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 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 >>>

 In accordance with the provisions of the International Constitution, you are hereby notified that the 2015 Special Convention on Collective Bargaining of the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, UAW will convene in the Cobo Convention Center, Detroit, Michigan on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.

 

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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 >>>

Both Indiana and Ohio are “Credit Reduction States” for the purpose of filing IRS Form 940 for 2014.  Please see inside for more information and the form.  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 >>>

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 Conference is for local union presidents, financial secretaries/treasurers, trustees and recording secretaries. Local union bookkeepers may also attend. There will be two conference sessions and local unions should plan on atteding one of the two sessions.

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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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The 56th Annual Region 2-B UAW Bowling Tournament will be held at Jug's Bowling Center, Toledo, OH  43613.  The selected weekends are January 31 & February 1, February 7 & 8 and February 14 & 15, 2015.  For the Official Call Letter and registration, please click on the links below.  For more information, contact the Region 2-B Office at 419-893-4677.  Read more >>>

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 >>>

The US Supreme Court by a 5-4 majority, voted to stop early voting in Ohio which was to begin on September 30, 2014. Early voting will now begin on October 7, 2014. 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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