C.A.P. Committee

To report to the membership all national, state and local legislation issues affecting the welfare of the workers. To organize and conduct campaigns of letter writing, send delegates to community meetings and exert other forms of influence on behalf of measures of importance. To cooperate with the UAW CAP Council of the State and Local Industrial Union Councils in Labor ward organizations in registration drives, in endorsing candidates and conducting election campaigns. To see that all literature, pamphlets, placards and other political material issued by the International Union is properly and effectively distributed among the membership and others.


The Chaplaincy Committee's was formed in March 1992. Their special mission is to give extended care to members in crisis situations such as hospitalization, dying, divorce, grief and other family and spiritual issues. Also to console, to comfort, to listen, to understand, and to be caring friends to everyone in need of the Chaplaincy Committee's service.

Members serving on this committee are: Keith Willis (Chairman), Michelle Beilstein, Sandy Hrabowy, Kenneth Goodman, Pedro Scott, Samson Murry, Jr, and Patricia Johnson.

Civil & Human Rights

The Civil & Human Rights Committee assures the full rights of all members of the union, regardless of their religion, age, nationality, race, color, sex, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or political affiliation. The committee keeps the members informed on steps and procedures when members believe these rights have been violated, either by the management or by other union members. Services in this area are provided by the Fair Practices Department of the International Union.

Members of the committee are: Larry Coston, Chair, Charlene Long Co-Chair, Blakely McKelley, Gary Hill, Thomas Day Jr., Joseph Martin, Gloria Washington, Tameka Hill, Secretary, Melvin Riley, Jack Vining, Marie Redd-Yancey, and Alethea Jenkins.

The Civil and Human Rights Committee holds a Black History Celebration day during Black History month, February; and acknowledges National Diversity Day in May. This committee has also hosted bus trips to the Presidential Inauguration and the Martin Luther King Memorial Dedication. They also lend necessary support to all other standing committees.

Community Services

The Community Services Committee serves as the locals link with the community, performing the all-important task of getting help for members and their families in time of need. This committee works through public and private organizations to assure that members in emergency situations facing these problems get the needed help. This committee generally handles the strike insurance benefits. Service in this area is provided by the Community Services Department of the International Union.

Members of the Community Services Committee are: James Kelly (Chairperson), Cindy Allen, Secretary, Wilfredo Santiago, Ernie Long, Cynthia Cayson, Theresa Arcuri, Steve Haefke, Jeff Navarro, Ewa Piskor, Tracie Brown, Michael Holub, Erick Belmer, and James McGowan.

The Community Services Committee holds many fundraising events, including an annual golf outing, to raise funds for their toys for children and food basket program during the holiday season.

Conservation & Recreation

The Conservation & Recreation Committee deals with environmental concerns and works to develop well-rounded events giving opportunity to our members to become better acquainted with each other outside of the workplace. The committee helps assure that the added leisure made possible through better contracts becomes a real contribution to a better life for our members and their families. Services in this area are provided by the Recreation Department of the International Union.

Members on the local's Recreation Committee are: Jeff Terrace, Chairperson, Alesha DeGarmo, Secretary, Tammy Casper, John DeGarmo, Janie Valentin, Kieulinh Terrace, Cindy Geiser, Judy Kimma, and Jimmy Beckham.

The Conservation and Recreation Committee keep our social calendar very busy with events such as historically hosting the local’s Annual Family Picnic and Children’s Christmas Party, and more recently a children’s Halloween Party as well as setting up ‘game days’ to sporting events for the Browns, Tribe, and Cavs.

Constitution & By-Laws

The Constitution & By-Laws is responsible for drawing up the "operating rules" of the local for presentation to the membership for action of their approval. After adoption by the membership meeting, such bylaws are submitted to the International Executive Board for approval to assure they do not conflict with the provisions of the International UAW Constitution and the accepted interpretations.

Members of our local committee are: Douglas Banks (Chairperson), Robert Hutcheson

Consumer Affairs & Union Label

The Consumer Affairs Committee strives to keep the membership informed on truth in lending, truth in packaging, truth in advertising, labels on products, consumer fraud, etc. - a very vital and important committee so that each member can obtain maximum value for monies spent. Services in this area are provided by the Consumer Affairs Department of the International Union.

