys for Tots Program to provide hope and toys for less fortunate families in the community.  The groups have worked together for several years purchasing toys and then distributing them locally.  Donations to buy the toys are collected from the 6000 membered local consisting of Kokomo Engine, Tipton, Indiana and Kokomo transmission along with a few amalgamated units.  Once the collection is complete, volunteers then go purchase the toys with the funds.  Puzzles, coloring books, etc. ... Read more

Union Plus – Save 30% on all Teleflora fall bouquets

Whatever the holiday occasion, Teleflora has you covered this season with a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted bouquet. Warm up your wintertime celebration with stunning flowers at 30% off when you shop from December 04, 2020 to December 25, 2020. Your Teleflora order helps support your local florists who hand-arrange your order and offer peace-of-mind with contactless delivery. Shop now! HTTPS://UNIONPLUS.DEALS/9HE  

Union Sportsmen’s Alliance offers local union fundraising and a great gift idea for the holidays!

Whether you’re just looking for the perfect stocking stuffer or want to fundraise for your local union this holiday season, the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s 2021 Calendar is a great choice: Raise money for your local with bulk orders Sell calendars to raise funds Get 1 entry into monthly early bird drawings for each bundle of 50 calendars you order Utilize incentives and prizes for member engagement and to raised additional funds for worthy causes