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TUESDAY - MARCH 12, 2019       NOMINATIONS OPEN

Please attend our UAW Local 1970 Annual Christmas Party on December 6, 2018, from 3 p.m.

     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: 

Thursday, September 20, 2018

4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Park Place
23400 Park Street
Dearborn, MI  48124

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

Cedar Point Ticket Information... Local Union, Ticket Dates and Phone Numbers.

·Local 7         8/27 to 9/2 
2600 Conner St, Detroit, MI 48215
(313) 882-1744 ext 3

.Local 140      7/16 to 7/29
23345 Pinewood St, Warren, MI 48091
(586) 756-9300

     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.

The next General Membership Meeting will be on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.  As usual, this spring meeting will be at UAW Local 245 at 1226 Monroe Street in Dearborn.  The meeting hall will be open at 3:00 p.m. and dinner will be available at 3:30 p.m.  The meeting will start at 4:30 p.m.  The installation of new officers will take place at this meeting.  Please join your union brothers and sisters at the meeting!

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
     The July winner of

     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!

Detroit -- The UAW International Executive Board (IEB) voted on December 5 to merge the states represented by UAW Region 5 between UAW Regions 4 and 8. This merger will be effective February 28, 2020.