Tag: Region 9

2022 National CAP Conference: Day 3 Highlights

Region 4 members meet with Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) The morning gets busy Day three of the National Cap Conference began as the delegates attended Regional breakfasts to plan their lobby day.  Among elected officials who also shared breakfast with UAW delegates were Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Elissa Slotkin (D-MI 8th),  Debbie Dingell (D-MI 12th) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI 13th) among others. While CAP Conference Delegates planned their day, the National Veterans Advisory Council met to discuss issues affecting our many UAW members who have served in the military.  President Curry – himself an Army veteran – addressed them at ... Read more

2022 National CAP Conference – Day 1: Highlights

Delegates arrive From all over the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, almost 1000 UAW members converged in National Harbor, Maryland this week for the 2022 UAW National CAP Conference. Just a stone’s throw from the steps of the nation’s capital, the delegates are meeting to learn about the pressing matters of the UAW, get the latest training on lobbying and advocacy as well as the opportunity to raise our issues in front of their elected representatives. Jessie Jesson, Local 686, Region 9 For Jessie Jesson from Local 686 in Region 9, this week is about fighting for the members back ... Read more

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