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2:30 PM — UAW President Dennis Williams Discusses Candidates, Conventions and Trade

UAW President Dennis Williams participated in a teleconference roundtable with reporters today to talk about the election and the UAW’s perspective on the issues at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

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CANTON, Miss. — The UAW today criticized the Renault-Nissan Alliance for rejecting an offer to meet with a top official in France’s National Assembly who is leading the international charge to improve workers’ rights and working conditions at the Nissan assembly plant in Canton, Mississippi. Read more >>>

It’s difficult for Jason Barlow to explain the rash actions of Donald Trump to his 7-year-old daughter, Olivia. Barlow, president of UAW Local 402 in Springfield, Ohio, said Trump doesn’t act like a mature adult, let alone like the potential leader of our nation. Trump’s willingness to divide people through angry rhetoric and insults instead of bringing them together worries Barlow about Olivia’s future. She has heard the candidate speak about others in unflattering tones while watching television with her dad and mom, Rachele, who also attended the Democratic National Convention. Read more >>>

FCA US ANNOUNCES NEARLY $1.5 BILLION INVESTMENT IN STERLING HEIGHTS ASSEMBLY PLANT
  • Plant to be retooled to build next generation Ram 1500
  •  Brings total U.S. investment to more than $8.2 billion with nearly 25,000 jobs created since June 2009

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – FCA US today announced that it will invest $1.48 billion in its Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (Mich.) to retool it to build the next generation Ram 1500 and support the future growth of the Ram brand.

The Company also confirmed that production of the Chrysler 200 will end in December 2016 in order to begin the transformation of the plant.

Future plans for the Warren Truck Assembly Plant (Mich.), which currently builds the Ram 1500, will be announced at a later date.

This production action is subject to the formal approval of incentives by state and local entities.

On July 14, 2016, FCA US announced a total $1 billion investment in its Toledo, Ohio, and Belvidere, Ill., assembly plants to support the future growth of the Jeep® brand.

Since 2009, FCA US has announced investments of more than $8.2 billion and added more than 25,000 (including nearly 18,000 hourly) people in its U.S. operations.

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12:30 PM — Dispatch from the UAW Delegation Meeting

UAW President Dennis Williams addressed UAW delegates attending the 2016 Democratic National Convention, reminding them that there is a lot of misdirected anger in this country and that we need to unify as a union to ensure that Hillary Clinton becomes president and Donald Trump does not.

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As UAW members who are delegates to the Democratic National Convention make their way to The City of Brotherly Love, it’s an appropriate time to talk about Philadelphia.

Or Philly. Or “Phil-delph-ya” in the language of the locals. They do “tawlk” a little funny here. It may be pronounced “wa-ter” elsewhere in the United States, but it’s “wooder” in Philly. As in, “Yo! I’ll have a churry wooder ice, please.”

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When UAW President Dennis Williams took over as president at the 2014 convention, he made it clear that one of the things he wanted his administration to focus on was communicating with rank-and-file UAW members and meeting members where they were at. Read more >>>

Chemical spills, lack of protective gear endanger Creative Foam workers who make auto parts for Ford, GM, Mercedes, Toyota at Dayton plant

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Complaint comes as workers prepare to vote on joining UAW in effort to win safe, good jobs

Dayton, Ohio – Autoworkers at the Creative Foam plant in Dayton filed a complaint Thursday with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) calling for an investigation into widespread hazards at the factory, including dangerous chemical leaks and spills, a lack of proper protective gear, and insufficient training on how to handle toxic chemicals that can cause workers to develop asthma and other serious respiratory problems.

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  • Investments in assembly plants total more than $1 billion
  • 1,000 new jobs to be created
  • Plants will be retooled to support growth of Jeep® brand
  • Brings total U.S. investment to more than $6.8 billion with more than 23,500 jobs created since June 2009

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – FCA US today announced that it will invest more than $1 billion in its assembly plants in Illinois and Ohio to retool them to support the future growth of the Jeep® brand. As a result of these investments, 1,000 new jobs will be created, subject to market conditions. Read more >>>

  • Recognition comes on heels of announcement that plant will build Jeep Cherokee
  • Company’s Illinois assembly plant becomes 15th FCA North American facility to achieve milestone award
  • Award recognizes progress toward becoming World Class

