|UAW Local 1219|
Today, before launching our new 2013 Mustang TV commercial, we are sharing it with you!
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--- THIS IS THE REAL AMERICAN SPIRIT.
Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) today donated his take-home pay for the 16 days of the federal government shutdown, worth $5,000, to ten food banks across Indiana. Donnelly refused to take the salary he received while partisan gridlock had shut down the government, hurting Hoosier families and businesses, as well as our entire country’s economy.
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By taking a fraction of our spending and buying US-made goods, we'll create a economic tidal wave. Watch the vid and share it. Boom, you're helping make jobs.
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 >>>
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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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The Annual Region 2B Bowling Tournament will be held at Beaver-Vu Bowl, 1238 North Fairfield Road, Beavercreek, Ohio 45432, near Dayton. The tournament will take place over two weekends: January 25 & 26 and February 1 & 2, 2014.
The deadline for entries is November 8, 2013. Please see inside for the official call letter which contains more details and notice to post at work sites.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 >>>
Lower Tax Withholding Rates Take Effect September 1, 2013
Effective with the first pay period ending on or after September 1, 2013, state income tax withholdings should be deducted at the new rates.
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.
The Richard T. Gosser Scholarship Program is now accepting applications from the daughters and sons of UAW Region 2B members who will graduate from high school in 2014. These prestigious $10,000 awards are based on S.A.T. scores, class rank, extra-curricular activites, letters of recommendation, personality traits and leadership abilities.
Applications are assessed by a six member team of prominent community leaders, clergy and educators, who then select the winners. The application must be either received by the Region 2B office or postmarked by October 15, 2013. This deadline is firm, and no exceptions will be made. Please click below to access the application form and scholarship rules. We are asking all locals who participate in the scholarship fund to post this information at our work sites.
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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 >>>
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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At the request of many local unions and supporters, and by action of the Gosser Scholarship Membership at the May 2012 meeting, a program was conceived which allows those interested to financially support the scholarship program.
The program was originally set-up in 1962 to be supported by UAW Region 2-B local unions who wished to participate. They could do so by making a one-time contribution of $0.50 per member. This was later raised to the current $0.60.
In 2003 an annual golf outing was initiated to grow the assets of the program, and last year the Continuing Supporter Program was added.
CAP Councils, Retired Worker Chapters or other organizations or individuals can make a contribution and receive recognition here and in the annual luncheon program. Local Unions can make graduated contributions of: Associate - 0.25 cents per member; Baccalaureate - 0.35 cents per member amd Master's - 0.45 cents per member.
We would like to recognize the following Individual Supporters;
Lloyd and Sharon Mahaffey
Judge Timothy Kuhlman
Ken and Karen Lortz
UAW Local 2308
UAW Local 70; UAW Local 164; UAW Local 211: UAW Local 402; UAW Local 977; UAW Local 1112; UAW Local 2269.
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.
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 >>>
From all reports we’ve seen, President Obama is going to propose a budget plan this week that is unprecedented for a Democratic president. It will propose a cut to Social Security benefits for seniors, veterans and people with disabilities.
It appears the proposed cut will take the form of “chained” CPI—a discredited way of calculating annual cost-of-living increases that does not keep up with actual costs, eating into benefits.
But there’s more. The president’s budget proposal also would require middle-class seniors—people who make $47,000 a year and more—to pay higher Medicare premiums.Read more >>>
DETROIT – Even after Chrysler Corp.'s Gualberto Ranieri, vice president of communications, said Friday, “Let's set the record straight: Jeep has no intention of shifting production of its Jeep models out of North America to China,” the Romney campaign put out a false and misleading ad basically repeating his bogus statement made Thursday in Ohio that Chrysler was moving all Jeep production to China.
Author Greg Palast, in his book, "Billionaires and Ballot Bandits," examines the role Mitt Romney played in the Delphi bailout and how he and other economic vultures made millions as the storied parts supplier went into and came out of bankruptcy. In this video, Palast tells how Mitt and Ann Romney made at least $15 million from the carcass of Delphi and as much as $115 million.
It also shows how Romney's cronies made more than $4 billion off the bankruptcy. These same billionaires also contributed millions to his presidential campaign.
DETROIT -- Two days after GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney told a crowd near Toledo, Ohio, that Chrysler was moving all Jeep production to China, the GOP candidate appears to be unfazed by his incorrect remarks and remains mum on the subject.. Read more >>>