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LOCAL 14 UNION LABEL COMMITTEE IS PROUD TO PRESENT A FREE SCREENING OF THE ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARY OF THE REUTHER BROTHERS ON SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2014 AT APPROXIMATELY 11 AM AFTER THE AMALGAMATED MEETING AT LOCAL 14 UAW HALL 5411 JACKMAN RD

 

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FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2014 7:00 PM Read more >>>

There are Mud Hens tickets available on a first come first served basis. You can purchase tickets in 2 or 4 quantities only ($6 each). Tickets can be purchased at the hall Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 4 :30 PM. Tickets dates and times are as follows. Read more >>>

SATURDAY, June 14, 2014 12PM TO 2PM $5.00 AT THE DOOR Read more >>>

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The UAW announced today it is withdrawing objections filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) regarding February's vote at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, effectively terminating the NLRB review process. 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 >>>

Graduate employees commend administration behavior as state labor board confirms majority support

HARTFORD, Conn. — University of Connecticut (UConn) graduate student employees won union recognition today after the State Board of Labor Relations (SBLR) verified that a super majority of the workers signed cards authorizing the Graduate Employee Union/United Auto Workers (GEU-UAW) to represent them in collective bargaining.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014, POWERLine

 

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Director Lortz has published the call letter for the 2014 Region 2-B Leadership Weeks at Black Lake.  The weeks are as follows:

July 27 - Aug. 1, 2014 and Sept. 14 -19, 2014.

Workshop sessions this year include: Collective Bargaining; UAW 101; Grievance Handling; Financial Officer training (offered in July only), and CAP (offered in September only). The sessions are open to any active member in Region 2-B.

This is a great opportunity to improve your representation skills, whether new to leadership or a long term representative. Learn about our great union and experience fun and fellowship with other UAW members from all over our Region.

Inside are the CALL LETTER and the REGISTRATION FORM.

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Join us for the 11th Annual Richard T. Gosser Scholarship Golf Outing on July 20, 2014 at the Thunderbird Hils Golf Club in Huron Ohio.  Proceeds benefit the Richard T. Gosser Scholarship Fund, which grants awards of college scholarships to children of UAW Region 2-B members.  Read more >>>

 The 2014 International UAW Women's Conference will be held August 3-8, 2014 at the Walter and May Reuther Family Education Center at Black Lake, Michigan. See inside for registration information and the official call letter. Read more >>>

The 2014 UAW Family Scholarship weeks have been announced: 

July 6-11 
July 13-18 
July 20-25

These three, one week sessions are offered on a once-in-a-lifetime basis to UAW active members and their families, and are held at the Walter & May Reuther Family Education Center (Black Lake) in Onaway, MI.

But make no mistake, this week is open to single active members and couples as well...

The programs get the whole family involved and active, learning about labor history, UAW history in particular and current issues facing families today.

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April 28 is Worker Memorial Day. This year our theme is: "Safe Jobs, Save Lives, Make Your Voices Heard."  I am asking each Local Union President and Bargaining Unit Chairperson to plan a Worker Memorial Day event at your worksite or Local Union hall, and to do all you can to encourage participation of our members and employers.

Assuring work place safety should be a priority in everything we do. I am proud of the efforts Region 2-B Leadership and our membership has put forth in 2013, and I am even more pleased to report that there has not been a single work place fatality in the UAW in the entire calendar year 2013 and there has not been a fatality so far this year. Congratulations and thank you to all who have made that extra effort to assure our members go home to their families at the end of their shift.

 

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A calendar is now available with the dates and times of the Local 14 UAW union meetings. Read more >>>

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?

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