Tag: Region 4

Heroes on the Front Lines: Sandy Welch

UAW Local 95 member Sandy Welch is a five-year cancer survivor. She has high blood pressure, too. That means her immune system is not 100%. But, while others in Wisconsin are told to stay home, she heads to work every day as a medical transcriptionist at a medical clinic in Janesville. “I have a compromised immune system and sometimes I think about that, but I don’t let that take over my thoughts,” she said. Welch, chair of the amalgamated local’s Unit 9, has been a UAW member for 20 years and has worked at the clinic the entire time. The ... Read more

UAW Merges Additional States into Region 8 and Region 4

The UAW International Executive Board (IEB) voted on December 5 to merge the states represented by UAW Region 5 between UAW Regions 4 and 8. This merger became effective today, February 28, 2020. States have been apportioned between Region 4 and 8 in the following way: UAW REGION 4 Current Region 4:  Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming and  Montana Added Into Region 4:  Kansas, Missouri, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Alaska and Hawaii UAW REGION 8 Current Region 8: Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida, the District of ... Read more

Statement of UAW Region 4 Director Ron McInroy on Ford Rivian Announcement

“There are a lot of skilled and talented workers around Normal, Illinois who will make for an excellent Rivian workforce and build a world class quality product. Given the UAW’s history in Normal and our history with Ford Motor Company, we look forward to these jobs returning and UAW members having the opportunity once again to organize and form their local union which has meant so much to that community. It’s a great day for our UAW members, UAW retirees and for the surrounding community.”

Local 1178 Retiree Devotes Life to Disaster Relief

“I get the blessing” It’s about church in your life and in your heart, says Local 1178 retiree Jody Bratcher. After retiring 10 years ago, the 70-year-old former FCA Chicago Parts Depot worker has devoted her life to what’s in her heart — a desire to serve the Lord by helping victims of natural disasters like hurricanes and floods. The Benton, Kentucky, resident has traveled the country with the North American Mission Board and Send Relief to partner with the American Red Cross to provide food, cleanup assistance and a shoulder to cry on for families in shock who lost ... Read more

10 Jobs You Didn’t Know Were Performed by UAW Members

Everybody knows that UAW members build cars, but here are 10 things we bet you didn’t know that UAW members do! 1. UAW members help people build their credit UAW members from Region 1 are Financial Advisers at Financial Fitness Centre in Windsor, Ontario in Canada. 2. We drive your kids back and forth from school UAW members are Bus Drivers at Christina School District in Region 8. 3. We help keep people safe UAW members are Sheriffs at Lucas County Sheriffs Department in Region 2B. 4. And we help keep people healthy, too Hospital professionals at Sparrow Hospital in ... Read more

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation and UAW partnering to identify buyer for the Illinois plant

Region 4 Director, Ron McInroy Normal, Ill. & Detroit, Mich., (July 27, 2015) — Today, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation and the United Auto Workers (UAW) announced following news that Mitsubishi Motors will end production at its Normal plant at the end of November 2015, pending a final decision by the Board of Directors’ meeting. Mitsubishi Motors and UAW leaders met last week to discuss the facility closure and have pledged to work collaboratively to identify a suitable buyer to assume operations of the facility. “This difficult decision follows years of challenge to remain viable, and was compelled by the combination of ... Read more