Tag: Region 5

Member highlights from the Democratic National Convention

Dennis Williams Speech Judy Calhoun – Region 5 Joe Taylor III – Region 2B Jason Barlow – Region 2B John Bowman — Region 5 UAW members talk TPP  

Cage cashiers at The Flamingo casino vote for UAW representation

LAS VEGAS — The UAW’s presence in Las Vegas continues to grow as cage cashiers at The Flamingo casino voted overwhelmingly to join the union, the first time such workers will be represented by a union on The Strip. The vote, which was supervised by the National Labor Relations Board, took place Thursday. The 25 cashiers, who will become members of UAW Local 3555, handle a variety of customer transactions, from cashing chips for customers to handling large sums of cash generated from the slots and table games. The issues for the cage cashiers had more to do with treatment ... Read more

Gaming workers at The LINQ, Paris/Bally’s casinos overwhelmingly approve contracts

LAS VEGAS — UAW-represented table games dealers at The LINQ casino and slot attendants at the Paris/Bally’s casinos overwhelmingly ratified first-ever contracts that raise wages, protect tips received by employees, and provide a fair and just grievance system, among other improvements at the properties on the strip. The gaming workers, all members of UAW Local 3555, ratified the agreements last week. The contract for the 287 dealers at The LINQ was ratified by a 99 percent margin. The contract for the 38 slot attendants at Paris/Bally’s was unanimously supported. The agreements, which include guaranteed raises in each year for all ... Read more

UAW-Made Camaro and Colorado Named MotorTrend Car and Truck of the Year

LOS ANGELES – The all-new Gen Six Chevrolet Camaro and the Chevrolet Colorado with its all-new 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel engine won the 2016 Motor Trend Car and Truck of the Year awards on Monday night. 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel It is the second consecutive Truck of the Year award for Colorado, the mid-size pickup introduced as a 2015 model. Motor Trend editors praised the Camaro for its lighter weight, which contributes to “world-class sports car performance and dynamics.” The Colorado is produced in GM’s Wentzville Assembly plant in Wentzville, MO. The plant employs 3,484 hourly workers building the Chevy Colorado, ... Read more

What is a Bargaining Committee?

UAW members are represented at the bargaining table by their bargaining committee.  The committee is elected pursuant to the local union bylaws, and their size and composition varies depending on the size of the local and the nature of the agreement. The committee’s job is to attend all negotiating meetings, and do the necessary research and fact-finding to ensure that member’s interests are protected. The committee should also be aware of member priorities and concerns and be prepared to update membership when appropriate. Some contracts fall under the umbrella of a “national agreement” which is a master agreement covering multiple ... 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

Gaming Workers at The LINQ Casino Vote for UAW Representation

LAS VEGAS — Gaming workers at The LINQ casino voted overwhelmingly for UAW representation in a National Labor Board-supervised election held last night. They became the second group of Las Vegas gaming workers to choose UAW representation in the last 18 months. Khanh “Kenny” Vo, a dealer at The LINQ, said he and his fellow table games dealers wanted UAW representation “so we can all be stronger together as one, and to get our voices heard, and gain the respect that we all deserve as workers.” The UAW will represent 248 dealers as they head into negotiations for a first ... Read more

UAW Members Build 2015 Truck of The Year

UAW Local 2250 members have something to be very proud of:  the General Motors Wentzville, Missouri plant workers build 2015 Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year.  The award was announced this week and it recognizes the best “all-new or significantly updated trucks and vans for the upcoming model year.”  It competed against nine other vehicles and was the hands down winner. UAW Local 2250 Chairman Mike Bullock notes, “Our members are very proud of this vehicle.   We’re moving to add a third shift and probably another thousand jobs as sales of the Colorado increase.  This is good for everyone and ... Read more

Flamingo/Margaritaville dealers overwhelmingly ratify groundbreaking first contract

UAW President, Dennis Williams LAS VEGAS ̶ UAW-represented table games dealers at The Flamingo/Margaritaville Casino on Friday overwhelmingly ratified their first-ever contract, a groundbreaking agreement that raises the bar for all gaming workers in Las Vegas. More than 400 dealers, members of UAW Local 3555, ratified the agreement by 91 percent. Through the collective bargaining process, they were able to win significant guaranteed year-over-year wage increases, a new grievance procedure to protect against unjustified discipline, and language that finally draws a line in the sand against the growing practice of diverting their tips to compensate managers. “This agreement is solid ... Read more

Dave Cleveland (Region 5)

Dave’s father taught him a lesson over 60 years ago and he’s still paying it back today.