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Children's Christmas Party 2015
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Benefits Reminder 2015
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Nov/Dec Meeting Notice 2015
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Retirees Christmas Party 2015
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Skilled Trades Meetings Nov/Dec 2015
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Local 685 November Meetings 2015
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Toys for Tots
Toys for Tots 2015

Solidarity Magazine Sept. - Oct. 2015

 The article on the Local 685/Habitat Veteran's Build appears on page 24

Solidarity Magazine

2015 UAW FCA National Contract Tentative Agreement Highlights and Full




UAW Choir

 UAW Choir singing at the Indiana Statewide Prayer and Gospel Meeting at the First Church of the Nazarene in Kokomo, IN. Sponsored by the UAW Local 685 Chaplain's Committee. August 29, 2015


Johnathan Stewart and the UAW 685/Habitat Vet Build

Local 685 Union Hall June Update

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Buying union and buying American shows our willingness to buy only the very best for our loved ones and support fairness and dignity on the job. We also support efforts to keep America strong by raising the standard of living, adding to the economy and saving jobs that may be lost to other countries. The job you save could be your own! Read more >>>

Clear Path to Traditional Wages for Current Members; $8,500 Ratification Bonus

Tentative Agreement Approved Overwhelmingly by UAW National Ford Council,

Now Heads to Vote by UAW Ford Membership

DETROIT- New U.S. investments worth $9 Billion are expected to create or secure 8,500 jobs for UAW members under a new Tentative Agreement...

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UAW members at Deere & Co. ratify new agreement

Detroit – UAW President Dennis Williams and UAW Vice President Norwood Jewell released the following joint statement announcing the passage of Deere & Company’s contract ratification.

“A new labor agreement has been ratified by UAW members at Deere & Company. The new agreement provides many improvements for UAW members which include compensation and working conditions for nearly 10,000 members while giving Deere & Company the necessary tools to grow its business.

“The UAW applauds the bargaining committee and union members for their resolve and patience during the negotiation process.”

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Statement of UAW President Dennis Williams on the 2015 UAW FCA US tentative agreement ratification vote

DETROIT – The International Union, UAW announced today that UAW members at FCA US have voted down the tentative agreement by 65 percent.

The following statement is from UAW President Dennis Williams:

“As I said at the press conference: “What I love about our organization most of all is that no matter what we do, what action we take, the ultimate decision and the power of the union is our members and they make the final decision.”

That is the design of our constitution and who we are.

We will gather the issues together; notify FCA that further discussions are needed.

We don’t consider this a setback; we consider the membership vote a part of the process we respect.

We will be meeting with the UAW-FCA National bargaining committee and council to discuss the issues.”

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Martin Luther King JR Celebration 2015

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Local 685 Delegates at the Constitutional Convention

Local 685 Delegate Rick Ward presents the  resolution for: SUPPORTING OUR TROOPS, HONORING OUR VETERANS, at the 36th Constitutional Convention.


Local 685 Delegates Matt Jarvis, Chris Steward, Craig Smith, Rob Seals, and Mike Barger. (Left to Right)


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50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's March in Detroit

 The Civil Rights Committee would like to thank the Local for allowing us to go to Detroit to attend the 50th anniversary of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “I Have a Dream” speech.

The speech was written at UAW Solidarity House in an office provided to Dr. King by UAW President Walter Reuther. It was read at a march in Detroit before the march in Washington, DC.

We were able to hear speeches from the son of Dr. King, Al Sharpton, Reverend Jesse Jackson and many more.

Again we say “Thank You.”

UAW Local 685 Civil Rights Committee

UAW Campground at Black Lake

  If you and your family like to camp, the UAW Campground at the Education Center at Black Lake, Michigan offers a great value to UAW members and retirees.

Click here for more information and an application: UAW Camping

UAW Tuition Assistance Plan (TAP)

     Tuition Assistance Plan (TAP) benefits for active UAW-represented Chrysler Group LLC seniority employees have been reinstated for classes that began after 1/1/2012. Employees may file a TAP application for job-related, degree seeking courses at nationally and regionally accredited universities. The tuition assistance benefit level provides up to $5000 per calendar year for job related, degree seeking courses.

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 Vicki Smock, Marcie Walker, and Mike Kemp, Benefits Representative

     Having your beneficiaries up-to-date with Benefit Express is very important! You need to make sure they are on file and/or are correct. In order to do this, call Benefit Express at:

1-888-456-7800 ACTIVE EMPLOYEES
1-888-409-3300 RETIRED EMPLOYEES
or, on the internet, go to :
And follow the instructions to find your own personal information.

Our Local represents approximately 6,000 hourly workers at the Kokomo Transmission Plant, Indiana Transmission Plants 1 & 2, Tipton Transmission Pant, American Food & Vending Services (AFV), Staywell and Caravan Knight. Most of our members build transmissions and transaxles for Chrysler products, while others provide support through food services, healthy lifestyles programs and janitorial services.


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