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UAW Local 9 represents the employees of Honeywell located in South Bend, IN.

Ford Invests $350 Million, Creates or Protects 800 Jobs, Adding New Fuel-Efficient Transmission to Michigan Plant

DEARBORN, Mich., May 19, 2017 – Ford is investing $350 million in its Livonia Transmission Plant, adding a new transmission to expand its lineup of fuel-efficient powertrains as part of the company’s plan to fortify its core automotive business.

The company will create or retain 800 hourly jobs to support production of the new transmission. Ford expects to begin adding jobs late this year, with the majority coming next year and in 2019.

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Guardian: Tesla factory workers reveal pain, injury and stress: 'Everything feels like the future but us'

“You can make it through Monday,” Michael Sanchez a Tesla worker told the Guardian. “You can make it through Tuesday. Come Wednesday, you start to feel something. Thursday is pain. Friday is agonizing. Saturday you’re just making it through the day.”

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 Retiree Health Insurance termination is on hold

We stand with BCTGM Nabisco/Mondelez workers rallying outside the company’s shareholders meeting today. Support union workers, fight for family-sustaining jobs, only buy AMERICAN-made Nabisco snacks!

In July 2015, Nabisco (Mondelez) announced it had decided to invest $130 million in a plant in Salinas, Mexico, instead of investing it in its iconic Southside Chicago Nabisco bakery. Mondelez called on the workers, represented by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) International Union, to come up with $46 million in annual savings (in perpetuity) at the Chicago facility for the company, or it would take the $130 million planned investment to its Salinas, Mexico bakery.

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Bobbie Billingsley Worked to Help Others

Renee Seals bought a small metal cross to put on the door at UAW Local 112 when her friend Bobbie Billingsley suddenly died in a car accident. The 18-inch cross helped let members know that there wouldn’t be a union meeting that night.

Seals, a quality team member at the Vance, Alabama, Mercedes-Benz plant and a trustee of the local, brought the cross home with her to honor her friend who worked hard in the ongoing drive to bring UAW representation to the facility.

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Town Hall Shows Unity, Community Support

James Martin is on temporary total disability because of the time he spent working at the Fuyao Glass plant in Moraine, Ohio. He suffers from diminished lung capacity that, according to his doctor, was caused by working with isocyanate glues and primers, powerful chemicals which are known to cause asthma and other breathing problems.

Martin’s life has been drastically changed by the fast-growing Chinese company’s inattention to worker health and safety. He knows he would likely still be working if he was represented by the UAW.

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Unfair labor practices charged at Volkswagen's US plant

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board has filed another unfair labor practices complaint against Volkswagen for hiking health insurance premiums and changing working hours of employees who voted for union representation at the German automaker's only U.S. plant.

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May 17 is the Mondelez Shareholders Meeting in Lincolnshire, Ill. (25 miles north of Chicago). BCTGM Nabisco/Mondelez workers, BCTGM local unions, supporters and activists from other AFL-CIO affiliates will be gathering outside of the meeting for a large protest rally. Read more >>>

We are rerunning this story from last year's May-June Solidarity magazine for Mother's Day this year. Mothers are an important part of everyone's life and knowing the power of a union helps them is a solid reminder that the only place women will get equal pay and benefits is when they are in a union.

 

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On May 10 workers at Volkswagen in Chattanooga, Tennessee, confronted VW leadership at their annual general meeting in Hanover, Germany, to tell VW to stop union busting. You can help support Chattanooga VW workers like UAW Local 42 President Steve Cochran who spoke up at that meeting.

The plant is VW’s only plant without a company-recognized employee union even though more than 70 percent of the skilled-trades workers voted to join the UAW...

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Divots, ball marks, soft fairways, disease, pests, dollar spots, top dressing, aerifcation, irrigation, frost, gophers … and golfers!

While many courses have two or three so-called signature holes that are worthy of brochure status, every hole at Black Lake Golf Club could easily be on the front cover of a magazine promoting the course. That’s one reason it was named Golf Digest’s “100 Greatest Public Courses in America.”

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On a spring Saturday on May 1, 1886, workers at 13,000 businesses across America took a stand against dangerous work and low wages, and for an eight-hour workday. Read more >>>

Virtually everything working people have gained to improve health and retirement security since the 1940s is now at risk, including Medicare, Medicaid, workplace health plans, the Affordable Care Act and Social Security.

Republicans in Congress are rushing to approve legislation that effectively would end these programs without providing a replacement for the 30 million Americans who will become uninsured.

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 Contract vote results:

Friday informal meeting from Noon to 6 PM

Saturday Voting from 8 AM to 6 PM

 Solidarity house meeting update.

 February Membership Meetings 

 hall closing at 5pm

 January Membership Meetings 

 December Membership meetings will be held at Noon and 4 PM on Thursday December 1st, 2016

Thursday November 10th Contract Proposal Review meeting being held at Noon & 4 PM

Voting will be from 6 AM thru 6 PM on Saturday Nov. 12th at Local 9's hall.

Closing the Bendix and Westmoor picket post.

 Thursday October 6th at Noon and 4PM we will be holding our monthly membership meetings.

 Click on the link below to view the press release from the Green Island protest on Sept. 21st

When : Thursday September 22nd at 1 PM

Where : Local 9 Union Hall

Below you will find an offical UAW press release on this weeks negotiation talks with attached documents.

 Click on the link below to view the letter from some of our friends in Washington wrote to Honeywell CEO Dave Cote

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 Membership meetings will be held on Thrusday September 1st at Noon and 4 PM

 

And the doors will be open from 6 am to 5 pm for the Vice Presidential election.

 Pantry open

 Article about our situation.

 Membership meetings will be held August 4th at 11 AM and 3:30 PM.

 Here are letters from Sen. Joe Donnelly and David Niezgodski requesting the Indiana Department of Workforce Development move on our unemployment benefits

 July 13th update letter

 This letter is from UAW International President Dennis Williams in response to the lies that Honeywell lobbyists have been spreading in Washington DC.

 July 4th Updates

 June 29th Update letter.

 Picket schedule for week #6 

June 13th - June 19th 2016

Update on meetings held June 7th and 8th

 Letter consenting representation.

 COBRA Insurance sign-up directions

 Membership meetings will be held at the regular times Thursday June 2nd

 Week #4 Picket Schedule 

 Picket Schedule Week #3

***** Meeting Update *****

Meeting at the union hall at noon on Thursday May 12th

 Please review this letter for information on signing up for insurance, please bring the required information and arive at the correct time.

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 Contract proposal vote results

Update on negotiations

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