UAW Local 2488


 Extension reminder.

Unable to reach a tentative agreement at this time.

Day to Day Extension

Informational/ tentative agreement meeting. 

 24 hr. Extension reached

 Strike authorization vote suspended.


 Extension reached.

Friday Upate

UAW President Dennis Williams Explains Next Steps for Ratification of Tentative Agreement with FCA US LLC

See the full press conference announcing a Tentative Agreement with FCA US LLC from Tuesday 9/15

Watch the Q&A with officials from the UAW and FCA US LLC including UAW President Dennis Williams and UAW Vice President Norwood Jewell

In a message to UAW members at Ford earlier today, UAW Vice President Jimmy Settles released the following statement:
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UAW and FCA US LLC extend contract on hour-by-hour basis

From a statement posted to the UAW’s Facebook page:

****Negotiations Update****

The UAW and FCA US LLC announced this evening that they have extended the existing collective bargaining agreement on an hour by hour basis as 2015 bargaining continues.

In a message from UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada and the 2015 UAW-GM National Negotiating Team, the UAW confirmed that they had extended this year’s contract deadline with General Motors. The full statement as it appeared on the UAW’s Facebook page:

Detroit – The UAW this afternoon announced that FCA US LLC will be the lead target in Big Three auto talks. Read more >>>

 Friday update.

Teamsters President Hoffa Pledges Solidarity with UAW Members

In remarks at the Detroit Labor Day Parade today, International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa pledged solidarity with the United Auto Workers (UAW) in their contract negotiations with the Big Three: Ford, Chrysler and GM.

“I know you haven’t picked a target yet, but it’s one of those three,” Hoffa said. “If the UAW goes on strike, I make a pledge on behalf of the 1.4 million Teamster members – we will honor your picket lines. We will walk with you every day. The Teamsters and the UAW are together. They aren’t going to haul those cars if we’re there.”

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 Weekly Update Sept. 3rd

 Retirees monthly meeting.

 Friday update.

       Brothers and Sisters, 

Just to recap yesterdays announcement, our contract in whole was extended out until Sept. 28, 2015.

Empower will be in the plant during the upcoming option days to discuss possibilities with your 401k holdings.

The option days scheduled for Sept. 4, 8,9,10,11 will carry the voluntary 50% pay choice for those of you who wish to take the time off.

Negotiations will again continue on Monday.

Remember to attend the upcoming Labor day parade on Monday Sept.7th.               

In Solidarity.


 The UAW and MMNA have agreed to extend the current contract in whole until Sept.28 2015

Credit union 1 has notified us that their branch within our plant is closing AUG.28th, the ATM will be removed as well.

Manteno Gate Collection Cancelled

Message from President


Union center will be closed from June 27th thru July 12th for our Summer/holiday shutdown. Hall will re-open July 13th.

Stop by the UAW 2488 Union Center in Bloomington today and get your "PROUD UNION HOME" sign for just $5 while supplies last.

The Facts About Right to Work (for less)

This was geared toward Missouri, but works anywhere...

Find out which vehicles are made by our UAW Brothers and Sisters. Read more >>>

Information Update

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.

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

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Work Comp Attorney

Richard Johnson of Katz-Friedman will 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 10:30am until one hour after the end of 1st shift production. For more information, call 1-800-444-1525.

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