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Buying union and buying American shows our willingness to buy only the very best for our loved ones and support fairness and dignity on the job. We also support efforts to keep America strong by raising the standard of living, adding to the economy and saving jobs that may be lost to other countries. The job you save could be your own! Read more >>>
All proceeds to benefit the Old Newsboys!
1st prize - Samsung 55" LED Smart TV
2nd prize - ION Block Rocker
3rd prize - Bose Sport Headphones
4th prize - $100 Cabela's gift card
5th prize - $100 Kroger gift card
6th & 7th prizes - Holiday Gift Baskets
Tickets are 5:00 each or 3 for 10.00Read more >>>
Take a tag from the Angel Christmas Trees at plant and donate a gift.
Recipients are our Local 14 family, Bethany House and Aurora House.Read more >>>
Saturday Home Games - 7:15 PM
Jan 30, Feb 20, Feb 27 & March 26
Purchase 2 or 4 tickets
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VoteSpotter is a mobile app that connects you to your representatives. Get alerts when they vote, then tell them what you think. It's never been easier to make your voice heard.
Download the VoteSpotter app to your smartphone. Available at the Apple and Google Play app stores.Read more >>>
SUPPORT THE OLD NEWSBOYS! Light up the Christmas Trees in the Park by sponsoring a string of lights or a single bulb.
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2015
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A Holiday tradition everyone enjoys! DISCOUNT TICKETS AVAILABLE AT LOCAL 14 UAW DUES OFFICE. ADULT TICKETS ARE $12.00 each. (age 12-59) and SENIOR/CHILD TICKETS FOR $9.00 (age 2-11) and (60+) Read more >>>
The Annual Retiree's Christmas Party
Thursday, December 10, 2015 - Doors open at 10:30 AM - Dinner served at 12:30
Invitations have been mailed out to all dues paying members.
You must have a reservation to attend. Deadline for reservations is November 30, 2015.Read more >>>
UAW-FORD MEMBERS RATIFY NEW CONTRACT
Detroit, Mich. — The members have voted to ratify a new four-year collective bargaining agreement with Ford by a 51.4% majority. The results of the voting are as follows:
*Production Workers: 51.3% in favor
*Skilled Trades: 52.4% in favor
UAW President Dennis Williams stated: “Our UAW members have ratified the national agreement after a long process and much debate. The voice of the majority has secured a strong future that will provide job security and economic stability for themselves and their families.”
“There is no higher authority than the membership. Through a fair and democratic process UAW-Ford members have delivered job security and strong economic gains for their families and communities,” said UAW Ford Vice President Jimmy Settles.
Additionally, the UAW-Ford National Agreement for salaried workers passed with 91.5% in favor.
Detroit, Mich. — Today the UAW-GM Council and the International Union, UAW’s International Executive Board (IEB) met to discuss the ratification results for the tentative National Agreement recently negotiated with General Motors LLC. As previously noted, while the majority of the entire UAW-GM membership voted in favor of the tentative agreement – 55.4 percent in favor versus 44.6 percent against – the skilled trades membership voted against ratification. Following receipt of these ratification results, meetings were held with the UAW skilled trades membership at each GM worksite in order to determine the issues for their rejection of the tentative agreement. 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 >>>
Each year on Veterans Day, we pay tribute to the Women and Men who currently serve and who have served our Country. This day belongs to our Veterans and their families! They deserve our thanks on Veterans' Day and every day of the year.
Ordinary people who responded in extraordinary ways. Women and Men who rose to the Nation's call to protect a Nation that has given us so much. They have and continue to defend our freedoms and way of life. Without our Veterans, we would not be the "Land of the Free".
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Read the letter from retired member and former President of Local 2147 recently published in the Lima News about the real story behind so-called right to work. Read more >>>
This 30 second message from Director Ken Lortz will air on local stations this fall. Read 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.”
Check out this 2 minute 30 second clip from Robert Reich about why labor unions must be strengthened in America. Read more >>>
UAW Region 2-B has a long-standing and proud tradition of awarding scholarships each year to (11) eleven high school seniors from participating Local UAW families in Indiana and Ohio. The affiliated Local Union Presidents voted this year to raise the scholarships to twelve (12) 10,000 scholarships beginning in 2016.
The program was established to honor the memory of former Region 2-B Director and International Vice-President, Richard T. Gosser. Initially, in 1962, a single, $2000 scholarship was awarded. A foundation was established, and through contributions, the award dollar amount and number of recipients grew over the years.
As a means to keep the foundation strong and the scholarships growing even larger, Retired Regional Director, Lloyd Mahaffey, in 2004, established the first annual Richard T. Gosser Golf Outing. Local Unions, units and employers from around the state of Ohio and Indiana field teams. All proceeds go directly to the foundation and (12) twelve, $10,000 Scholarships are awarded each year.
Including the 2014-2015 winners, 308 students have received Gosser scholarships.
Region 2-B UAW Retirees also award (6) six $1000 scholarship awards to the finalists, investing in the future of an additional 107 students. In 2016, the Region 2-B Retirees are raising the (6) six scholarships to $1500.
In all the Gosser awards and the Retiree awards total over $2 million in scholarships awarded over the last 52 years.
The Scholarship Program is open to any Region 2-B Local Union, simply by making a one-time contribution of sixty (0.60) cents per member into the fund. The Local Union must have been a participating member prior to the application deadline before Scholarship applications will be accepted from their Local Union.
Parents can obtain the application forms for their graduating senior from their Local Union President or Chairperson. The application deadline each year is October 15. This is a firm date and there is never an exception made.
Awards are made based on ACT scores, class rank, extra-curricular activites, letters of recommendation, personality traits and leadership abilities. Applications are assessed by a seven member team of prominent community leaders and educators, who then select the winners.
Attached below is the application form, guidelines for applicants and information for Local Unions who would like to begin participation. Click on the link below to register for the ACT and send your scores to our office by listing code 9894.Read more >>>
UAW Region 2-B Director Ken Lortz is proud to announce that including the 2015 Gosser Scholarship recipients, over $2.2 million has been awarded to the talented high school students of UAW members since the scholarship began. See inside for the complete letter from Director Lortz to the UAW memberhsip regarding this program. Read more >>>
Check out the 2014 V-CAP Prize Winners- over $12,000 in cash and other prizes are awarded - see if you are on this list! Read more >>>
Take two minutes and twenty seconds to watch Robert Reich take on Fast Track and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Read more >>>