UAW Local 1097


UAW President Dennis Williams Explains Next Steps for Ratification of Tentative Agreement with FCA US LLC

See the full press conference announcing a Tentative Agreement with FCA US LLC from Tuesday 9/15

Watch the Q&A with officials from the UAW and FCA US LLC including UAW President Dennis Williams and UAW Vice President Norwood Jewell

In a message to UAW members at Ford earlier today, UAW Vice President Jimmy Settles released the following statement:
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UAW and FCA US LLC extend contract on hour-by-hour basis

From a statement posted to the UAW’s Facebook page:

****Negotiations Update****

The UAW and FCA US LLC announced this evening that they have extended the existing collective bargaining agreement on an hour by hour basis as 2015 bargaining continues.

Region 9 Director Terry Dittes is please to announce the 2015 Region 9/ Tom Fricano Scholarship winners.

In a message from UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada and the 2015 UAW-GM National Negotiating Team, the UAW confirmed that they had extended this year’s contract deadline with General Motors. The full statement as it appeared on the UAW’s Facebook page:

Detroit – The UAW this afternoon announced that FCA US LLC will be the lead target in Big Three auto talks. Read more >>>

Please see the attached list of UAW REgion 9 NYS 2015 Endorsed Candidates

Teamsters President Hoffa Pledges Solidarity with UAW Members

In remarks at the Detroit Labor Day Parade today, International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa pledged solidarity with the United Auto Workers (UAW) in their contract negotiations with the Big Three: Ford, Chrysler and GM.

“I know you haven’t picked a target yet, but it’s one of those three,” Hoffa said. “If the UAW goes on strike, I make a pledge on behalf of the 1.4 million Teamster members – we will honor your picket lines. We will walk with you every day. The Teamsters and the UAW are together. They aren’t going to haul those cars if we’re there.”

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A website has been created in honor of our fallen brother, former Region 9 Director Thomas M. Fricano.


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Congress is preparing to pass another trade provision that will eliminate more American manufacturing jobs! Washington insiders want to pass Fast Track quickly and quietly, despite the fact that most Americans know trade deals eliminate American jobs. Read more >>>

Region 9 Retiree Council Chairpersons and Region 9 Active Retiree Chapter Chairperson

Educational Opportunities

Rochester Operations is Pleased to Announce Several New Educational Opportunities

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Word
  • Computer Basics
  • GD&T
  • Problem Solving
  • Effective Communications
  • Listening Skills
  • And Many More

REMINDER: Training is available to all employees (hourly & salary) on their own time.

(Job related classes may be taken on company time with prior approval from your manager)


To sign up, please contact Lindsay Shinkunas (647-7644) or Joe Eisenhauer (647-7642) in the Training Department.

V-CAP is the UAW’s political action fund made up of voluntary contributions from UAW members, retirees and their families. The money is used to support pro-worker political candidates who have earned the endorsement of the UAW Community Action Program (CAP). 

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At a special convention held on March 26, 2014 in Buffalo New York Terry was elected Director of UAW Region 9. Read more >>>

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