July 14, 2016, Auburn Hills, Mich. – The FCA US Belvidere Assembly Plant (Ill.) received two pieces of good news today – the first confirming that it would build the Jeep Cherokee when it moves from its current home in Toledo in 2017 and the second announcing that it has been awarded bronze status for its efforts to improve in World Class Manufacturing (WCM). Read more >>>

In July 2015, Nabisco (Mondelez) announced it had decided to invest $130 million in a plant in Salinas, Mexico, instead of investing it in its iconic Southside Chicago Nabisco bakery. Mondelez called on the workers, represented by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) International Union, to come up with $46 million in annual savings (in perpetuity) at the Chicago facility for the company, or it would take the $130 million planned investment to its Salinas, Mexico bakery. Read more >>>

Berkeley — Just over a third of non-supervisory manufacturing production workers in the United States and half of the nation’s manufacturing workers hired through temporary agencies rely on at least one public assistance program to support themselves or their families, according to research by the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Labor Research and Education. Read more >>>

President Dennis Williams’ Statement on Recent Violent Events

Once again, the UAW like all Americans mourns the loss of two black men seemingly profiled, one in front of a convenience store and one at a traffic stop, and the Dallas police officers who were doing their duty at a peaceful protest. We must find a way together to heal racial divides and differences. We must reject violence and unite as a community to peacefully resolve our differences. America deserves no less.

Retirees Meeting for July 12th. Information

 The Retirees meeting will again be at the Agricenter building directly behind our old Union Hall next Tuesday, July 12 th. @ 10am. Any past member of Local 2488 are welcome, we were welcomed with open arms and as expected, treated like family by the new owners of our Hall. Their hospitality was exceptional.

Happy 4th of July!

 To all past members and present Retirees Chapter... Have a Happy and Safe Independence day. Let's take a moment to reflect, just how many have gave so much to allow us to enjoy this day, and our Freedom --Thank You.

DETROIT – A large and diversified group of partners have come together to create an urban park in the middle of an industrial neighborhood, and they are seeking support from the community.

The Fort Rouge Gateway Project, or FRoG, is a partnership of 16 entities covering private enterprise, non-profit, local government and education. They have joined forces to create a “pocket park” and historical commemorative site in southwest Detroit in the shadow of the newly erected Fort Street Bridge.

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Washington, D.C. – Union Plus recently awarded $150,000 in scholarships to 104 students representing 32 unions, including eight winners representing the United Automobile Workers (UAW). This year’s group of scholarship recipients includes university, college, and trade or technical school students from 32 states. The UAW winners are:

  • Alexandra Arenz of Sheboygan Falls, Wis. Arenz, whose father, Terry Arenz, is a member of UAW Local 833, has been awarded a $500 scholarship.
  • Austin Arenz of Sheboygan Falls, Wis. Arenz, whose father, Terry Arenz, is a member of UAW Local 833, has been awarded a $4,000 scholarship.
  • Margaret Buchele of Toledo, Ohio. Buchele, whose mother, Juliann Buchele, is a member of UAW Local 12, has been awarded a $500 scholarship.
  • Emma DeMaranville of Tonganoxie, Kan. DeMaranville, whose father, Scott DeMaranville, is a member of UAW Local 31, has been awarded a $4,000 scholarship...
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VIDEO: Nissan technician Robert Hathorn speaks in Washington at DNC platform committee hearings

Thank you to Nissan technician Robert Hathorn for speaking in Washington, yesterday to the committee drawing up the platform for the Democratic Party. Hathorn discussed the temporary worker issue, the threats Nissan has made toward union supporters, and the unequal playing field.

UAW President Dennis Williams addresses UAW Members across the country on the occasion of Workers Memorial Day. Watch the full address below. Click "read more" for transcript.

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Skilled trade openings at Ford Chicago assembly

 5-plumber/pipefitters -- 10-electricians -- 3 welders and a layout inspector. These positions are needed to be filled immediately. Please contact Bob Tiseo within the UAW...313-926-5146 for contact information at the Chicago facility.

Retirees Meeting for June14th. Information

 Good morning Local 2488 Retirees. The June meeting will be held next Tuesday (14th) at the Agricenter behind the Hall,  10am. Access is from Carole Dr. It's the first right turn west of the Hall. Meeting has been be set up in room "D" with Jean Payne, the President of the IL. Fertilizer training center. Redbird catering will be provided by the new owners for the first meeting as a kind gesture, future refreshments can be discussed at the meeting. Keys and future contact information will take place at the meeting as well.  R.D.

