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‘Non-Union Union’ at Volkswagen Plant Loses Certification
A group billing itself as an alternative to the United Auto Workers union at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee has failed to meet minimum enrollment standards under the German automaker’s internal labor policy.
Protesters Block Traffic at O’Brien Federal Office Building Demanding Government Suspend Contracting with Honeywell Aerospace
Elected officials, labor, clergy and community leaders express support for UAW members in Green Island and South Bend who have been locked out of work for over four months
(Albany, NY) – Supporters of UAW members locked out by Honeywell Aerospace blocked traffic and rallied today at the...Read more >>>
Honeywell employees protest, demand fair contract
GREEN ISLAND, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Local employees of a manufacturing company protested Wednesday in demand of a fair contract.
The Honeywell workers, based in Green Island, say the company refuses to come to an agreement with their union.
When local UAW members want to know what’s happening in their local and what the issues are that bring them together – like who the best candidate for workers is in the upcoming election – there’s no one they trust more than their union local. The UAW members who make that communication happen work tirelessly, usually on their own time, to bring it to their union sisters and brothers. Using all the platforms available to them such as social media, photography, video, publications, websites, email, texting and more, the UAW-Local Union Communications Association (LUCA) on Aug. 25 honored those hardworking communicators for a job well done over the past year. Read more >>>
“Over the past two days UAW Local 9 and UAW Local 1508 bargainers met in good faith with Honeywell to bargain a fair and equitable contract.
UAW members once again asked Honeywell to end its lockout and put our members back to work.Read more >>>
A Statement from UAW Region 2B Director Ken Lortz regarding comments from Mike Pence
“If Mike Pence had his way America would have 2.6 million less jobs and $284.9 billion in lost income for just 2009 and 2010 alone. Every day in communities across Ohio and Indiana the auto rescue pays dividends through family paychecks. It’s astonishing he would double down on his opposition to a bill that saved the American middle class.”
To watch Mike Pence make these comments, see the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRFHRvBi88U&feature=youtu.be
Check out the latest message from the Alliance to all seniors about the upcoming election. Read more >>>
Honeywell Workers Locked Out in NY & IN
If Portman and Trump had it their way, 30,000 auto-industry jobs might have never returned.
Innovation Ohio has just released a new report on the success of the auto rescue. Its findings demonstrate that while it was characterized as a “lousy deal for Ohio” by Rob Portman at the time of its implementation, the auto bailout has in fact been a resounding success. Indeed, the auto industry is now thriving and is as integral to Ohio’s economic success as ever.
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MARION, Ind. — General Motors is investing $90.9 million in its Marion Metal Center plant to enhance the facility’s process capability and flexibility.
“This investment in stamping dies and equipment will align Marion Metal Center with GM’s future stamping strategy,” said Dan Hermer, GM North America Manufacturing manager. “This will enable our team to continue delivering quality to our stamping customers throughout North America.”Read more >>>
More than 50 Flint elementary school students will learn and grow in a loving environment this summer at a new Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School sponsored by the Cynthia Estrada Charity Fund. The Freedom School will be administered by Bethel United Methodist Church – Flint, the only historically African-American church in the city. Read more >>>
Full Video: UAW president Dennis Williams hosts media roundtable
The Richard T. Gosser Scholarship Program is now accepting applications from the daughters and sons of UAW Region 2B Affiliated Local members who will graduate from high school in 2017. These prestigious $10,000 awards are based on ACT scores, class rank, extra-curricular activities, letters of recommendation, personality traits and leadership abilities. The ACT test is required. If the student has not previously taken the ACT, they should sign up to take the ACT test and have your test scores sent to our office by listing our code number 9894. Read more >>>
“Today is a great day for millions of hardworking Americans and working families because they are finally going to be rightfully paid for working overtime. I commend President Obama and Labor Secretary Perez for their leadership in adopting this commonsense rule that will raise the incomes of more than 4 million working people. The previous outdated overtime rules contained loopholes that many employers used for decades to exploit workers and deny them their earned pay. Read more >>>
Check out the 2015 V-CAP Prize Winners- over $12,000 in cash and other prizes were awarded in our prize drawing. Read more >>>
Watch the latest in the series of UAW Region 2-B messages from Director Ken Lortz. Read more >>>
