Regional News

We are excited to annouce the winners of the 2022 Region 2B Bowling Tournament! Thank you to everyone who participated.

We greatly appreciate all of your contributions and congratulations to our winners!

Working in concert with others at your workplace to form a union is a right afforded to Americans under the National Labor Relations Act, however, organizing your workplace is never easy.  Companie

Toledo Blade reporter Tom Henry recently wrote an article about UAW President Walter Reuther and his role in the early environmental movement.  Check it out at the link below:

Historian highlights UAW leader's role in early environmental movement

“The UAW is proud to endorse Tim Ryan to represent Ohio in the U.S. Senate,” said UAW Region 2B Director Wayne Blanchard. “Tim has always stood alongside us, fighting against the outsourcing and unfair trade deals that have devastated our communities, working to take on China and ensure that the next generation of electric vehicles are made here in Ohio, and pushing for fair wages and benefits, and dignity on the job for all working people.  As our next senator, Ohioans can trust Tim to continue to be a champion for workers all across our state.”

Wayne Blanchard, Region 2B director for the United Autoworkers of America in Ohio, told the House Transportation and Public Safety Committee that decisions made today by states like Ohio will determine where investment decisions are made by manufacturers.

"As it stands today, most of the production footprint of tomorrow's advanced automotive technology will be overseas," he said. "It is projected by 2029, 70 percent of the lithium-ion batteries that power (electric vehicles) will be built in China and another 16 percent will be built in Europe.

Over the last several months, there have been concerns about fraudulent activity on or changes to unemployment benefits accounts in the state of Ohio.

Now, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has created a new process to help individuals to get their money back.

If this happened to you, you can request reimbursement, and that request will initiate the process in the unemployment system. Individuals who believe they were victims of an account takeover can call 1-877-644-6562 to request reimbursement.

Indiana and Ohio have websites in place for workers who have been displaced by the Coronavirus.  Please see links below: