UAW Local 685


  The generous donation of $10,000 was a collaborative gift from UAW Vice President Norwood Jewell’s “Making Our Children Smile (MOCS)” charity and the UAW Chrysler NTC Kokomo Training Center. UAW Region 2B Director Ken Lortz joined the local UAW leadership from all three Kokomo Indiana FCA plants to present the monetary donation to Open Arms, the local women’s shelter, on March 21, 2016.


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Local 685 Children's Easter Party 2016
Local 685 Children's Easter Party 2016

2nd pull UAW Campground

UAW Local 685 Recreation Committee

Tuition Assistance Program - TAP
TAP paper revised

Local 685 and Relay for Life
Relay for Life Local 685 Womens Comm revised 4-8


 Rules and Application Form
The applicant must be a high school graduating senior and the dependent of a member of UAW Local 292, 685, 1166, or 1302.
This application must be postmarked no later than June 1, 2016.
Judging will be on June 14, 2016, and awarded on June 22, 2016, at the beginning of the Howard County CAP meeting at 5:00 p.m. Read more >>>

MLK Monument Dedication kokomo Indiana
The unveiling and dedication of the MLK Jr. statue at the MLK Jr. Memorial. April 4, 2016 in Kokomo, Indiana

Women's Committee Fashion for the Heart 2-2016 (click pic to open album)
Fashion for Heart 2016

From the UAW Training Center
Classes are open to all active and retired Local 685, 1166 and 1302 members. The registration form can be picked up at the Training Center, all benefits reps offices and the union hall. 1

 Check out the prize list for the Region 2-B V-CAP drive. The drawing for the 2016 prizes will take place in the first quarter of 2017.


GRAND PRIZE: - $3,500.00

SECOND PLACE - $1,500.00

THIRD PLACE - $500.00

Other Prizes
65 - $100.00
10 – UAW Watches

The Drawing will be conducted using the ticket stub bearing the contributor’s name and address, all members who contribute to VCAP are entered into the drawing. For those contributing to VCAP through checkoff directly from their paychecks, one ticket is entered into the drawing for every $2.00 contributed. The drawing for the 2016 VCAP prizes will take place in the first quarter of 2017.


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Local 685 CAP Meetings General 2016
CAP COmmittee Call Out

2015 UAW-FCA Contract

 2015 UAW-FCA Contract

Solidarity Magazine March/April 2016 

2015 UAW FCA National Contract Tentative Agreement Highlights and Full




Johnathan Stewart and the UAW 685/Habitat Vet Build

Important Telephone Numbers
Phone Numbers

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: Dottie Jones.... Read more >>>

Weingarten Rights

Weingarten Rights 1

Weingarten Rights 2

Martin Luther King JR Celebration 2015

Children's Christmas Party 2014

Update Beneficiaries Update-page1

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.

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.

For more information please log on to:



 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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