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Honoring All Workers on Labor Day
Once again we prepare for the Labor Day weekend. Picnics, cookouts, and football help to celebrate the last hurrah of summer. Over the course of time, the real reason for Labor Day has been lost to recreational pursuits, but we should always remember that Labor Day is the one day of the year set aside to recognize America’s workers. After all, it is America’s workers that built this great nation- not the robber barons and vulture capitalists on Wall Street.Read more >>>
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DETROIT — UAW President Dennis Williams issued the following statement today regarding President Obama’s executive order on fair pay and safe workplaces:
DETROIT – The UAW responded today to the reaction of Mercedes-Benz U.S. International (MBUSI) management to being found guilty of violations of U.S. federal labor law.
The new plaque in front of the new UAW Local 685 Hall construction
Updated construction photos appear on the "685 Construction" link in the left hand column of this page.
Video: Welcome to UAW Local 42 in Chattanooga, Tennessee!
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The UAW today announced the formation of UAW Local 42, a new local union providing representation for employees at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga.
Organized by Volkswagen employees, Local 42 offers workers the opportunity for a voice in the workplace through the German automaker’s “works council” approach to employee engagement. Volkswagen’s business model is premised on employee representation, and Local 42 will represent any interested employees who join the local as members. No employees will be required to join.
“Earlier this year, the UAW was gratified to earn the confidence and support of many Volkswagen team members,” said Dennis Williams, president of the UAW. “At that time, we said we would not give up on these committed and hard-working employees. We’re keeping our promise.”
Alliance for Retired Americans President Barbara Easterling
ARA President Barbara Easterling addresses the IARA Convention in Indianapolis
Director Lortz at the IARA Convention
Part of Region 2B Director Ken Lortz's speech at the IARA Convention.
President Elect Carl Greenwood and President Rich Boruff break ground for the new Local 685 Hall with the Executive Board behind them.
There is a new category in the left-hand column of this page titled "685 Construction." Click on that to see photo updates of the construction progress.
36th UAW Constitutional Convention
Featuring Local 685 Delegates, members and retirees
UAW PRESIDENT WILLIAMS ADDRESSES THE CONVENTION
UAW 36th Constitutional Convention June 2-5, 2014
This slideshow will be updated with new photos daily during the convention.
Region 2B Retiree Rep. Sarah Ogdahl Laws
UAW Local 685 Retiree Chapter Vice Chairman Ron "Shorty" Bendixon with UAW Region 2B Retiree Rep. Sarah Ogdahl Laws at our Retiree Meeting May 14, 2014.
March of Dimes Donation
Thank You Local 685 Retirees!
John Scott,right, and Mike Rankert, left, present a $500 check from the UAW Local 685 Retiree Chapter to Danny Ernstes for the UAW Region 2B March of Dimes drive.
A Couple Retirees in Florida
Former Local 685 President John Morris (right) and former Local 685 Committeeman Ron "Big O" Owsley (left) in Florida with their wives.
UAW National CAP Conference
Former Local 685 President John Morris with Local 685 Retirees Chapter Sgt.-At-Arms Mike Rankert at the UAW CAP Conference in Washington, DC.
State Court Rules Indiana RTW Law Unconstitutional
The Superior Court in Lake County has ruled that Indiana's falsely labeled right-to-work law violates the state’s constitution – a victory for working families across Indiana and around the nation.
Read the letter from Indiana AFL-CIO President Nancy Guyott: Indiana State AFL-CIO