|UAW Local 685|
The following statement can be attributed to UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada:
We meet workers every day who are stuck in exactly the kinds of jobs described in this report – ones that pay barely enough to support a family and that remain ‘temporary’ for months or even years on end.Read more >>>
The members of the UAW commend President Obama for taking an important step to address our broken immigration system. Across America millions of families are torn apart and many workers will benefit from President Obama’s actions by being able to provide for their loved ones without fear... Read more >>>
In President Kennedy's January 20, 1961 Inaugural Address, he said, "Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty." Our Veterans have paid that price, bore that burden, and met that hardship.
It was in that same Inaugural address that President Kennedy spoke the familiar words, "And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you--ask what you can do for your country." Our Veterans have answered that call time and time again.
Within the heart of our Country lies the foundation of Freedom, Justice, and Liberty FOR ALL. Our brave veterans have fought to gain, preserve, and protect those ideals. Our Country is the land of the FREE, because we are the home of the BRAVE.
Please join me in remembering our Veterans and expressing our thanks and gratitude. God bless our Veterans on Veteran's Day and every day!
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)
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.
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.
For more information please log on to: www.uaw-chrysler.com/training/tap.cfm
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL ACTIVE AND RETIRED EMPLOYEES
Vicki Smock, Marcie Walker, and Mike Kemp, Benefits Representative
Our Local represents approximately 4,500 hourly workers at the Kokomo Transmission Plant, Indiana Transmission Plants 1 & 2, 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.