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March is Women’s History Month. From the sit-down strikes of 1936-37 through the war years of Rosie the Riveter, from the postwar fight for jobs to today’s campaigns for pay equity and safe workplaces, women have played a key role in UAW history. Side by side, women and men are building a stronger union every day. We salute UAW women everywhere... Read more >>>

Amalgamated UAW Local 145 Conservation and Recreation Committee will meet on Friday March 31, 2017 at 4:00 p.m., at Amalgamated UAW Local 145 Union Hall. Any Member wishing to help with planning upcoming events are encouraged to attend this meeting. Read more >>>

Detroit Urban League honors UAW Ford’s Jimmy Settles

(WJBK) – This week the Detroit Urban League holds their signature event The Salute to Distinguished Warriors, honoring leaders in human and civil rights.

Another one of the honorees is a labor leader with a commitment to service – Jimmy Settles.

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 The following is a statement from UAW President Dennis Williams regarding today’s passage of S.J. Res. 27 Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to “Clarification of Employer’s Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness.”

In a slap to the face of American workers, the Senate vote today to rollback workplace protections that have existed for over forty years...

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Labor Voices: Nissan rejects dialogue with workers

Canton, Miss. – Earlier this month, top executives at Nissan North America received a letter from supporters of the Mississippi Alliance for Fairness at Nissan (MAFFAN), a coalition of civil rights leaders, ministers and worker advocates who support Nissan employees’ efforts to form a union…

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Notice to Amalgamated UAW Local 145 Unit #1 Members only

Contract Summaries will be available for Active Members beginning Thursday March 23, 2017.

The Hall will open at 6:00 a.m. on Thursday (3/23/2017) and Friday (3/24/2017) for Active Members to pick up a copy of the Summary.  The Hall will close at the normal time for both days, 4:30 p.m.

Only one summary will be given to each member.

Please bring the summary with you to the Ratification meeting on Sunday March 26, 2017.

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UAW Women’s History Month Spotlight: Julie Kushner

Women have had important roles in UAW history and today women leaders in the UAW are continuing that legacy of leadership. Region 9A Director Julie Kushner has spent her life advocating for social justice for workers and women. Her earliest memories are of her mother showing her what women can achieve when they decide to make the world a better place.

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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March is Women’s History Month. From the sit-down strikes of 1936-37 through the war years of Rosie the Riveter, from the postwar fight for jobs to today’s campaigns for pay equity and safe workplaces, women have played a key role in UAW history. Side by side, women and men are building a stronger union every day. We salute UAW women everywhere. Here’s the story of one noteworthy UAW woman: Read more >>>

FCA Global Union Alliance Plans First U.S. Conference in Detroit

Union leaders whose members work at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Group around the world will convene in March to seek solutions to problems of mutual concern to the company and its unions...

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“The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) confirmed that under the Ryan health care plan Americans would be forced to pay more money for less coverage. At the same time the bill grants hundreds of billions in tax breaks to corporations and a $7 million annual tax break to the 400 wealthiest U.S. households... Read more >>>

UAW and Caterpillar reach tentative agreement

 The Caterpillar UAW bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement.

No details will be publicly released until Caterpillar UAW members have had a chance to review the agreement and highlights, and vote on the agreement.

UAW members should check with their local unions which will set meetings, including date, time and place to review the details of the contract and conduct ratification votes next week.

We celebrate Women’s History Month by thanking Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, a pioneer of workers’ rights, for her bravery and example for all who defend workers. She spent years risking her life facing off with anti-union companies in defense of abused coal miners and child workers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries... Read more >>>

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

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March 10, 2017

To the March for Science Organizers:

As President of the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW), I am writing to request that our organization be added as a partner for the March for Science on April 22.

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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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