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Retired Worker Chapter
Annual Retiree's Christmas Party
DDC Retiree - Michael Neary
Father of DDC Employee
Wayne Neary of Dept. 127
Date of Death: Tuesday, November 17, 2015
The Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.
UAW Local 163
Children's Christmas Party
Sunday, December 6, 2015
2 PM to 5 PM
Gerald "Jerry" McGraw
GM Powertrain - District #3 Committeeman
Date of Death: November 14, 2015
UAW RELEASES STATEMENTS ON NLRB DECISION
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The UAW today released the following statements reacting to the decision by the National Labor Relations board to order a representation election for skilled trades employees at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga facility despite the company’s efforts to block the election.
Gary Casteel, UAW secretary-treasurer and director of the union’s Transnational Department: “It’s unfortunate that, in the middle of Volkswagen’s widening emissions scandal, we had to spend weeks debating workers’ rights that clearly are protected under federal law. Volkswagen’s attempt to sidestep U.S. law was a waste of employees’ time and energy, and a waste of government resources. Looking ahead, our hope is that the company now will recommit to the values that made Volkswagen a great brand — environmental sustainability and true co-determination between management and employees. We have no doubt that Volkswagen can make a comeback in the U.S. and around the world, but the company needs to refocus on its core principles.”
Mike Cantrell, president, UAW Local 42: “We’re pleased that the NLRB upheld our members’ rights. We’re asking the company to respect the decision and not attempt to further interfere with the election for our skilled trades colleagues. As a union, our goal always has been — and still is — moving toward collective bargaining for the the purpose of reaching a multi-year contract between Volkswagen and employees in Chattanooga. There are multiple paths to collective bargaining, and this is a step in the right direction. We hope the company will support the same rights for employees in Chattanooga that are enjoyed by our Volkswagen co-workers around the world.”
LOS ANGELES – The all-new Gen Six Chevrolet Camaro and the Chevrolet Colorado with its all-new 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel engine won the 2016 Motor Trend Car and Truck of the Year awards on Monday night.
It is the second consecutive Truck of the Year award for Colorado, the mid-size pickup introduced as a 2015 model.Read more >>>
Stand with striking members of Local 833 at Kohler
MILWAUKEE—On Sunday, United Auto Workers Local 833 voted overwhelmingly to go on strike at Kohler Company in order to win a fair contract. Kohler was the site of one of the longest strikes in UAW history in the 1950s and 1960s. You can read more about that strike by clicking on the image below.
In addition, please sign this petition in support of striking workers at Local 833.
UAW Local 163 Veteran's Committee is honoring the brave men and women who protect our lives and freedoms starting on Veteran's Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2015. Read more >>>
$9 Billion in New U.S. Investments to Create or Secure 8,500 Jobs for UAW Members Under Tentative Agreement with Ford
Clear Path to Traditional Wages for Current Members; $8,500 Ratification Bonus
Now Heads to Vote by UAW Ford Membership
DETROIT- New U.S. investments worth $9 Billion are expected to create or secure 8,500 jobs for UAW members under a new Tentative Agreement...Read more >>>
Vote Results for the
2015 UAW- GM Tentative Agreement
Held on Wednesday, November, 4, 2015Read more >>>
UAW members at Deere & Co. ratify new agreement
Detroit – UAW President Dennis Williams and UAW Vice President Norwood Jewell released the following joint statement announcing the passage of Deere & Company’s contract ratification.
“A new labor agreement has been ratified by UAW members at Deere & Company. The new agreement provides many improvements for UAW members which include compensation and working conditions for nearly 10,000 members while giving Deere & Company the necessary tools to grow its business.
“The UAW applauds the bargaining committee and union members for their resolve and patience during the negotiation process.”
Statement of UAW President Dennis Williams on the 2015 UAW FCA US tentative agreement ratification vote
DETROIT – The International Union, UAW announced today that UAW members at FCA US have voted down the tentative agreement by 65 percent.
The following statement is from UAW President Dennis Williams:
“As I said at the press conference: “What I love about our organization most of all is that no matter what we do, what action we take, the ultimate decision and the power of the union is our members and they make the final decision.”
That is the design of our constitution and who we are.
We will gather the issues together; notify FCA that further discussions are needed.
We don’t consider this a setback; we consider the membership vote a part of the process we respect.
We will be meeting with the UAW-FCA National bargaining committee and council to discuss the issues.”
UAW Local 163, Northwest
Director Rory L. Gamble gets the Special Bargaining Convention 2015 underway with an introduction of the color guard, and the UAW Region 1A choir. It is an amazing display of representatives from Region 1A!Read more >>>
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