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2019 WNY cap council scholarship information

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

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.

Please see attached letter from Director Jef Binz requesting letters be sent to GM in support of our UAW Brothers and Sisters.

TO: All PA & NJ Local Union Presidents Greetings:

As I am sure you have heard via media reports over the last few weeks, General Motors plans so cease production at its Lordstown, Ohio and Hamtramck, Michigan plants. This announcement will also affect employment at the following facilities:

Last week was a bad week for autoworkers and the future of our domestic industry. On Nov. 26, General Motors (GM) announced its decision to halt production at the Lordstown, Ohio, and Hamtramck, Mich., assembly plants, idling thousands of workers.

Last Friday, President Trump signed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), with promises that it would stop companies from closing U.S. factories and opening new ones in low-wage countries like Mexico...