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"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 Ge

NLRB Certifies Election and Right to Proceed and Bargain

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If things are going to change for the better in this country, organized labor must have a seat at the table, Congressman Mark Pocan told UAW CAP delegates Monday. That means that UAW members are essential to what can turn things around on issues such as fair trade, immigration and workers’ rights.

The burden for change falls on organized labor – the people who have fought, marched and put pressure on elected officials for laws and programs that have kept workers safe on their jobs, kept their communities strong and ensured that there was democracy in the workplace.

After 19 previous wins, it came as no surprise that UAW Region 5 members won this year’s V-CAP award.

The award was presented by UAW President Dennis Williams and UAW Secretary-Treasurer Gary Casteel to Region 5 Director Gary Jones, whose region raised more than $2 million.

And, as it has happened all 19 times, more than 1,100 CAP delegates cheered Region 5 members as Jones accepted the award on their behalf.

It’s been two years since members of Local 42 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, voted to join our union, but with a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) now dominated by anti-union members, they continue to be denied their rights, UAW President Dennis Williams told union political activists Sunday.

This week, UAW members will gather in Washington D.C. for the 2018 National Community Action Program (CAP) Conference.

Over 1,100 UAW members will attend the four-day conference, which gives members a look at the union's legislative and political priorities for the coming year. This year's conference will focus on immigration, international trade, job creation, and tax reform.

American consumers can make a difference for working men and women when they buy products made right here in the United States, UAW President Dennis Williams told CAP delegates Sunday night.

The UAW’s BuildBuyUSA Program will launch a video contest as an innovative way to create fun and excitement to supporting goods manufactured here because “we have economic power as working men and women in this country,” Williams said.

The program will launch on March 7 with more details to be released soon.

“We believe things change by the power of the wallet,” said Williams.

UAW Region 9 Director Jeff Binz was re-elected to serve his first full term as Regional Director at the 37th Constitutional Convention. He was previously elected at a 2018 UAW Region 9 Special Convention on January 30, 2018, in Buffalo, New York, to fill the remaining term of former director Terry Dittes, who was elected as a UAW Vice President in January 2018.

As director, Binz serves on the UAW International Executive Board.

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

Jeff Binz Elected UAW Region 9 Director (Click here for Bio)

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CAP Committees Educate Members About the Issues

There’s a direct relationship between the ballot box and the bread box, and what the union fights for and wins at the bargaining table can be taken away in the legislative halls.

-Walter P. Reuther