Tag: Region 2B

Auto Show Charity Preview Candlelight Vigil

Last week, UAW members, leadership, elected officials and supporters gathered outside the black tie Auto Show Charity Preview in solidarity with the thousands of workers set to be affected by GM’s decision to close plants later this year. Learn more here >>>

MLIVE: GM workers protest plant closures outside Detroit auto show charity gala

DETROIT — While auto industry insiders hobnobbed at the Cobo Center during an exclusive, black tie preview of the North American International Auto Show on Friday, GM workers and activists with little to celebrate protested outside. UAW members, environmental activists and some elected officials rallied in multiple demonstrations against the planned closure of GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant and other U.S. factories. Read more at www.mlive.com >>>

DETROIT NEWS: UAW workers rally downtown to urge auto execs to ‘invest in us’

Detroit — Hundreds of United Auto Workers members impacted by impending idling of General Motors plants gathered outside a black tie event at Cobo Center Friday to demand automotive executives “invest in us.” Chanting and carrying signs as they led a candlelight procession from Hart Plaza to the site of the North American International Auto Show Charity Preview, demonstrators aimed to highlight the automaker’s decision to idle several Michigan, Maryland and Ohio plants. Read more at www.detroitnews.com >>>

UAW Navistar Members Ratify Significant Contract Bring End to Tiered Wages

UAW Navistar members have voted to ratify a new six-year contract. The UAW negotiating team secured significant economic and benefit improvements including the elimination of all tiered wages, profit sharing, pension plan improvements, and a “no closing agreement” which includes language to retain the contract if the company is sold or merged. The agreement covers Navistar Local 6 and 2293 in Melrose Park; Local 472 in Atlanta; Local 119 in Dallas; Local 1872 in York, PA and Local 402 and 658 in Springfield, Ohio. “The UAW negotiating team was able to successfully bargain an end to tiered pay and a ... Read more

Kokomo Union Members Support Students

The UAW isn’t only about collective bargaining and giving a voice to workers. It’s also about supporting local communities like UAW locals in Kokomo did when they donated supplies to kids throughout Howard County: On Feb. 2, UAW 1302 members made their rounds at the area schools, dropping off supplies. The union, headed up by Weed Widup, started at Taylor Elementary School. Ten classrooms were adopted by this union alone. “I’m pretty passionate about the 75 in 5 incentive,” said Scott Flatford, president of UAW 1166. “I keep talking about it every time we get around somebody.” The 75 in ... Read more

Statement from UAW Region 2-B Director Rich Rankin on Dana Recognition

Several months ago, workers at Dana Toledo reached out to the UAW for representation. During the last few weeks, a majority of the workers authorized the UAW to represent them in collective bargaining with the Company. Today Dana agreed to follow the parties’ agreement toward recognition of the UAW as the exclusive bargaining representative of the workers. The parties will then begin contract negotiations. Workers are proud of the work they do supplying axles for Jeep and look forward to their opportunity to sit at the table with Dana. We want to thank the United Steel Workers for standing with ... Read more

Local 12 Members Protest Layoffs at Auto Show

This weekend, 300 UAW members and allies protested outside the North American International Auto Show in support of members being laid off by Fiat Chrysler. The workers, members of Local 12 in Toledo, Ohio, are drivers and mechanics who service and deliver parts to Chrysler plants. Their jobs will be replaced by non-union contractors. Bruce Baumhower, President of Local 12 said, “The company has decided to send that work out to a non-union company, without bargaining it with us. We’ve had two meetings with the company on this. They were not willing to bargain it, not willing to discuss it.” ... Read more

United Auto Workers Endorses Sherrod Brown for U.S. Senate

UAW Region 2B Represents 150,000 Members In Ohio COLUMBUS — Today, the United Auto Workers (UAW) endorsed Senator Sherrod Brown for reelection to the U.S. Senate. UAW Region 2B represents 150,000 active and retired members in Ohio. Director of Region 2B, Presidents of Locals 1112, 70, 863, and 12 issued the following statements announcing the UAW’s endorsement of Senator Brown. Region 2B Director Rich Rankin: “American workers are the engines of growth in our country, but their hard-earned wages don’t go as far as they used to. Sherrod Brown recognizes that we need to invest in our workers and restore ... Read more

Ohio MillerCoors brewery owes 26 years of roaring success to a unique union-management relationship

An Ohio brewery has a recipe to make America great again, and all it calls for is a dash of Midwestern practicality mixed with a healthy dose of worker empowerment. Sprinkle it with union-management cooperation and top it off with the secret sauce: trust. Read more on nydailynews.com >>>