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UAW Local 685 Veterans Committee 5th Annual Golf Outing
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September /October Meeting Notices 2014

Sept Oct Union Meetings 2014

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School Supply Community Program 2014

  The school supply give away was a success! We helped 374 families, which consisted of 844 backpacks handed out to children from grades K-12. I would like to thank Local 685 active employees and retirees, Brian West from Local 1166, Cheryl Graham from United Way, all the volunteers from the community and the various other organizations that participated in and helped make this possible. Once again, this shows how working together for the community can be a success.

Kim Story- Community Service Committee

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DETROIT — UAW President Dennis Williams issued the following statement today regarding President Obama’s executive order on fair pay and safe workplaces: 
 
“I commend President Obama for signing an executive order that will hold companies that receive significant taxpayer dollars more accountable for their actions. Thanks to President Obama’s bold move, companies that repeatedly violate worker rights and workplace safety standards will no longer... Read more >>>

DETROIT – The UAW responded today to the reaction of Mercedes-Benz U.S. International (MBUSI) management to being found guilty of violations of U.S. federal labor law.
 
UAW Secretary-Treasurer Gary Casteel said, “It is clear that Daimler has acted with hostility and in direct contempt of its neutrality policy in its dealing with pro-union workers at its Alabama plant in Tuscaloosa.  It’s deplorable that Mercedes was found in violation of U.S. law and then publicly claimed it as a victory and an example of its neutral pledge.”
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Spring Hill, Tenn. – Today, in a victory for Tennessee’s workers and families, UAW International Union and Local 1853 joined with General Motors executives to announce the Cadillac SRX as one of two future mid-size vehicles set for manufacturing at the Spring Hill plant, as well as a $185 million investment at the Spring Hill Complex for a new Small Displacement Ecotec Engine program. Today’s news means that GM will retain... Read more >>>

Mopar Employee Dsicounts
Mopar Employee  Discounts

August 2014 Construction Continues

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Video: Welcome to UAW Local 42 in Chattanooga, Tennessee!

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The UAW today announced the formation of UAW Local 42, a new local union providing representation for employees at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga.

Organized by Volkswagen employees, Local 42 offers workers the opportunity for a voice in the workplace through the German automaker’s “works council” approach to employee engagement. Volkswagen’s business model is premised on employee representation, and Local 42 will represent any interested employees who join the local as members. No employees will be required to join.

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“Earlier this year, the UAW was gratified to earn the confidence and support of many Volkswagen team members,” said Dennis Williams, president of the UAW. “At that time, we said we would not give up on these committed and hard-working employees. We’re keeping our promise.”

Groundbreaking of Local 685 Union Hall

President Elect Carl Greenwood and President Rich Boruff break ground for the new Local 685 Hall. There is a new category in the left-hand column of this page titled 'Local 685 Union Hall Construction". Visit this category to see photo updates as the construction progresses.

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President Elect Carl Greenwood and President Rich Boruff  and the Executive Board behind them.

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Construction of Local 685 Union Hall Begins....

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.

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

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Temporary Union Hall Location
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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.

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


     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 : resources.hewitt.com/Chrysler
And follow the instructions to find your own personal information.

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.

 

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