UAW Local 686

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.

On November 11, people across the country will take a moment to honor our military veterans, who have sacrificed the

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The tax credit of an additional $4,500 for union-made electric vehicles made in the U.S. is a win for UAW members, unorganized autoworkers, and the entire labor movement. The provision:

  • Supports the high standards in wages, benefits, and safety that UAW members have bargained for in the auto industry
  • Incentivizes nonunion companies to stop spending millions on union busters and to allow their workers to form their unions freely
  • Encourages U.S. auto manufacturers to bring back jobs they offshored

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We received feedback from the Women’s Conference that you would like to meet more than once a year. We listened!

 Join UAW Women for our first installment of "Talk About It" Wednesday's. This month we will have an informal conversation on Mental Health.

Women’s History Month - Member Videos 2022

In talking with the Regional Women’s Advisory Council, we highlighted Women’s History month as another great opportunity to engage women in the membership. Last year, The Women's  Department promoted the voice of women in labor and elevated the conversation and activism in support of the PRO Act and the importance of belonging to a union. This year we would like to continue engaging the membership to highlight UAW women who are “making history.”

Sisters and Brothers,

This Veterans Day across our great nation, we honor the proud individuals who served our country. We remember the men and women, and their families, who have made the ultimate sacrifice during wartime, those who made it through, and those who gave of their time and commitment during peacetime. We will again remember the willingness and sacrifice of America’s veterans who served our country — service that deserves our lasting gratitude.