UAW Local 1111

The day COVID-19 shutdown the Warren (Michigan) Technical Center is the day Travis Fick jumped wholeheartedly into the fight against the virus. “It was a Friday. I believe March 20. I had been paying attention, so I knew there was a shortage of personal protection equipment, so I started a Facebook group to see what we could do,” says the Local 160 member. Immediately, he posted information about the need to get protection gear to medical professionals. He called businesses like dentist offices that had closed because they were not essential, but might have N95 masks, gloves, medical gowns and caps, or anything that could be used on the front lines.

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My Brothers and Sisters, I’d like to talk a little today about the loss of my good friend and former UAW Secretary-Treasurer Ruben Burks. Ruben passed on Monday, another casualty in this terrible pandemic. He was truly a gentleman and a tireless fighter for working men and women, for our members and for what is right and just. He served this union tirelessly for decades, starting at the GM Fisher Body Plant 2 in Flint, Michigan. He quickly rose through the UAW ranks, serving as committee person, executive board member and director of Region 1C. I will be forever grateful for his leadership and his friendship. And in thinking about my dear union brother and his contributions, I take strength in the fact that Ruben was one of so many dedicated individuals who have served this union.
My Sisters and Brothers, I’m pleased to bring you some more stories today of the good works of our UAW family during this terrible crisis. I’ve shared stories in the past weeks of our brave members on the front lines of this pandemic, but we have many members helping out in so many different ways across the nation. I’d like to share a different type of story today.

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We are updating our Bylaws as requested by International Union. The changes will include updates needed due to no longer having acive local and new language about associate members to give them voice and vote and ability to run for some offices if unable to get retiree to run. This was voted on and passed at December 18 2019 meeting. They are now active and have been sent to International for final approval.

1111 Retiree Meetings  will normally be held the third Wednesday of each month. July and September meetings may be moved to 4th Wednesday if there is a conflict with multiple officers needing to be out of state the same week on union business. November and December meetings will be catered as long as there are enough funds to support these functions. Please bring a covered dish to  all other meetings. Chapter will supply meat

Location:  550 S Audubon Road, Indianapolis, IN 46219

Time:  11:00 AM but welcome to come early to visit

Dates:

Chairman                             John Fippen                          (317)797-0378

Vice-Chairman                     Terry Davidson

Recording Secretary            Brenda Smith    

Financial Secretary               Blaine  Smith

SGT at ARMS                          Danny Higgins