When: Tuesday, Dec 7, 2021, 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Local 686 UAW Retirees Chapter                                                                                                        10/15/21

 This is an open letter to members of the UAW Local 686 Retirees Chapter. 

 Since August, I have been working on a lot of things so I can keep you informed about what is going on with the Union.  I received information from the International Union about holding meetings and events.  In September, we held our first meeting and we will continue to hold our meetings the 1st Tuesday of each month.  As long as we follow the CDC rules with the total numbers of COVID cases continuing to drop and continue to wear our masks, we can hold our meetings.  We just want to keep our members healthy and safe, that is our priority along with the International Union, Region 9 and our Local Union.  We will communicate any adjustments or modifications to this policy if changes occur with the status of this pandemic. 

 With good news, we are going to hold our Christmas Party on December 7, 2021.  With myself and the Retiree Executive Board, we have been working on the arrangements as long as there are no changes regarding COVID.  We will still have to follow the guidelines of the CDC, International Union and the rules of New York State and Erie County and Samuel’s Grande Manor.  The invitations should be going out.  If you are a dues paying Retiree member and haven’t received your invitation by the end of October, call the UAW Hall Monday – Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at (716) 433-6747 to have an invite sent.  There will be no bus transportation this year as well.  The deadline for the Christmas party reservations is November 12th.  No tickets will be sold at the door.  Also, checks or money orders only.  No cash will be accepted for your ticket.  You can make your check payable to Local 686 UAW.   If you plan to drop off your reservation, please drop it into the secured locked mailbox located on the Union Hall porch.  The address is 524 Walnut Street, Lockport, NY.  Please remember your check must be sent in with your reservation form.  Tickets will be mailed out to you the week of November 22nd.  Masks at Samuel’s Grande Manor must be worn regardless of vaccination status upon entry and while walking around.  Once you are seated, your mask may be removed.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

** Please note correct time will be in invitation

 Our next retiree meeting will be held Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the UAW Hall.  There will be no meeting in December because of the Christmas party. 

 As we have said in the past, the International Union and Local 686 Retirees Chapter apologize for any inconvenience this has caused for the past 18 months for all active and retired members of Local 686.  Again, I want to thank the Union Sun & Journal and WLVL Radio for all of their help these past 18 months for getting the message out to our members due to COVID.

 For canceled meetings and notifications, please follow the newspaper, WLVL-1340 AM, 105.3 FM and the UAW Website. 

 In closing, I would like to say on behalf of myself and the Retiree Executive Board Chapter, please stay safe and healthy for the upcoming holiday season.

 In Solidarity,

 Sal Pusateri, Jr., Retiree President

(716) 434-0262