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We say it every time...and every time it's true:

THESE ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT ELECTIONS OF OUR TIME!

The fate of working class people is at stake in critical off-year elections that could shape the future of our state and nation for years to come. It is NOT a time to be complacent and let others decide.....

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MMNA Maintenance Openings

MMNA has declared the following maintenance openings. Maintenance associates who have not received a transfer in the last 12 months are eligible to submit transfer requests for these openings.

Transfer requests must be submitted or canceled prior to 11:30am Friday, October 24, 2014. Maintenance transfers will be frozen at that time. Please see Employee Relations. Requests submitted after 11:30am, October 24, 2014 will not be considered for this round of transfers. Thank you.

  1. Press/Plastics - 2nd shift
  2. Paint - 1st shift
  3. Trim/Final - 2nd shift
  4. Tool Control - 1st shift
  5. Body - 2nd shift

Casteel Plant Tour Postponed - To Be Rescheduled

The scheduled MMNA plant tour by UAW International Secretary-Treasurer Gary Casteel on Tuesday, October 21st has been postponed due to flight cancellations and will be rescheduled at a later date.

The UAW Local 2488 Women's Committee collected 10 cases of food and $129 cash for Home Sweet Home Ministries through our gate collection..... Read more >>>

Local 2488 has a very limited supply of this fantastic new hooded sweatshirt available at the Union Center right now for $40 each in sizes Medium through XXL. Contact 309-828-2880 today to get yours!

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2014 Union Retiree Health Fair

Set a date on your calendar for the 2014 Union Retiree Health Fair on Thursday, October 23rd from 8am to 11am at St Ann's Fellowship Hall, 1010 S Louisa in Peoria!

**GET YOUR FREE FLU SHOT**

Come visit our exhibitors who will provide information on senior health services. Cholesteral screening will be available and you must fast for 8-12 hours beforehand. This will be first come-first serve so you must be prepared to wait. We will also have limited hearing and eye testing. We look forward to seeing you on the 23rd!

Union Sportsmen's Alliance 2015 Calendars are Here

The calendars are here! The calendars are here! The Union Sportsmen's Alliance 2015 Gun-A-Week calendars are now available for purchase at the Union Center in Bloomington. Get one for yourself and every sportsman on your Christmas list. For $20, you get a chance to win a gun every week for 52 weeks in 2015.

Jon "Bowzer" Bauman, star of the group Sha Na Na and spokesperson for Senior Votes Count was in Bloomington on Monday morning, September 22nd at the Plumbers and Pipefitters Hall to endorse Ann Callis for the 13th Congressional District. Read more >>>

A Message from UAW Region 4

Follow this link to hear an important message from UAW Region 4:

https://soundcloud.com/chicagosprogressivetalk/election-phase-1-uaw

To register to vote:

ova.elections.il.gov

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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GOP lawmakers are planning to attack the National Labor Relations Board if they take back the Senate this fall.

With majorities in the House and Senate, Republicans say they would push back against NLRB rules that have made it easier for unions to speed up their elections and organize multiple departments within a single company, among other things.
 

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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

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn went on TV to take a stand for the UAW and worker's everywhere. CLICK HERE for his debate with Tennessee's anti-worker governor on PBS.

To see Governor Quinn in a one-sided battle of wits with Rick Perry from Texas on CNN's Crossfire, 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.

With the callback of supplementals and laid-off workers, 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 both the company and Local 2488. It does not matter if you are active, laid-off, supplemental or retired.

Joint Agreement Calls for MBUSI to be ‘UAW-Represented Facility’

For immediate release: October 3, 2014

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — At a news conference today, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International (MBUSI) employees and the UAW — with support from the Daimler World Employee Committee and the German automotive trade union IG Metall — announced the formation of UAW Local 112, a new local union providing representation for workers at the MBUSI assembly plant in Vance, Ala., near Tuscaloosa.

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