The 43rd International Convention of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) will convene on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 and will continue through Monday, May 26, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. The theme for this year’s CBTU Convention is “Working Together – It Shall Come to Pass.” Read more >>>
The Annual Region 2-B Retired Workers Council Meeting will take place in Angoloa, Indiana at Pokagon State Park on April 14, 2014. The top four officers of all retired worker chapters in the Region are invited to attend. Registrations and hotel reservations should be made by March 31, 2014. See inside for the official call letter and registration form. Read more >>>
The 2014 Region 2-B Conference will be held May 2, 2014 in conjunction with the Region 2-B Advisory Council Meetings on May 3, 2014. The Conference and Council Meetings will take place at the Park Inn Hotel in Toledo, Ohio. Nominations and elections will be held for all Advisory Councils except Union Label.
Hotel room reservations must be made directly to the hotel by April 10, 2014, and are the responsibility of the Local or Unit sending the delegate. The registration deadline for conference and meeting attendance must be made to the Regional Office by April 21, 2014. See inside for the official call letter and registration form.Read more >>>
Nominations for Region 2-B's Woman of the Year can be made to the Regional office by March 31, 2014. Candidates must be an active or retired Region 2-B member in good standing who has helped strengthen our Union as well as her community. Read more >>>
The 2014 Region 2-B Bowling Tournament was held in January and February at Beaver-Vu Lanes in Beavercreek, Ohio. See inside for the tournament results. Read more >>>
Region 2-B recognizes the continuing supporters of the Richard T. Gosser Scholarship: Thank you all so much for your generous support of this very worthwhile program that rewards the hard-working children of our members as they start their college lives. Please see inside for a listing of these generous supporters, and to find out more about this valuable program. Read more >>>
The 27th Annual UAW Chaplaincy Conference will be held at the Walter and May Reuther UAW Family Education Center, April 12-17, 2014. The deadline for registration is March 12, 2014. For more information and the registration form, please click read more below. 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.
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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UAW Region 2B Director Ken Lortz congratulates all of the 2B members who helped make the 2013 fundraising effort for March of Dimes a tremendous success. Director Lortz is again serving as the March for Babies Labor Industry Chair for the Indiana and Ohio Chapters. Please join him in making the 2014 goal of $275,000 - and help reach the day when all babies are born healthy. Read more for the sign up form and more information. Read more >>>
Please see inside for a link to the IRS website detailing a half cent decrease in the standard mileage rates (from 56 1/2 cents to 56 cents per mile) beginning January 1, 2014.
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?Read more >>>
Check out Region 2-B's most recent commercial! Read more >>>
The UAW National CAP Conference will be held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. The conference will convene on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. (tentative) and will adjourn at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 5, 2014.
The entire registration process (for hotel and conference) will be conducted online. Applications for the conference are due online by Friday, December 13, 2013. Please click "read more" for the official call letter and details on the application for this conference.Read more >>>
The 2014 UAW Financial Officers Conference will take place February 23-28, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This 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 attending one of the two sessions.
Registrations and hotel reservations must be made by January 7, 2014. Please click "read more" for the call letter and registration information.
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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.
To All Members of Region 2-B, UAW:
Just over seven months ago, we concluded our work on a critical 2012 election cycle. Time has certainly flown by since the election, but hopefully you have found a few moments to relax. Unfortunately, the Right Wing Extremists have not taken any time off. In fact, they have ramped up their attacks on Workers Rights, Voter Rights, Women’s Rights, Immigration Rights and the Rights of our Senior Citizens. These Extremists continue to reward their rich and privileged campaign donors with tax breaks they don’t need, while pushing failed “trickle down” economic policies at the expense of workers. They continue to gerrymander Congressional Districts to avoid being held accountable for their decisions. They continue to push no Rights at Work legislation. They continue to block the effectiveness of the NLRB, and the list goes on, all to the detriment of the American Worker.
Unions are the first, and the last line of defense for American Workers, and the Extremists (funded by the Koch brothers, Carl Rove, the Chamber of Commerce and others) will stop at nothing to weaken labor and have their way with all workers.
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DETROIT – We commend President Obama for his leadership and support for the U.S. auto industry. His actions helped prevent a second Great Depression, saving more than a million American jobs in the process. Domestic automakers have pledged investment in U.S. plants through 2015 that will mean more than 40,000 direct manufacturing jobs in the United States.
The renewed American automotive industry is now America’s No. 1 export sector. The Obama administration, American workers and retirees, and the U.S. automotive industry made tough choices and sacrifices to make this turnaround possible. The automobile sector supports over 3 million good-paying jobs in assembly plants, auto parts manufacturing, repair shops, dealerships and other supporting businesses nationwide. In 2012, U.S. automotive exports totaled $133 billion, an increase of more than $17 billion (14 percent) over 2011. Domestic manufacturing has long been the foundation of a strong middle class, and the automobile industry is the one of the most critical for U.S. manufacturing.
Under the president’s leadership, we are implementing higher fuel efficiency standards from 2017-2025, effectively doubling vehicle fuel efficiency, drastically reducing carbon emissions and creating several hundred thousand jobs. About 50,000 of these jobs will be in auto parts manufacturing and vehicle assembly alone.Read more >>>
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.Read more >>>