Latest News From Region 9A

International Youth Day was first coined by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999, and now the 12th day of August serves as an annual celebration of the role of young women and men as essenti

ORDERS TRIAL FOR THOSE WHO RETIRED AFTERWARD

Several hundred retired UAW workers from the Stratfor

The first Sunday in August is National Sisters Day, and your opportunity to show your appreciation for that unique bond only sisters can understand.

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. The UAW negotiating team secured significant economic and benefit improvements including the elimination of all tiered wages, profit sharing, pension plan improvements, and a “no closing agreement” which includes language to retain the contract if the company is sold or merged.

The agreement covers Navistar Local 6 and 2293 in Melrose Park; Local 472 in Atlanta; Local 119 in Dallas; Local 1872 in York, PA and Local 402 and 658 in Springfield, Ohio.

Last week was a bad week for autoworkers and the future of our domestic industry. On Nov. 26, General Motors (GM) announced its decision to halt production at the Lordstown, Ohio, and Hamtramck, Mich., assembly plants, idling thousands of workers.

Last Friday, President Trump signed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), with promises that it would stop companies from closing U.S. factories and opening new ones in low-wage countries like Mexico...

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.