|UAW Local 292|
UAW Local 292 NEWS and UPDATES
Celebrate White Shirt Day February 11!
February 11 is White Shirt Day. Show solidarity for all workers by wearing a white shirt.
February is Black History Month, and we’re taking a look back on the contributions of African-American leaders within the UAW like Ruben Burks.
Ruben Burks’ long history of unionism and advocacy for social justice started in 1955 when he began working as an assembler at the former General Motors Fisher Body Plant 2 in Flint where he joined UAW Local 598...Read more >>>
Statement from UAW Vice President Norwood Jewell on FCA US Profit-Sharing Announcement
“Today FCA US announced that UAW members will get an average of $5,000 in profit-sharing payments. Based on the new contract formula that UAW members bargained in 2015 negotiations, some employees could be eligible for higher payments based on compensated hours.
UAW members at FCA US are proud of the quality Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and RAM products they produce, and through collectively bargained profit-sharing, the hard work and success of our members’ is rewarded.”
The University of Michigan-Dearborn Center for Labor and Community Studies are celebrating 30 years of building our communities by inviting all workers, union or non-union members, and leaders from a variety of organizations to learn together at the 2017 Black Men In Unions Institute. Read more >>>
BENEFITS NOTICE FOR NEW LOCATION
The Benefits Office will be open at it's new location (417 Arnold Ct) beginning Monday, September 21, 2015. Hours will be as before Monday and Tuesday 9am to noon. We want to express our appreciation for your patience and support during this time of transition!
UAW REGIONAL NEWS and UPDATES
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. 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 >>>
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 >>>
Check out this 2 minute 30 second clip from Robert Reich about why labor unions must be strengthened in America. 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 2015-2016 winners, 320 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 $2.2 million in scholarships awarded over the last 54 years.
Read more >>>
UAW INTERNATIONAL NEWS and UPDATES
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.
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 >>>
September 13, 2015 FCA (Fiat-Chrysler) is announced as Lead.
Detroit – The UAW this afternoon announced that FCA US LLC will be the lead target in Big Three auto talks.
“All three companies are working hard toward a collective bargaining agreement. At this time, the UAW has selected FCA US LLC to be the lead bargaining company,” said Dennis Williams, President of the UAW. “All three companies have been working with UAW bargaining teams toward a collective bargaining agreement and continue to do so.”
# # #
For more information, contact: Brian Rothenberg, UAW Senior Communications Advisor, email@example.com, (614) 207-3237
Sign up for the Electronic Version of Solidarity