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Detroit, MI—United Auto Workers (UAW) Acting President Rory Gamble has announced the initiation of widespread ethics reforms. These reforms make clear the UAW is committed to establishing the right mechanisms and safeguards to protect the union from corruption and misfeasance.
Remembering and honoring our Veterans Today, on Veterans Day, across the nation we honor the proud individuals who served our country. We remember the men and women, and their families, who have made the ultimate sacrifice during wartime, and those who gave of their time and commitment during peacetime. The willingness of America’s veterans to serve our country earns them our lasting, dedicated gratitude.
So far, members of UAW Local 900 (Michigan ISA, Michigan Assembly), UAW Local 898 (Rawsonville), UAW Local 3036(Memphis HVC) , UAW Local 3519 (Washington HVC) and UAW Local 2280 (Van Dyke) have voted in favor of ratifying the Tentative Agreement with Ford.

Collective bargaining is the process in which a group of workers comes together and negotiates the terms of their contracts with one voice. Making their demands, together. Making a promise that whatever is offered to one will be rejected unless it is offered to all.

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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.

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.