Latest News From Region 9A

The UAW Financial Officers’ Conference will be held Sunday, March 24 through Friday, March 29, 2019, at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel in Orlando, Florida. This conference is for local union presidents, financial secretaries/treasurers, trustees and recording secretaries.

UAW Navistar members have voted to ratify a new six-year contract.

Last week was a bad week for autoworkers and the future of our domestic industry. On Nov.

CALL TO ACTION In CONNECTICUT TONIGHT, March 8th!

The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) are currently in negotiations with Stop & Shop. These negotiations will affect over 30,000 members. The company is currently under funding the pension for its employees. Furthermore, the company is proposing the elimination of time and a half on Sundays; refusing any wage increases of significance; threatening to eliminate health coverage for spouses; and eliminating the entire part- time benefit plan.

In the spirit of Brother Richard “Dik” Days’ impact on our communities at large, we are proud to offer this year’s scholarship. We will provide financial assistance to Connecticut residents who are enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program. Currently we award $1,000 to two students who submit a completed application. The students’ references, financial need, and primarily the substance of their essay contribute to us making a final decision as to who will be awarded a scholarship. Our scholarship is not predicated on area of studies, therefore it can be used where needed.

In a special episode, AFL-CIO's Julie and Tim discuss plant closures at General Motors with longtime autoworker Brad Markell.

Monday, the UAW lodged a formal objection opposing GM's plan to close four American auto plants in 2019. The complaint objected to GM's unilateral decision on the future of those facilities, without the agreement of the UAW, required by the 2015 National Agreement.

On October 13, 2018 the 21st Annual Homeless Veteran Stand Down took place at the Veterans Administration Hospital Togus, VA Augusta, Maine.  Staff and Volunteers spent the day supporting various services were provided to the homeless.  Region 9A UAW Veterans Council Donated $500, presented by the BMDA Veterans Committee members Donna Mathews (Chair) Retired D82, Gregg Moulton D87 and David Colfer D87.  Susie Whittington accepted the donation on behalf of the VA Homeless Veterans Program

HARVARD STUDENT WORKERS WIN THEIR UNION, JOIN UAW

Successful vote is latest victory in growing grad worker union movement

 

Boston, MA – Graduate workers at Harvard have voted 56%, 1,931 to 1,523, in favor of joining the Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Auto Workers (HGSU-UAW), according to ballots tallied by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The victory caps a multi-year effort, overcoming months of litigation that led the NLRB to throw out a previous election.

Care about jobs and the future of your community? Angry about sweatshops and the exploitation of children? Resolute that looking for the union label is as important today as it was 40 years ago? Think our country does best when we invest in ourselves?

Celebrate the Victories of the Past, the Promise of the Future The hours are brutally long; overtime pay doesn’t exist. Workplace safety is unheard of. Limbs are lost, and yet the machines grind on, indifferent to your suffering. Do you want to keep your job and feed your family? Your boss wants his roof repaired and a gift of his favorite liquor, too