The Union Label Committee helps to emphasize the importance of supporting those goods produced in union shops, by union members under the union-won working conditions. This committee also helps bring to the attention of our members those products produced under non-union conditions and by anti-labor manufacturers. The committee also keeps members informed of items on the "boycott" list.

Members of the Consumer Affairs/Union Label Committee: Janie Valentin and Linda Watson

The Consumer Affairs/Union Label Committee have strived to advocate for members with consumer issues and provide many products and services to the members through the years. Socially, they host an annual pool tournament.


The Education Committee responsibilities are to educate and train union members, building the power of the union movement. This committee holds orientation for new members, and provides classes, material and information based on the needs of the membership. Films, material, outlines, and guides developed to help them inform the membership on issues, train new stewards and committeemen, and mobilize greater solidarity are provided to the committee by the Education Department of the International Union.

Members of the Local's Education Committee are: Mark A Rossell, Chairperson, and Louis Robinson, Jr.

Our Education Committee established the Scholarship Awards program in 1988, for legal dependents of UAW Local 1714 members. The first Scholarships were awarded in 1989. Proving to be a successful program, it has served as a guideline for scholarship programs in other organizations.


The Election Committee is responsible for conducting Local Union's elections in accordance with the International Union's Constitution and Local Union bylaws, conducting fair and honest elections.

An Election Committee of fourteen (14) members is nominated and elected by secret ballot at the regular membership meeting January following the year in which the Local Union officers is held. The seven (7) members with the highest vote count constitutes the Election Committee and the succeeding seven (7) members by vote count constitute the alternates.


The Next Committee was formed in 2013, by the President & Shop Chairman, with the intent to educate our younger seniority members on the history of the UAW and the concern of the consequences of right to work and other anti-union legislation and hindrance on the labor force and all of the middle class. Five diverse members selected for this first committee then are responsible to take the knowledge to the production floor and advocate to their peers. The process will continue until all who signed up are reached, in the hopes of resolving our concerns.

Members of the Next Committee are: Betty Engram and Pamela Stephens.

This newly formed committee has been busy visiting our Region 2B and International Union offices and puts out a newsletter to inform the members of their experiences and what they have learned.


The Veteran's Committee is a vital link to inform the membership on issues and rights afforded to our Veterans and their families in this local union. This committee helps to insure that benefit regulations and Veterans laws, which are constantly changing, are available to this membership. They are also a resource for outside activities pertaining to Veterans' affairs.

Members of the committee are: Kevin Zuschlag, Chairperson, David Yukon, Jose Valentin, and James Kaster.

The Veterans Committee has held various raffles to raise funds to make contributions to VA Clinics and donate Thanksgiving turkeys to Veterans in need and participated in area Veterans Day Parades. Some of our Veterans Committee members are also members of the Honor Guard for the UAW-GM Lordstown Complex, posting the Colors for various events. Some also make the annual trip to Washington D.C. at their own expense, to place a wreath at the Viet Nam Veterans Memorial.


 The Women's Committee works to inform, educate and further the gains of women in the workplace and society. The committee encourages women to become active in local, national and community causes and programs and can also conduct programs which are of special interest to women.

Members of the committee are: Marisol Bowers, Chairperson, Loryn Baldwin, Secretary, Toni Wheeler, Michelle McCune, Rose Beckham, Trisha Brown, Martha Meikle, Rosanne Seginak, and Angela Carpenter.

Through the years our Women’s Committee has hosted Women’s Committee Luncheons bringing in dynamic speakers to address guests attending from not only our membership, but also surrounding communities, and sister UAW locals as well as other local unions. They participate in many events such as the Polar Plunge, Relay for Life, etc., raising funds for the American Cancer Society and March of Dimes. They ’Paint the Plant Purple’ in May for Relay and they ‘Paint the Plant Pink’ in October for Breast Cancer Awareness month. And if that’s not enough... they host the annual Easter Egg Hunt for the children!