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Challenge Accepted

It wasn’t easy, but more than 300 UAW Local 710 members at Challenge Manufacturing in Kansas City, Missouri, have their first contract signed and ratified – with an assist from their brothers and sisters in UAW Region 5.

It took a three-week strike to finally win the contract at Challenge, a Michigan-based company that located a stamping facility in Kansas City,

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 Brothers and Sisters,

We are pleased to announce that on April 12, 2017 the members of Amalgamated UAW Local 145  Bargaining Unit #2 voted to ratify the tentative agreement that was reached between American Auto Works and the Union on April 4, 2017.

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On Saturday April 8, 2017 Amalgamated UAW Local 145 Conservation & Recreation Committee sponsored the children’s Easter Egg Hunt. I would like thank Committee Chair Eric Beck, Mary Herman, Gary Hanson and Don Rohrer for getting ready for hunt and special thanks to Connor McCance for helping with hiding the eggs.

The Committee would like to thank the parents and grandparents for bringing their children and grandchildren. Thankfully we had a beautiful day and all the eggs were found.

In Solidarity,

Dusty McCance

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Attention Amalgamated UAW Local 145 Unit #2 (American Auto Works) Members:

On April 4, 2017 the Company and the Union reached a tentative agreement. At this time no details will be released. The details will be communicated to all Unit 2 members at a ratification meeting to be held on

April 12, 2017

Location of meeting:

IBEW Local 176 Banquet Hall
1100 NE Frontage Rd
Joliet, IL 60431.

The meeting will begin promptly at 6:00 PM. This meeting will last approximately 1 hour with questions and answers at the end.
The polls for the ratification vote will open at 7:00 PM and will remain open until 9:00 PM. You must be a member in good standing (current on your dues through March 2017) to be allowed to vote.

You will need your membership card or badge or other form of identification (e.g. driver's license) for identification.

In Solidarity

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The United States Supreme Court: Why It Matters to UAW Members

Presidential and congressional elections rightfully dominated the national news and our attention last year. Their decisions impact nearly every facet of our lives. The wages we earn, water we drink, our ability to protect ourselves from terrorism, and the education our children receive are all directly impacted by their decisions. That said, we are a nation of laws and our Constitution establishes limits to their power....

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 Members of UAW Caterpillar Local 974 in Peoria, Illinois, in a vote Saturday, have overwhelmingly ratified their local agreement. This is the final step in the ratification process of the recent round of UAW Caterpillar collective bargaining agreements. Read more >>>

Remembering Cesar Chavez and the Delano Grape Strike

Lorraine Agtang Reflects on the Delano Grape Strike, which occurred over 50 years ago.

The March-April Edition of Solidarity Magazine is now online!

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 UAW members at Caterpillar voted on Sunday, March 26th, to ratify their tentative Central Agreement. All local agreements have been ratified except UAW Local 974 Peoria. UAW Local 974 has rescheduled their supplemental local agreement vote for April 1, 2017. UAW members should check for the location and time with their local union.

The six-year agreements cover over 5,000 members in Illinois and Pennsylvania.

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Notice of Amalgamated UAW Local 145 Unit #1 Members only

Ratification Meeting & Vote

Date: March 26, 2017

Location: Plano High School Gymnasium
               704 W Abe St, Plano, IL 60545

Time: Information Meeting begins promptly at 11:30 a.m. till 2:00 p.m.


Vote begins: 2:00 p.m. till 5:00 p.m.
You must be a Member in Good Standing (current on your dues through February 2017) to be allowed to vote. You will need your membership card or badge or other form of identification (e.g. driver's lincense) for identification.

Retirees will not be allowed to vote.

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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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MEMBERSHIP MEETING POSTPONEMENT

 TO ALL AMALGAMATED UAW LOCAL 145 MEMBERS:

The March 19, 2017 and April 16, 2017 Membership Meetings have been postponed by Executive Board action. Both meetings will be held on April 23, 2017

UNIT 1 NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE

The UAW/CAT Bargaining Committee continues to work hard at the bargaining table. We have agreed to continue working beyond the expiration of the contract in hopes of achieving an agreement in the best interest of all members. All members should continue to report to work as they normally would at this time.

On February 2, 2017 the UAW-Caterpillar Membership voted to authorize a strike by 93%.

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Attention Amalgamated UAW Local 145 Unit #1 (Cat) Members,

Unit #1 (Cat) Bargaining Chairman Don Rohrer, will be starting new hours at the Hall beginning October 3, 2016. 

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Attention Amalgamated UAW Local 145 Members,

President Dustin McCance, will be starting new hours at the Hall beginning October 3, 2016.

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The International UAW has released the UAW App Read more >>>

Joe Morel on UAW International Staff. Read more >>>

 “Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living.”
Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, famous US labor leader.
Today is Worker's Memorial Day. Read more >>>

 Unit #1 Steward seminar at the UAW Region 4 Pat Greathouse Center. Read more >>>

WORKERS’ COMP LAWYERS’ SCHEDULE
KATZ, FRIEDMAN, EAGLE, JOHNSON & BARECK, P.C. Attorney Richard Johnson & Keith Sparks 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month – 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (312) 263-6330 (800) 444-1525 O’CONNOR & NAKOS, LTD. – Attorney Matt Walker (Se Habla Español) 2nd & 4th Friday of each month – 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (312) 546-8100 (872) 225-3601 No appointment is necessary to see anyone from these firms. Just stop by.

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