About Us

On March 17th 1948,  Local 405 charter was signed in West Hartford, CT. Our charter is signed by Walter Reuther. Today we have 180 members at our local and growing. We have Union Hall located closed to the shop in West Hartford. We are proud to have been around for 75 years and the rich union our history has. At one point peaking at about 4,000 members. 

The UAW also has played a vital role in passing such landmark legislation as Medicare and Medicaid, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Employee Retirement Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act. In Washington and state capitols, the UAW is fighting for better schools for kids, secure health care and pensions for retirees, clean air and water, tougher workplace health and safety standards, stronger worker’s compensation and unemployment insurance laws and fairer taxes.

The UAW’s commitment to improve the lives of working men and women extends beyond our borders to encompass people around the globe. Through vigilant political involvement and coordination with world labor organizations, we continue to fight for enforcement of trade agreement provisions on human and worker rights, fair labor standards and a new approach to international trade — one that raises the quality of life for working people worldwide.