UAW Women Get It Done – May-June 2016


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Volume 59, No. 4 – 5

Table of Contents

From the President: Union membership will help women fix wage inequality — UAW President Dennis Williams discusses how belonging to a union helps women fight the gender pay gap.

PRO-Member: Community service: It’s who we are — UAW members help build communities. It’s who we are.

Together we win: Something in the air at Ground Effects — Health and safety problems at the Dearborn manufacturer have spurred protests and a drive to unionize among the workers there.

Together we win: The power of staying together — Temporary employees at Detroit Chassis in Ohio made a powerful statement when they formed their union earlier this year.

Union front: Success in gaming isn’t by chance — The key to building strong union locals in the gaming sector is making sure all members have their voices represented–no matter what language they speak.

Union front: Fully engaged — Region 1A’s expo is a chance for UAW members to learn all the different ways they can get involved.

Legislative update: Fighting for the protection we deserve — A new crystalline silica rule is long overdue. Ten UAW members from across the country testified before OSHA to help get this life-saving measure passed.

Cover: Fighting for a better life — Read the stories of five powerful, inspirational UAW women who understand the benefits of a union card.

Feature: Local 685’s new home is more than a building — When a tornado destroyed a union hall in Indiana, it left a hole in the community.

Together we win: Unfair labor practice filed — It’s time for Volkswagen to follow the law.

In Memoriam: Donald Oetman — We remember former Region 1D Director Don Oetman for his strong legacy of service.




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