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Nearly five months after the Republican-controlled legislature paused their attempt to dismantle retirement savings for teachers, administrators and support staff, they’re back at it again. Corporate special interests are pushing them to slash school employees’ compensation and rob public employees of their retirement benefits. Read more >>>

We stand with BCTGM Nabisco/Mondelez workers rallying outside the company’s shareholders meeting today. Support union workers, fight for family-sustaining jobs, only buy AMERICAN-made Nabisco snacks!

In July 2015, Nabisco (Mondelez) announced it had decided to invest $130 million in a plant in Salinas, Mexico, instead of investing it in its iconic Southside Chicago Nabisco bakery. Mondelez called on the workers, represented by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) International Union, to come up with $46 million in annual savings (in perpetuity) at the Chicago facility for the company, or it would take the $130 million planned investment to its Salinas, Mexico bakery.

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May 17 is the Mondelez Shareholders Meeting in Lincolnshire, Ill. (25 miles north of Chicago). BCTGM Nabisco/Mondelez workers, BCTGM local unions, supporters and activists from other AFL-CIO affiliates will be gathering outside of the meeting for a large protest rally. Read more >>>

Tell Fuyao, deliver good, safe jobs! Sign the Petition

As workers at the Fuyao Glass Plant in Morain, Ohio, continue their struggle to form a union, a new petition is making the rounds online. The petition calls out the nearly $22 million in tax incentives that Fuyao received from Ohio taxpayers. In return for that investment, Ohio taxpayers are calling on Fuyao to deliver good, safe jobs for the citizens of Ohio — not the kinds of jobs that would land a company on the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health’s Dirty Dozen list.

If you believe that workers at Fuyao in Morain, Ohio, should have good, safe jobs and the right to form a union if they so choose, then you can do something to help! Sign the petition now to tell Fuyao to respect workers’ right to have a real voice on the job through collective bargaining.

Urge Fuyao to respect workers’ legally protected right to organize and to establish a fair path for them to make that choice. Sign the petition now!

Virtually everything working people have gained to improve health and retirement security since the 1940s is now at risk, including Medicare, Medicaid, workplace health plans, the Affordable Care Act and Social Security.

Republicans in Congress are rushing to approve legislation that effectively would end these programs without providing a replacement for the 30 million Americans who will become uninsured.

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The Ryan Health Care Bill puts retirement at risk by making massive cuts to Medicare and Medicaid.

Speaker Ryan and House Republicans want to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and replace it with a bill that gives millions in tax breaks to the rich. They want to pay for those tax breaks by taxing your benefits and stealing Medicare and Medicaid funds.

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SIGN UP FOR A MARCH IN YOUR AREA

March 10, 2017

To the March for Science Organizers:

As President of the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW), I am writing to request that our organization be added as a partner for the March for Science on April 22.

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 Hundreds of Workers, Civil Rights Leaders, Elected Officials to Converge on Nissan Plant for ‘The March on Mississippi: Workers’ Rights = Civil Rights’
 
Citing Automaker’s Record of Harassment, Intimidation of African-American Workers, Protesters to Demand Company Respect Employees’ Right to Vote for a Union Without Fear of Retaliation

Canton, Miss. – Citing a pattern of civil rights abuses by Nissan against its predominantly African-American workforce in Mississippi, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, actor Danny Glover, NAACP President Cornell William Brooks and hundreds of workers, civil rights leaders, and social justice advocates will converge on the automaker’s factory in Canton Saturday to demand that the company respect its workers’ right to vote for a union free from fear and intimidation. Read more >>>

Support the American worker - Buy Union and Buy American for your loved ones this holiday season! Look inside for the UAW Holiday Shoppers Guide.  Read more >>>

UAW members from around Region 2-B took part in Labor Walks this weekend to encourage others to vote in this historic election. UAW volunteers canvassed neighborhoods in Canton, Dayton, Cincinnati, Lordstown, Toledo, Cleveland, Lima, and Springfield in Ohio and Kokomo, Bedford and Indianapolis in Indiana.  Check out who joined our effort this week and see if you recognize any one!  Read more >>>

Greetings Brothers and Sisters,

This letter is to inform all local unions of an urgent health and safety issue in need of attention. Just today we received another heartbreaking report of a Brother who received life threatening injuries when a press cycled during a servicing task. He is in serious condition and may lose his arms or worse, his life; and this is not an isolated incident.

There is an epidemic of injuries across the country and our membership is on the front lines. As of January 2015 new regulations require notification of OSHA in the event of an amputation or hospitalization. Since the requirement went into effect, there have been many thousands of injuries reported. Many locations are facing OSHA inspections because of these serious accidents.
In the last 24 months, five UAW members lost their lives because of faulty energy control

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 Greetings Friends:

 The response to the Flint water crisis by the UAW has been tremendous.

All our storage is filled with water that is being disbursed a case at a time to the citizenry. And they are so grateful.

But, we can’t take any more water at this time.

Instead, if possible, attempt to secure monetary donations. The funds will be used for water, filters, and replacement cartridges for the filters.

 

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 Ohio lawmakers are considering legislation (pushed by corporate CEO's and their allies) that will gut unemployment compensation benefits.  Please call your representative today and tell them to oppose this harmful bill - and spread the word!  Read more >>>

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

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

While the federal budget is debated in Congress, some Represenatives advocate raising medicare eligibility to age 67.  If passed, this could have a negative impact on UAW retirees and weaken retiree health care funds for 806,000 autoworker, spouses, dependents and surviving spouses. 

Recently, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report that found this move won’t produce nearly the cost savings that had been assumed previously.  We are asking you to reach out to your Representative in Congress and ask them to sign on to Representative Ted Deutch (D-21) and Representative Patrick Murphy’s (D-18) letter to CBO Director Elmendorf in opposition to raising the eligibility age.  This letter,  along with more information and the CBO report is available inside.

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