Tag: Region 9

Jeff Binz Elected UAW Region 9 Director

Buffalo, N.Y. — Jeff Binz was elected UAW Region 9 director today at a 2018 UAW Region 9 Special Convention, in Buffalo, New York, to fill the remaining term of former director Terry Dittes, who was elected as a UAW Vice President in January 2018. As director, Binz serves on the UAW International Executive Board. “In Region 9, we are a team. The hard-working members here bring the same spirit to their work and communities as Walter Reuther and our other great leaders have done since then. I plan to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with them as we continue fighting for good ... Read more

Get in the Spring Spirit with UAW Members at Cornell Botanic Gardens

Springtime is here and as we prep our gardens and landscapes for the new season, we’re reminded that some of our UAW members have quite unique jobs. So today, we highlight our members at the Cornell Botanic Gardens at the Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in Ithaca, New York, representing UAW Region 9, Local 2300. Within the 3,500 acres that make up the Cornell Botanic Gardens and the 40 different nature areas around Tomkins County, our members are tasked with numerous areas of specialties including gardeners, arborists, landscapers and facilities. Jules Ginenthal is the Natural Areas Stewardship ... Read more

UAW regional director praises Governor Cuomo’s “Buy American” plan announced during State of the State address

(New York) – UAW Region 9 Director Terry Dittes says Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new proposal to mandate state entities to buy American-made products is the right move for American workers and will greatly benefit the nation’s economy. During today’s 2017 State of the State address, Gov. Cuomo announced widespread legislative reforms under his “Buy American” plan requiring New York state procurements over $100,000 to give preference to American-made goods and products. The governor said this is the nation’s strongest mandate for the purchase of American-made products by state entities. “This policy impacts the pocketbooks of not only working families in ... 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

Running for veterans

Western New York UAW Members Host Race for Vets UAW members in Western New York state continued their efforts to support area veterans’ organizations with the 17th Annual Veterans’ Appreciation 5k Run on Nov. 5. The run, which raised over $15,000 for veterans’ causes, was organized by the UAW Region 9 Western New York Veterans Committee and held at UAW Local 686 in Lockport, New York. Committee Chairman Guy Newell, president of UAW Local 774 in Tonawanda, New York, said there were 140 runners from all over, including Canada. Runners of all different ages participated, including kids from area high ... Read more

UAW Region 9 Director Urges Steve Sweeney to Enter Race for Governor

TRENTON, NJ – The UAW’s Region 9, which includes more than 7,000 workers in New Jersey, today called on New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney to enter the race for New Jersey governor. “Senate President Steve Sweeney brings with him a resume that is built on a lifetime of standing alongside the hard-working people of New Jersey,” said Terry Dittes, UAW Region 9 director. “UAW members in Region 9, which include manufacturers, casino dealers and public sector workers, know that we need bold, elected leaders who are willing to stand strong against the winds of partisan politics. Steve Sweeney has proven, ... Read more

UAW Region 9 veterans group to donate van to aid those who have served our country

AMHERST, New York – The UAW Western New York Region 9 Veterans Committee will donate a van to a local Veterans Administration hospital so those who have served our nation can get to their medical appointments. The donation of the12-passenger Ford Transit van to the Bath (New York) Veterans Administration Medical Center will take place Aug. 31 at 1 p.m. at UAW Region 9, 35 George Karl Blvd, Amherst, New York. The committee previously donated a van to the Bath hospital and to the Buffalo chapter of the Disabled American Veterans. “UAW members are honored to aid our veterans and ... Read more

Philly: The cradle of liberty and a strong, diverse union city hosts the Democratic National Convention

As UAW members who are delegates to the Democratic National Convention make their way to The City of Brotherly Love, it’s an appropriate time to talk about Philadelphia. Or Philly. Or “Phil-delph-ya” in the language of the locals. They do “tawlk” a little funny here. It may be pronounced “wa-ter” elsewhere in the United States, but it’s “wooder” in Philly. As in, “Yo! I’ll have a churry wooder ice, please.” It’s a quirky city with passionate – sometimes too passionate – sports fans, more American history in a square mile than most entire states can boast, and some local eats ... Read more

UAW members reach new three year agreement with Bridon American

UAW members at Bridon American in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, who are represented by UAW Local 1612, Region 9, today ratified a new three-year agreement. The ratification, won by a vote of 95 percent in favor of the new contract, came one day after reaching a tentative agreement and ending a two-week work stoppage with Bridon American. This agreement preserved the current health care coverage with no changes, provided general wage increases in each year of the agreement, and gives members a signing bonus. The contract also includes increased life insurance coverage, increased safety glass allowance, increased employer match on their ... Read more