UAW Local 571

The Soundings Newsletter has been on Hiatus this year, 
but will be coming back with an online version.

Tell us stories of your past year - good or bad - What did you think of 2020 in general?

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Updated: Friday October 30, 2020 1:45 PAM

During the December General Membership Meeting, a few things were discussed. The first being attendance by the Union Council. We do understand the many changes recently and at this time feel we have a safe way to continue meeting, virtually, and continuing to receive the information to better represent the membership. Starting January of 2021, the absentee committee will oversee the absences of council going forward and follow all the rules per the UAW Local 571 By-Laws, Article IX, sect. 11. So, it is important to make yourselves available for the meetings and continue to communicate any issues with the absentee committee. Standing Committee Chairs are part of the structure of the council and are required to attend all monthly meetings, however, Standing Committee Chairs are not an elective position and attendance for such chair will be taken but with no adverse consequence. A new 12 month running attendance starts on January 11, 2021.

See the ABSENTEE COMMITTEE Page for additional informaton

DETROIT - With the stroke of a pen, President Joe Biden today sent a strong message to American workers that our government will do all it can to support buying American products,

Providing heating assistance to Michigan families Detroit - UAW President Rory L. Gamble has been unanimously elected to serve on the Board of Directors of THAW, The Heat and Warmth Fund, an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, that has been helping to keep Michigan families warm through utility assistance since 1985. THAW provides assistance to vulnerable Michigan residents through 39 agency partners and a series of annual mobile processing events. Since its inception in 1985, THAW has distributed over $190 million in assistance to more than 256,000 Michigan households. Last year, THAW distributed more than $15 million in utility assistance to nearly 18,000 Michigan households, helping families stay warm in the winter and protecting them against water shutoffs.
Photo by Detroit News Archives Originally posted on By Rory L. Gamble With images of an insurrection at our nation’s Capitol this month, we all are experiencing a nation divided like none of us has ever seen. We are divided by politics. By opinions. By economics. By beliefs. The cause? Well, that is up for debate. What isn’t up for debate is that this is a time to look to — and take heart in — the words of President John F. Kennedy and heed the warning of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. that healing our nation starts with us. Each of us must personally seek to find what unites us and foster that, bond with it, build upon it, so that we can move forward to a better place for us all.

Detroit - “Hand on Bible, in the seat of the world’s longest democratic republic, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris took an oath that carries the hopes and dream

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Take five minutes to make a difference today - email your US Senator today and ask them to support the HEROES Act (Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions)!

The HEROES Act would retain critical provisions, such as:
  • Creating a strong, enforceable temporary OSHA standard to working people in all sectors of our economy. The Senate must ensure that workers feel safe at work; it will slow the spread of the virus, and support a sustained, safe re-start of the economy.

Click here to read President Gamble's Letter in Support of the HEROES Act.

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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.