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UAW Black Lake Campground
The Walter & May Reuther Family Education Center campground in Onaway, Michigan is open to the public. Campers can enjoy the Center's beautiful grounds and beach front facilities which include a boat dock, launching ramp and swimming beach.
Bicycles are welcome, and must be registered with Security at the Main Gate. Motorized recreational vehicles are not permitted. The Campground is located within the Education Center: 2800 Maxon Rd., Onaway, Michigan, 49765.
The UAW Campground is open from May 6 through late fall, and pre-registration is required. Please see the flyer below, or call (989) 733-8521 for more information.
2015 UAW-FCA Contract
Labor Voices: Nissan rejects dialogue with workers
Canton, Miss. – Earlier this month, top executives at Nissan North America received a letter from supporters of the Mississippi Alliance for Fairness at Nissan (MAFFAN), a coalition of civil rights leaders, ministers and worker advocates who support Nissan employees’ efforts to form a union…
UAW Women’s History Month Spotlight: Julie Kushner
Women have had important roles in UAW history and today women leaders in the UAW are continuing that legacy of leadership. Region 9A Director Julie Kushner has spent her life advocating for social justice for workers and women. Her earliest memories are of her mother showing her what women can achieve when they decide to make the world a better place.
The Ryan Health Care Bill puts retirement at risk by making massive cuts to Medicare and Medicaid.
Speaker Ryan and House Republicans want to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and replace it with a bill that gives millions in tax breaks to the rich. They want to pay for those tax breaks by taxing your benefits and stealing Medicare and Medicaid funds.Read more >>>
March is Women’s History Month. From the sit-down strikes of 1936-37 through the war years of Rosie the Riveter, from the postwar fight for jobs to today’s campaigns for pay equity and safe workplaces, women have played a key role in UAW history. Side by side, women and men are building a stronger union every day. We salute UAW women everywhere. Here’s the story of one noteworthy UAW woman: Read more >>>
FCA Global Union Alliance Plans First U.S. Conference in Detroit
Union leaders whose members work at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Group around the world will convene in March to seek solutions to problems of mutual concern to the company and its unions...Read more >>>
Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams on Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Cost Estimate of Ryan Health Care Plan
“The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) confirmed that under the Ryan health care plan Americans would be forced to pay more money for less coverage. At the same time the bill grants hundreds of billions in tax breaks to corporations and a $7 million annual tax break to the 400 wealthiest U.S. households... Read more >>>
UAW and Caterpillar reach tentative agreement
The Caterpillar UAW bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement.
No details will be publicly released until Caterpillar UAW members have had a chance to review the agreement and highlights, and vote on the agreement.
UAW members should check with their local unions which will set meetings, including date, time and place to review the details of the contract and conduct ratification votes next week.
We celebrate Women’s History Month by thanking Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, a pioneer of workers’ rights, for her bravery and example for all who defend workers. She spent years risking her life facing off with anti-union companies in defense of abused coal miners and child workers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries... Read more >>>
March 23rd marks ONE YEAR since Nabisco/Mondelez began laying off workers from its iconic BCTGM-represented Chicago bakery and sending their jobs to Salinas, Mexico.
Now, workers toiling under exploitive conditions in Mexico produce the formerly made-in-the-U.S. Nabisco products that are shipped back to American consumers...Read more >>>
March 10, 2017
To the March for Science Organizers:
As President of the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW), I am writing to request that our organization be added as a partner for the March for Science on April 22.Read more >>>
Johnathan Stewart and the UAW 685/Habitat Vet Build
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.