"UAW members during the 40-day strike last fall received significant economic commitments to many plants.

Detroit - UAW Region 1D Director Gerald Kariem was unanimously selected by the UAW International Board to the position of Vice President and Director of the UAW Ford Department.

The Fall 2019 edition of Solidarity magazine is now online! Moving health care in the right direction! The cover story is why universal health care helps us all. Despite UAW efforts, the current system of health insurance still has many challenges...
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The UAW Financial Officers’ Conference will be held Sunday, March 24 through Friday, March 29, 2019, at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel in Orlando, Florida. This conference is for local union presidents, financial secretaries/treasurers, trustees and recording secretaries.

UAW Local 686 Civil and Human Rights Committee hosted their 2nd annual Trunk or Treat on October 21.  Trunk or Treat events have been gaining popularity around the country as a safe alternative for trick or treating.  Members parked their decorated cars in the UAW Local 686 Union Halls parking lot and handed out candy to children who were dressed up for the event. 

The mission and goals of UAW LU 686, Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive is to feed as many struggling families and children as possible throughout the Niagara, Erie and Orleans NY Counties  by providing local food pantries with the jars of peanut butter, jelly and fluff.  The jars are redistributed to about 30 food pantries and Organizations within the 3 counties to aid in the fight against hunger. They do not accept money, only donations of the jars.

 2018 United way toy drive Heart, Love and Soul in Niagara Falls, NY - LU 686

UAW LU 686/Gm Lockport collected over 100 toys for children ages 9-12 years old for the United Way of Greater Niagara's Toy Drive, UAW LU 686 members along with Dave Barnard, UAW 686 President attended and volunteered at the toy drive.

The United Way of Greater Niagra hosted the toy drive at  Heart, Love and Soul whch is one of their agencies they fund. Over 40 volunteers from many different organizations gave the toys out to 275 families and 400 children this year from across Niagara County.

The morning of November 3 was cold and raining, but you could feel the warmth from the hearts of the runners when Jeff Binz, UAW Region 9 Director, sounded the horn to start the 5k run.  Over 100 runners between the ages of 11 and 84 braved the elements to participate in this year’s 19th Annual UAW Region 9 Veteran’s Appreciation Run in Lockport, NY.  Many of the runners participate in this run every year, and each of them have their own special story for running.