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Setting Trusses On The New Hall


All construction photos

UAW President Dennis Williams will join U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and International Brotherhood of Teamsters President James P. Hoffa as the three speak before they kick off the traditional Labor Day parade.

The theme for this year’s parade is “Together We WILL WIN!!”

The kick-off is scheduled at 9 a.m. at 2121 Trumbull St., on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Trumbull Street just south of I-7 Read more >>>

Spring Hill, Tenn. – Today, in a victory for Tennessee’s workers and families, UAW International Union and Local 1853 joined with General Motors executives to announce the Cadillac SRX as one of two future mid-size vehicles set for manufacturing at the Spring Hill plant, as well as a $185 million investment at the Spring Hill Complex for a new Small Displacement Ecotec Engine program. Today’s news means that GM will retain... Read more >>>

Kokomo Strong

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!

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 36th Constitutional Convention June 2-5, 2014

This slideshow will be updated with new photos daily during the convention.

Retirees Florida Reunion
Ret Fla Reunion

Region 2B Retiree Rep. Sarah Ogdahl Laws

Ron Sarah

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.


O and John

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.

Region 2B Director Ken Lortz at the 2014 CAP Convention

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Temporary Union Hall Location
Temp hall location

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

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