Blog

Brothers and Sisters, On Monday, we celebrate the great sacrifices and life-changing contributions of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His vision was one of inclusion, of nonviolence, of respecting the rights of each and every one of us and championing the fact that we are all Americans.
In this issue: Welcome Home PFC Ellis Solidarity Around the Globe ZF Joins the UAW And more!
My Sisters and Brothers, I want to begin this first message of 2022 with a deep sentiment of gratitude for our union and for all the hard work, dedication, and fortitude our UAW family showed this past year. We had many challenges to face together, and I watched this membership rise to each one of them and support one another, as we always do.

Local 1921 Bargaining Chairman Paul Herrin, left, and President Dennis Fauver kept their local together after Hurricane Katrina.

‘It’s Who We Are’

NLRB General Counsel, Newly-Appointed by President Trump, Denies Workers Their Day in Court

(Detroit) — Late yesterday, at the direction of newly-appointed National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Peter Robb, the agency withdrew the complaint and cancelled the trial.

Dear Brothers and Sisters of Region 9:

I am writing to you today to express my deepest gratitude and thanks to all the members and the families in Region 9.

Jorge Rodriguez, an international representative from Region 5, led a group of UAW volunteers who worked tirelessly in six cities on the island for two weeks: As one of the first volunteer groups to arrive in Puerto Rico, we witnessed firsthand the ravages of Hurricane Maria. It’s no exaggeration to say that this storm will leave scars on the island for many years to come.

V-CAP is the UAW’s political action fund made up of voluntary contributions from UAW members, retirees and their families. The money is used to support pro-worker political candidates who have earned the endorsement of the UAW Community Action Program (CAP).

Region 9 WNY Veterans Committee never seems to amaze us. The Veterans Committee along with Terry Dittes, Director donated a van to the Veterans, September 2016

Please click on photo for album:

Region 9 Veterans Committee Van Donation

Featured photo: Jeff Grimes, Lumi Irizarry and Dave Barnard, UAW 686 President

When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico it was devastating to many UAW members.  Lumi Irizarry, a cell operator at UAW Local 686/GM Lockport was at home waiting patiently to hear from his loved ones after the hurricane hit. 

Labor Day 2017 in Buffalo, NY was celebrated with Director, Terry Dittes our UAW brothers and sisters, families and friends all coming together and particapating in the Labor Day parade.  This was a  great event and everyone had a fun filled day.  Solidarity Forever!!

Photos provided by: Jessie Jesson/LU686

Please click on photo to view album: 2017 Labor Day Parade- Buffalo, NY