Local 228


I hope you are enjoying this web site and are finding all the information you need.Take the time to browse around. Meeting dates and times will all be posted here as will all events. As always, Please feel free to call the local with any questions or suggestions.

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Detroit, Mich. — The members have voted to ratify a new four-year collective bargaining agreement with Ford by a 51.4% majority. The results of the voting are as follows:

*Production Workers: 51.3% in favor

*Skilled Trades: 52.4% in favor

UAW President Dennis Williams stated: “Our UAW members have ratified the national agreement after a long process and much debate. The voice of the majority has secured a strong future that will provide job security and economic stability for themselves and their families.”

“There is no higher authority than the membership. Through a fair and democratic process UAW-Ford members have delivered job security and strong economic gains for their families and communities,” said UAW Ford Vice President Jimmy Settles.

Additionally, the UAW-Ford National Agreement for salaried workers passed with 91.5% in favor.

Detroit, Mich. — Today the UAW-GM Council and the International Union, UAW’s International Executive Board (IEB) met to discuss the ratification results for the tentative National Agreement recently negotiated with General Motors LLC. As previously noted, while the majority of the entire UAW-GM membership voted in favor of the tentative agreement – 55.4 percent in favor versus 44.6 percent against – the skilled trades membership voted against ratification. Following receipt of these ratification results, meetings were held with the UAW skilled trades membership at each GM worksite in order to determine the issues for their rejection of the tentative agreement. Read more >>>

Clear Path to Traditional Wages for Current Members; $8,500 Ratification Bonus

Tentative Agreement Approved Overwhelmingly by UAW National Ford Council,

Now Heads to Vote by UAW Ford Membership

DETROIT- New U.S. investments worth $9 Billion are expected to create or secure 8,500 jobs for UAW members under a new Tentative Agreement...

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UAW members at Deere & Co. ratify new agreement

Detroit – UAW President Dennis Williams and UAW Vice President Norwood Jewell released the following joint statement announcing the passage of Deere & Company’s contract ratification.

“A new labor agreement has been ratified by UAW members at Deere & Company. The new agreement provides many improvements for UAW members which include compensation and working conditions for nearly 10,000 members while giving Deere & Company the necessary tools to grow its business.

“The UAW applauds the bargaining committee and union members for their resolve and patience during the negotiation process.”

Statement of UAW President Dennis Williams on the 2015 UAW FCA US tentative agreement ratification vote

DETROIT – The International Union, UAW announced today that UAW members at FCA US have voted down the tentative agreement by 65 percent.

The following statement is from UAW President Dennis Williams:

“As I said at the press conference: “What I love about our organization most of all is that no matter what we do, what action we take, the ultimate decision and the power of the union is our members and they make the final decision.”

That is the design of our constitution and who we are.

We will gather the issues together; notify FCA that further discussions are needed.

We don’t consider this a setback; we consider the membership vote a part of the process we respect.

We will be meeting with the UAW-FCA National bargaining committee and council to discuss the issues.”

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Special Election

The winners of the Special Election are as follows

Vice President- Diane Virelli

Chairman- Sam Vultaggio

Bargaining Committee- Dan Scott

Recording Secretary- LaNeice Evans

Executive Members at Large- Lois Leonard and Dave Wagner

UAW Local 228 2014 Picnic
The Local 228 Picnic was this past Saturday. All who came out enjoyed some great food, great fun and great friendship. To see more pictures go to the photo album and look at the 2014 Local Picnic album.

Region 1 Camping Trip...

thanks go out to the Recreational Committee for a wonderful weekend!

We are pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the UAW Region 1 Director’s Scholarship Awards. A selection committee screened the applications and selected 36 candidates for this year’s awards. Those selected will be awarded $500.00.

All awardees will be notified in writing along with the paperwork they must fill out prior to the awards being sent to their college/university.

Congratulations to all the awardees who are listed below, in alphabetical order. It was a very hard decision since all the candidates were well qualified. To that were not chosen, thank you for applying and please feel free to apply again next year.

The following 36 winners were selected by the Region 1 Selection Committee:

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As you may remember from the Region 1 CAP Council Meeting, we discussed starting a CAP Council in both Oakland and Macomb counties. Much interest and anticipation was generated during that meeting. Therefore, we are asking you to encourage your CAP activists to get involved. The more participants the stronger our CAP Council will be. In order for this Council to succeed, we need as many participants as possible.

The by-laws dictate that we need four (4) officers for each CAP Council. We ask that only members who reside in the respective counties take part in these councils.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mike Stone, Region 1 CAP Coordinator, at 586-427-9200 or mstone@uaw.net .

Below you will find all of the meetings through 2014 for the Region 1 Veterans Council. Also listed below are the upcoming events.

Meeting Dates for UAW Local 228 Retiree's All Meetings take place at 1:00pm at UAW Local 228 39209 Mound Road Sterling Heights, MI. 48310 Unless otherwise noted

Hall Rental Rates


Member rates:

Mon- Thurs  -  $225

Friday  -          $425

Saturday  -      $525

Sunday  -        $225


Alcohol  -        $500

No Alcohol  -  $200


Non - Members Rates:

Mon - Thurs  -  $400

Friday  -           $600

Saturday  -       $700

Sunday  -         $450


Alcohol  -         $750

No Alcohol  -   $300


Komer Room (Small meeting room)

Members -          $50

Non-members  - $60

Same deposit price for Komer Room rentals as listed above


All Rentals are Full Day Rentals



V-CAP is the UAW’s political action fund made up of voluntary contributions from UAW members, retirees and their families. The money is used to support pro-worker political candidates who have earned the endorsement of the UAW Community Action Program (CAP).


From taxes and trade policy to retirement security and health care to education and infrastructure – politics affects our daily lives. That’s why it’s essential for working families to make our voices heard in local, state and national politics by supporting candidates who support us. One of the most effective ways to do that is by contributing to V-CAP.

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Region 1


Please take the time to visit Region 1's web site.

Below is a list of some of the most popular and requested phone numbers. Read more >>>

Ford Sterling Plant and Local 228's  Local Contract and Letters of understanding. Please take the time to read them here

 The results of the Ratification vote held at local 228 on 11/10/11 are:

Yes: 74.4%

No: 25.6%

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