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The observance of Juneteenth is recognition of a profound milestone in our nation’s history.

A culture of belonging and caring for each other starts with each one of us.

Juneteenth is an annual celebration on June 19 marking the end of slavery in the United States.

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

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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

GOLF PACKAGE INCLUDES: 1 (18 hole) round of golf with cart at Gaylord Country Club 1 (18 hole) round of golf with cart at Rees Jones designed Black Lake Golf Club and more!!

The rally call of “Buy American” isn’t new, but the proposition looks very different in 2017 than it did in the 1970s. Back then, there were almost 20 million workers in the U.S. making goods in factories across the country (today, it’s 12.3 million). These workers made clothes, baseballs, toys, blue jeans, electronics and a host of goods you could find in your neighborhood store. If you want some Brach’s candy in 2017, it will come from their factory in Mexico.

LUCA CONFERENCE SET FOR OCTOBER Many UAW members look to their local to stay informed about union issues. That means locals need the skills to share information members want about union issues, contracts, committees and elections, particularly as we head into a busy election year in 2018 with congressional control at stake.