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March is Women’s History Month. From the sit-down strikes of 1936-37 through the war years of Rosie the Riveter, from the postwar fight for jobs to today’s campaigns for pay equity and safe workplaces, women have played a key role in UAW history. Side by side, women and men are building a stronger union every day. We salute UAW women everywhere... Read more >>>

Detroit Urban League honors UAW Ford’s Jimmy Settles

(WJBK) – This week the Detroit Urban League holds their signature event The Salute to Distinguished Warriors, honoring leaders in human and civil rights.

Another one of the honorees is a labor leader with a commitment to service – Jimmy Settles.

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 The following is a statement from UAW President Dennis Williams regarding today’s passage of S.J. Res. 27 Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to “Clarification of Employer’s Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness.”

In a slap to the face of American workers, the Senate vote today to rollback workplace protections that have existed for over forty years...

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Labor Voices: Nissan rejects dialogue with workers

Canton, Miss. – Earlier this month, top executives at Nissan North America received a letter from supporters of the Mississippi Alliance for Fairness at Nissan (MAFFAN), a coalition of civil rights leaders, ministers and worker advocates who support Nissan employees’ efforts to form a union…

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UAW Women’s History Month Spotlight: Julie Kushner

Women have had important roles in UAW history and today women leaders in the UAW are continuing that legacy of leadership. Region 9A Director Julie Kushner has spent her life advocating for social justice for workers and women. Her earliest memories are of her mother showing her what women can achieve when they decide to make the world a better place.

The Ryan Health Care Bill puts retirement at risk by making massive cuts to Medicare and Medicaid.

Speaker Ryan and House Republicans want to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and replace it with a bill that gives millions in tax breaks to the rich. They want to pay for those tax breaks by taxing your benefits and stealing Medicare and Medicaid funds.

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March is Women’s History Month. From the sit-down strikes of 1936-37 through the war years of Rosie the Riveter, from the postwar fight for jobs to today’s campaigns for pay equity and safe workplaces, women have played a key role in UAW history. Side by side, women and men are building a stronger union every day. We salute UAW women everywhere. Here’s the story of one noteworthy UAW woman: Read more >>>

FCA Global Union Alliance Plans First U.S. Conference in Detroit

Union leaders whose members work at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Group around the world will convene in March to seek solutions to problems of mutual concern to the company and its unions...

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“The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) confirmed that under the Ryan health care plan Americans would be forced to pay more money for less coverage. At the same time the bill grants hundreds of billions in tax breaks to corporations and a $7 million annual tax break to the 400 wealthiest U.S. households... Read more >>>

UAW and Caterpillar reach tentative agreement

 The Caterpillar UAW bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement.

No details will be publicly released until Caterpillar UAW members have had a chance to review the agreement and highlights, and vote on the agreement.

UAW members should check with their local unions which will set meetings, including date, time and place to review the details of the contract and conduct ratification votes next week.

We celebrate Women’s History Month by thanking Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, a pioneer of workers’ rights, for her bravery and example for all who defend workers. She spent years risking her life facing off with anti-union companies in defense of abused coal miners and child workers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries... Read more >>>

SIGN UP FOR A MARCH IN YOUR AREA

March 10, 2017

To the March for Science Organizers:

As President of the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW), I am writing to request that our organization be added as a partner for the March for Science on April 22.

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 A Special Election two fill two (2) vacant Trustee Postions and a Election for the Local 2280 Skilled Trades Committee is scheduled for March 7, 2017.

**REVISED UNOFFICIAL** 62nd Region 1 Bowling Tournament Results

62nd Annual UAW Region 1 Invitational Bowling Tournament
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Imperial Lanes
Clinton Township, Michigan

REVISED UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

2017 Men’s & Mixed Division

** Captain Brian Idzikewski – Local 228 - 3595
** Captain Dwayne Davis – Local 140 - 3564
** Captain Michael Dunn – Local 7 - 3553
** Captain Edward King – Local 1264 - 3523
** Captain Stephen Barry – Local 228 - 3452
** Captain Gary Winters – Local 869 - 3450
** Captain Floyd Locke Jr. – Local 7 - 3442
* Captain Ronald Shooks – Local 653 - 3397
* Captain Ronnie Urquhart – Local 7 - 3374
* Captain Andrew Smith – Local 155 - 3372
* Captain Michael Smigiel – Local 212 - 3327
* Captain Thomas Henry – Local 140 - 3321
* Captain Vanita Parker – Local 140 - 3301
* Captain Bobbie Allen – Local 1264 - 3299

**Denotes Qualifier for National Tournament and Prize Money
*Denotes Qualifier for National Tournament

 Qualifiers Will Be Notified By UAW Region 1

The 11th Annual Scholarship Program for the children and grandchildren of Local 2280 members and retirees is underway! This year, we will be awarding at least ten (10) $500 scholarships to graduating seniors and thise enrolled in college ages 25 and under.

