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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... Read more >>>

Detroit Urban League honors UAW Ford’s Jimmy Settles

(WJBK) – This week the Detroit Urban League holds their signature event The Salute to Distinguished Warriors, honoring leaders in human and civil rights.

Another one of the honorees is a labor leader with a commitment to service – Jimmy Settles.

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 The following is a statement from UAW President Dennis Williams regarding today’s passage of S.J. Res. 27 Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to “Clarification of Employer’s Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness.”

In a slap to the face of American workers, the Senate vote today to rollback workplace protections that have existed for over forty years...

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Labor Voices: Nissan rejects dialogue with workers

Canton, Miss. – Earlier this month, top executives at Nissan North America received a letter from supporters of the Mississippi Alliance for Fairness at Nissan (MAFFAN), a coalition of civil rights leaders, ministers and worker advocates who support Nissan employees’ efforts to form a union…

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UAW Women’s History Month Spotlight: Julie Kushner

Women have had important roles in UAW history and today women leaders in the UAW are continuing that legacy of leadership. Region 9A Director Julie Kushner has spent her life advocating for social justice for workers and women. Her earliest memories are of her mother showing her what women can achieve when they decide to make the world a better place.

The Ryan Health Care Bill puts retirement at risk by making massive cuts to Medicare and Medicaid.

Speaker Ryan and House Republicans want to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and replace it with a bill that gives millions in tax breaks to the rich. They want to pay for those tax breaks by taxing your benefits and stealing Medicare and Medicaid funds.

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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: Read more >>>

FCA Global Union Alliance Plans First U.S. Conference in Detroit

Union leaders whose members work at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Group around the world will convene in March to seek solutions to problems of mutual concern to the company and its unions...

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“The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) confirmed that under the Ryan health care plan Americans would be forced to pay more money for less coverage. At the same time the bill grants hundreds of billions in tax breaks to corporations and a $7 million annual tax break to the 400 wealthiest U.S. households... Read more >>>

UAW and Caterpillar reach tentative agreement

 The Caterpillar UAW bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement.

No details will be publicly released until Caterpillar UAW members have had a chance to review the agreement and highlights, and vote on the agreement.

UAW members should check with their local unions which will set meetings, including date, time and place to review the details of the contract and conduct ratification votes next week.

We celebrate Women’s History Month by thanking Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, a pioneer of workers’ rights, for her bravery and example for all who defend workers. She spent years risking her life facing off with anti-union companies in defense of abused coal miners and child workers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries... Read more >>>

SIGN UP FOR A MARCH IN YOUR AREA

March 10, 2017

To the March for Science Organizers:

As President of the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW), I am writing to request that our organization be added as a partner for the March for Science on April 22.

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 Bi-Monthly Member Service Recognition Award Drawing!!

UAW Region 1A Retired Workers Council Pioneer Scholarship Fundraiser Raffle Tickets Now Available

Applications for the Region 1A, UAW Union Pioneer Scholarships are Now Being Taken - - Deadline is May 1, 2017

Region 1A Presents:

COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

Saturday, March 25, 2017

9:00am - 4:00pm

Please call Nova Schollenberger at (313) 291-2750 to confirm your attendance (Limited to 50)

There is no charge for this class. 

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 Patent Award Winners

     Martin Drumb, December 1, 2015

     Jack Lashbrook, December 1, 2015

     Floyd Harter, October 13, 2015

     Jack Lashbrook, November 3, 2015

     Dave Reamer, November 10, 2105

 8 Body CAD Designers to Retire!

 UAW Local 1970 Christmas Party 2016, Thursday, December 1!!!

UAW Local 1970 General Membership Meeting on March 1, 2017:  ROLLING POT WORTH $100 - - MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN! Read more >>>

 UAW Local 1970 Bi-Monthly Drawing!!  The January/February Drawing is for Auto Rama tickets and a Valentine's Day Package!

Next Union meeting is November 1, 2016

Retiree Picnic Info

Gontarski and Weiser, October 2014

link to Photos from the Ford Lunch in Fort Meyers, Florida  February 21, 2014

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Unit 1:  Ivan Eduardo Roig

              Kevin Erickson

              Eric Bowman

              Katherine Slater

              Ronald Spencer

              Kyle Sorenson

              Daniel Staves

Unit 2:  

2017:

Jake Dunayevich

Don Hannan

Anna Watkins

Chris Marano

Mark Marchetti

Brenda Rice

John Speirs

John Barkley

Mike Chwalebny

 

2016:

Janis Kulka

 

2015:

Randy Linn

Kevin Greene

Nancy Pelc

2014:

Roberta Harrison & Sheryl Jaworowski

2013:

Judy Lam, James Hagerman, Roman Grygosinski, Debbie Merlo

 A look at some great photos and postcards of the Ford Rouge Plant in 1917  and of the Ford Highland Park Plant . . .

 New 1970 Website and the "New Perspective"

 Elections for District 1 Alternate Representative and Retiree Chairperson

Local 1970 Member's Daughter Wins!!

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