Thoughts and prayers to our Union Brothers

 Two Union Brothers were shot in an argument outside the Union Hall at Local 551 in Chicago. Aaron Straker, and Jeff Bacon, both were shot in the leg. Injuries do not appear to be life threatening.

More than 50 Flint elementary school students will learn and grow in a loving environment this summer at a new Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School sponsored by the Cynthia Estrada Charity Fund. The Freedom School will be administered by Bethel United Methodist Church – Flint, the only historically African-American church in the city. Read more >>>

Full Video: UAW president Dennis Williams hosts media roundtable

“Today is a great day for millions of hardworking Americans and working families because they are finally going to be rightfully paid for working overtime. I commend President Obama and Labor Secretary Perez for their leadership in adopting this commonsense rule that will raise the incomes of more than 4 million working people. The previous outdated overtime rules contained loopholes that many employers used for decades to exploit workers and deny them their earned pay. Read more >>>

This blog post originally appeared on Demos.org and was written by the president of Demos, Heather C. McGhee

Each year, Demos recognizes leaders who are transforming America. From #BlackLivesMatter to Amy Poehler to Rashad Robinson, we have honored the people, organizations, and movements that are challenging our country to live up to the true meaning of democracy: a place where all Americans have an equal say and an equal chance.

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Employment Opportunities

Selig Products , Forrest IL  is looking for 2 Electrical Mechanics. Received a call from contact Harry Fosdick. Immediate openings - please call 815-785-2119 if interested.

Recently the Center for Disease Control began a new campaign called Screen For Life aimed at raising awareness of the risk of colorectal cancer and the need to get screened. Here are some facts about colorectal cancer. You can find more information at cdc.gov/screenforlife

What Is Colorectal Cancer?

Colorectal cancer is cancer that occurs in the colon or rectum. Sometimes it is called colon cancer. The colon is the large intestine or large bowel. The rectum is the passageway that connects the colon to the anus.
It’s the Second Leading Cancer Killer

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Contact Information from MMNA after May 31,2016

Address and phone number updates - Employment Verifications - Personnel & Other File Request -  Contact Peggy Mutsch (877) 386-8755 Peggy.Mutsch@na.mitsubishi-motors.com

CAREER LINK - 705 E. Lincoln st. Normal, IL (309) 268-8795

Health Benefits - Buy outs and Questions - Insurance Questions - Angie O Leary (877) 386-8755   MMNA 6400 Katella Avenue, Cypress CA. 90630 Angie.Oleary@na.mitsubishi-motors.com

Payroll - W-2 Questions - Maria Padilla (714) 372-6515   Maria.Padilla@na.mitsubishi-motors.com

401k Empower Retirement (800) 345-2345 www.retireonline.com

Pension - Request an estimate, Initiate benefits, update beneficiaries or submit death certificate, change direct deposit or tax withholding. Himaya Veazie (877) 386-8755  Himaya.Veazie@na.mitsubishi-motors.com    Once Pension has started,contact: Wells Fargo at (800) 728-3123

 Retiree Medical - Submit death certificate, change Direct Deposit of Medicare Part B  Reimbursement, Initiate Post 65 Retiree Medical Benefits. Angie O Leary (877) 386- 8755 Angie.O Leary@na.mitsubishi-motors.com 

Retiree Medical Contacts (Pre-65)  Blue Cross Blue Shield (800) 227 6592- Express Scripts (800) 711-0917

Post 65  Express Scripts (866) 544-6963    Medigap F - Eric Lapan (309) 661-3788   Medigap F claim questions (855) 304-2858

 Vehicle Purchases  Certificate for new , sponser a vehicle or Lease Vehicles-turn in or Purchase    Peggy Mutsch (877) 386 8755   Peggy.Mutsch@na.mitsubishi-motors.com 

Christopher W. Mose from Katz Friedman

Christopher will be here at the Union Center on Monday May 16 from 12:30pm to 4:00pm.

Graduate workers, who have been organizing for the past year, welcome recognition of needed changes from the Provost, Dean of Engineering

NEW YORK – In a rare email to Ph.D. candidates, Columbia University Provost John H. Coatsworth announced a number of changes to improve workplace benefits for many graduate workers. The announcement – which includes parental leave, childcare subsidies and changes in fees – comes as graduate workers have been joining together to fight for respect and their rights as Graduate Workers of Columbia-UAW (GWC-UAW). The announcement answers calls for change the group has been raising and builds on previous changes that have occurred since graduate workers began organizing.

