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     The Retirement Party on September 20, 2018, was a great success!  We were fortunate to have our very own Dave Baerlin take photos at the event.  Thank you, Dave!  Another thank you goes out to

We are planning a Retirement Party on Thursday, September 20, 2018, due to the large number of Body CAD employees retiring this year!  Save the date: 

Listed below are the locals that have Cedar Point tickets.    Please call the local for pricing and availability.   

     Our first retiree this year is Gary Ginnard!  He hired in at Ford in March of 1978. He is our third most senior designer.  He has been a union member since he hired in. Gary was born in Redford, Michigan.  He attended military school in Kalamazoo for four years, where he was an altar boy as well.  He then went on to Livonia Bently High School and graduated from there in 1973. After high school, Gary went straight to the boards - - drafting boards, that is.  He was employed by Holowell Engineering and working at AM General.

At the end of 2017, we will be saying good-bye to six Body CAD Designers:

Tom Coseo - - December 1977

Mark Miller - - May 1978

Mitch Zukowski - - May 1985

Tammy Gratson - - September 1986

Bob Mulka - - November 1989

Vic Kapla - - June 2012

Please click on the attachments below to download and read a brief biography about each Designer.  Good luck to you all and Happy Retirement!!

At the meeting on February 19, 2019, the winner of the Good and Welfare gift cards were:
$100 - Chris Ostrowski          $50 - Mike Altherr    Paul Heise     Ky Cam

The names pulled for the $100 Rolling Pot were:

Juliana Guzman     Marty Drumb     Greg Kehoe     Kevin Tyszkiewicz     Phil Taylor              

The next Rolling Pot in May will be worth $200.

     The May/June Member Service Recognition Award drawing was Gift Cards to Texas de Brazil, Hop Cat, PFChang, and Olgas!  There were two winners.  As usual, all eligible members are automatically entered.

     The August winner of
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     The June winner of  the PfChang/Olgas gift cards was Rich Goerke!
     The May winner of the Texas de Brazil/Hop Cat gift cards was Chris Verschaeve!

Pursuant to the Consent Decree entered by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan in the matter of United States v. International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, 20 Cv. 13293 (DML-RSW) (E.D.

Hear from Carlos Albino from Catalão, Goiàs Brazil show solidarity for UAW-John Deere workers on strike.

"It’s Time to Focus on Jobs and Our Future, Not Discord ….. Act Now ! “

Detroit - The United Auto Workers today announced a broad campaign to have Congress move forward on passing the Build Back Better and bi-partisan Infrastructure bills and Kildee/Stabenow Provision to protect good paying American jobs.

History Made As First African American Women Elected UAW Regional Director

DETROIT – Standing before elected delegates from Region 1A local unions, Laura Dickerson made history Friday when she was elected UAW Region 1A Regional Director, the first African American woman to serve as head of a UAW Region.