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Black Lake: The Tour Golf Packages

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 04:15
*Rates are per person based on double occupancy, per stay. Advance reservations only,
full payment is required. (Upgraded rooms may
be available at a surcharge.) 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
  • 1 walking (9 hole) round on the Little Course at Black Lake Golf Club
  • 1 (18 hole) round of golf with cart at Michaywé Pines Golf Club 2 nights lodging at UAW Black Lake Conference Center in a Standard Room
Visit or call (989) 733-7270 today!

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Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:14

“We are disheartened by the misconduct alleged in today’s indictment. Ms. King is no longer with the union and hasn’t been since February 2016. Based on our own internal investigation, we believe anyone who engaged in intentional misconduct is no longer employed by the UAW. We continue to cooperate with the DOJ and share information with the government.”

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Be a part of Black Lake’s UAW Memorial Walkway

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 04:15

The Walter and May Reuther UAW Family Education Center features a memorial area with an eternal flame and a granite and brass memorial to the Reuther Brothers.

The International Executive Board is again offering a way for you to be part of the Memorial Walkway that has been built and paved with bricks inscribed by UAW members, local unions, family members and friends.

If you would like to participate in the Memorial Walkway, please fill out and send the order form to:

UAW Memorial Walkway
2000 Maxon Road
Onaway, MI 49765

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Union Front: Local Union Communicators Keep Us Informed

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 04:15
LUCA Conference Set for October Tanya Love

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. The best way to improve union website, social media, writing, photography and video skills, or learn those skills for the first time, is to attend the UAW-LUCA (Local Union Communication Association) Conference at Black Lake, Oct. 29 through Nov. 3.

LUCA members who attend the conference at Black Lake learn many skills that help them communicate their local’s messages to their members.

“We need to make sure every local has the tools they need to share information,” said UAW President Dennis Williams. “Much is at stake with our locals from contract negotiations at local facilities to national elections in 2018. The LUCA conference is the place to learn the latest communication methods, from websites to video to Twitter and Facebook, and newsletter production like effective writing,” said Williams.

John Davis of Region 8’s Local 2195 is the UAW-LUCA Advisory Council Chair, veteran LUCA member and digital photography instructor. “There’s no substitute for learning in person with other members. Locals that haven’t been to LUCA in a while can pick up state-of-the-art communication skills and polish existing ones,”said Davis.

It’s also a great way for locals to start a website or social media page. If your local doesn’t have one, attending the conference is a great way to learn how.

Local 276 Second Vice President Tanya Love was a new local newsletter editor at last year’s conference, ready to edit a publication for 4,200 workers at the General Motors Assembly Plant in Arlington, Texas. She was amazed at how much the feature writing class improved her writing. “I took that information to my local and applied what they taught me,” said Love. Her work is now published by Region 5 and her local.

To register for the LUCA conference, go to For registration login instructions, check the conference call letter or email us.

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Statement from Local 6000 President Ed Mitchell on Civil Service Rule Changes

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 09:04
Attention UAW Local 6000 Members:

You may have read in the news media of the proposed civil service rule changes that would impact state employees. UAW International is working closely with UAW Local 6000 staff to access the proposal and respond. UAW Local 6000 is strongly opposed to the rule changes, which will negatively affect our freedom to collectively bargain the terms and conditions of our workplace.

We are asking each and every one of you to be available to attend the Civil Service Commission meeting if these proposed changes should come up for a vote. The earliest meeting would be on Wednesday-September 20, 2017 in Lansing. If these rule changes are adopted, every UAW Local 6000 member will be impacted.

Over the coming days, we will be releasing more information . If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Local at (800) 243–1985.

In Solidarity,

Ed Mitchell

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There’s More Than One Way to Strike

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 04:00

Local 2270 members Jake Guild, left, and Taylor Hoffmeyer’s four-month old daughter didn’t seem to mind the noise of the bowling alley. They were joined by Tiffany McLachlan, Betty Crawford, Jana Gilmore and (not pictured) Renee Hoffmeyer on the Local 2270 team. Local 2270 is based in Evard, Michigan.

UAW Bowling Championships Feature Tough Competition, Family Fun

Bowling is serious business for many UAW members. You could tell by the concentration, determination, frustration and exhilaration on the bowlers’ faces as they competed in the UAW International Bowling Tournament.

The day-long event, held Saturday at Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, Michigan, pits the best bowlers in our union against each other to see who’s best, both individually and as a team.

The UAW has a proud history in bowling, and helped to desegregate bowling alleys in the 1940s and 1950s.

And while the men and women bowling are exceptionally competitive, they also value the fellowship the tournament brings and the chance to knock down pins with their union brothers and sisters from all over Michigan and Ohio. There were 158 bowlers entered in the singles competition and 250 bowlers in the team competition all vying for the top spots. All bowlers qualified to be in the championship tournament by scoring well at their regional tournaments.

“It’s just great to have all UAW members get together and bowl. It’s great comradery,” said Steve Barry, a Local 2278 member who works at Ford Motor Co.’s Sterling Heights (Michigan) Axle plant.

Barry was one of two bowlers who rolled a perfect 300 game in the singles competition.

“It’s my second 300 in this house, so I kind of like it here,” Barry said.

In fact, it was Barry’s 30th perfect game.

“You still get nervous,” he said. “If you’re not nervous when you are shooting for 300, then you shouldn’t bowl.”

Final results are expected to be available later this week.

It was also a lot of fun for the families of the bowlers, as many brought theirs to the facility. Everyone enjoyed a lunch courtesy of the International and many children were in the arcade or on the bumper bowling lanes in an adjacent alley.

“I had a turkey!” said Donovan Howze, 8, the son of Local 900 member William Howze, who works at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant. The “turkey” did not refer to youngster’s lunch. It is bowling-speak for three strikes in a row.

The lunch featured a short address by UAW President Dennis Williams, who congratulated bowlers on making it to the championship tournament and reminded them of the UAW’s history in bowling, including the effort it undertook under the direction of UAW President Walter Reuther in 1948 to desegregate bowling alleys.

Solidarity Magazine Film Feature: The UAW Bowling Championship

Reuther would not permit UAW-related bowling events to be held in houses that practiced racial discrimination, part of a national campaign that eventually led bowling alley operators to abandon the practice.

“That’s why this tournament is so important to the UAW,” Williams said, adding that the commitment to social justice reminds us of who we are as union members, especially today as racism appears more pronounced.

“When you think about what is going on today, don’t let people divert who we are as union members,” he said.

Tournament organizers also held a 50/50 raffle that raised over $1,300 for Mission 1:17, which provides mentors and a place to live for foster children who age out of the foster care system and need assistance.

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Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams on Charlottesville

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 05:41

“The events in Charlottesville this weekend will long serve as a reminder that time has a way of washing away the tears of the past where hate bullied many Americans both in society and in the workplace through intolerance.

“The UAW condemns the hate and intolerance of the alt-right groups that led to such violence in Charlottesville. Every woman and every man is equal in their civil and workplace rights regardless of race, gender, religion or sexual orientation in society and in the workplace. We cannot take our freedom for granted, and we cannot forget the lessons that history forged through the sacrifice of many brave Americans in our military, in labor and in our civil rights struggles to secure those freedoms.”

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