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What local unions can do in remembrance of Nelson Mandela
Dec. 6, 2013
UAW President Bob King is requesting that all of UAW local unions fly U.S. flags at half-staff until sunset Monday as we mourn the passing of Nelson Mandela, one of the most influential civil rights and social justice leaders of our time. Nelson Mandela demonstrated how commitment to core principles and social justice can change the world. His actions freed millions from the chains of racism. From his humble beginnings to his imprisonment for fighting against the apartheid system in South Africa, Nelson Mandela was an inspiration to the world.
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DETROIT – The UAW released the following statement today on the passing of Nelson Mandela:
“The UAW deeply mourns the loss of Nelson Mandela, one of the most influential civil rights and social justice leaders of our time. Nelson Mandela demonstrated how commitment to core principles and social justice can change the world...Read more >>>
DETROIT – We commend President Obama for his leadership and support for the U.S. auto industry. His actions helped prevent a second Great Depression, saving more than a million American jobs in the process. Domestic automakers have pledged investment in U.S. plants through 2015 that will mean more than 40,000 direct manufacturing jobs in the United States.
The renewed American automotive industry is now America’s No. 1 export sector. The Obama administration, American workers and retirees, and the U.S. automotive industry made tough choices and sacrifices to make this turnaround possible. The automobile sector supports over 3 million good-paying jobs in assembly plants, auto parts manufacturing, repair shops, dealerships and other supporting businesses nationwide. In 2012, U.S. automotive exports totaled $133 billion, an increase of more than $17 billion (14 percent) over 2011. Domestic manufacturing has long been the foundation of a strong middle class, and the automobile industry is the one of the most critical for U.S. manufacturing.
Under the president’s leadership, we are implementing higher fuel efficiency standards from 2017-2025, effectively doubling vehicle fuel efficiency, drastically reducing carbon emissions and creating several hundred thousand jobs. About 50,000 of these jobs will be in auto parts manufacturing and vehicle assembly alone.Read more >>>
From all reports we’ve seen, President Obama is going to propose a budget plan this week that is unprecedented for a Democratic president. It will propose a cut to Social Security benefits for seniors, veterans and people with disabilities.
It appears the proposed cut will take the form of “chained” CPI—a discredited way of calculating annual cost-of-living increases that does not keep up with actual costs, eating into benefits.
But there’s more. The president’s budget proposal also would require middle-class seniors—people who make $47,000 a year and more—to pay higher Medicare premiums.Read more >>>
UAW Region 9 announces Hurricane Sandy Relief effort on behalf of our affected Region 9 members, their families and their communities. Our Region 9 membership in New Jersey still struggles after the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy on their lives and finances. UAW Region 9 asks all members to consider their fellow Brothers & Sisters in need this Holiday Season.
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Uaw Legal Services Plan
The UAW Legal Services Plan benefit can be used to open new cases through 12/31/13.
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DETROIT – Even after Chrysler Corp.'s Gualberto Ranieri, vice president of communications, said Friday, “Let's set the record straight: Jeep has no intention of shifting production of its Jeep models out of North America to China,” the Romney campaign put out a false and misleading ad basically repeating his bogus statement made Thursday in Ohio that Chrysler was moving all Jeep production to China.
Author Greg Palast, in his book, "Billionaires and Ballot Bandits," examines the role Mitt Romney played in the Delphi bailout and how he and other economic vultures made millions as the storied parts supplier went into and came out of bankruptcy. In this video, Palast tells how Mitt and Ann Romney made at least $15 million from the carcass of Delphi and as much as $115 million.
It also shows how Romney's cronies made more than $4 billion off the bankruptcy. These same billionaires also contributed millions to his presidential campaign.
DETROIT -- Two days after GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney told a crowd near Toledo, Ohio, that Chrysler was moving all Jeep production to China, the GOP candidate appears to be unfazed by his incorrect remarks and remains mum on the subject.. Read more >>>
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Rochester Operations is Pleased to Announce Several New Educational Opportunities
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 (x7644) or Don Whiteside (x7642) 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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What Is the GimmeFIVE Program?
It is an exciting new member mobilization program the UAW has developed to recruit and engage members to organize, build power and win justice for our union and community.
The program simply asks our members to re-commit to the union by devoting five hours of volunteer time in the following areas: organizing, mobilizing ans political action. Each time you complete a task, you will be rewarded for your hard work with a new button. The goal is to collect all five buttons.
The gimmefiveuaw.org website will help you connect with other registered members to find out about events and other ways to help you complete your hours for each category.
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Scott Adams was elected director of UAW Region 9 by delegates to the UAW’s 35th Constitutional Convention in Detroit on June 16, 2010.
Adams later served the local as vice president, a member of the bargaining committee and two-terms as president and chair.