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From "The Kokomo Perspective"

Rally at Square D

Brothers on the Line
Brothers on the Line

Joint Agreement Calls for MBUSI to be ‘UAW-Represented Facility’

For immediate release: October 3, 2014

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — At a news conference today, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International (MBUSI) employees and the UAW — with support from the Daimler World Employee Committee and the German automotive trade union IG Metall — announced the formation of UAW Local 112, a new local union providing representation for workers at the MBUSI assembly plant in Vance, Ala., near Tuscaloosa.

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UAW Indiana Endorsements

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Solidarity Magazine

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Setting Trusses On The New Hall


All construction photos

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.

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.



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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