Region 2-B


Join the UAW, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown and U.S. Representatives Marcy Kaptur and Tim Ryan for the following forums on Fast Track Trade Authority - and its potential harmful impact on manufacturing jobs: 

  • Saturday, March 28, 2:00-3:00 PM at UAW Local 1112 Hall,11471 Reuther Dr, Warren, OH 44481.
  • Monday, March 30, 1:30 -2:30 PM at UAW Local 12 Hall in Toledo, 2300 Ashland Ave., Toledo, OH 43620. 


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The UAW strongly opposes Fast Track because historically, Fast Track has led to unfair trade practices that have left millions of American workers out of work.  Fast Track makes it easier for U.S. companies to move overseas where they can abuse workers and the environment.  Read more >>>

Save the date for 2015 LUCA Conference: June 7-12

The 28th Annual International UAW Chaplaincy Conference will be held at the Walter and May Reuther UAW Family Education Center, May 31-June 5, 2015.

The Conference will convene on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., May 31, 2015, and conclude on Friday, June 5, 2015.

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Every year it is estimated that 8,268 Ohio women and 4,590 Indiana women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and an estimated 2,672 in both states combined will lose their lives to this horrible disease. These numbers are not acceptable. Read more >>>

The UAW Community Services Department will hold its annual Community Services Conference May 10-15, 2015 at the UAW Family Education Center, Black Lake. Read more >>>

Solidarity Magazine and film features Mar.-Apr. 2015

The one half hour dues increase adopted at the 36th Constitutional Convention in June 2014 should only be forwarded to the Strike and Defense Fund as detailed in Article 16, Section 5(b) of the Constitution.

This extra half hour should not be included in the calculations when determining per capita taxes to any other affiliates (i.e. Region 2B Article 23 Exchange, IPS Councils or any other Council subject to a percentage calculation rather than a cents per member calculation). Per capita taxes to these affiliates should only be paid on the normal equivalent of 2 hours pay.


The UAW Special Convention on Collective Bargaining will take place on Tuesday, March 24 and Wednesday, March 25 at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit.

The convention begins at 9 a.m. on Tuesday the 24th and at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, the 25th... Read more >>>

BLOOMBERG: History Was Made in Selma—But Not For Selma

Fifty years after America was changed on the Edmund Pettus bridge, residents of the struggling city hope the anniversary will bring more: tourists, economic revival, the promise of Bloody Sunday finally fulfilled.

Most weekdays for the last 10 years, Letasha Irby, 36, has driven her car across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., to get to a job that pays $11.33 an hour. The black mother of two lives about a 20-minute drive from the iconic bridge, which is named in honor of a Reconstruction-era Alabama Ku Klux Klan leader and U.S. senator and is the spot where demonstrators were set upon by police in an event that's come to be known as Bloody Sunday...

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The 2015 UAW Health and Safety Conference will be held at the Walter and May Reuther UAW Family Education Center at Black Lake in Onaway, Michigan from Sunday, May 17 through Friday, May 22, 2015. Delegates should plan to arrive at the Center between 2:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M.; the conference will promptly start at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, 2015. Read more >>>

The 2015 Region 2-B Bowling Tournament was held in January and February at Jug's Bowling Alley in Toledo, Ohio. Click the link below for the tournament results.

The International Bowling Tournament information will be posted on this site when it becomes available.

In celebration of International Women’s Day, the UAW Women’s Department will co-sponsor the 5th annual “Women Creating Caring Communities” event on March 14, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.   Read more >>>

The 2015 Region 2-B Retiree Council Meeting will be held on Friday, April 24, 2015 at Sawmill Creek Resort, Huron, Ohio Read more >>>

Region 2-B Calendar of Events for 2015 is available. Read more >>>

The UAW Community Services Department will hold its annual Community Services Conference May 10-15, 2015 at the UAW Family Education Center, Black Lake. Registration deadline is May 1, 2015. Read more >>>

The 2015 UAW Family Scholarship weeks have been announced: 

July 5-10 
July 12-17 
July 19-24

These three, one week sessions are offered on a once-in-a-lifetime basis to UAW active members and their families, and are held at the Walter & May Reuther Family Education Center (Black Lake) in Onaway, MI.

But make no mistake, this week is open to single active members and couples as well...

The programs get the whole family involved and active, learning about labor history, UAW history in particular and current issues facing families today.

