A Message from Director Ken Lortz: Thank You for Answering the Call
UAW Members showed up in full force at the Rally to Defend the American Dream in Columbus on August 21.
For some time now, we have been monitoring the extremist's Right to Work is Wrong activity in Ohio and I have been asking you to be ready when we call you to action. On August 21, 2015, we called- and you answered! The level of participation and commitment of Region 2-B was not surprising and exceeded the expectations of many. Region 2-B was the best represented Labor Union at the rally, our numbers exceeded every other Labor Union. Your readiness to organize and jump to action was second to none. For that I extend my deepest gratitude and sincere thanks. I was proud to stand with you and send a clear message that we will not tolerate Right to Work is Wrong, or any other anti-union, anti worker effort.
A special thank you to our CAP Council and Local Union Leadership for organizing, handling bus lists, assuring bus captains were assigned, and making arrangements for food and refreshments on the bus. Another special thank you to Local 685 member Rick Ward for driving all the way from Kokomo, Indiana and for his well delivered message at the rally.
I also want to thank the Region 2-B Staff for their ever-present assistance and support. Finally I want to thank all of our members for their attendance and support of this event, this true act of Solidarity, and the work of many, which assured a successful rally. Our voices were heard! Thank you.
Ken Lortz, Director
UAW Region 2-B