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Berkeley — Just over a third of non-supervisory manufacturing production workers in the United States and half of the nation’s manufacturing workers hired through temporary agencies rely on at least one public assistance program to support themselves or their families, according to research by the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Labor Research and Education.

As presidential candidates from both parties debate how to revive American manufacturing, and while lawmakers at the federal and state levels promote subsidies to lure manufacturing jobs, the Labor Center calculates that low wages in manufacturing cost taxpayers approximately $10.2 billion a year in public assistance.

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Following Recent OSHA Citations, Fuyao Workers Call for Full-Scale Investigation Into Fire Hazards, Electrocution Risks, Laceration Injuries that Persist at Auto Plant

Moraine, Ohio – Auto workers at Fuyao Glass filed a complaint with the federal government Monday calling for a “wall-to-wall” investigation into a wide range of dangerous conditions found throughout the plant, including fire hazards, electrocution risks, and laceration injuries, among other hazards.

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Monthly Retiree Meeting

Hello Retirees, Just a reminder, tomorrows meeting was moved to 11 am. Membership action was taken at Aprils meeting to have Lunch instead of donuts. Also, Representatives from 3 active UAW Locals close to Bloomington, per your request, will be present for questions and answers. 974-E.Peoria   2096-Pontiac  751-Decatur.  A vote will be taken immediately after to choose an active Local to merge with. See you here.

Deception seems to be the name of the game at Volkswagen. As if the diesel emissions scandal wasn’t enough, Volkswagen is now deceiving working people at its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Workers in the skilled trades division of the plant last year voted overwhelmingly to join the UAW to create a better workplace. Volkswagen executives promised to respect the workers’ vote, but now the company is going back on its word.

Volkswagen is refusing to negotiate with workers and choosing instead to use the legal system to evade that responsibility.

Send an email to Volkswagen executives to tell them to sit down and negotiate with working people in the skilled trades division of the Chattanooga plant.

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“Once again in the wee hours of the morning Michigan’s Republican legislators attacked teachers rather than address the real issues facing our schools. We are outraged that public officials are putting our children at risk. Teachers who spend the most time developing our children should be treated with dignity and respect. Read more >>>

The UAW represents more than just autoworkers. In this ongoing web series, we look into some of the unique jobs our membership performs daily. We are the UAW.

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This article originally appeared in USA Today. To read the entire article, click here.

The nation’s growing army of contingent workers is increasingly demanding, and often winning, higher pay and benefits and union membership, pushing back against efforts by companies to deploy a less costly, more flexible workforce.

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – As the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) moves forward in a highly-anticipated case that could restore graduate workers’ rights as employees, a majority of graduate workers at Harvard University have signed cards saying that they want to a form a union. In an official affirmation of this choice, the American Arbitration Association (AAA) confirmed a majority of graduate workers are supporting the formation of a union. Read more >>>

UAW Local 2488 Farewell Picnic

UAW Local 2488 Farewell Picnic will be at the Gazebo behind the Hall on Friday May 13th, from 3:30pm - 7:30pm. Food and beverages will be provided. Stop out and see members you have not seen in a while, have some food and drinks, talk about old times. Union label merchandise will be raffled off until gone , so come early.

Also, the Local 2488 Union Hall contents will be auctioned off on Saturday May 21st from 9:00am - 1:00pm. Cash only , and only open to past and present Local 2488 Members. Items won must be hauled away the same day, so bring a truck or trailer.

Workers Memorial Day

As a reminder to our previously posted notice. Our Workers Memorial Day Vigil is today, here at the Local 2488 Union Hall at 3:30 pm. Please come and pause to remember our brothers Joe Frank and John Foster who lost their lives while on the job. And to pay respects for all others who have passed while working.

Brings total announced investments in Tennessee to $936.7 million in 2016

Bay City Powertrain operation to get $118 million to support engine project

SPRING HILL, Tenn. — General Motors will invest $788.7 million for an all-new, high-efficiency engine program, as well as projects to modernize the vehicle programs at its Spring Hill Manufacturing Plant, creating 792 and retaining 16 jobs. At the same time, GM announced a $118 million investment at its Bay City Powertrain facility, creating 29 and retaining 67 jobs.

