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Now an International event, Earth Day has been celebrated since April 22, 1970 and its origins are here in the United States.

Detroit — I watched in horror last week and this weekend, along with the rest of our nation, as the headlines rolled in once again with reports of bloodshed, terror, tragedy and sensel

In this issue’s cover story, some UAW members outline what they say they would like to see President Biden tackle early in his term.

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Detroit - On behalf of the UAW and all my sisters and brothers, I want to extend our sympathies and prayers on this tragic day to the families of the 10 victims in Boulder, Colorado, shot dead in yet another senseless and unimaginable act of gun violence. This horrific incident comes just days after the shootings in Atlanta, Georgia claimed eight innocent victims.

Detroit -- On behalf of the entire UAW and all my brothers and sisters, I want to extend our heartfelt sympathies and prayers to the families of the victims of Tuesday’s horrific shootings in Atlanta and our prayers for the recovery of the young man who is currently fighting for his life in an Atlanta hospital.

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, there will be no unit meetings scheduled until september of 2021. Thereafter if the International Union grants our unit the opportunity to meet, there will be a posting of time and date on our website and on our plant union board.

The committee will help conduct web-base / online union courses in conjunction with Region 1A. Anyone interested please contact me or apply to this link.http://region1a.uaw.org/uaw-region-1a-online-academy.

I am proud to have known UAW/GM Vice President Richard Shoemaker for many years. Richard has been the best Vice President to serve its members under the CCA division. One moment that stands out was in 2004, the CCA Division had several plants that had not received a new local agreement. Richard Shoemaker came into our Subcouncil #1 meeting and told all the Chairmen that General Motors will not receive a National Agreement until all the CCA plants agree to their local agreements.

Taking strong and decisive measures to end the pandemic and create a pathway for a speedy, equitable and sustained economic recovery, President Biden and Congress have made major strides toward protecting the health and safety of the American people.

The new law provides direct payments to struggling American taxpayers and extends weekly unemployment benefits for families in need through Labor Day and makes a substantial portion of aid from last year tax-free.

A school system outside Washington is poised to become the nation’s biggest operator of electric school buses.