Union Front: Local Union Communicators Keep Us Informed

LUCA Conference Set for October Many UAW members look to their local to stay informed about union issues. That means locals need the skills to share information members want about union issues, contracts, committees and elections, particularly as we head into a busy election year in 2018 with congressional control at stake. The best way

There’s More Than One Way to Strike

Local 2270 members Jake Guild, left, and Taylor Hoffmeyer’s four-month old daughter didn’t seem to mind the noise of the bowling alley. They were joined by Tiffany McLachlan, Betty Crawford, Jana Gilmore and (not pictured) Renee Hoffmeyer on the Local 2270 team. Local 2270 is based in Evard, Michigan. UAW Bowling Championships Feature Tough Competition,

SUPPORT TWO GREAT CAUSES – THE USA & YOUR LOCAL

2018 USA-UAW CALENDAR 52 GUN SWEEPSTAKES Featuring photos of and by UAW members. Great brands like Colt, Remington and Savage. Only 7,500 calendars available. Your Local Can Earn $1000 and a Shotgun or Rifle! How It Works: Donate $2,000 to the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance by Oct. 1, 2017, and we’ll send you 100 calendars. Sell

Cover Story: Renegotiating NAFTA

Let’s Have a Trade Agreement that Benefits Working Families Independent presidential candidate Ross Perot in 1992 predicted there would be a “giant sucking sound” of jobs leaving the United States if the then-proposed North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was approved. Perot, of course, correctly saw the future. That giant sucking sound was 851,700 U.S.

Legislative Update: Many Programs Will Take a Hit

GOP Budget Cuts Only Benefit the Wealthy, Corporations In today’s hyper-partisan political environment and 24- hour news cycle, avoiding distraction and keeping track of the decisions our elected leaders make can be next to impossible. The actions of Congress and the president impact the safety of our work environments, our wages, affordability of our health

How UAW retirees continue to give back to help working families

The 2016 elections are over; and, as you know, Mr. Trump and the Republicans now control the U.S. House, U.S. Senate, Supreme Court, and the White House. As a group they have wasted little time in trying to change health care, trade, immigration, and Social Security. You, as UAW retirees, have fought long and hard

Letter a Reminder of Why We Fight

As I was preparing for this segment of Region 1 action line, I was given an excellent article written by Ken Lambert, past president of Local 2280. Retired Director Joe Peters released it in September-October 2009. I believe it is worthy of being re-released for the benefit of our newer membership and as a reminder

UAW Local 3303 Car Cruise and Baseball Night

Once again, UAW Local 3303 in Butler, Pennsylvania sponsored a night at the ballpark to watch the Blue Sox baseball game. It was a great night for the members to get together and support the local baseball team, along with showing their spirit to the community. On Memorial Day weekend, there was a Car Cruise through

Lend a Helping Hand in Gaston County, NC

UAW Local 5286 members are proud to be an integral part of the community where they live in Gaston County, North Carolina. So much so that they have been recognized by several towns in the county for their dedication. Local 5286’s Standing Committees have been working on being involved in the community for years on

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