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Remembering and honoring our Veterans Today, on Veterans Day, across the nation we honor the proud individuals who served our country. We remember the men and women, and their families, who have made the ultimate sacrifice during wartime, and those who gave of their time and commitment during peacetime. The willingness of America’s veterans to serve our country earns them our lasting, dedicated gratitude.
So far, members of UAW Local 900 (Michigan ISA, Michigan Assembly), UAW Local 898 (Rawsonville), UAW Local 3036(Memphis HVC) , UAW Local 3519 (Washington HVC) and UAW Local 2280 (Van Dyke) have voted in favor of ratifying the Tentative Agreement with Ford.
Brothers and Sisters, This will be the first of many messages to you my Brothers and Sisters. I would like to start this message by saying that I am so humbled to be appointed Acting President of this union by the International Executive Board. And I want to stress how proud I am of you, our membership. I am honored to represent some of the hardest working, creative and caring workforces in this nation.
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Most taxpayers want their tax dollars spent on American-made goods and services. Democrats and Republicans alike share this patriotic “fair trade” value that our government should spend our money at home – whether it’s state and municipal contracts or big federal infrastructure investments.

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When UAW President Dennis Williams took over as president at the 2014 convention, he made it clear that Big 3 Contracts now on the UAW Appone of the things he wanted his administration to focus on was communicating with rank-and-file UAW members and meeting members where they were at.

Our UAW members perform some of the most fascinating jobs, but sometimes it surprises us to learn that our members do that!? At the Potter Park Zoo in Lansing, Michigan, members from UAW Region 1D, Local 2256 are zookeepers working with some of the world’s most beautiful – and deadly – animals. The zoo is home to over 160 species of animals, many of which are threatened or endangered, including Amur Tigers, Red Pandas, Bali Mynah Birds, Snow Leopards, Tamarin Monkeys, Bongos and more. Click on our video and learn more about our members at the Potter Park Zoo!

The UAW represents a wide range of workers from many sectors. In honor of UAW members at museums across the country, we spoke to a member from the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.

Megan Grann has been a UAW member since March 2010 and is a steward at MoMA and a delegate to the joint council of UAW Local 2110.

What’s it like working at MoMA?

The “right to work” law had recently passed in Michigan, and the expiration of our 2011 contract with Ford gave our members the legal right to leave the union. But here we are, more than a year-and-a-half removed from ratifying our 2015 contract and our membership attrition has been less than 1 percent

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A report released today by Worksafe, a California nonprofit that advocates for better health and safety protections for workers, shows that Tesla’s own internal data demonstrates annual injury rates at its Fremont plant have consistently exceeded industry averages.

Photo on Right: They were joined by Tiffany McLachlan, Betty Crawford, Jana Gilmore and (not pictured) Renee Hoffmeyer on the Local 2270 team. Local 2270 is based in Evard, Michigan.

UAW Bowling Championships Feature Tough Competition, Family Fun

Bowling is serious business for many UAW members. You could tell by the concentration, determination, frustration and exhilaration on the bowlers’ faces as they competed in the UAW International Bowling Tournament.