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Two Thousand UAW Members Rally to Show Support for Fuyao Workers NLRB sets election for Nov 8-9

MORAINE, Ohio — Two thousand UAW members, Dayton-area residents, family members and supporters from throughout Ohio and Indiana turned out today to show support for Fuyao Glass Plant workers who on Oct. 16 filed a request with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for a representation election at the Ohio plant. On Tuesday, the NLRB set the election for Nov. 8-9 at the plant. “We want Fuyao workers to know that they’re not alone. We’re here and we support them,” said Rich Rankin, UAW Region 2B director. “There are thousands of people here to show them that there is strength in ... Read more

UAW members who had already arrived in D.C. determined to make the most of the opportunity

Earlier this week, UAW President Dennis Williams announced that the 2016 UAW CAP Conference in Washington, D.C., would be canceled due to safety concerns after Winter Storm Jonas covered much of the East Coast in near-record levels of snow, shutting down roads, airports and public transportation. However, UAW members who had already arrived in our nation’s capital were determined to make the most of the opportunity. With over a foot of snow on the ground, transportation was limited during the early part of the week, but that didn’t stop members from gathering in the lobby, or over a meal or ... Read more