Tag: Region 2B

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 >>>

Rankin elected Director of UAW Region 2B Indiana and Ohio

(Maumee) – At a special regional leadership meeting Thursday, Rich Rankin was elected to fill out the remaining term as Regional Director of the UAWs Indiana and Ohio membership. Rankin succeeds Ken Lortz who retired on May 31. “It’s an honor to represent our Indiana and Ohio members and advocate for each of them at the bargaining table,” said Director Rankin. “I’d like to thank Ken Lortz for being a great friend and mentor and leaving the region in great shape, with a formidable regional team in place. We have a strong tradition of leadership, bargaining gains, and community service ... Read more

UAW Region 2B director to retire May 31

(Maumee, Ohio) – UAW Region 2B Director Ken Lortz announced his retirement effective May 31. Lortz, a member of the UAW International Executive Board, has served as Region 2B director since April 2009 when he succeeded Lloyd Mahaffey. He was subsequently re-elected at UAW constitutional conventions in June 2010 and 2014. During his tenure, the UAW added Indiana to Region 2B and went through expansive growth during the post-recession auto recovery. Nationally the UAW has grown for seven consecutive years. “It has been an honor to wake up every morning and fight for the benefits, safety and wages of Region ... Read more

Celebrate UAW Nurses on National Nurses Day

May 6 is National Nurses Day, the perfect time to celebrate our UAW nurses throughout the country and raise awareness about the importance of nursing.  This week, Local 2213 in UAW Region 2B sponsored a conference and rally in Washington, D.C. called “Nurses Take DC” which brought together 400 union and non-union nurses to discuss various topics affecting the nursing profession including patient safety, limited resources, ineffective management, and staffing ratios. Nursing has become a target of escalating, corporate-driven cutbacks across America. U.S. hospitals are devaluing the vital importance of nurses because, unlike some other hospital employees, the services nurses ... Read more

Fuyao workers and public officials to hold town hall April 30 for fair union election and workplace safety

(MORAINE, Ohio) – Workers at the Fuyao Glass plant in Moraine, Ohio, will join with elected officials for a town hall meeting Sunday, April 30, to urge Fuyao Glass to support employees’ rights to a fair union election and a safe workplace. The public meeting will be held April 30 at UAW Local 696, 1543 Alwildy Ave. in Dayton from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and comes just days after the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health listed Fuyao as among the “Dirty Dozen” most dangerous employers in the United States in a report issued earlier today. “Workers should never ... Read more

Updated: UAW members at Honeywell ratify contract, end lockout

original post 2/22/17 10:00AM EST: STATEMENTS FROM UAW BARGAINING COMMITTEE MEMBERS REGARDING HONEYWELL CONTRACT OFFER UAW Local 9 members in South Bend, Indiana, and those at Local 1508 in Green Island, New York, have received an offer from Honeywell for a new, five-year collective bargaining agreement and have agreed to present it positively to membership. The UAW members, who have been locked out of their jobs for over nine months, have been fighting to protect wages and benefits. On Tuesday, the company moved off demands that would have allowed it wide latitude to modify and even terminate benefits during the term of the contract. Details ... Read more

GM annouces $552 million investment for key UAW plants

General Motors today announced investments of $552 million for key U.S. manufacturing facilities located in Tonawanda, Lockport and Rochester, N.Y.; and Parma, Ohio. The investment is split between three facilities in New York and one facility in Parma, Ohio, saving over 1,300 jobs New York InvestmentOhio Investment $333.66 million UAW Local 774, Tonawanda Engine – $295.9 million for future engine production 857 retained and 67 new jobs UAW Local 686, Lockport – $31.86 million for components 320 retained jobs (incl. 13 salaried) UAW Local 1097, Rochester – $5.9 million components 20 retained jobs $218 million UAW Local 1005, Parma Metal ... Read more

Statement from UAW Region 2B Director Ken Lortz on OSHA Fines for Fuyao’s Dayton Glass Plant

“The UAW stands firm with the workforce at Fuyao in Dayton as, obviously, there continues to be serious health and safety issues in the plant,” said Ken Lortz, director of UAW Region 2B. “The fact that OSHA would announce over $226,000 in fines after eight safety inspections for things like personal protective gear, machine hazards and electrical and chemical exposures is a rare and serious situation. Fuyao’s blatant disregard for the health and safety of workers cannot go unchecked. The UAW will continue to support the workers who brought these issues to the attention of OSHA, and all workers, as ... Read more