 Let's head on over to Imperial Lanes in Clinton Township for a fun day on the alley with the brothers and sisters of Local 2280! The tournament is set for Sunday, March 26, 2017, with registration beginning at 11 a.m. Read more >>>

 

Applications for the 2017 UAW Walter and May Reuther Family Education Center Scholarship Program are enclosed. Members in good standing for one year who have NEVER ATTENDED the program are eligible to apply. Past participants in the Family Scholarship Program are not eligible to re-apply. The program is designed to accommodate the UAW member, the spouse and their dependent children (ages 4 to 18 only). The entire family must participate in all scheduled workshops and programs.

Members who are selected will be responsible for their travel expenses and must be willing to use their regular vacation, personal leave time, or union leave (where contracts apply). A complete list of eligibility rules and instructions is outlined in detail on the application. Members will be notified if they are selected to attend or if their names are place on a wait list.

The completed application form must be signed by the local union president or financial secretary and submitted to the region along with a $50 registration fee. The registration fee will be refunded upon completion of the program.

The check should be made payable to: UAW Family Education Center.

All applications must be received by May 1, 2017

Mail applications to: UAW Region 1, 27800 George Merrelli Drive, Warren, MI 48092 Attn: FEC Family Scholarship.

Cancellations must be submitted immediately to the region 1 office so that reservations can be reallocated. Failure to do so at least 10 days prior to the start of the program will result in forfeiture of any registration fees paid.

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2017 Black Lake Campground Information - Download here! Read more >>>

UAW Region 1 is pleased to announce that scholarships are available to those students who are children or grandchildren of UAW Region 1 local union members and are graduating from high school this year, or are current college students. The scholarships will be awarded through the UAW Region 1 Director’s Scholarship Fund, administered by the Community Caring Program. The number of scholarships awarded and the stipend amount varies from year to year depending on scholarship program fund. A copy of each form can be downloaded from this site.

This scholarship program is open to all students who have reached a high level of scholastic achievement and are interested in continuing their education. We encourage all UAW Region 1 members and retirees who have children or grandchildren (who are still dependents and are entering college this fall or are already in college) to urge the students to apply for these scholarships.

APPLICATIONS MUST ARRIVE AT: UAW REGION 1, DIRECTOR’S SCHOLARSHIP
27800 GEORGE MERRELLI DRIVE, WARREN, MI 48092
NO LATER THAN APRIL 14, 2017 TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
(NO EXCEPTIONS)

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UAW Region 1 is offering five weeks of FREE educational workshops beginning Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Participants will have a choice between morning (10 a.m.-12 p.m.) or evening (5 p.m.-7 p.m.) workshops. Each workshop is for five consecutive weeks. Participants must attend four out of five training sessions to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Workshops being offered this season are:

Tuesday Classes – Morning or Evening: (February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7) – CLASS SIZE LIMITED TO 45 STUDENTS

• Grievance Handling: This course teaches the skills needed to represent workers with grievances. Topics include: what is and is not a grievance, proper grievance investigation techniques and written grievance presentation skills.
Prerequisites: None

• Organizing: This course is designed to introduce tools and techniques needed to make organizing campaigns more effective. It teaches members the importance of organizing, as well as how to begin an organizing campaign. Members who take this course will receive a comprehensive introduction on how to organize non-union facilities and will learn how to organize/unify members within their own locals to increase solidarity within the membership. Prerequisites: None

Thursday Classes – Morning or Evening: (February 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9) – CLASS SIZE LIMITED TO 45 STUDENTS

• Grievance Handling: This course teaches the skills needed to represent workers with grievances. Topics include: what is and is not a grievance, proper grievance investigation techniques and written grievance presentation skills.
Prerequisites: None

• Collective Bargaining/Costing a Contract: This course will show members who are bargaining local agreements, how to cost out the different proposals made to the company or received by the company. This will allow bargainers to learn how not to cost themselves out of a contract, as well as how to recognize when a proposal is too low. Prerequisites: None

All workshops will be held at Region 1. The registration form is enclosed. AN OFFICER MUST VERIFY THAT THE PARTICIPANT IS A MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING. All forms must be returned to UAW Region 1 no later than February 3, 2017. Registration forms may be faxed to 586-427-7142 or sent by mail. After the forms are submitted, the students should report to class on their selected day(s). No confirmation letter will be sent.