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The following article appeared as part of the Labor Voices series in the Detroit News. It was authored by UAW Vice President Jimmy Settles.

Strong communities are based upon a workforce that earns livable wages and benefits. Well-paying jobs are the basic building blocks for creating well-established homes, communities and securing our country’s economic future.

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5th annual Gary Nichols Memorial Golf Outing

Gary s Memorial Golf Outing will be continuing this year with the help from Jerry Harcharik with LiUNA Midwest Region, and Maggie Nichols with United Way.

Saturday September 17, 2016 at the Den at Fox Creek

Check in at 7:00am - Shotgun start at 8:00am

Four man scramble - limited to 128 golfers

$85.00 per person -Lunch included Proceeds go to United Way of McLean County & Great Plains LIFE Foundation

Top Prizes includes: Name engraved on Trophy,hole in one contest,door prizes raffles,50-50,longest drive & putt, closest to the pin, & skins. Foursomes will be gladly assigned if desired.

Registration Forms are available at Local 2488 Union Hall or by contacting Maggie at (309) 828-7383 or (309) 287-3010       mnichols@uwaymc.org

UAW Retiree Thomas Kelly wins Michigan Heritage Award

Michigan Heritage Award honors those who continue their family and community folk traditions with excellence and authenticity.

UAW retiree Thomas Kelly says he sings in an a cappella gospel quartet because The Lord calls him to do so. At 102-years old, the former maintenance worker at Chrysler’s former Eldon Axle plant remains grateful for a long life that’s had a lot of blessings: his spirituality, family, a beautiful voice, and a UAW retirement that has allowed him the financial ability to continue to sing for four decades after he retired.

Add another blessing to the list: Earlier this month, he was named one of the 2016 Michigan Heritage Award recipients, which honor individuals who continue their family and community folk traditions with excellence and authenticity. The awards program is administered by the Michigan State University Museum’s Michigan Traditional Arts Program with support from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

Kelly will receive the award in a ceremony on Aug. 14 in Lansing. You can read more about Brother Kelly in the March-April issue of Solidarity magazine.

FYI Reminder Update

Today (4-18) we have Christopher Mose of Katz Friedman at the Union Hall  12:30pm to 4pm.

Tuesday (4-19) we have Richard Johnson of Katz Friedman as well at the Hall 10am to 4 pm.

Wednesday (4-20) here at the Union Hall, Matthew Kopecky of Union Financial,Inc. will be present for your financial questions from 10am to 4pm

Thursday of next week (4-28) is our Workers Memorial Day Vigil at 3:30pm.

Marick F. Masters, director of Labor@Wayne at Wayne State University, is pleased to announce that Labor@Wayne will honor Dennis Williams, president of the UAW International Union, at the sixth annual Labor Leaders on Labor Forum on April 28. Williams will give a keynote speech titled “The State of Labor and the Auto Industry” from 1:15 to 2 p.m. at Wayne State University’s Community Arts Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Read more >>>

Photos: Fight for $15 National Day of Action

UAW members around the country join with Fight for $15. Click the photo to view the full gallery:

 

 

Days after millions of workers in California and thousands in Pennsylvania won historic pay increases to $15/hr and amidst ongoing negotiations for $15/hr for millions more in New York, the unstoppable momentum of the Fight for $15 campaign for $15 and union rights continued to build as underpaid workers across the globe said they waged one of the largest-ever day of strikes and protests on April 14.

Fast-food workers went on strike in a record 300 cities and tens of thousands of underpaid workers—including home care, child care and higher education workers—led hundreds of protests from Manchester, NH to Memphis, Tenn. to Marina Del Rey, Calif. Around the world, workers will join in, with protests expected in more than 40 countries on six continents.

American families are being forced to scrape by because big corporations are ripping off workers, ripping off taxpayers, and ripping off communities. To get richer and richer, big corporations manipulate the rules to avoid paying fair wages and their fair share of taxes, forcing working people and taxpayers to foot the bill. As a result, workers and communities are being starved of the money needed to build a bright future, and left with impossible choices over how to care for their children and elderly parents and how to meet their basic expenses.

The workers’ protests, timed to hit just before Tax Day, zero in on McDonald’s, highlighting how the world’s second-largest employer and the industry leader in the fast food and service economies is driving a race to the bottom that is undercutting wages across the economy and resulting in nearly 64 million workers being paid less than $15. The workers also highlight how McDonald’s tax avoidance around the globe hurts governments, workers, taxpayers and consumers.

