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With the approaching 2015 contract negotiations, we want to keep you up-to-date on everything that is happening. It has come to our attention that we have a large number of members who have not updated their contact information. It is very important to update any changes in name, address, phone and/or email with Local 2488. It does not matter if you are active, supplemental or retired. Call 309-828-2880.

Happy Holidays from UAW 2488

Just a reminder that the UAW 2488 Union Center will be closed for the holidays and will reopen for regular business at 7am Monday, January 5, 2015.

On behalf of everyone at UAW Local 2488, we would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!

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Applications for the UAW Local 2488 Education Committee Scholarships are now available... Read more >>>

Toys for Tots Success

The UAW 2488 membership and friends came through in a big way for the needy families of the Bloomington Normal area again this holiday season by raising $10,667 in the annual US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots drive. Congratulations to Mike Cappellin and all of the members of the Skilled Trades who spearheaded another fantastic success! Special thank yous go out to the USW workers from Bridgestone-Firestone, the members of AFSCME and the law firm of Katz-Friedman for their generous donations.

MMNA Unit transfers are posted and take effect on January 20, 2014. Read more >>>

UAW Region 4 is teaming with the American Football Coaches Association to provide child ID kits as part of the National Child Identification Program.

UAW 2488 is making these kits available to our members and their families to help safeguard our children. If a child is missing, law enforcement can use the child's completed ID kit to scan the child's fingerprints into the National Crime Information Center database. These fingerprints and DNA swabs can then be used to help locate the child in a variety of ways.....

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Delegates at the 36th UAW Constitutional Convention recognized that advances in technology make the mandatory mailing of a printed version of Solidarity unnecessary for the vast majority of our members. They overwhelmingly voted to make the printed version available only to members who "opt-in" to receive it.

They took this action to save our union the hundreds of thousands of dollars it costs to print and mail the magazine. We understand that some members still like to have an actual hard copy of the magazine to read. To continue to receive one, members can opt-in by.....

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In a continuous effort for UAW 2488 to provide you with additional benefits Matt Kopecky and Union Financial are proud to bring you honest, unbiased financial advice. Matt will hold regular office hours at the UAW 2488 Union Center on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10am until 5pm.....

 

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Gun-A-Week Calendar Winners

Keep up-to-date on the weekly winners in the Union Sportsmen's Alliance Gun-A-Week calendar drawings. CLICK HERE

Work Comp Attorney

Just a reminder that the hours for the Work Comp attorney at the UAW Local 2488 Union Center have changed for the remainder of 2014. Richard Johnson of Katz-Friedman will now hold regular hours on the third Tuesday of each month from 10am until one hour after the end of 1st shift production and Chris Mose will hold regular hours on the first Wednesday of each month from 10am until one hour after the end of 1st shift production. For more information, call 1-800-444-1525.

Growing Graduate Employee Movement Pursues Collective Bargaining Rights at Private Universities

NEW YORK, NY — Unions seeking representation for more than 3,000 research and teaching assistants (RAs and TAs) filed certification petitions with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) today. Graduate Workers of Columbia (GWC-UAW), the union for 2,800 Columbia University RAs and TAs, and Student Employees of New School (SENS-UAW), the union for over 350 RAs and TAs at the New School, filed petitions at the Manhattan NLRB office to become part of the UAW.

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