UAW SPORTSMEN AND WOMEN

 Enter the Gun-A-Week Sweeepstakes

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 Join us in our effort to make 65 no-sew fleece blankets for the homeless veterans staying at the VA Hospital Domiciliary! Read more >>>

 Summer is here, which means it is time to get together with our Union brothers and sisters and families for a picnic at the park! Read more >>>

 Fore! Let's hit the links for a great cause. We will be hosting our 30th Annual Scholarship Golf Outing at Sycamore Hills on Sunday, July 24, 2016.

 Come watch the Tigers take on the Cleveland Indians on Saturday, June 25, 2016! The cost of the trip is $80, which includes a ticket to the game, bus ride on a luxury charter bus, subs, chips, pop, beer and water!

Apprentice Program Waitlist:

 

The IRCP will open and begin online registration on Friday April 1st at 10:00am.

 

The official website is www.uawford.org/edtp/ircp  and will not be active until that time.

 

All the information about the program can be found there.

 

I have attached the flyers that will be going up around the plant.

 

There is an online option available to accommodate all shifts but if you plan on attending MCCC, I’ve attached their class and registration information and you can register in person on Friday.

 

Please share this information with anyone that may be interested.

 

If you have any questions, please give Doug Forbush a call at (586) 826-6800.

Here is the entire tentative Local Agreement between UAW Local 2280 and the Ford Van Dyke Plant. Please be sure to cast your vote on December 9 or 11!

 A tentative Agreement has been reached and dates and times for explanations and a Ratification Vote have been set!  Read more >>>

Local 2280 is once again putting on their Annual Childrens Christmas Movie on Sunday, December 6, 2015. Members and retirees are invited to bring their children and grandchildren to MJR Cinemas in Sterling Heights to see "The Good Dinosaur"!

The Women's Committee of UAW Local 2280 is sponsoring a Craft Show & Bake Sale in an effort to raise money for the "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" Walk for the American Cancer Society!

Summer General Membership Meetings - Postponed

The June, July and August General Membership meetings have been postponed and will be combined with the September 20th meeting. Fear not - should something arise pressing arise, a special meeting will be called.

 

The Officers of Local 2280 would like to wish you and your familes a fun and safe summer!

Summer is here, which means it's time to round up the family and head over to the park! The Local 2280 Picnic will be held at Lake St. Clair Metropark (Metrobeach for you old timers), on Sunday, July 12th! Read more >>>

Local 2280 is once again taking to the lanes for some fun with fellow brothers, sisters, family and friends! The Annual "9 Pin No Tap" Bowling Tournament is scheduled for Sunday, March 15, 2015, at Imperial Lanes in Clinton Township! Read more >>>

Applications for the Local's Annual Scholarship Program are now available for pick up! The program is open to the children, grandchildren and legal dependents of our members and retirees. Money for the Scholarship Fund is generated through your participation of our Annual Golf Outing! Read more >>>

Now is the time to submit your resolutions for the 2015 Master Agreement negotiations. If there is something you would like to see in the next contract, this is the way to let the negotiators know! Read more >>>

Can you believe that it is already Christmas time? Mark your calendars for the Children's Christmas Movie on December 14, 2014. Children and grandchildren (ages 12 and under please) of our members and retirees are invited to come see "Penguins of Madagascar" at MJR Cinemas at 15 Mile and Van Dyke in Sterling Heights! Read more >>>

A few people have called the Local requesting copies of the Local Agreement. There may be some hard copies left in the Committee Room, but we have uploaded a PDF copy for your convenience. Read more >>>

October General Membership Meeting
The October General Membership Meeting will be held at Local 2280 on Sunday, October 19, 2014, at 11 a.m. Come on over for up to date information on what is happening in the Van Dyke Plant and at the Local!

The Women's Committee is once again sponsoring a Children's Halloween Party for the children and grandchildren of our members and retirees! The party will be held on Sunday, October 26, 2014, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Read more >>>

A subsidized Weight Watchers program is available in the plant for those looking to drop a few pounds or achieve better overall health!

There is another scholarship opportunity available for our members who will have children entering their sophomore year of college this fall. Read more >>>

Fore! Mark your calendars for the Local 2280 28th Annual Scholarship Golf Outing. This year's Outing will be on Sunday, August 24, 2014, at Sycamore Hills Golf Club. Read more >>>

Results are in for the Local 2280 8th Annual Scholarship Program. With the ever rising cost of tuition, books, housing, etc., we were proud to award 13 children a $500 scholarship to defray their college expenses. Read more >>>

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 Brian Negovan, Region 1 CAP Coordinator, at 586-427-9200 or bnegovan@uaw.net .

