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DETROIT NEWS: Terri Lynn Land was wrong about General Motors
At its recent "analyst day," General Motors laid out an encouraging vision for the future, a presentation that was warmly received by Wall Street.
That such a session would be occurring at all was certainly in doubt in 2008 and 2009 when General Motors (and much of the auto sector) teetered on the precipice of insolvency and, potentially, shut down.
Joint Agreement Calls for MBUSI to be ‘UAW-Represented Facility’
For immediate release: October 3, 2014
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — At a news conference today, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International (MBUSI) employees and the UAW — with support from the Daimler World Employee Committee and the German automotive trade union IG Metall — announced the formation of UAW Local 112, a new local union providing representation for workers at the MBUSI assembly plant in Vance, Ala., near Tuscaloosa.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 Mike Stone, Region 1 CAP Coordinator, at 586-427-9200 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
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!!Read more >>>
The Walter and May Reuther Family Education Center is accepting applications for its campground.
Applications are good for the 2014 season. The campground is open from May 2nd through November 1, 2014, with UAW members having a two (2) week maximum stay per year. Read more >>>>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).
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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EXCITING NEWS our LOCAL 653 WEBSITE will now include the 653 LEADER online.
MEA of Michigan present a donation to the Charlie Melton Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Names of Michigan State Legislators for and against the right to work, this is the official list copied from the Michigan legislature web site.
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.Read more >>>
Attention Local 653 members the Extremist lawmakers are at it again, Lansings lawmakers are working on passing "Right to Work" legislation. Clearly ignoring the will of the people and claiming to be doing this for a better economy and more job's. Don't fall for it, get informed and you will see it is detrimental to Michigan.
LOCAL 653 SHOWS SUPPORT FOR ELECTION CANDIDATES