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Foxwoods announced that the requirements for the Wellness program will be waived again this year, which means there will be no penalty for members that do not fulfill the three requirements:

Now an International event, Earth Day has been celebrated since April 22, 1970 and its origins are here in the United States.

Sisters and Brothers,

This week we will see a new Administration sworn into office in Washington, D.C.

With the Biden/Harris presidency, we will see the nation’s first female, and biracial Vice President along with a cabinet that promises to be the most diverse ever. And they will be joining a Congress that is the most diverse in our nation’s history.

Tune in Saturday, January 16th at 7pm for America United: An Inauguration Welcome Event Celebrating America's Changemakers. The event will kick off the inaugural festivities with musical performances and messages from leaders across the country, including UAW President Rory L. Gamble.

UAW Region 9A Director Beverley Brakeman applauds the work of UAW Local 2325 and the Queens Defenders employees seeking to form their union, "UAW Local 2325 has a long history of organizing new members who want change in their workplace.  We have total confidence that these workers will win their fight and their union, despite the anti-worker, anti-union rhetoric and efforts of Executive Director Lori Zeno.  We pledge Regional resources and support and welcome Queens Defenders with open arms into the UAW family".

DETROIT - “Today’s selection of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh puts a labor member, long-time administrator and friend of working families in a very important but often underappreciated agency. There is much work to be done to re-establish the rightful role of the Labor Department from a period of ideological attack on working families and labor workplace protections. For the last four years, the labor protection mechanisms at the Labor Department and the appointees of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) have been dominated by anti-worker ideologues.

UAW Region 9A condemns today’s assault on our Nation’s Capitol building. An assault that was not only instigated but perpetrated by a sitting President to prevent a peaceful transition of power.  

“UAW members worked hard in Georgia during the runoff election. Today’s election results in Georgia signal that obstructionism in Washington, D.C will end. These results also clearly signal that the American people expect Congress to work with President Elect Joe Biden on behalf of working families in this country regardless of ideology through the narrow majority in both chambers. It’s time to find common ground with the Biden Administration for the sake of UAW members at their worksites, on the factory floor, and in their communities.”

Detroit - “During the 2019 collective bargaining negotiations, members ratified a contract that contains a defined path to full-time status. This hard-fought UAW contract priority has resulted in over 400 UAW Ford members eligible to move to full-time status in January with more to come. For many UAW families this bargained pathway will be life-changing thanks to their solidarity at the bargaining table.”

Registration is now live for the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference! This year, the conference will be held Jan. 15–16 and will be free for all participants, but you must register to attend.