Region 1 is excited to introduce the UAW Region 1’s Solidarity Riders. This motorcycle rider’s group will serve to (recreationally) build camaraderie and social networks for the brother and sisters in our region who ride. Solidarity Riders will also be supporting and advancing the causes of Region 1 and our International Union (e.g. the Labor Day Parade) by simply doing something many of us love to do, RIDE.

All active and retired members of UAW, Region 1 and their spouses are invited. We must insist, however, that only motorcycles made in the USA (preferably Union Made) participate.

Please direct questions to your local union local officers or contact Tony Feyers at 586-427-9200.

Riding season is here!!

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Retiree Meetings are typically the second Wednesday of each month (with a break for the summer months July and August) at the Local at 10 a.m. There is an Annual Picnic held at Dodge Park in June, and a Christmas Luncheon in December. Read more >>>

The following is information regarding different services that our ESSP Representatives can provide. Holidays can be stressful and they are here to help. Read more >>>

Once again, the Veterans Committees of Local 2280 and Local 228 are teaming up to put on a Halloween Party for members and friends! Let's all get together for some food, fun, drinks, dancing and an all-around spooktacular time!

Get your chips! The Local is once again holding a Better Made chip sale in the Ford Van Dyke Parking Lot. The sale will run from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, October 18, 2013! Cases of 50 bags of fun-sized chips will be available for $14 a case.

There will be a free Flu Shot Clinic at the Van Dyke Plant for all employees with a Ford sponsored medical plan. Please be sure to bring your I.D. and Health Insurance Card for verification purposes!

The Women's Committee of Local 2280 is sponsoring a craft show in order to raise money for the American Cancer Society's "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" Walk! Read more >>>

The Dale Carnegie Course® will help you learn to strengthen interpersonal relations, manage stress and handle fast changing workplace conditions. You’ll be better equipped to perform as an effective communicator, creative problem-solver and focused team member. And you’ll develop a take-charge attitude that allows you to initiate with confidence and enthusiasm. Read more >>>

 

WHAT IS V-CAP?

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).

WHY SHOULD I GIVE TO 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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It's that time of year again - time to hit the links! The Local is hosting it's 27th Annual Scholarship Golf Outing. The purpose of the Outing is to raise money for our Scholarship Fund, used to award scholarships to the children and grandchildren of our members and retirees, all while having fun out on the course!

The General Election of Officers and In-Plant Committee of UAW Local 2280 was held on May 14, 2013, with a Run-Off on May 21, 2013, at the Ford Van Dyke Trailer. Read more >>>

Attention Members! For those of you who have children who will be college sophomores at the beginning of the Fall 2013 Term, here is a scholarship opportunity! Read more >>>

Here is another scholarship opportunity for the children of full-time, active UAW represented Ford employees! Read more >>>

Are you looking for an effective way to strengthen your leadership and communication skills while building greater self-confidence? If so, then Dale Carnegie Courses may be just the thing for you! Read more >>>

LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan’s state capitol building will remain open to citizen demonstrations after workers filed suit and won a temporary injunction against arbitrary closure of the building during massive protests against anti-worker, anti-family legislation supported by Gov. Rick Snyder. 

About 3,000 demonstrators were inside and around the Capitol today, protesting Gov. Snyder’s plan to push a radical change in Michigan’s labor laws through the legislature with little advance notice and no public hearing.  Michigan State Police responded by closing the building, shutting citizens out of the legislative process. 

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There will be an informational meeting held at UAW Local 228 to give an overview of the Dale Carnegie Training Program and how it will benefit you!

In the coming weeks, the Senate is expected to take up the "Bring Jobs Home" Act, which would stop corporations from deducting their moving expenses when they export U.S. jobs to other countries.

Let's take action and call our Senators and ask them to support this Act!

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Effective October 24, 2011, there will be a re-districting in the plant. Some have changed, some have remained the same.   Read more >>>

Please take a look at the letter from Vice President Jimmy Settles and the complete National Agreement Ratification Vote results. Read more >>>

Highlights of the tentative UAW-Ford Agreement are available through www.uaw.org. While we do not have any concrete information on a ratification vote, you may wish to review the proposed Agreement.

Welcome to UAW Local 2280!

UAW Local 2280 was chartered December 14, 1978 and is located in Historic Downtown Utica. Local 2280 became Amalgamated in 2008 and now represents five units - the hourly workers of the Ford Van Dyke Transmission Plant, Devon Facilities Management, Bay Logistics, Quality Plus Containment and Azar Inspection. We currently serve over 1,500 active members and have roughly 900 members in our Retiree Chapter.

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