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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."

There was a dedication ceremony  held on March 25, 2019 at the Rochester, New York train station.

This dedication ceremony was held in memory of Congresswoman Louise Mcintosh Slaughter who was instrumental in securing federal funding for the Rochester Train Station to make it compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and to honor the previous design of renowned architect Claude  Bragdon.

Lt. Gov Kathy Hochul was in attendance for this special dedication as well as Senator Schumer who continues to show his support of Labor.

The 2019 Special Bargaining Convention was held on March 11th -13th, 2019 at Cobo Hall in Detroit, MI.

Please click on link below for photo album: Photos provided by Jessie Jesson UAWluca686

2019 Bargaining Convention