On the 7th anniversary of President Obama signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, here are some statistics we should all be concerned about and take notice of:
Under Indiana Governor Mike Pence's leadership and the "Right to Work is Wrong" (RTWIW) legislation jammed through the Indiana State Legislature by members of his party, Hoosiers make $.86 for every American dollar, dropping Indiana to 39th in per capita income. And according to a study by the American Association of University Women, Hoosier women make $.73 cents for every dollar men make working comparable jobs, ranking Indiana 46th in the nation and below the national average of 77 cents. (We can take great pride that our Collective Bargaining Agreements require equal pay in Union represented work sites, another reason why RTWIW.)Read more >>>
To All Region 2-B Local Union and CAP Council Financial Secretaries:
Please read more about new IRS filing information regarding Form 940 Schedule A.Read more >>>
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 >>>
Read the letter from retired member and former President of Local 2147 recently published in the Lima News about the real story behind so-called right to work. Read more >>>
This 30 second message from Director Ken Lortz will air on local stations this fall. Read more >>>
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Check out this 2 minute 30 second clip from Robert Reich about why labor unions must be strengthened in America. Read more >>>
Check out this message from Senator Donnelly. Read more >>>
Check out Region 2-B's Labor Day message: A thank you to the American worker. Read more >>>
UAW Region 2-B has a long-standing and proud tradition of awarding scholarships each year to (11) eleven high school seniors from participating Local UAW families in Indiana and Ohio. The affiliated Local Union Presidents voted this year to raise the scholarships to twelve (12) 10,000 scholarships beginning in 2016.
The program was established to honor the memory of former Region 2-B Director and International Vice-President, Richard T. Gosser. Initially, in 1962, a single, $2000 scholarship was awarded. A foundation was established, and through contributions, the award dollar amount and number of recipients grew over the years.
As a means to keep the foundation strong and the scholarships growing even larger, Retired Regional Director, Lloyd Mahaffey, in 2004, established the first annual Richard T. Gosser Golf Outing. Local Unions, units and employers from around the state of Ohio and Indiana field teams. All proceeds go directly to the foundation and (12) twelve, $10,000 Scholarships are awarded each year.
Including the 2014-2015 winners, 308 students have received Gosser scholarships.
Region 2-B UAW Retirees also award (6) six $1000 scholarship awards to the finalists, investing in the future of an additional 107 students. In 2016, the Region 2-B Retirees are raising the (6) six scholarships to $1500.
In all the Gosser awards and the Retiree awards total over $2 million in scholarships awarded over the last 52 years.
The Scholarship Program is open to any Region 2-B Local Union, simply by making a one-time contribution of sixty (0.60) cents per member into the fund. The Local Union must have been a participating member prior to the application deadline before Scholarship applications will be accepted from their Local Union.
Parents can obtain the application forms for their graduating senior from their Local Union President or Chairperson. The application deadline each year is October 15. This is a firm date and there is never an exception made.
Awards are made based on ACT scores, class rank, extra-curricular activites, letters of recommendation, personality traits and leadership abilities. Applications are assessed by a seven member team of prominent community leaders and educators, who then select the winners.
Attached below is the application form, guidelines for applicants and information for Local Unions who would like to begin participation. Click on the link below to register for the ACT and send your scores to our office by listing code 9894.Read more >>>
UAW Region 2-B Director Ken Lortz is proud to announce that including the 2015 Gosser Scholarship recipients, over $2.2 million has been awarded to the talented high school students of UAW members since the scholarship began. See inside for the complete letter from Director Lortz to the UAW memberhsip regarding this program. Read more >>>
Check out the 2014 V-CAP Prize Winners- over $12,000 in cash and other prizes are awarded - see if you are on this list! Read more >>>
Check out the latest message from Director Ken Lortz: make worker safety a priority in all our workplaces. Read more >>>
Take two minutes and twenty seconds to watch Robert Reich take on Fast Track and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Read more >>>
In 2015, let's recommit to Dr. King's mission to secure the right to vote. 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.
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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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 >>>
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.
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 >>>