For updates on ongoing action, check back on this page and follow us on Facebook and Twitter

Matthew Kopecky Union Financial

Matthew will be at the UAW Local Union Hall on Wednesday April 20th, come see him for your financial questions.

 

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee — Working men and women at Volkswagen today won an important victory following an order by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) supporting efforts among skilled-trades employees to secure meaningful employee representation.

A three-member NLRB panel denied Volkswagen’s request for the agency to review a December 2015 election in which skilled-trades employees in Chattanooga voted overwhelmingly to designate UAW Local 42 as their representative for the purpose of collective bargaining. Today’s order, in effect, upholds the results of the election, which the NLRB supervised.

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For updates go to standuptoverizon.com

After ten months trying to reach a fair contract, nearly 40,000 Verizon workers from Massachusetts to Virginia walked off the job at 6 a.m. on Wednesday. The Verizon strike is by far the largest work stoppage in the country in recent years.

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New Programs and Renovations unveiled at Chapel Vision Community Development Corporation

In honor of National Love Our Children Day, UAW-Ford unveiled its community contributions to Chapel Vision Community Development Center during an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 2.

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25th annual IVCC Job Fair

Discover the silver lining in your Career. IVCC annual job fair.

Visit the job fair Website: http://bit.ly/1xx548S

Thursday, April 21st.

10am - 2pm IVCC Gymnasium

Over 50 Employers

Bring Resumes on a Flash drive if you can.

Illinois Valley Community College

 

Richard K. Johnson Christopher W. Mose

Richard K. Johnson of Katz Friedman will be here at the Union Hall on Tuesday April,19 from 10am - 4pm

Christopher W. Mose of Katz Friedman will also be here at the Union Hall on Monday April,18 from 12:30pm - 4pm

Retiree Meeting

Hello Retirees, our next Retiree meeting is Tuesday April 12th. 10am. Due to the impending closing of our Local, part of the agenda will be to vote on joining an active UAW Local in central Illinois,  Please give it some thought. Three of the most likely choices are UAW 974 East Peoria , UAW 751 Decatur or 2096 Pontiac. See you there.

Workers Memorial Day
Workers Memorial Day April 28, 2016 Workers Memorial Day will be Thursday April 28 this year. Unions across the nation will hold events remembering those fellow brothers and sisters that died as a result of a workplace accident or illness. We will take time to remember Brothers Joe Frank and John Foster. The Local will hold a candlelight vigil at the Union Hall on Thursday, April 28th at 3:30 p.m. We encourage all members to attend, as this event is important for all us to take the time to show our solidarity in demanding safe workplaces. The tragedies of Brother Frank and Brother Foster’s deaths should be a wake up call for all us to remember that our work environment is dangerous. We mourn for Brother Frank and Brother Foster and in their name we must commit to hold companies responsible for providing safe workplaces. We must assure that when we elect officials to represent us in Washington D.C, Springfield and our own communities that we elect those officials who will enact legislation that will protect us and hold companies accountable when they fail to provide a safe working environment. We can make a difference and we must never forget to mourn for the lost loved ones and fight for our safety.

Brothers and Sisters, we will be having a live auction of the contents of the Union Hall / shed, on Saturday May 21st from 9am - 1pm or until complete, file cabinets, tables, chairs, desks, computer equipment, and much more. This is only offered to present and past members and Retirees. Please bring I.D. for verification. All purchases must be removed on the 21st, so bring your trucks!

Special Building Corp. Meeting

 We will be having a Special Building Corp. Meeting Wednesday April 6th at the Union Hall. At 3:15

Christopher W. Mose from Katz Friedman

Reminder---Chris Mose will be here at the Union Hall today (Monday March 28th) from 10 am. to 4:00 pm.

for any business you may have with Katz-Friedman.

Veterans Center Honor Boards ID TAGS.

We have removed the ID TAGS/ DOG TAGS. From the Veterans Center Boards from the MMNA plant. They can be picked up at the Local 2488 Union Hall. They are divided into service branches. If you would like yours back please stop by and grab it. If you know of anyone that has passed on , contact the Hall and we will try to get it to the family.