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We have scheduled two Financial Officers Seminars. The training provided at each Seminar will be identical, so you may chose the session that is most convenient for you to attend. The first seminar will be held April 14 and 15, 2015 at the Region 2-B Headquarters, 1691 Woodlands Drive, Maumee, Ohio 43537. The second Seminar will be held April 28 and 29, 2015 at the Region 2-B Indianapolis Sub-Regional Office, 5850 Fortune Circle West, Indianapolis, IN 46241.

 In 2015, let's recommit to Dr. King's mission to secure the right to vote. Read more >>>

The 2015 UAW Leadership Institute will be held at the Walter & May Reuther UAW Family Education Center, Black Lake, Michigan.  Because the Leadership Institute is one week only this year, April 12-17, 2015, seating is limited.   Read more >>>

Check out the link for information from the United Steelworkers about how to purchase tires made by Union members.  Read more >>>

UAW members across Region 2-B contribute to their communities - watch the latest message from some of them.  Read more >>>

 It is my pleasure to share the outstanding achievement that Region 2-B has reached with the March of Dimes.  In the 2014 March for Babies season, Region 2-B membership raised over $250,000!   Read more >>>

The UAW Financial Officers' Conference will be held sunday, March 1 through Friday, March 6, 2015, at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The official call letter and the registration link is available below. Read more >>>

See inside for information regarding the one and a half cent increase in the standard mileage rates (from 56 cents to 57 1/2 cents per mile) beginning January 1, 2015. Read more >>>

Effective January 1, 2015, all Ohio Local Unions and CAP Councils are required to file and remit payment for state and school district income tax withholding returns electronically via the Ohio Business Gateway. Please see inside for more information.  Read more >>>

In President Kennedy's January 20, 1961 Inaugural Address, he said, "Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty." Our Veterans have paid that price, bore that burden, and met that hardship. Read more >>>

It’s Our Time to Build Solidarity in the Ranks
Through Strong UAW Local Union Education Committees

Region 2-B and the UAW Education Department are working together to build solidarity in the ranks through our Local Union Education standing committees. A plan of action is in place to provide our Education Committees more program support and training so that they can effectively energize and activate our members, to the benefit of the membership, the Local Union, Region 2-B and the UAW as a whole.

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On the morning of April 17, 2014, workers at Piston Automotive in Toledo went on strike to gain union recognition.  A majority of workers support the UAW, but until now management refused to recognize the union. Today, as a result of the courqage and solidarity of these workers, and all the other UAW members who supported them, Piston management agreed to card check recognition of the UAW.     Read more >>>

Over the past few months, people from all over the country have been talking about how their lives have been touched by health care reform.
Today, we'd like to share one of the stories that moved us.

Renee is a mother of three young children who was blindsided by cancer. She was rejected from her husband's health insurance, and several other private plans, because of a pre-existing condition -- leaving her stuck with a plan that had a yearly limit and additional stress that the care she needed might not be covered.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Renee now has the coverage she needs.

You have to hear Renee tell her story -- then, pass it on to show others exactly why health care reform matters.


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Take 6 minutes and check out this video highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actual numbers. The reality is often not what we think it is.

So-called right to work laws are wrong for working and middle class families.  These laws make paying union dues optional - even though unions are required by law to represent all workers under their agreements.  In other words, the laws give people the right to shirk - since all the benefits of a union contract still cover everyone, regardless if they pay dues or not.  As a result, unions will have trouble representing members and negotiating contracts because bargaining power will be lost.

The effort to pass a right to shirk law is currently under way in Ohio.  Recently these laws were passed in Indiana and Michigan.  In Ohio, the same people who wanted to take away our collective bargaing rights with Senate Bill 5 are behind the right to shirk.  It's crucial that we educate ourselves and our co-workers, families, neighbors and friends about the truth behind this deceitful effort.   When was the last time billionaires spent millions of dollars to give more rights and freedom in the workplace?

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Check out Region 2-B's most recent commercial! Read more >>>

 News organizations from across the State of Ohio are questioning Gov. Kasich’s Jobs Ohio. Watch this video for the latest news on what others are saying about Jobs Ohio.

As members of organized labor, we know how important it is for each of us to do our part to make our community a great place to live and work. That’s why the UAW Region 2-B is a proud partner and supporter of United Way.

United Way also shares a common vision with us and is working to improve education, income, and health—the building blocks of a good life. Together, we are ensuring union members, their families, and communities, have access to essential services like food and shelter.

As a UAW Member, you can make a difference. I urge you to support United Way in their efforts to bring together people and organizations from across the community with the passion, expertise, and resources needed to get things done. 

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