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The 37th Constitutional Convention was held at Cobo Hall in Detroit, Mi with registration beginning on Sunday, June 10, 2018 and opening session on Monday, June 11-14, 2018.

A Special Convention was held on January 30, 2018  at UAW Region 9 Auditorium in Buffalo, NY at which Jeff Binz was elected Director, Region 9

International Youth Day was first coined by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999, and now the 12th day of August serves as an annual celebration of the role of young women and men as essenti

Union members wear red shirts on Wednesdays as a sign of solidarity. When a sea of red shirts greets management, it’s a way to let them know that the workers stand  together. This modern tradition goes back to 1989 with the Communications  Workers of America (CWA) whose members began wearing red on

The UAW WNY Region 9 Veterans Committee organized and hosted  a Hotdog Roast at the Batavia VA Hospital in Batavia NY  on August 7, 2019.  If not for the dedication of the Veterans Committee and members of UAW Locals, 686,774,897,and 846 this event to show our Veterans our gratitude  would not be possible. 

Guy Newell, Committee Chair as welll as Jim Lakeman,  and Wayne Biegler and some committee members children and grandchildren were there to lend a helping hand and do whatever was needed.

The first Sunday in August is National Sisters Day, and your opportunity to show your appreciation for that unique bond only sisters can understand. What better way to celebrate than joining with your fellow union sisters in the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW)?

On March 24, 1974, over 3,000 determined labor union women and supportive feminists from across the United States convened in Chicago to create the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW). The UAW was a founding supporter of CLUW, which elected then-UAW Vice President Olga Madar as its first president.

National Friendship day encourages people from across the globe to connect with friends. This is the day to make a new friend or connect with an old friend.

For UAW members and their families, the community is as much of a friend as any other. And that is reflected by the connections and lives impacted by UAW members serving their communities.

Here's a look back at some of our member stories as they've given back to the community:

Rochester -- On August 4, members, family and friends of UAW Local 1097 came together to celebrate one of their own. 

Walter Reuther can be said to have done more for more American workers than any other leader in the labor movement. He spent his life ensuring American workers have a voice at the table with management, a voice still exercised today by workers in contract negotiations that will affect millions of working families. 

"While the UAW welcomes the $700 million in Ohio investment outside of Lordstown, Ohio, it is not forgotten that UAW members, their families and citizens in the Mahoning Valley invested in General Motors in its darkest days to allow for the record profits that GM is making in recent years. The people of the Mahoning Valley deserve a solid, secure job investment that no start-up, dependent on federal contracts, can bring to the Valley. UAW members and the community deserve a GM product investment at Lordstown."

                                                           June 18, 2019

   The regular monthly meeting of the Retirees’ Chapter of Local 686 UAW  is canceled for the months of June, July and August, 2019 and will resume on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. and bingo held at 1:00 p.m. at the UAW Hall, 524 Walnut Street, Lockport, NY.  Flu shots will also be given starting at 12:00pm.  We will have representatives speak from the UAW Retiree Medical Trust, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medco.