Local 2488 Union Corporation Meeting

The Union Corporation meeting will be held Wednesday 3-23-16 at 3:15 at the UAW Local 2488 Union Hall. Discussions will include reviewing the sale of the Hall and Property, and  going over Appraisal.

Credit Union 1 opens new Location in Normal

Credit Union 1 has opened a co-op shared branch with Land of Lincoln Credit Union.

New location is 115 Susan Drive, unit 1 Normal, Il. 61761

Phone number is 309-827-8636

 

Connect Transit Driver Careers

Connect Transit will be adding Sunday routes to Bloomington/Normal Area late spring/ early summer this year. The possibility of up to 20 Drivers will be needed for this addition.

  connect-transit.com/about/careers/joblistings.asp 

Employment Opportunities / Corn Crib Baseball job fair.

The Corn Crib 1000 W. Raab rd.Normal,Il. is having a first annual job fair this Saturday March 12th at 9am - 1pm. They are looking for game day staff as well as Food & Beverage positions for the up coming season. 

Working America Health Care

Working America Health Care. The health care solution for Union Members facing transition.

Since the creation of the Health Insurance Marketplace, Working America has collaborated  with more than 20 labor organizations to connect members to affordable Marketplace plan options while strengthening union through co-branding.

www.WorkingAmericaHealthCare.org

Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth at UAW Local 2488

We are hosting Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth to discuss trade issues and the impact on our members here in Illinois. This event will begin this Friday March 11th at  3:15 pm. at the UAW Local 2488 Union Hall. Please attend this discussion on how this topic has greatly affected each one of us here at home.

Monthly Retiree Meeting

FYI...Retirees meeting next Tuesday March 8th. 10am. at the Union Hall. Hot Coffee and tasty donuts will be provided. see ya there!

 

Richard K. Johnson of Katz Friedman

Richard has confirmed being at the Union Hall on Tuesday, March 15th from 10am. to 4pm.

Professional Skills Training / Job Ready Workshops

Free Training and Job Ready Workshops are being held at Goodwill Commons 2319 E. War Memorial Dr. 61614

Current Class Schedule available at www.goodwillpeo.org

Computer Classes from Basic to Advanced Excel

Job Ready Workshops from Resume writing to Professional Writing Skills

For more information or to Register call Brad or Michelle at 309-682-1113  Brad is ext. 2122, Michelle is at ext. 2153

Dates and times vary, call or go online to pick available sessions.

Illinois Valley Community College

IVCC Career Services is offering personalized career counseling and services.

What they offer: Individual assistance with job search

                           Workshops - Classroom presentations - Access to free on-line job posting systems - Free job search resources - Employer recruiting events.

There is also a Annual Job Fair: Thursday, April 21st, 2016.

Main Campus Hours : Monday - Friday 9am - 5:30 or by appointment.

Ottawa Campus Hours : First Monday of every month 8 - 4:30 or by appointment.

Contact Information : Susan Monroe, Career Services Specialist 815-224-0214,                             susan monro@ivcc.edu

                                   Lisa Witalka , Administrative Assistant 815-224-0502,                                                      lisa witalka@ivcc.edu

Current workshops being offered : Tuesday, March 1 - Finding Your Job References

                                                        Tuesday, March 8 - The Job Application

                                                        Tuesday, March 15 - Dressing To Impress

                                                        Tuesday, March 22 - Interviews Do s and Dont s

                                                        Tuesday, April 5 - The 4 Must Do s After The Interview

                                                        Tuesday, April 12 - Navigating the Job Fair

 Please sign up for these events , www.collegecentral.com/ivcc

Third annual Building Trades Career Fair

The Third annual Building Trades Career Fair will be held at Woodruff Career and Technical, 1800 NE Perry, Peoria,IL. on Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 9a.m. to noon. This event will give individuals who are interested in construction as a career, an opportunity to meet with local apprenticeship coordinators to discuss job opportunities. To pre-register go to eprismsoft.com/reg.   Walk in registration is available.

Peoria area Job Fair

Today.....Ameren Illinois is now hiring. Ameren will have recruiters present at The Heart of Illinois Job Fair. The Fair will be held at The Peoria Civic Center on Tuesday, March 22nd, from 10am - 3pm. Forty area companies will be on hand looking to hire. From entry level to upper management positions.

Richard K. Johnson of Katz Friedman

Richard will be at the Union Hall Tuesday February 16th from 10am. to 4:30pm.

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